May 2018 Invitation – To Hell and Back

1 May

Hell is a hot topic … in more ways than one.

For this month’s Synchroblog, we want you to explore the topic of hell.

Since this is such a VAST topic … there are numerous ways you can approach the subject.

For example, you could simply seek to answer some of the questions people have about hell from your perspective: Does hell actually exist? If so, what and where is it? Who is there? How long will they be there?

Or, you could share a story about how your thinking on hell has evolved over the years. What were you taught as a child about hell? How did this make you feel? What do you think about hell today, and how has your view changed? Why did it change?

For those who are interested in exploring Scripture, feel free to discuss and analyze and explain a particular Bible passage about hell. Maybe you will present an alternative explanation of this passage … or you will address a text which is often overlooked and neglected in the debate about hell.

Please write and publish your article by Tuesday, May 29, and then post your link in the comment section below. The Link List will get published on May 30. 

I can’t wait to read your posts!

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15 Responses to “May 2018 Invitation – To Hell and Back”

  1. Grahame Smith May 2, 2018 at 12:45 am #

    This is a hard topic but seems to me comes down to translations of certain Hebrew- Greek words….eg The Hebrew word “Sheol,” seems to be incorrectly translated as “hell” in the King James Version of the Bible, and actually means “the grave,” not “hell” as we think of it today. Then the lake of fire which is the second death seems to imply total destruction not eternal punishment. It also implies that Death and Satan/fallen angels get thrown in their…but not people? A few verses that support this notion are:

    All flesh shall see the salvation of God. (Luke3:6)

    He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces. (Isaiah. 25: 8)

    When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself. (John 12:32)

    I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God. (Romans 8:38-39)

    For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. (1 Cor. 15:21-22).

    Hence my pondering about hell. Did it arrive in the bible translations later due to Constantine or Greek notion of eternal hell. What did the first church believe about hell? Finally the Bible tells us human beings to love and forgive our enemies….I pose the question can God do any thing less? The Bible also tells us to not let the sun go down on our anger— so how can God hold wrath forever ? Is not Christ the essence of Love and wanted all to be reconciled to God because God is love. So where is their room for hell as it applies to humans? Im not a follower of universalism by the way but I do have a lot of questions and I do believe the mists of time have clouded and influenced some of the writings in the current translations of the bible.

  2. Justin Steckbauer May 6, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

    An Investigation of the Biblical Concept of Hell http://www.lifestyleofpeace.com/2018/05/an-investigation-of-biblical-concept-of.html

  3. Michael Wilson May 23, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

    Forbidden Fruit = Hell’s Flames? http://michaelwilson.org/forbidden-fruit-hells-flames/

  4. K.W. Leslie May 24, 2018 at 5:55 am #

    Got a post for you. “How long does hell last?”—http://www.christalmighty.net/2018/05/hell.html

  5. alan1704 May 25, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    Hell – A Place of Passionate Desire – a post on A Crimson Thread – @ acrimsonthread.wordpress.com.

    https://acrimsonthread.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/hell-a-place-of-passionate-desire/

  6. brambonius May 28, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    The problem of those unable to Love, or the question of hell as a reality.
    https://bramboniusinenglish.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/the-problem-of-those-unable-to-love-or-the-question-of-hell-as-a-reality/

  7. Wesley May 29, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    Here is my contribution. Looking forward to reading everyone elses posts.
    http://wrostoll.blogspot.com/2018/05/five-misconceptions-about.html

  8. Steve May 30, 2018 at 1:10 am #

    Wow, I didn’t know synchroblogs were still going, otherwise I might have offered this one, even though it’s 10 yeears old Go to Hell! | Khanya

  9. AdamCollier May 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

    My May article about hell

    http://adamcollier.com/Jesus-and-hell

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