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    Why do most people believe in heaven and so few believe in hell?

    Why do so many people believe in heaven, and so few believe in hell? Paradise or the New Earth can be included under the question of heaven, just in case you want to be technical on the question.

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    52centameters

    Because there is NO HELL! There is the abyss... which is non existence. Hades was the city dump were they thew criminals to rot and be scavenged by birds and other creatures. No burial or respect.

    Raider_retired 3_29_

    Hi leeroy. thank you for the vote on my question "Why is not death glorious if we go to heaven?" Your question here is great and I am voting it a thumbs up! Thanks Friend

    leeroy

    Thanks bro keep up the good comments, you've got some great answers

    walterwithgod

    because they do not know the word of GOD,as the heaven is a real place so the hell

    19 Answers

    Who is going to heaven?
    John 3:13 - No one has ascended to heaven but he who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.
    John 7:34 - You will seek me and not find me,and where I am, you cannot come.
    Acts 2:29 - Let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us today.
    Acts 2:34 - For David did not ascend into the heavens.
    The kingdom of God will be here on earth. I can show scriptures that help understand this mif you are interested.

    leeroy

    This is not meant to be a a deep theological question, I have seen the viewpoints behind the discussion of these verses. If you'd like you can post a question about the average person's belief of what heaven is? I would be interested in the discussion...
    Should I have said paradise? Most people wouldn't have understood that...

    Because if they believed in heaven and hell they might not be doing a lot of the wrongs they are doing so they make a choice to not believe thereby justifying their wrongs but only to themselves.

    Wishful thinking

    because they want to believe in the good things not the bad things
    leeroy

    I agree katie, people like the good and dislike the bad, it's easier to accept good things than the bad ones.

    If you say you believe in heaven then you have to admit  there is a hell..but for those who do not believe in a spiritual world,cannot admit there is a hell without admitting there is a heaven..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    jhharlan

    Unless you’re going by a particular belief in some religions and that being eternal death, no wakie, wakie. No nothing. No reward, no heaven on earth, you’ve bit the big one and have not a thing to show for it.....
    terryfossil 1

    No afterlife JH,no religion,maybe no problem,will not know that answer till after you die,depending on how that turns out,,way to late to have a change of mind,,>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    Some people would dream of heaven but live in ****. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWykBSbhqKA

    <a href="/users/1635/leeroy/">@leeroy</a> - It has been said...we can make our heaven right here on earth! So don't you think that would also applied to "hell"?

    IamPamela313

    <a href="/users/1635/leeroy/">@leeroy</a> - Had to revamp my answer. Few people probably believe in hell because they already live in it.

    leeroy

    Pam that's such a generic answer no offense intended, Ask the question how many people have had a lifetime of heaven here on Earth and see what suffering people have to go through here on this rock.


    Hell is eternal and real and contains unimaginable horrors that will make some people's life seem like heaven in their memories of it. But I respect your viewpoint. What if you are wrong?


    This life can really suck big devil c--k, but it's nothing compared to what hell and eternal suffering have in store for our souls..........

    Does it have to do with the all roads lead to heaven mumbo jumbo, or people just want to do whatever they want with no consequences for their actions?

    Hell is death. You’ll just cease to exist. If you don’t make it to heaven on earth, you’re just dead......

    terryfossil 1

    If your betting on that theory JH.you better be right,because if you are wrong it is a BIG wrong..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    I always thought they kind of went hand in hand. If you believe in Heavean and Hell, how can you not have one without the other! If there is such places for all of eternity noone is certainly going to go straight to Heaven without earning your "pass go" merit points to get into the best place!

    Sorry I did not answer the question fully.
    Most people even church goers have never really been taught what the Bible really teaches.
    So they are confused by every half baked idea of those who purport to be teachers.


    Very very few people are good enough to go to heaven.
    but then nobody is bad enough to suffer eternal torment in the mythical Dante's inferno.
    The wicked just do not get a resurrection.


    Be happy people

    (Ecclesiastes 9:5-6) . . .the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten. 6 Also, their love and their hate and their jealousy have already perished, and they have no portion anymore to time indefinite in anything that has to be done under the sun.


    This is the bibles answer.
    References to a fiery hell are purely symbolic.
    But there is to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous, and the meek ones will inherit the earth.


    This is Gods law and it is the only law that will prevail.

    Lupe

    What about those who are thrown into the lake of fire?

    Headless Man

    That is hell...... Love, Randy

    kele0675

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    mycatsmom

    bestway, that's the old testament. Jesus came to straighten everything out. He said that when we die,if we are believers, we will go to heaven where everything is flawless and unfettered and perfect. The Bible says , " There are no tears in heaven "

    I AM A SOUTHERN BAPTIST AND I AM HERE TO TELL U THAT U CANNOT BELIEVE IN ONE AND NOT BELIEVE IN THE OTHER IT JUST DOESNT WORK THAT WAY GET A BIBLE AND READ REVELATION IT WILL TELL U ALL U NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE RETURN OF THE DEVIL AND HIS WAR WITH GOD AND THAT HE WILL BE THROWN FOR ALL EERNITY INTO THE PIT OF HELL U CANT BELIEVE IN GOD AND HEAVEN AND NOT BELIEVE IN THE DEVIL AND HELL GOD TALKS ABOUT THE DEVIL THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE HE WAS AN ANGEL WHO TRIED TO TAKE OVER AND WAS CAST OUT INTO THE PIT OF [HELL] [HELL] IS THE DEVILS HOME THE HOME FOR ALL THAT IS FILTHY IN GODS EYES [WHERE ELSE WOULD THE DEVIL LIVE]?

    i believe in hell cos thats where im going aready booked my room
    next to the big burner

    How do you know that? Have you spoken to Everyone in the world??

    leeroy

    duh? Ever hear of taking polls?

    Neither exist except for in your mind.

    Because there is NO HELL! There is the abyss... which is non existence. Hades was the city dump were they thew criminals to rot and be scavenged by birds and other creatures. No burial or respect.

    leeroy

    Yes that was one translation.

    leeroy

    Yes, there is also outer darkness where Satan and his followers will be eventually thrown into. Could this be a black hole? The radiation and temperature is said to be incredible and in the center it is said that time comes to a stand still. Eternity may not contain time, at least as we know it here on Earth.

    cos when y ou die you float up to HEAVEN not down plus everybody likes to be positive (well most people anyway!!)

    I think because it is difficult to reconcile a loving father or God with the concept of an eternal state of suffering; it is a depressing and bleak vision. Christianity is the only organized religion that believes in a permanent separation between God and his creation. Judaism and Islam both believe in hell as only a temporary punishment. Muslims believe that God is so compassionate that he eventually forgives sinners and lets them out of hell until it is eventually empty. Jewish people believe it is only a temporary place before the soul joins God in the light.



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