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Heaven and Hell

How can an all-loving God torture people forever? What happens to babies who aren't baptized? How can this be fair? If you have struggled with the notion of Heaven and Hell, you'll be relieved to know, this common notion is not biblical. When we let the Bible speak for itself, we find that God is consistent, fair, and loving.

  • by Steve Myers

The Bible teaches that good people don’t go to heaven or anything like...

  • by Darris McNeely

What happens after death? Whatever you may think you know can be challenged...

  • by Gary Petty

The Bible doesn't teach that you go to heaven promptly at death. But what it...

  • by Noel Hornor
Despite common belief, people do not have immortal souls. Rather, God's ultimate purpose for our lives is that we be given eternal life in His family through a resurrection. In fact, the Bible reveals that there is more than one resurrection.
  • by United Church of God
Read this amazing story: One day a rich man and a poor man both die. Instantly, they both awaken—but to find themselves in very different circumstances.
  • by United Church of God
The most common interpretation of Jesus' parable of Lazarus and the rich man is that we all have immortal souls that go to either heaven or hell immediately at death. But does this parable really say that?
  • by United Church of God
*That is, except Jesus Christ, who came down from Heaven (John 3:13). But when you read in Luke 16:22 that "the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom," it's easy to assume this means Lazarus was taken to heaven.
  • by United Church of God
Let's go back over the second part of Luke 16:22, which states, "The rich man also died and was buried." Let's pause once again to ask a fundamental question. What does the Bible reveal about the state of the dead? "For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing…For there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going" (Ecclesiastes 9:5,...