Is Hell A Real Place?
The Hell Mistranslation
& God's Plan For Humanity

Is Hell A Real Place? The Answer May Surprise You...

It's natural to ponder the biggest questions about life, God, and the Bible. One of the biggest is, "Is hell a real place? And if so, why would God create billions of people knowing beforehand that most of them would end up there?" This section of the website is designed to introduce you to the surprising but simple answer to this question.

In the first article below you'll find a list of difficult questions that stump Christians unnecessarily. My wife calls them “the questions no Christian dares to ask but every Christian secretly wonders about”. Thankfully, the accurately translated Bible itself has very simple, easy-to-understand answers for these questions, despite the fact that most Christians don't know how to answer them.

The articles in this section along with my free book Hell Is A Mistranslation are dedicated to leading you to the most wonderful discovery you could ever make: God has a good plan for humanity, and He has a logical reason for everything He has done, is doing (allowing), and will do. In the book I explain in detail from the (accurately translated) Bible exactly what God's ultimate plan for humanity is, how He will carry it out, and why He planned human history the way He did.

Click here to read my free book Hell Is a Mistranslation - God's Ultimate Plan For Humanity Revealed In the Accurately Translated Bible.

Many of the articles in this section are excerpts or adaptations from the book. (You can read them, and some of them contain additional info not found in the book, but the fastest way to get the meat of what I teach on this subject is to read the free book. I suggest reading the free book first because it takes you step-by-step.)

The 10 Most Difficult Questions For Christians and
The Bible's Surprising Simple Answer


Hell, Eternal Punishment, and Conscious Death Are Not In the Bible - The 8 Common Misunderstandings That Must Be Corrected In Order To Understand God's Plan For Humanity In the Bible

Hell Is A Mistranslation

The Ultimate Hope: God's Great Plan Revealed In Bible Verses Ignored By Many Christians

Answering Annihilationism - Why It Doesn't Have a Scriptural Leg To Stand On

Answering Annihilationism PART 2: The "Confusion/Pride Loop" Most Christians Are Caught In, and the Only Way To Escape It

The Rob Bell Hell Controversy - Why He Only Takes His Readers Halfway To the Truth About Hell (I'll Take You All the Way)

Erasing Hell by Francis Chan - Debunked! Why This Book Should Be Called "Affirming Hell" and Why It's All Wrong (Introduction)

Francis Chan's Book On Hell - Debunked! (PART 1)

Francis Chan's Book On Hell - Debunked! (PART 2)

Francis Chan's Book On Hell - Debunked! (PART 3)

Soul, Spirit, & What Really Happens When You Die

Soul Sleep - Is It Scriptural?

The Amazingly Simple Answer To the Predestination Dilemma

"Depart From Me!" - Exactly Who Will Jesus Say This To? And When? How To Know For Sure Whether It Will Be You Or Not

12 Unique Characteristics of a Worldview Based On the Accurately-Translated Bible (That Make It Superior To All Others)

Visions of Hell and Visions of Heaven (Mary K. Baxter, Jesse Duplantis, Rick Joyner, etc.) - How To Test Them With Scripture To See If They Are Really From God

Christian Answers To Difficult Questions: Is My Teaching On this Subject Heretical, or Correct? Does the Guy Who Calls Me a "Heretic" Have Better Answers? Judge For Yourself...

Predestination Problem Solved Effortlessly By Translating One Greek Word Accurately and Following One Simple Rule of Bible Interpretation (My Explanation of Romans 9 As Promised To "Joe")

God Is Sovereign - Why God Sometimes Overrides People's Free Will

What the Kingdom of God Really Is (It's Not What Most Christians Think), and Why Understanding It Correctly Is So Important

The Kingdom of God Is Within You - What Did Jesus Mean When He Said This?

A E Knoch Critic Tries To Nitpick and Falls Flat On His Face

The Wages of Sin is Death, Not Hell! What Are We Saved From? And Why Does Jesus' Death Save Us From It?



