What is Hell?Is it a place of eternal torment? “And in hell lift up his eyes ,being in torments..”Luke 16vs23.Hell The abode of condemned souls and devils in some religions; the place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death, presided over by Satan.b. A state of separation from God; exclusion from God’s presence.2. The abode of the dead, identified with the Hebrew Sheol and the Greek Hades; the underworld. A situation or place of evil, misery, discord, or destruction: Various theories on the location of hell have been put forward. A traditional view is that hell is in the center of the earth. Others propose that hell is located in outer space in a black hole. In the Old Testament, the word translated “hell” is Sheol; in the New Testament, it’s Hades (meaning “unseen”) and Gehenna (“the Valley of Hinnom”). Sheol is also translated as “pit” and “grave.” Both Sheol and Hades refer to a temporary abode of the dead before judgment (Psalm 9:17; Revelation 1:18). Gehenna refers to an eternal state of punishment for the wicked dead (Mark 9:43).The idea that hell is below us, perhaps in the center of the earth, comes from passages such as Luke 10:15: “And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell” (KJV). Also, in 1 Samuel 28:13-15, the medium of Endor sees the spirit of Samuel “coming up out of the ground.” We should note, however, that neither of these passages is concerned with the geographic location of hell. Capernaum’s being thrust “down” is probably a reference to their being condemned rather than a physical direction. And the medium’s vision of Samuel was just that: a vision.
In the King James Version, Ephesians 4:9 says that before Jesus ascended into heaven, “he also descended . . . into the lower parts of the earth.” Some Christians take “the lower parts of the earth” as a reference to hell, where they say Jesus spent the time between His death and resurrection. However, the New International Version gives a better translation: “he also descended to the lower, earthly regions.” This verse simply says that Jesus came to earth. It’s a reference to His incarnation, not to His location after death.War is Hell this were the words of General William T. Sherman in 1863.The earliest version dates back to 1863, after the fall of Vicksburg, when Sherman’s troops were crossing a pontoon bridge over the Pearl River at Jackson, Miss. According to eyewitness John Koolbeck, a soldier from Iowa, Sherman watched the crossing from the water’s edge and then said to the passing troops, “War is hell, boys.” Another account has Sherman delivering the line in a graduation address at the Michigan Military Academy on June 19, 1879. Still a third account says that Sherman made the famous statement in a speech before a group of Union veterans in Columbus, on Aug. 11, 1880. At other times, he did state, “War is cruel and you cannot refine it” and “War at best is barbarism.”If war is nearer to Hell .l think we should take life serious .How many people have died in Syria,Afghanistan ,Libya,Central Africa Republic,Somalia ,South Sudan.If we are going to be judged in Heaven and if other people are starting living misery because of war.Who is behind this ?Life is a journey.The permanent members of Security Council are largest manufacturers of military hardware.The right hand is busy preaching peace while the left hand is busy destroying the same peace.In Syria some super powers are supporting the rebels and others supporting the government.Where are this guys getting military hardware continuing their operations of civil war?Go through this link https://www.google.co.zw/search?q=Syria+war&client=firefox-a&hs=qYl&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nFR7U8PdC4arO6KbgKAD&ved=0CEMQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=829.The beautiful country of Syria have been turned to hell ,almost the half population are homeless and fled to neighboring countries ,hundred thousands died , others have been maimed and all this are innocent people can’t even see the dream of tomorrow.l think war is associated with evil spirit ,you might kill the person you don’t want but the spirit will jump unto other people. Lets first deal with the hell spirit called unrest in Syria,Lybia ,CAR,Somalia,Nigeria Boko Harum.We have lost many people because of war.The self interest and also permanent interest .Lord Palmerston (Henry John Temple). According to wikipedia, he actually said: “Therefore I say that it is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.” The rebels in South Sudan,Boko Harum etc have sophisticated artillery but people in those regions are in poverty.The Boko Harum is really extremist ,l have friends who are Islam they don’t even believe in wicked operations of this group.Lets remember that we are not here permanent on earth ,there is a place we will go after death which is between heaven and hell.Hell is real and heaven is real.lets shun the works of hell and lets all gain heaven.lets contribute to happiness of mankind.lets stop the hell life people are going through global ,lets fight poverty,wars,sectarian and conquer terrorism .lets bring oneness in our leaders.Global leaders of all nations use God’s wisdom to rule the people ,they are not yours but they belong to God .No one is bigger than the global world we are all equal.Lets respect humanity and we can’t watch innocent people being slaughtered like chickens ,people dieing of hunger ,diseases etc.Lets share equal the natural resources in our countries with our people whether its oil,precious minerals etc.Lets bring heaven unto our people which is happiness and joy.
Lets know this earth its not our permanent home ,don’t ever think when you die that’s all.There is another chapter of life after physical life.Lets shun racism check this link http://sfglobe.com/?id=747 ,segregation ,evil works
l love you with the love of my Lord Jesus Christ.We are one people white /black and no matter your religion.God bless you.lets shun hell and gain heaven