Is there a painting depicting the alleagory that shows the difference between heaven and hell by means of people eating with long spoons and the hell side starving and the heaven side sated?

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Well, im not sure if it's a painting, but have heard about it. The story goes that on one side(Hell) All these people were sitting around a big pot of delicouse soup, the best-tasting soup ever. The only way they could eat it was by using long, big ladles that they were holding. They wanted to eat the soup, yet they were starving. On the other side (heaven) More people were sitting around another pot of the same soup, with the exact same lades, but they were as happy as could be, and well-fed. They ate the soup whenever they were hungry, and enjoyed it. So, why was one group happy and the other starving. Because the people in the first group (hell) were selfish and focused only on helping themselves, and they couldn't feed themselves because the ladles were too big and long, wereas the people in the second group (heaven) had learned that the only way to eat the soup was to feed each other. I hoped this helped, and I hope I told it right! :)
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Do people go to heaven or hell when they use magic?

Do you go to heaven or hell when you lie? How about when you lust? Or hate someone? Or envy someone? There's no straight answer for that. Basically, it's sin, as are all of the above things. However, according to the Bible, ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. And since we are ALL sinners, we could not go to heaven to be in God's glory. That is why Jesus died for us. He who had no sin (the ONLY perfect person), took on all of our sin and took the punishment on himself. The Bible says that the wages of sin is DEATH. The natural result of sin is death and decay. Jesus paid the price for our sin. That is why we, sinners that we are, can go to heaven. But sin is no laughing matter. We grieve God when we sin. We harden our hearts when we sin. We get entangled and bound up in sin and we cannot escape. Jesus is our only way out. HE can save us. We cannot save ourselves. We must ask for forgiveness and turn away from our sin, throwing ourselves at his feet, asking for his help. It's a lifestyle, not a belief. The Bible says that even the demons believe in God, and they shudder. To follow Jesus, to follow his example, to live the life God has laid out for you is a choice that you make and continue to make as you turn away from sin and turn back to God. So if you use magic (which, btw, is a lot more dangerous than it may seem at first), you need to stop. You need to turn your life over to God, give him the reins, and let him show you the way. He is so much better than anything you'll ever have to give up! God bless you!

Do people go to hell or heaven?

It is a matter of belief and faith who goes to any heaven or hell, not a fact. Many people believe there is no kind of afterlife. People who are good in life. example: They do not steal , do not lie , do not hit , do not kill go to heaven. People who are bad in life. example:They kill other people , use bad words , are disrespectful to their parents, the steal, lie, hit people, are unfair in treating people, in a simple meaning they do bad things. these people go to hell I'm a muslin and I know it's all written in Quran. Most of the major religions have versions of heaven and hell. Christians should live their lives according to God's laws which are the Ten Commandments. But the bible also says that one does not get to heaven by good works. Jesus Christ is the only door that leads to paradise after we leave this world.

Did the people who killed Jesus go to hell or heaven?

That is God's decision alone for only He knows the secrets of human hearts. Only He can judge repentance. Ultimately, whether or not we think ourselves or others worthy of salvation we are all at His mercy.

What is the different between heaven and hell?

heaven is God's kingdom created that so whoever believes in his son our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ will spend eternity there with him -sounds like fun right Hell is a place God created also know as the lake of fire talked about in the book of revelation in the Holy Bible. it is a place were those who chose to live their life here on earth without knowing Jesus as their Lord and Saviour go. and are there for an eternity without end where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth dosent sound like to much fun burning up huh? and if your thinking you might go there you should know God will also throw Satan and his fallen angels in there one day too up otherwise known as the rapture where there will be 7 years of peace and 7 years of war has anyone noticed that God is a God of order he seems to do things in 7s. so id start going to church if i were you become a christian today :)

What is hell purgatory and heaven seem to differ as do despair?

The question is not written very clearly. I do believe that something in me will survive after death. Heaven is what "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has it entered it the heart of man to conceive, that which God has in store for those who love Him." Purgatory is for people who still need a bit of work after death before they reach heaven. Despair is the absence of any hope. Hell is doing everything that you most enjoy on Earth -- forever! (This last is a joke.)

Whats the differ between hell purgatory and heaven?

In Roman Catholicism (not all the other Christian denominations), Heaven is the eternal abode of God and the blissful destination of believers, Hell is an eternal place of suffering and damnation for non-believers, and Purgatory is a temporary place of suffering for believers to have the rest of their sins 'purged' from them before they enter Heaven.

Why is there a heaven and a hell?

