Originally Posted by drifter10652
Food for thought...
For those who know the Bible as if it were the back of your hand...I say that not as sarcasm....count the number of times Jesus spoke about hell and the number of times he spoke of heaven.
Bottom line....he spoke more of hell than heaven. Don't you think from that observation we can conclude that Jesus had an emphasis for us to know that it exists? That if people chose not to follow his way of living that would be their ETERNAL placement?
It is by one's own choice that they enter the gates of hell....
Fortunately, Jesus has promised...even at the moment of death if a soul repents he/she will be given graces to avoid the alternative.
You are correct. Jesus spoke about hell more than anybody else did.
I think that the problem is that some people don't think hell is eternal. By that they mean, unlike heaven wHere you are there forever with God, if you go to hell your spirit gets extinguished and you no longer exist even spiritually and therefore you don't experience hell forever as you would heaven.
Anyway, that is the new-fangled belief by some folks.
I (and you I assume) believe that hell IS eternal just like heaven. Do you agree?