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Accidental Pains of the Damned Characteristics of the Pains of Hell Name and place of hell The term hell is cognate to "hole" cavern and "hollow". It is a substantive formed from the Anglo-Saxon helan or behelian, "to hide". This verb has the same primitive as the Latin occulere and celare and the Greek kalyptein.
Thus by derivation hell denotes a dark and hidden place. In ancient Norse mythology Hel is the ill-favoured goddess of the underworld. Only those who fall in battle can enter Valhalla; the rest go down to Hel in the underworld, not all, however, to the place of punishment of criminals.
Hell infernus in theological usage is a place of punishment after death. Theologians distinguish four meanings of the term hell: The present article treats only of hell in the strict sense of the term.
The Latin infernus inferum, inferithe Greek Hades, and the Hebrew sheol correspond to the word hell. Infernus is derived from the root in; hence it designates hell as a place within and below the earth.
Haides, formed from the root fid, to see, and a privative, denotes an invisible, hidden, and dark place; thus it is similar to the term hell.
The derivation of sheol is doubtful.
It is generally supposed to come from the Hebrew root meaning, "to be sunk in, to be hollow"; accordingly it denotes a cave or a place under the earth.
In the Old Testament Septuagint hades; Vulgate infernus sheol is used quite in general to designate the kingdom of the dead, of the good Genesis However, in the New Testament the term Gehenna is used more frequently in preference to hades, as a name for the place of punishment of the damned.
Hinnom seems to be the name of a person not otherwise known. The Valley of Hinnom is south of Jerusalem and is now called Wadi er-rababi.
It was notorious as the scene, in earlier days, of the horrible worship of Moloch. For this reason it was defiled by Josias 2 Kings And Christ adopted this usage of the term.
Besides Hades and Gehenna, we find in the New Testament many other names for the abode of the damned. It is called "lower hell" Vulgate tartarus 2 Peter 2: The state of the damned is called "destruction" apoleia, Philippians 3: Some were of opinion that hell is everywhere, that the damned are at liberty to roam about in the entire universebut that they carry their punishment with them.
The adherents of this doctrine were called Ubiquists, or Ubiquitarians; among them were, e. However, that opinion is universally and deservedly rejected; for it is more in keeping with their state of punishment that the damned be limited in their movements and confined to a definite place.
Moreover, if hell is a real fire, it cannot be everywhere, especially after the consummation of the world, when heaven and earth shall have been made anew.
As to its locality all kinds of conjectures have been made; it has been suggested that hell is situated on some far island of the sea, or at the two poles of the earth; Swinden, an Englishman of the eighteenth century, fancied it was in the sun; some assigned it to the moon, others to Mars; others placed it beyond the confines of the universe [ Wiest"Instit.
The Bible seems to indicate that hell is within the earth, for it describes hell as an abyss to which the wicked descend. We even read of the earth opening and of the wicked sinking down into hell Numbers Is this merely a metaphor to illustrate the state of separation from God?
Although God is omnipresent, He is said to dwell in heavenbecause the light and grandeur of the stars and the firmament are the brightest manifestations of His infinite splendour. But the damned are utterly estranged from God ; hence their abode is said to be as remote as possible from his dwelling, far from heaven above and its light, and consequently hidden away in the dark abysses of the earth.
However, no cogent reason has been advanced for accepting a metaphorical interpretation in preference to the most natural meaning of the words of Scripture. Hence theologians generally accept the opinion that hell is really within the earth.
The Church has decided nothing on this subject; hence we may say hell is a definite place; but where it is, we do not know. Elsewhere he expresses the opinion that hell is under the earth Retract. Gregory the Great wrote: Some thought hell is somewhere on earth; others believe it is under the earth" Dial.
Patuzzi, "De sede inferni", ; Gretser, "De subterraneis animarum receptaculis", Existence of hell There is a hell, i. As to the fate of those who die free from personal mortal sinbut in original sinsee LIMBO limbus parvulorum.In the Holy Bible the term heaven denotes, in the first place, the blue firmament, or the region of the clouds that pass along the sky.
Genesis speaks of the birds 'under the firmament of heaven'. In other passages it denotes the region of the stars that shine in the sky. Furthermore heaven is spoken of as the dwelling of God; for, although God is . Cheerfulness Gratitude, Thankfulness, Joyfulness, Appreciation Quotes for Gardeners and Lovers of the Green Way Compiled by Karen and Mike Garofalo.
Heaven is the place where God dwells. It is a location that is wholly spiritual in nature. Christianity defines heaven as being in the presence of God with places prepared for the faithful by Jesus and is viewed as eternal bliss beyond that which can currently be known.
Hell (infernus) in theological usage is a place of punishment after death. Eternal Happiness (Traditional Chinese: 再生緣; literally Reincarnated Fate) is a TVB television drama from Hong Kong based on a short story of the same name by Starring: Michelle Ye, Raymond Lam, Joe Ma, Tavia Yeung.
Among the approximate billion people in the world, more than 2 billion are Christians and about billion are Muslims.
Together these two religions claim about half of the world’s population, and both groups believe in an ever-burning place of damnation.