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No Hell? Don't Believe it!

Randy DeVaul

Posted on March 31, 2018 13:15

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Jesus Himself taught more about the reality of Hell than He did teaching about Heaven because He does not want anyone to go there. The Pope, who is to declare God's Word to all, can neither prove his opinion from Scripture or his Church's traditions and teachings. Believing an unsubstantiated opinion can be dangerous. He got this one wrong!

It is difficult to understand how the head of a “Christian” religion could be a follower of that religion and yet openly deny the existence of eternal judgement, known as Hell. If the Pope leads the Roman Catholic Church and claims the Church adheres to the teachings of Christ, it is without excuse that he would claim that Hell does not exist.

According to the Bible’s teachings, the person who denies or fails to believe in Jesus as the Christ will spend eternity in a place called Hell. Jesus spent more time in His ministry warning people of Hell than He did teaching people about Heaven because He wanted people to understand the reality of Hell and why they would not want to go there.

Jesus described Hell as an eternal place of torment and He taught that anyone who did not accept Him as the Christ and the way to God, the Father, that Hell would be for them. There is nothing in the Bible that teaches that an eternal soul simply disappears after physical death. 

In the book of Revelation, John the Apostle writes that at the very end of time, those people appearing before the Throne of God in the Great White Throne Judgment would be cast into the eternal fires of Hell.

I heard a conversation today in which people were asking if the Pope could be impeached since him suggesting there is no Hell is tantamount to heresy.  This man, who claims to represent God’s message to mankind, got it wrong on this one.

If a person does not believe in Hell, that is between that person and God. For the Pope to say he does not believe there is a Hell, he proves to the world that he is not only a mere human, but that he clearly is not infallible in representing God and His holy standard.

We all know that expressing an opinion devoid of facts or truth is dangerous. Doing so can lead good-intentioned people to horribly wrong conclusions and place them at risk for believing what amounts to a lie.

The Pope is not to have and cannot express his own opinion apart from his role in communicating God’s Word. His opinion of there being no Hell cannot be shown through Jesus’ teachings nor backed by Scripture. He cannot erase Scripture and write his own version of what he would like it to say. He cannot support his own opinion and as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, he defies the very message of God by making such a statement. 

St. Peter is the alleged founder of the Roman Catholic Church. Jesus told Peter that “the gates of Hell will not prevail”.  The Pope is not just wrong. In that one statement, he has flown in the face of the Bible, Jesus’ teachings, and the message for which St. Peter sacrificed his life.  How is the Pope going to explain this one?

Randy DeVaul

Posted on March 31, 2018 13:15

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