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What you will find at the What the hell is “Hell?” Site

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After spending several years in many different denominations of Christianity, spending thousands of hours comparing and studying various translations of the Bible, looking into the Greek and Hebrew behind our English translations, studying the writings of the early Church Fathers, and seeking God in prayer with all that is in me, I am one hundred percent convinced there is NO such thing as a Hell of everlasting tortures as taught in most denominations of Christianity.

This site is dedicated to the eradication of the myth of Hell from the face of this earth. This pagan myth, invented by men and women—NOT God—has been a great stain upon the nature and character of our Creator for thousands of years. It has turned men and women into animals and caused them to see the Creator as a fiend. It is time to dismantle this evil.

After spending several years in many different denominations of Christianity, spending thousands of hours comparing and studying various translations of the Bible, looking into the Greek and Hebrew behind our English translations, studying the writings of the early Church Fathers, and seeking God in prayer with all that is in me, I am one hundred percent convinced there is NO such thing as a Hell of everlasting tortures as taught in most denominations of Christianity.

The Bible states that when God’s judgment are in the earth, its peoples will learn righteousness. (Isaiah 26:9) Will a son or a daughter learn righteousness watching their God of love endlessly torture their mother or father who did not or could not accept Christ as their Lord and Savior? James, the apostle, declares that “mercy shall triumph or exalt over judgment.” (James 2:13) Yet according to most sects of Christendom, the greatest part of humanity will NOT receive God’s mercy, but be eternally damned to a place in which is NO mercy. In Adam, according to the Bible, ALL were consigned to death, but according to church tradition, only a handful will receive eternal life despite the fact that Paul repeated stated in his writings that ALL mankind would receive eternal life through Christ’s single act of righteousness on behalf of all mankind. (Rom. 5:15-21, 1 Cor. 15:22, 1 Tim. 2:3-6, 1 Tim. 4:9-11, 1 Cor. 15:55, Col. 1:16-20, Eph. 1:10, Phil. 2:9-11, 1 Cor. 15:28, 1 Cor. 3:15, ROM 11:15, Heb. 1:2, etc.)

The Jewish and Christian Scriptures in their original languages do NOT contain such a hideous concept of God’s punishments. There are MANY English Bible translations which do NOT contain the concept of Hell nor eternal punishment. Some of these Bibles are: Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible (Kregal Publishers, still in print), Young’s Literal Translation of the Holy Bible (Baker Book House Publishers, still in print; Robert Young is author of the famous Young’s Concordance), Concordant Literal Translation of the N.T. (Concordant Publishing Concern, still in print), Scarlet’s New Testament (Nathaniel Scarlett, 1798), The New Testament (Abner Kneeland, 1823) Emphatic Diaglott (Greek/English Interlinear), The New Covenant (J.W. Hanson, 1884), New Testament in Modern Speech (Weymouth, 1910), The Restoration of Original Sacred Name Bible (1976), The Twentieth Century New Testament (1900), The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Anointed (James L. Tomanek)1958), The Western New Testament (1926), The New Testament, a Translation (Rev. Edgar Lewis Clementson, 1938), The People’s New Testament (Arthur Overbury), The Holy Bible in Modern English (Ferrar Fenton, still in print), The New Testament, A New Translation based upon the Oldest Manuscripts (Johannes Greber, 1980).

There are other translations like the Companion Bible King James Version, American Standard Version (1901), the Newberry Reference Bible (Still published by Kregal Publications), and the Riverside New Testament by Ballantine (1934) which contain footnotes, marginal readings and appendages which point out that several key Greek and Hebrew words have been Mistranslated by such Bible versions as the King James Bible.

The books and articles on this site will conclusively prove to reasonable and rational men and women, that the concept of a place of everlasting burnings in literal flames in a place called Hell comes from the minds of men, rather than the heart of God.

The ancient Greek mythology and Roman historians make it quite plain who invented Hell:

Who were the Ancient Inventors of Hell?

Polybius, the ancient historian, says: “Since the multitude is ever fickle, full of lawless desires, irrational passions and violence, there is no other way to keep them in order but by the fear and terror of the invisible world; on which account our ancestors seem to me to have acted judiciously, when they contrived to bring into the popular belief these notions of the gods, and of the infernal regions.” B. vi 56.

Livy, the celebrated historian, speaks of it in the same spirit; and he praises the wisdom of Numa, because he invented the fear of the gods, as “a most efficacious means of governing an ignorant and barbarous populace.” Hist., I 19.

Strabo, the geographer, says: “The multitude are restrained from vice by the punishments the gods are said to inflict upon offenders, and by those terrors and threatenings which certain dreadful words and monstrous forms imprint upon their minds…For it is impossible to govern the crowd of women, and all the common rabble, by philosophical reasoning, and lead them to piety, holiness and virtue – but this must be done by superstition, or the fear of the gods, by means of fables and wonders; for the thunder, the aegis, the trident, the torches (of the Furies), the dragons, &c., are all fables, as is also all the ancient theology. These things the legislators used as scarecrows to terrify the childish multitude.” Geog., B. I

Timaeus Locrus, the Pythagorean, after stating that the doctrine of rewards and punishments after death is necessary to society, proceeds as follows: “For as we sometimes cure the body with unwholesome remedies, when such as are most wholesome produce no effect, so we restrain those minds with false relations, which will not be persuaded by the truth. There is a necessity, therefore, of instilling the dread of those foreign torments: as that the soul changes its habitation; that the coward is ignominiously thrust into the body of a woman; the murderer imprisoned within the form of a savage beast; the vain and inconstant changed into birds, and
the slothful and ignorant into fishes.”