Nearly all religions have a theology which offers people assurances that those who lived good lives will be rewarded when they die, and those who lived evil lives will receive punishment. The idea of a heaven and a hell can be found in many faiths. In addition to reassuring people that everyone will eventually get what they deserve (if not in this life, then surely in the world to come), heaven and hell can also be used for keeping believers in line, making them want to follow the rules of their faith: the fear of going to hell can be a motivator for some people to avoid sinful actions. In some faiths, there is not a heaven and a hell, but there is reward and punishment through a concept called reincarnation, where the law of karma prevails: those who lived good lives will be reborn in a higher condition as a reward for their piety, while those who lived evil lives will be reborn in a condition of sickness or misery as punishment for their sinfulness.

Was there ever a battle between heaven and hell?

Not as such for the word Hell is a place. However there was a battle between Lucifer (Satan) and his followers with God the father. Lucifer lost the battle and he and his followers were cast out of heaven to a place refered to as Hell or Outer darkness.

What is the place between heaven and hell called?

1. Earth. 2. There are various names, such as purgatory, or "limbo" for the souls of infant children.

Did the ancient Greek people believe in heaven and hell?

Depends what you mean by both terms. In Greek mythology, Hades was the place of the dead. Inside Hades there were three sections. 1. Elysia, where heroes enjoyed a blissful existence (like Heaven). 2. Tartarus, where the truly wicked would suffer and where the Titans were imprisoned by the Olympians (like Hell). 3. Asphodel, an in between place for the majority of humanity, which was unpleasant but not terrible like Tartarus. (like Limbo). Actuall its more like: Heaven was Elysium. The River Styx and Wall of Erebos where more like limbo. The Fields of Punishment was Purgatory. And of course Tartarus was hell. As you said Asphodel was also like limbo. Now Isle of the Blest is different. There is no relation between it and any of the Christian beliefs. Also the book "The Odyssey" written by the Greek poet Homer mentons heaven and hell. It also mentions the Underworld (which Odysseus travels to) and Mount Olympus.so the anciet Greeks had many different views. Since both terms appear in anciet writtings.

What is the name of the place between Heaven and hell?

Most likely Earth, however, no one knows where heaven and hell are, so no one can know whats in between them but, In me the hell is in the core and the Heaven is in next of the space so the place between Heaven and hell is the space. //Catholics believe in Purgatory, a place between Heaven and Hell where a soul 'works' to atone for their live's sins. Family and friends are believed to pray for their loved one's soul while in Purgatory. There are many religions that have different levels of the afterlife including the ancient Egyptians. Or a limbo-like state before reaching paradise. Another Answer : The answer would depend upon which Heaven and what word for hell you are speaking of. Scripurally, there are 3 heavens: the sky where birds fly, etc; Space where planets, etc are; and the very Throne of God: . Deuteronomy 10:14 New International Version (NIV) . 14 To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. The Scripture uses 4 words for hell: the most common is referring to the grave or pit in the Earth - in the Hebrew it is 'sheol' and the Greek equivalent 'hades.' The Scripture only 1 time uses the word 'tartaroo or tartarus' which is a special place of restraint for the fallen angels until their final Judgement. The last term translated as hell (all usually interchangeable in translations which is the cause of the problem) is 'gehenna' which was a burning trash site outside the City of Jerusalem's gate and refers to the Lake of Fire in Revelation. So the narrowest answer would be between the sky and the hole in the ground or grave. The broadest would be the Throne of God and the planet Earth which has the sky and space known in between. All other interpretations are just that and not Scriptural..

Where are heaven and hell?

If they exist they would most likely be in another dimension of some kind or in another universe or galaxy trillions of light-years away. Neither exists where they are supposed to, so assuming they exist I think my hypothesis makes about as much sense as any. //It is understood from the Bible that hell is a real place which is most likely inside the earth where the fire burns continuously. Heaven is a little harder to pinpoint. Catholic Answer Heaven and hell are more states of being, then actual places, although, of course, they are places too; but not as we understand them here on earth. Primarily heaven is union with God, it is enjoying the Beatific Vision; to some extent, we are in heaven here on earth to the extent that we conform ourselves to God's Will. Hell is the state of being permanently alienated from God, it is a state that we build ourselves while alive on earth, to which we are permanently exiled when we die. It is more important to understand that state then worry about the place; mostly because we cannot completely access either place while we are alive in this body, and most importantly, when we find out, we don't want to be in the state alienated from God for all eternity: as union with God is what we were created for.

Why do people believe in hell and heaven?

