Ministers, pastors, elders, overseers, leaders of churches have made many comments to those who have lost their loved ones prematurely, in a car accident, natural disaster, war, and the like, which have caused more harm than good. What does the Bible really say?
Death is the end of all functions of life, namely, the opposite of life. (Deut. 30:15, 19) Within Scripture, the same Hebrew words of the Old Testament and Greek words of the New Testament are used with humans, animals, and plants. (Eccles. 3:19; 9:5; John 12:24; Jude 12; Rev. 16:3) What does the Bible say what happens when we die?
What did Jesus mean in the above text when he said people would be ‘thrown into hell?’ How are we to understand “the eternal fire” that Jesus warned us about, is it literal or symbolic? What did Jesus really teach about hell? What does the Bible really say?
Why did God withhold knowledge of eternal hellfire from Adam? Satan told Eve, “For God knows that when you eat of [the tree of knowledge] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Was Satan right, was God withhold knowledge of eternal hellfire from Adam and Eve?
Why did God warn Adam about death but not eternal hellfire? Is it justice, was God righteous for withholding eternal hellfire from Adam? Was God lying to Adam when he told Adam, “if you eat from the tree in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die”?