Hell’s Scholar’s Corner

Introduction

Old Bible

100+ Year Old Bible

The original “Authorized Version” of the King James Bible contained the word “Hell” only 54 times from Genesis to Revelation. The New King James Bible contained the word “Hell” only 32 times and the American Standard and New American Standard (both revisions of the KJV) only 13 times.

There are literally scores of Bible translations which do NOT contain the word “Hell” even ONCE! What’s going on? The answer is really obvious, except to those who insist on hanging onto “traditions of men.” (Matt. 15:6-9) The scholarship of the Reformation period was just a few steps out of the Dark Ages.

The Bible translations from this era were simply bad from the point of view of today’s understanding of the original languages of the Bible. Our greater understanding of the manners and customs of the peoples living during the Biblical period have also given us greater understanding of the meaning of many obscure passages of scriptures. Light is coming to what has been “traditionally” still in darkness.

Listed below are some reference books and articles which highlight one of the key doctrines which modern scholarship is shedding some incredible light upon…the subject of Hell and the doctrine of Everlasting Punishment. These works deal with the subjects of the Greek words behind our English word Hell, the concept of eternity in the Bible, the teachings of the early church on these subjects and the teaching of universalism, that is, the salvation of all mankind through Jesus Christ.

Some links are to brief articles. Others are to full and well-documented reference books. In addition, at the bottom of the page is a link to Bibles and concordances for the individual to do their own searches and also two links to Internet sites full of more books and articles on these most important subjects.

Truly the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth even as the waters cover the seas. Open your minds and hearts and let the Glory of God, our Father and Jesus Christ, His Son, shine upon you! The first few entries on this list deal with Hell and the Bible. The next few deal primarily with the mistranslation of the key words “olam,” “aion,” and “aionios,” and a few other key Greek words followed by several works that show that the early believers closest to the original languages believed in the salvation of all mankind through Jesus Christ.

These works show/prove that this teaching is perfectly consistent with the original Greek and Hebrew AND more importantly with the nature of the God of the Bible.

Jesus’ Teaching on Hell by Samuel Dawson.

Most of what we believe about hell comes from Catholicism and ignorance of the Old Testament, not from the Bible. This study will cause you to re-examine current teaching on hell and urge you to further study on what happens to the wicked after death.

150 reasons for Believing in the Final Salvation of All Mankind
150 Scripturally-based reasons, proving that God is not the eternal tormenter of most of of His creation.

The Case Against Hell

Did you know that there is a solid scriptural case to be made against the idea of Hell? Many non-Christians have rejected the concept of Hell, but it may come as a surprise to learn that there is a growing number of Bible-believing Christians who also reject the notion–not in spite of Scripture but because of it!

The Lake of Fire — by J. Preston Eby. What is the significance of the words “lake of fire?” Do the words indicate a literal place of fire as we know it?

Hell is Leaving the “Bible Forever”
The word “Hell” is disappearing from the pages of English Bible translations and HAS already completely disappeared from many of them. Even those leading selling translations which contain the word usually don’t use the word more that a dozen times or so? Why so few times if indeed salvation is FROM such a terrible fate? Was God absent minded? Or is it NOT found in the original languages at all? Scholars are beginning to see that a few key ancient words should NEVER have been translated to mean eternal.

Hell is Leaving the Bible “Forever” (Updated and expanded version)
Hell is leaving the Bible forever. Contains a Chart showing many Bible translations which DO NOT contain the concept of a Hell of everlasting punishment and many scriptural proofs that words like “eternity,” “forever and ever,” “everlasting” in various leading Bible translations are simply gross errors.

Bibles That do not Teach A Hell of Everlasting Punishment (also Entitled “The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail”)
This article is a comparison and list prepared by Gary Amirault showing that there are major differences among English translations regarding the teaching of Hell. Many Bible translations do NOT contain the word Hell nor the concept of everlasting punishment.

The Bible Hell
An excellent short book by Dr. John Wesley Hanson detailing the history of the English word “Hell.” He also goes into thorough detail discussing the Greek and Hebrew words, Sheol, Gehenna, Hades and Tartarus.

The Origin and History of the Doctrine of Endless Punishment
An excellent well-documented full-length book by Thomas Thayer proving the teaching of Hell and Everlasting Punishment was added to Christianity centuries after Jesus walked this earth.

Analytical Study of Words
Louis Abbott spent 50 years combing the Greek of the Bible and related reference works. Once believing in Hell, his studies turned him away from such a concept because he could not find it in the original languages of the Bible. He quotes many outstanding scholars who have come to a similar conclusion…Jesus is indeed Savior of the whole world.

The Greek Word Aion/Aionios Translated Everlasting/Eternal in the Holy Bible
by Dr. John Wesley Hanson
Surely, the Greek word aion and its adjective aionios have been mistranslated in most Bible translations leading to grave misrepresentations regarding the length of punishment and Hell in the Bible. This book is probably the best one on this most important subject.