Seeing as the only people who will believe in heaven and hell are religious. Denying that there is a heaven and hell would be going against Gods word. people who are religious are absolutely terrified of God and this imaginary place called "hell", a place in which you are tortured for all eternity, so they are beaten into submission believing whatever the bible says as to not anger their imaginary God. As death terrifies most people they feel forced into wanting there to be something nice for them after they die so they accept heaven as a real concept Despite the overwhelming lack of evidence and how illogical it is, people will still believe in heaven and hell because they are absolutely terrified of death. //There is something inherent in the human mind and/or soul that needs to believe there is something larger and more powerful than ourselves. It transcends time and cultures, truly a global, human experience. From ancient Egypt's many gods and goddesses to modern Christianity, mankind needs to believe. Humans seem to know instinctively that we are not an accident, and for most of the world's population, it makes more sense than that of atheists, that have no beliefs at all outside of evolution.

What is the waitingroom between heaven and hell called?

As a protestant, I believe that the "waiting room" doesn't exist. But the Catholics call it purgatory.

If hell is hot does that mean heaven is cold?

If New York is big, does that mean Los Angeles is small? No one knows if there is a hell, much less if its hot. Same goes for heaven. As archetypal figures, there is no reference of heaven being "cold". : The thermodynamics of the afterlife are open to question in every religion. In the Greek afterlife there was neither a heaven nor hell just a misty dull existence, Asian hells are hot, cold, wet and other nasty things, The Christian Hell as described by Dante has hot, cold and generally painful areas depending on your transgressions.

What is hell and heaven?

Heaven is a place of eternal life with God and Jesus in happiness. While hell is eternal damnation with the devil.

Why did people believe in heaven and hell?

I do not think that I am allowed to alter the question, so I suggest that that it might read "Why do some people believe in heaven and hell?". The original seems to say that all did at one time believe. Now to answer as best I can. Because all men have been given the spirit of Christ, that is to know right from wrong. Also because Christ and Satan teach contrary to one another, one representing the blessings of heaven, the other representing that state He is in, that of unhappiness or Hell. Both places do exist, the one to ever lasting happiness, the other to ever lasting misery. The wise person believes that both are real, and they will be subject to either one. Jewish Answer We don't believe in the existence of either heaven or hell. Judaism barely spends any time discussing what may or may not happen when we die, in fact, there's barely any mention of this subject in the Tanach (Jewish Bible) at all. There are some loose theories of what might happen though: * When we die, our souls are cleansed of any wrongdoings. This is done by our accounting of every action done in life. It's believed that this process takes no longer than 12 months but most people don't do enough bad in life to warrant it taking a full 12 months. * Our souls return to HaShem to wait for the world to come. * Our souls may be reincarnated into different people so that we have additional chances to work to become closer to HaShem. * Those souls that choose to be truly evil in life, cannot survive the process of cleansing and cease to exist.

What is the name of the place between heaven hell?

I assume that you dont mean earth as that is physically between them so i would say you would be in limbo if you died but went neither way.

What is the place between heaven and hell?

I think you are talking about purgatory, which is where souls are cleansed for heaven. Which is a Catholic belief only.

What is the difference between hell and heaven?

The difference is that Hell is a bad place where you get burned. Heaven is the opposite. Heaven is where you can live happily ever after with God. Basically what the above guy said in a nutshell. Hell is the eternal place of torment for those who did not accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior while on earth. Heaven is the place of eternal joy for those who did accept Him. Do you know where you are going? You can know. The Holy Bible reads "for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) and "for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:23). The Bible also reads, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21). And you're a "whosoever" right? Of course you are; all of us are. Quick prayer for you: Father God, bless each person who reads this with a long and healthy life. Jesus, do a quick work in their heart; make Yourself real to them. If they have never called upon Your name, I pray that they will do so today. If you would like to receive the gift that God has for you today, and know for sure that you're going to Heaven, say this with your heart and lips out loud. "Dear Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Wash me and cleanse me. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that You are risen from the dead and that You're coming back again for me. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Give me a passion for the lost, a hunger for the things of God and a holy boldness to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm saved; I'm born again, I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have Jesus in my heart." If you said that prayer, then as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I tell you today that all of your sins are forgiven. Always remember to run to God and not from God because He loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

Why did medieval people think about hell and heaven?

They thought about heaven and hell because they thought where people went after death,they also thought about 'how did we get here'?

Do military people go to heaven or hell?

