Concoction To Control Others.Martin Henry Shares, “It Must
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concoction to control others. Martin Henry shares, “it must be admitted that, as regards belief in hell, specially, the future doesn’t look too bright, even in the judgment of mainstream theologians.” So, hell has become a place of “nowhere,” a state of mind or being, or relegated to the “here and now” on earth. All too often, people equate sickness, financial problems, and death as hell.
Doctrine of the Afterlife in the Old Testament
In the ancient Hebrew writings, the concept of heaven and hell is limited to an underworld development. After burial, it was believed that the souls of the dead would descend into the lower parts of the earth. This underworld or Sheol was a place where people would “dwell as weak, dim shades with no…show more content… Doctrine of the Afterlife in the New Testament
In the New Testament, the underworld became synonymous with the place for the wicked. The underworld in the Greek was haides equating it to the Hebrew word se’ol (Sheol). Jesus shares, “in haides, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side” (Lk. 16:23). This scripture provides a staunch separation between the righteous and unrighteous, which was the Lazarus and the rich man account. Lazarus was in paradise, while the rich man was in hades.
On numerous occasions, the New Testament shared the concept of paradise alluding to a gathering place for the saints of God. When Jesus was on the cross with the criminal, He turned to him and replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk, 23:43). From this point, Jesus provided an afterlife concept giving the criminal hope and satisfaction that there was more coming after death. Christianity believes in the rewards of heaven for all who accepts Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, and son of the Most High God. Jesus shares with His disciples that He was going away to prepare a place for them, but would return one day to take them back (Jn 14:2-3). He makes a distinct separation that those who believes in Him would have a dwelling place in heaven. Contrarily, those who denounce Him would be judged and punished in hell.
A major theological problem exists as it related to Christ