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Jesus’ Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man: Proof of an Everburning Hell of Torment?

The Parable of Lazarus: There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what … Continue reading

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Immortal Worms?

And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell [Greek: gehenna], into the fire that never shall be quenched: where their worm … Continue reading

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“Scaring the Hell out of” Children

In his famous “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon, Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards attempted to literally “scare the Hell out of” his listeners, including the children in the audience. (See the earlier NonDante entry Fiery Blast from … Continue reading

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Fiery Blast from the Past

Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) preached the most famous fire and brimstone sermon in history in Massachusetts in 1741: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” It was Edward’s custom to read his sermons, instead of speaking extemporaneously. So … Continue reading

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The Happy Face of Hell

Few Americans consider the topic of Hell seriously very often. No one wants to think about their loved ones … or themselves … ending up in such a place!  But that doesn’t imply they never think of Hell at all. … Continue reading

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Popcorn Theology

If you were born before 1960, it was likely a weekly ritual for you—the Saturday matinee at the local movie theater. Probably a double feature, maybe of a B-western movie with Lash Larue, and a Big Bug sci-fi flick like … Continue reading

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Hell on Earth

On September 11, 2001, official records indicate that nineteen hijackers of Arabic origin caused the fiery deaths of 2,967 people in four separate airplane crash incidents in the U.S. In the coming days, weeks, months, and now years, stories have … Continue reading

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