Plato, in his commentary on Timaeus, fully endorses what he says respecting the fabulous invention of these foreign torments. And Strabo says that “Plato and the Brahmins of India invented fables concerning the future judgments of hell” (Hades). And Chrysippus blames Plato for attempting to deter men from wrong by frightful stories of future punishments.

Plato himself is exceedingly inconsistent, sometimes adopting, even in his serious discourses, the fables of the poets, and at other times rejecting them as utterly false, and giving too frightful views of the invisible world. Sometimes, he argues, on social grounds, that they are necessary to restrain bad men from wickedness and crime, and then again he protests against them on political grounds, as intimidating the citizens, and making cowards of the soldiers, who, believing these things, are afraid of death, and do not therefore fight well.

But all this shows in what light he regarded them; not as truths, certainly, but as fictions, convenient in some cases, but difficult to manage in others. Seneca says: “Those things which make the infernal regions terrible, the darkness, the prison, the river of flaming fire, the judgment seat, &c., are all a fable, with which the poets amuse themselves, and by them agitate us with vain terrors.” Sextus Empiricus calls them “poetic fables of hell;” and Cicero speaks of them as “silly absurdities and fables” (ineptiis ac fabulis). Aristotle. “It has been handed down in mythical form from earliest times to posterity, that there are gods, and that the divine (Deity) compasses all nature. All beside this has been added, after the mythical style, for the purpose of persuading the multitude, and for the interests of the laws, and the advantage of the state.” Neander’s Church Hist., I, p. 7. 11

The above quotes were taken from: The Origin and History of the Doctrine of Endless Punishment by Dr. Thomas Thayer. http://www.tentmaker.org/books/OriginandHistory.html

As we can see from the above quotes, it was political and economic leaders who created these religious myths in order to keep the people under their power. The ancient Roman leaders gave the people circuses, professional wrestling matches, carnivals, gladiator shows, and a host of underworld myths in order to keep the people ignorant and too busy to think for themselves. The political, economic, and religious powers have joined forces over the centuries to create a three-headed false Trinity which has lulled the multitudes to sleep with entertainment and fables. The ancient Roman Emperors kept power by keeping the ignorant masses entertained with great circuses, gladiator show and wrestling matches AND by creating myths of the afterlife to keep them locked up in fear.

The “What the hell is Hell” site is dedicated to removing the carnival sideshows which have been ADDED to ancient Christianity which have deceived all the nations of the world. We plan to expose them…ALL of them….and we will NOT hold back any punches. When these lies are removed from early Christianity, the true teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles will emerge.

This site is dedicated to exposing the lies perpetuated by this most unholy triune alliance of the political, economic (business people), and religious forces of the world. This unholy “trinity” has been a counterfeit of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of the true primitive Christian faith.

It is time for the world to meet the truth. The Truth is a Person. When the lies which have covered up the truth found in primitive Christianity are exposed, the Truth found in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world will come forth.—-Gary Amirault

At This Site, You Will Discover:

  • How this unholy triune alliance snuffed out the truth of the early Christian faith.
  • That early Christianity did NOT teach Hell.
  • The Bible in its original Greek and Hebrew languages does NOT contain the concept of Hell.
  • Where our modern Christian concept of Hell came from.
  • Bible translations which do NOT contain the concept of Hell
  • What Christianity devoid of a two-faced god who says he is love but plans to torture most people endlessly really looks like.
  • And much, much more…

Stay tuned. This site will be added to frequently in the months ahead.

Some resources to begin your journey:

Not all English Bible translations contain the concept of Hell:
The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail by Gary Amirault and Tony Hinkle
(Proves many Bibles do NOT contain Hell or “everlasting punishment.”)
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/GatesOfHell.html

Mistranslation of the Greek and Hebrew which brought Hell into our English translations. Words like Sheol, Hades, Tartarus, Gehenna, aion:

The Bible Hell by Dr. J.W. Hanson
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/TheBibleHell.html

Analytical Study of Words by Louis Abbott
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/asw/index.html

The Origin and History of the Doctrine of Endless Punishment by Dr. Thomas Thayer
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/OriginandHistory.html

Aion by Dr. J.W. Hanson
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/Aion_lim.html

The Power of Life and Death is a Four Letter Greek Word–Aion by Gary Amirault
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/PowerOfLifeAndDeathInAGreekFourLetterWord.html

Time and Eternity by G.T. Stevenson
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/time/index.html

Rebuttals of Hell-supporting Scriptures in some Bibles:

Bible Threatenings Explained by Dr. J.W. Hanson
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/BibleThreateningsExplained.html

Rich Man and Lazarus Parable Explained
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/Lazarus.html

Proofs Annihilationism is NOT taught in the original languages of the Bible:

Eternal Death: One Step Out of Hell, One Step Short of Glory
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/EternalDeath.html

God’s punishment is NOT eternal:

Just what you do mean…Judgment? by J. Preston Eby
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/Judgment-Eby.html

Arguments and Scriptures Favoring the Salvation of All Mankind:

Arguments in Favor of Universalism by E.E. Guild
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/InFavorCh20.html

Early Christian View of the Savior by Gary Amirault
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/EarlyChristianView.html

100 Scriptural Proofs Jesus is the Savior of the world
http://www.tentmaker.org/books/ScripturalProofs.html