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True Story: I don't understand an eternal hell.

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3 years ago#21
JonWood007 posted...
Also, what happened to the other topic?

It was closed.
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3 years ago#22
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3 years ago#23
Julian_Caesar posted...
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3 years ago#24
I can't help it :(

Like nails on a chalkboard to me...
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3 years ago#25
SirThinkALot posted...
JonWood007 posted...
SirThinkALot posted...
JonWood007 posted...
Why have a parable if it aint real?


The entire freaking point of a parable is that it aint real! Parables are stories meant to teach lessons.


And what lesson is there in scaring people with en eternal hell? How is eternal hell a parable for something else?


The point of the story isnt 'eternal hell' its used to make a broader point about helping others. The point is, dont be like the rich man and ignore the plight of beggers.


Why threaten someone with eternal hell then? Do you think all his references about hell are parables?
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3 years ago#26
JonWood007 posted...
Why threaten someone with eternal hell then? Do you think all his references about hell are parables?


I think most references to hell are actually talking about death/destruction. In fact most of the words translated 'hell' literally mean 'grave.' Warnings about 'hell' are usually juxtaposed with promises of eternal life, and theres more than a few places where death is clearly singled out as the punishment for sin.
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