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Hades, Death, Abyss, Gehenna, Outer Darkness, Tartarus, Lake of Fire

At least seven different words, yet traditionally consolidated into one–hell.

The word “hell” was engineered in this way from the 8th century Anglo-Saxon pagan word that spoke of an abode or nether world of the dead. It was not the same as what it came to be defined as. The word is not ever used in the Bible. Instead what you will find behind the translation is a lot of different words.

There are few Biblical words that have been so stretched, morphed, engineered, and entirely screwed up as these. It was thought that people were too stupid to think for themselves and learn to differentiate between the meanings of seven different concepts and so learn wisdom. So they created Hell. “Their fear of me is a commandment of men” (Isaiah 29:13).

The great revelation of the Bible is one of justice. It is said when all is fulfilled in the Day of the Great Consummation, the Judgement, people will marvel. Heaven’s justice will be unbelievable, perfect, and marvelous because it is based on true equity or evenness. It levels the field, straightens the plumb line, and makes straight the way. All those robbed, oppressed, down-trodden, etc. are repaid.

…and the whole of the people him-who-hears [participle masculine singular], and the tax collectors, justified the God, they-who-have-been-submerged [participle masculine plural] by the submerging of John…

Luke 7:29 literal

(Notice how the text switches between a masculine singular participle and a masculine plural participle for “the people”.)

and himself is judging the world in justice, he is governing the peoples in equity [evenness, uprightness, equity #4339].

Psalm 9:8 literal

The world at last obtains true equity. If God meant to say “He will damn all the peoples to eternity in hell” he sure did miss the opportunity right then. Or maybe the Psalmist didn’t read the gospel tract quite right.

There is nothing about the modern concept of hell that evens out or makes anything level. Being conceptually lost in an abstract concept, it is impossible to see anything just about the current contrivance of hell. But we are forced to swallow it regardless and everyone is committed thereafter to ambuscade the hell out of their neighbors, seeking the most efficient, streamlined, mass-conversion methodology ratio and engineering possible.

Every penny is said to be repaid in the coming age (Matt. 5:26). How can anyone stuck in a torture chamber forever repay anyone anything? There is nothing marvelous about that. It is in fact an atrocious form of justice that no one wants to think about. Genocidal perpetrators who are forced to repay every single one of his victims down to the last penny taken, sounds more like a real display of justice and equity one could marvel at.