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(B.A. Bible/Biology)* ALTHOUGH I AM a conservative Christian (Reformed Baptist), I no longer believe that the Bible teaches or supports the traditional doctrine of hell with its teaching of eternal torment or suffering. The Bible does teach eternal punishment, but it's not eternal torment. Those in hell will suffer in proportion to their individual sins, some worse than others, but the ultimate and eternal punishment or penalty for sin itself is the eternal literal death of soul and body (the eternal loss to life and immortality), not eternal torment. The Scripture teaches that God’s wrath in hell is not an end in itself but a means to an end, that end being eternal destruction, not eternal torment. God is just but not cruel. Eternal torment is not necessary to satisfy God's eternal justice. God will not allow sin to exist eternally by keeping sinners alive for eternity in hell. In my popular Internet article, TRADITIONAL DOCTRINE OF HELL EVOLVED FROM GREEK ROOTS (Just do a Google search of the title or search for the title in Medium[dot]com) I explain how and why teaching of eternal torment entered early into Christianity and how Scripture passages have been misinterpreted and taken out of context to support that teaching. There have been good Christians through the centuries who have held to this view including Isaac Watts, author of the classic Christian hymn "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross." Do you realize that the word “forever” in Scripture doesn’t always mean eternity? Then, what else can it mean? Read the article. If the Bible really doesn’t teach eternal torment and suffering then how do you explain reading in the Bible about “unquenchable fire,” “eternal fire,” “eternal punishment,” “eternal damnation,” “eternal judgment,” the account by Jesus of the Rich Man and Lazarus, etc.? Again, you need to read the article. You will find in the article Biblical answers to many questions on the subject of hell (including what 99.9% of all Christians do not realize, understand, and know regarding Jesus’ account of the Rich Man and Lazarus). Find out why science supports there are limits to evolution (biological variations) in nature and why nature is not capable of overcoming those limits. Read my popular Internet article, NATURAL LIMITS OF EVOLUTION. Google search the title to access the article or go to Medium[dot]com and access the article. * I am a former Hindu converted to Christianity. I have my B.A. with dual concentrations in Bible and Biology from Bob Jones University and completed two years of full-time graduate study in law at Western New England University School of Law. I have given successful lectures (with question and answer period afterwards) defending creation before evolutionist science faculty and students at various colleges and universities. I have been privileged to be recognized in the 24th edition of Marquis "Who's Who in The East" for my writings on religion and science.

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