Where is Sh'ol or Hades? Is it still there now? Who goes there?
21 Jul 07
Sheol simply means the grave, not hell or hades. Thee is no mention of hell in the bible, so I really don't know where people get the idea, except that Calvin and his ilk used it to frighten people with. But then, they lied about lots of things to scare people. By the way, God doesn't exist either
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21 Jul 07
It sounds to me like you're runnin' scared. Of course Sh'ol exists, so does Hades. Hell is mentioned in the Bible, but I'm not giving the answer away, I'd rather wait for other responses. I don't follow John Calvin. I follow and worship Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer. John Calvin didn't lie, but he was wrong in some of his theological interpretations of Scripture (all human beings get it wrong sometimes). I also don't believe in legalism, which is what I have a feeling you're lashing out at. Jesus Christ was not legalistic, so neither am I. As to the existence of God, have you ever looked around you? Who created everything? Can a person make a tree? Can a person make anything grow? We can water it, put it in the sunshine, fertilize it, but we cannot actually make anything grow. Do you wear a watch? If so, did someone make it? Of course, it's a no-brainer. Some guy in Switzerland or Japan or somewhere made it. Why, then, is it so hard for people to believe that God created everything in the heavens and the earth? And why is it so hard to believe that God exists? Could it possibly be that a person would have to acknowledge that they are "sinners in the hand of an angry God" (as Jonathan Edwards put it) and desperately need a Savior? I believe so. Think about it.