The Power of Life and Death in a Four Letter Greek Word: Aion
A short article by Gary Amirault that shows how important the correct translation of a single Greek word can be in truly understanding the God of the Bible. There is a REAL problem with how some leading selling English Bible translations have translated the word “aion” and its adjective “aionios.”

Does ForeverS and EverS Make Sense to You?
This article by Gary Amirault deals with the various double construct forms of the Greek word “aion” found in the Greek New Testament. The author shows that many leading selling English Bible translations have translated these constructs after the traditions of their denominations, NOT according to the Greek or correct English grammar.

Eternal Death; One Step out of Hell, One Step short of Glory
This work by Gary Amirault deals with the concepts sometimes called “Conditional Mortality,” “Eternal Death,” or “Annihilationism.” The leading visible figure espousing this view is Dr. Edward Fudge. Many small groups of Christians hold such a view: The Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists, many Bible Student Movement groups, etc. This work shows that the original languages of the Bible do not allow for such a view. This view would still make God out to be an utter failure, which He is not.

Olethron Aionion (Eternal Destruction)
An excellent short note from “Word Studies in the New Testament” by Dr. Marvin R. Vincent. There are a few key passages in leading selling English translations of the Bible which have been mistranslated causing the God of the Bible to appear to be double-minded. This brief note examines one of those key passages.

Etymology of the Word “Damned”
Most modern English translations no longer use that word. Why? Because this word has been changed by theologians to such an extend that it no longer even remotely means what it did when it was first used in the original King James Bible. Discover what it originally meant before “theologians” changed its meaning. By Gary Amirault (use attached article) Aion This small book by Dr. John Wesley Hanson is perhaps the complete treatment of a Greek work which has been mistransated by several of the leading selling Bible translations. He proves conclusively the word “aion” and its adjective “aionios” should NEVER have been translated eternal, everlasting, or for ever and ever. It’s clearly a timely word.

Time and Eternity
An excellent short book by G. T. Stevens examining the Greek, Hebrew, Latin words behind our English concepts of time and eternity. It traces how Hebrew words denoting time were changed to the idea of eternity through Jerome’s Latin Vulgate.

Bible Threatenings Explained
Some leading selling English Bible translations seem to teach both the concept of everlasting punishment AND universalism, that is, the salvation of all mankind. This book by Dr. John Wesley Hanson shows that those passages in SOME translations that teach Hell have been mistranslated or misinterpreted. Dr. Hanson analyzes each of those passages of Scripture which appear to teach endless punishment proving the original Greek and Hebrew taught something entirely different.

Early Christian View of the Savior
Many Orthodox scholars acknowledge that the early Church did NOT primarily believe in Hell, but believed in the salvation of all mankind. They termed their belief in Greek “apocatastasis,” that is, the restoration of all things back to God. This work by Gary Amirault quotes some of those Orthodox historians as well as some of the early church leaders who taught universalism though Jesus Christ.

Universalism in the First 500 Years of the Church
A well-referenced full length book by Dr. John Wesley Hanson proving that the message of Universalism, that Jesus Christ was the Savior of the entire world, was the majority view of the early Church and its leaders.

The Doctrine of Scriptural Retribution
Brother of the famous Henry Ward Beecher, Dr. Edward Beecher traces the teachings of punishment after death to their original sources. He discovered this teaching does NOT originate from the original texts of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures.

One Hundred Scriptural Proofs That Jesus is the Savior of All Mankind

A list of scores of Scriptures by Thomas Whittemore proving that Jesus Christ is indeed Savior of the whole world, not just a part of it.

Arguments in Favor of Biblical Universalism
The twentieth chapter of E. E. Guild’s book “Universalist’s Book of Reference. The Scriptures implore us to “reason together” with God. This chapter reveals the reasonableness of Jesus Christ truly being the Savior of all instead of a few.

Bible Proofs
Another fine work by Dr. J.W. Hanson showing both the reasonableness of the Doctrine of the Salvation of all mankind through Jesus Christ, but also it’s scriptural foundation.

Just What Do You Man By “The Judgment?”
Christians have been brainwashed to believe in a false and unbiblical concept of God’s judgments. This book by J. Preston Eby brings God’s judgments and punishments back into their proper Biblical places.

Bible Search Tool

Lots of Bible Translations and search tools. Compare your favorite translation with Young’s Literal Translation or Weymouth’s NT and see some MAJOR differences regarding Hell.

Hell Charts
In-depth statistics and charts showing how all the Greek and Hebrew “hell” words have been translated by many different Bible translations. (This is the chart that’s in the Hell’s Encyclopedia)
http://www.what-the-hell-is-hell.com/HellStudy/HellCharts.htm
http://www.what-the-hell-is-hell.com/HellStats/hell.htm

There are many other well-researched articles on the subjects of Hell, everlasting punishment, and Universalism (Salvation of all mankind through Jesus Christ at the following urls. Try the provided search engines on these sites to help you find specific persons, events, or passages of Scripture.
http://www.tentmaker.org
http://what-the-hell-is-hell.com

6 thoughts on “Hell’s Scholar’s Corner

  1. Hell exists. I have been down there. When Jesus discussed hell he was not speaking in parables. He takes of torment, fires, thirst, gnashing of teeth, worm that doesn’t die. The hell and lake of fire are literal and direct. But you have constectualized everything to the point that they are out of context. Be sure to read a few accounts that I will post in face book. From the end of the Month just try and type in Face book, Luke Johnson and then read and see what some people who went to hell saw. Hell is real. Your points are merely academic and thoughts what we need to know is did God show you personally that there is no hell?