More About This Section of the Website: Is Hell a Real Place?:

The topic of God's ultimate plan for humanity revealed in the accurately translated Bible is essential for anyone who wants to understand the big "Why?" questions of life. If you are a person who takes God and the Bible seriously, or even if you are just curious, or have heard people talk about God and the Bible, the questions I list below may seem impossible to answer. God seems so mysterious and…nonsensical.

But translate a few key words from the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts of the Bible into English accurately, and suddenly, God makes perfect sense.

As I mentioned above, the articles in this Is Hell a Real Place? section are primarily excerpts or adaptations from Hell Is A Mistranslation. My online articles will give you an introduction to the answer to the core question addressed by this section of the website (Is hell a real place?) and the basics of God's ultimate plan for humanity revealed in the accurately translated Bible, while the book itself contains the in-depth, line-by-line, verse-by-verse Scriptural proof.

Here are some of the “seemingly impossible” questions the many people, especially Christians, wonder about:

Is hell a real place?

Why would God create billions of precious people knowing beforehand that most of them would end up burning and screaming in agony for trillions upon trillions of years (forever)?

If God is love, how could He create a system where the punishment is eternal torture, knowing that most of His creations would end up with this punishment?

Why do pretty-good, sort-of-good, sort-of-bad, and really-bad people all get the exact same punishment (hell)? How can this be so, if God says He will judge them “according to their deeds”?

Why is God losing the battle for souls?

If we’re supposed to make disciples of nations, why have we made disciples of ZERO nations?

Why is God losing the battle to make the world a better place?

Why does God allow so much suffering?

Why does the world just get worse and worse?

Why does God allow evil people to prosper and good people to be exploited?

Why would God let Satan run rampant now (deceiving and hurting so many) and then tie him up after Jesus returns (when it’s kinda like…too late, because everybody’s already chosen between heaven and hell)? If God can tie up Satan any time He wants, why doesn’t He do it now?

What is the answer to the seemingly impossible predestination dilemma? (It’s amazingly simple)

What happens when you die? If a Christian goes to heaven immediately when they die, why would they need to be resurrected?

If a non-Christian goes to hell immediately when they die, what’s the point of resurrecting them again just to stand before the white throne and hear “you’ve been bad…or at least not good enough…and now you’re going back in the fire!”?

How can God be fair if He throws people in hell before they even have a chance to be judged?

How can God throw a nice Chinese man who never heard the word “Jesus” in his lifetime, into hell, when the Bible itself says “How can they believe without hearing, and how can they hear without a preacher?”

What is God’s justification for sending billions to hell who have never even heard the word “Jesus”?

How are Christians going to be able to party forever, knowing all the while that their family members, friends, and most of humanity is screaming in agony?

No human court would ever sentence a person to even one week of continuous torture; I would go to jail for life if I tortured or burned my children even one time for 5 seconds – yet God will sentence most people to endless torture for trillions of years. Why is God’s sense of justice so much different than our built-in sense of justice?

If the destiny of Christians is heaven, why would God go to all the trouble of putting us on earth and designing us to live here, only to abandon the whole plan altogether?

Why does every religion (including Christianity) say that the end of humanity is tragedy (most people tortured or suffering, or reincarnation as a cow, etc.) If God went to all that trouble to create us, wouldn’t He have a better plan?

These questions seem to have no answer…until you translate certain key words in the Bible accurately from Greek and Hebrew into English. Then the answers are crystal clear, and God makes perfect sense. The answer to most of these big questions of life that linger in the back of most Christians' minds, are answered quite easily when you first find the answer to one core question: Is hell a real place?

Read my book to find the answers to the biggest questions of life straight from the pages of the accurately translated Bible, explained in simple, easy-to-understand language. You've wondered, is hell a real place? You don't have to wonder any more. Click on the book below to learn more:



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