There is no place called Hell!

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“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell (Gehenna is the Greek original word, not “Hell”).”
Matthew 10:28

The term ”Hell” in Matthew 28:10 is not a correct translation in the Bible.
Why is that? Are there evil forces in this world that have willfully led Bible readers into darkness, by translating incorrectly?
Is there an old myth of a place of torment in the underground where you pay forever and ever, for your debts/transgressions/sins?
And has Bible theologians incorporated this pagan belief of an burning place of tormenting, called Hell?

Well let’s look into the original scriptures in the Greek language.
This is what we found in the Blue Letter Bible:
“Hell is the place of the future punishment called “Gehenna” or “Gehenna of fire”.
This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.“

Gehenna is the correct name, not Hell.
This is according to the actual original Greek text of Matthew 28.

The Strong’s Definitions of the root word G1067 Geena: γέεννα géenna, gheh’-en-nah; of Hebrew origin (H1516 and H2011); valley of (the son of) Hinnom; ge-henna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment:—hell.

The meaning of the valley of Hinnom, Gehenna, is the eternal fire where Death, Sin and fallen angels/humans will be cast into for total destruction.
That will happen after the Judgement Day, and after Armageddon – and not right after anyone dies.
So when you die, and if you haven’t accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you will not be cast into a place called Hell.
What will happen when you die, and if you have not accepted Jesus as Savior, is that you will fall into a deep sleep.
So everyone who is not found in Christ, will awake at the same time, for Judgement where they will experience shame, and when they will discover they will be sent to destruction in the Lake of Fire (Gehenna).

”And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
‭‭Daniel‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

When reading Matthew 28:10, who warns us of destruction of both BODY & SOUL – any person grounded in the Bible – ought to understand that Jesus is referring to the Lake of Fire!

Hell as a place where God punish unrighteous people inside the the earth, with demons tormenting day and night, before Judgement Day – is not BIBLICAL verified.
In Swedish the word ”Häll” means place. The word ”Helvete” in Swedish means “a place where you pay your fines” (Häll + Vite, böter).
”Helvete” translates to Hell in english.

The torment for the unrighteous comes after the Judgement Day, at the Second Resurrection, where they all will face God at the very same time and their Books of Life will be revealed to them.

The word “Torment” in the NY has it origin from the concept of to go into or sink into.

And that’s what will happen to those ungodly, when they are put into the Lake of all consuming Fire – but first they will be judged on Judgement Day. Therefore there is no strong evidence of a burning inferno in the Earth, called Hell, where people will be sunk into, before Judgment.

If you do a word study of the word “torment” (sorrow), you find it’s related to the concept of being “sinked into” (such as a Lake of Fire) – rather than being tortured.
Below is an extraction from the Blue Letter Bible and the word: Torment;
Outline of Biblical Usage of G1416 – dynō:
– to go into, enter
– go under, be plunged into, sink in
– used in the NT of the setting of the sun

G3601 – odynē (root word from the above G1416 – dynō)
Outline of Biblical Usage:
– consuming grief, pain, sorrow

G3600 – odynaō (root word from the above G3601 – odynē)
Outline of Biblical Usage:
– to cause intense pain
– to be in anguish, be tormented
– to torment or distress one’s self

Do yourself a favor and ask God for His Truth while you do a deeper Bible study by yourself.
Blessings!

Note: The First Resurrection from the Dead happens when Jesus returns with His Angels. The Resurrected Ones are God’s people, His Saints. They will live forever.
The Second Resurrection from the Dead, the rest of them who has died, and now is sleeping, happens 1000 years after the First Resurrection. This group of people will face extermination.

The Greek word “Geena” occurs 11 more times in the New Testament.
Please notice the word “Hell” has replaced the correct word “Gehenna”, the Lake of Fire for destruction:

Matthew 5:22 (NKJV) “But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.

Matthew 5:22 (NKJV) “But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.

Matthew 5:29 (NKJV) “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast [it] from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

Matthew 5:30 (NKJV) “And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast [it] from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

Matthew 18:9 (NKJV) “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast [it] from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.

Matthew 23:15 (NKJV) “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.

Matthew 23:33 (NKJV) “Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?

Mark 9:43 (NKJV) “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched–

Mark 9:45 (NKJV) “And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched–

Mark 9:47 (NKJV) “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire–

Luke 12:5 (NKJV) “But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!

James 3:6 (NKJV) And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.

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