    Admin: Yes, God showed me that is no hell. And so do the scriptures in the original languages.
    http://www.tentmaker.org/ScholarsCorner.html

  2. One night I went to hell. The sky was seeming filled with gray smoke and from a distance I saw the red color of the fires of hell. From a certain opening which seemed to be the mouth of the cave leading into hell I heard hideous screams. From it came a creature which was very ugly and he approached me menacingly.

    When it was about 10 metered away I shouted at it “I bind you in the name of Jesus” and it sprang into the air and remained suspended over there totally paralysed and I walked past it into hell. But unfortunately I was no allowed to see what goes on in hell and I woke up.

    In hell there are no plants,its dry and scorched. It is a horrible place. Even before I entered it was oppressive.

    Why was that creature coming as if to grab me?

    Admin: Your vain imagination, maybe?
    http://www.tentmaker.org/ScholarsCorner.html

  3. My brother became born again on 25th December after the death of my brother who was warned in a dream about his death but ignored it. My brother saw hell from above and demons were flying out of hell it seemed that hell was like burning coals with lots of smoke coming out of it. Suddenly the smoke parted and he saw something like burning coals and demons were leaping and coming out to grab him suddenly they were as if they were behind a glass barrier and their faces were being pressed on the glass suddenly the smoke obscured him and he was lifted from that area. In that year he had an accident that almost killed him and he escaped. I think you have it all wrong

    Admin: Let’s see who’s wrong
    http://www.tentmaker.org/ScholarsCorner.html

  4. In Kenya, there are two six year old children who live many 100 km from each other who claimed that they had been taken by Jesus to hell and saw a huge man in hell and Jesus told them that it was Goliath. They told their parents individually and when the accounts were compared they were identical as if they were together yet at the time it happened they were physically apart and they said what they saw in Hell was terrible beyond their parents imagination that they could not have concocted such a story and they also saw heaven and said they saw God the Father who was so bright that he seemed to be made of light and his glory was so great that you could not even look at him directly.

    No sinner can stand infront of God he is too pure hence its the purity of God that cannot stand sin that sends people into hell that is why he sent Jesus who is the only one that can rub sin off he is infinite in value and so is his blood!

    Admin: Gee, Jesus came and ate with sinners. He came to save them. Friend, please read some material at:

    http://www.tentmaker.org/ScholarsCorner.html

  5. Here is a short story from Mary Baxter and its all scriptural
    I stood beside Jesus on the path and looked into one of the pits. Brimstone was embedded in the side of the pit and glowed red like hot coals of fire. In the center of the pit was a lost soul who had died and gone to hell. Fire began at the bottom of the pit, swept upward and clothed the lost soul in flames. In a moment the fire would die down to embers, then with a rushing sound would sweep back over the tormented soul in the pit.

    I looked and saw that the lost soul in the pit was caged inside a skeleton form. “My Lord,” I cried at the sight, “Can’t you let them out?” How awful was the sight! I thought, This could be me. I said, “Lord, how sad it is to see and know that a living soul is in there.”

    I heard a cry from the center of the first pit. I saw a soul in the form of a skeleton, crying, “Jesus, have mercy!”

    “O, Lord!” I said. It was the voice of a woman. I looked at her and wanted to pull her out of the fire. The sight of her broke my heart.

    The skeleton form of a woman with a dirty-grey mist inside was talking to Jesus. In shock, I listened to her. Decayed flesh hung by shreds from her bones, and, as it burned, it fell off into the bottom of the pit. Where her eyes had once been were now only empty sockets. She had no hair.

    The fire started at her feet in small flames and grew as it climbed up and over her body. The woman seemed to be constantly burning, even when the flames were only embers. From deep down inside her came cries and groans of despair, “Lord, Lord, I want out of here!”

    She kept reaching out to Jesus. I looked at Jesus, and there was great sorrow on His face. Jesus said to me, “My child, you are here with Me to let the world know that sin results in death, that hell is real.

    I looked at the woman again, and worms were crawling out of the bones of her skeleton. They were not harmed by the fire. Jesus said, “She knows and feels those worms inside.”

    “God, have mercy!” I cried as the fire reached its peak and the horrible burning started all over again. Great cries and deep sobs shook the form of this woman-soul. She was lost. There was no way out. “Jesus, why is she here?” I said in a small voice, for I was very scared.

    (Jesus says do not fear that who can destroy the body but after that cant do anything but fear that one who can destroy both body and soul in Hell.

    Jesus talked about fire that is never quenched and the worm that never dies and of weeping and gnashing of teeth. He talks of brimstone and burning sulfur!)

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