Heaven And Hell Quotes (135 quotes)
Between Heaven and Hell-ena: Trails & Trials Boondocking
No wonder the pope has caused confusion. Heaven and hell are a state of mind
Is there a heaven? Who gets in? One of them— Love Wins by Michigan megachurch pastor Rob Bell—has ignited an intense new debate, particularly among evangelical Christians. ROB BELL : A lot of people, the conception they were handed of the Christian faith is that you go around making judgments: So-and-so we know for sure is burning forever in that place. Seventy-four percent believe in heaven, and almost 60 percent believe in hell.
Heaven , or the heavens , is a common religious, cosmological , or transcendent place where beings such as gods , angels , spirits , saints , or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned , or live. According to the beliefs of some religions, heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate , and earthly beings can ascend to heaven in the afterlife , or in exceptional cases enter heaven alive. Heaven is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, a Paradise , in contrast to hell or the Underworld or the "low places", and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity , goodness , piety , faith , or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the will of God. Some believe in the possibility of a heaven on Earth in a world to come. Another belief is in an axis mundi or world tree which connects the heavens, the terrestrial world, and the underworld. In Indian religions , heaven is considered as Svarga loka ,  and the soul is again subjected to rebirth in different living forms according to its karma. This cycle can be broken after a soul achieves Moksha or Nirvana.
To say that hell does not exist is clearly not a statement about geography or cosmology. Neither Francis nor any other sane and educated person believes that a space probe will come back with a report of heaven, or that an overenthusiastic fracking company will tap into a source of heat much larger than any survey had estimated, shortly before all the management and shareholders are sucked down inside it by ravening demons. Supposing that hell is something that exists only in the imagination, it will still have a physical manifestation somewhere in the brains of believers. It would do nothing at all to our understanding of ideas to read about them from inside a brain scanner. Arguing about the existence of hell, or even the existence of God, is a little like arguing about the existence of the number zero. The use of the concept is obvious and irresistible. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape … Take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder and sieve it through the finest sieve and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy … and yet you act as if there is some ideal order in the world, as if there is … some rightness in the universe by which it may be judged.
The Bible’s Sheol: An Underground Abyss
In religion and folklore , Hell is an afterlife location in which evil souls are subjected to punitive suffering, often torture as eternal punishment after death. Religions with a linear divine history often depict hells as eternal destinations, the biggest examples of which are Christianity and Islam , whereas religions with reincarnation usually depict a hell as an intermediary period between incarnations , as is the case in the dharmic religions.
Yes, I want to follow Jesus. I am a follower of Jesus. I still have questions. Many people think of heaven and hell as places, removed from the Earth. They may see heaven as a place where "good" people go when they die.