Anyone, including people in the military, will go to Heaven if they receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. It doesn't matter if someone is in the military or not. Answer: Obviously no one can know the answer to this question definitively but common sense tells us that each person is given the chance for eternal life which is "heaven" or death of our soul which is "hell". It was just easier for man to understand the words heaven and hell as opposed to some other concept of eternal life or death. I do not agree with the answer given here for many reasons. It does not make any common sense for our Creator to create any one that does not have a chance for eternal life. God wants us all to have eternal life. That includes Jews that certainly will never "receive" Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior since they are looking for their Messiah to come later. Muslims are waiting for their Imam to show up. And all other religions besides Christianity have their end time stories about their "Savior" and some believe you keep coming back til you get it right before passing into Nirvana, heaven, eternal life..whatever you might call life after this one. The verses referred to in the answer below talks about a finite number of people in the vision. This refers to those that have kept the covenant with our Creator to live life as our nature tells us to, the part that lets us know what is right and wrong. That is what the ten commandments is based on. Love our Creator above all else. Do not murder. Do not try and take someone else's property or mate. In other words, be a compassionate and loving spirit and not a selfish, greedy spirit. Very simple. Those souls in these visions have earned eternal life already. Those that have not will be given a chance to reap eternal life when they stand before God. Those that accept the truth at that time will join the souls already enjoying eternal life. It is shocking to realize only a small number of humans will keep the covenant with God over their lifetimes. As far as the answer given about military personnel, once again I do not agree with the one below. Military personnel are rendering to Caesar what is Caesar's, service in the military of their country. Even in the military service, one knows what is right and wrong. To murder a fellow human is not right but to kill in defense or under orders from their commanding officers falls on those that gave the order, not the person that did the killing. If that order to kill was in a righteous war against those that would take liberty and freedom away from others, it is an excusable act and will not be held against that soul. If malice or hate is behind the killing, that will not go well for the soul however even then God will be the one to decide what was in the heart of that person, we cannot assume to do so. All souls will be given a chance to answer for their deeds directly with God and we other humans have no right or no basis by which to judge or condemn a person for their actions or try and legislate their obedience. I agree with the below statement that there is no physical place as heaven and hell. I cannot imagine the God that I believe in would condemn a soul to eternal fire as we know fire and how it consumes. I believe the concept of hell and fire are the only way the people that wrote these things back then could imagine how it would be not having eternal life with our Creator. It would be like someone asking how bad would living eternity without God? "as bad as burning in a lake of fire for eternity" could have been the answer and a clear way of presenting the scenario. First, hell isn't a a place of torment according to the Bible and if you really think about it, how can a loving God allow someone to be burned up forever. (Matthew 5:5; Revelation 14:1, 3.) Only a specific number will go to heaven (read the above scriptures). Those in the military aren't really serving their God. People in the military kill and murder people. Even though the opposing teams are at war, both may claim that God is on their side and they pray for their side to win. So, it's Christians vs Christians. God hates violence so why would he allow people to kill each other especially those who claim to be Christians. Psalm 11:5, which says: "Anyone loving violence his soul certainly hates." This is something to really think about because your life can be held accountable.

Do more people go to heaven or hell?

more people go 2 heaven because most people in the world have asked god to be their savior.

When people die they go to heaven or hell but how are ghosts on the Earth then?

If you actually believe in ghost: Ghost stay behind becasue they are here to tend to some unfinished business or, they died a really horrible and unexpected death and their soul is stuck to this dimensional plane to look for the answer and their soul will not rest until they have come to terms with how they die, and what caused them to die.. Now if ghost actually existed... that's the answer.

Do Jewish people believe in heaven and hell?

Gentile answer: Jews believe in heaven, and purgatory, not hell. Prior to theBabylonian Exile, there was no heaven as a place of reward, andJewish belief held that all souls went to sheol , which canbe described as a state of semi-consciousness in the afterlife. Jewish answer: It would be strange for Gentiles to tell Jews what the Jewsbelieve. One of the central beliefs of Judaism, as stated in the Talmud(Mishna, Sanhedrin 11:1) and codified by Maimonides (1135-1204), isthat the soul continues to exist and is treated in accordance withthe person's actions while he or she was alive. This applies to allpeople, whatever their religion. The Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) doesn't dwell at length on the afterlife;and nor does Judaism spend a lot of time speculating on itsdetails. However, that is not meant to diminish its importance.Rather, the Torah implies that we are to use the bulk of ourenergies in keeping God's ways in this world, with our feet firmlyplanted on Earth, while nonetheless not losing awareness of ourbeliefs. Our ancient sages stated the importance of being aware of the nextworld: "This world is a mere entrance-hall before the afterlife"(Mishna, Avot ch.4). All outstanding accounts are settled after this life. Some casesillustrate this point, since this entire world wouldn't be enoughto reward a Moses or punish a Hitler. And while we're alive,knowledge of the future world serves as one of the motivations tokeeping God's will. The Tanakh does not delve into detail of the rewards of therighteous because religions could compete with more and more poeticpromises. Also because belief in the afterlife was shared by allancient societies and needed little reiteration. Besides, it wouldbe like describing the colors of a sunrise to someone who was blindfrom birth. It is, however, referred to briefly in Torah verses such as Genesis15:15, which states that "You (Abraham) will come to your fathersin peace and will be buried in good old age." Coming to his fathersdoes not mean simply to be buried with them, since Abraham was notburied with his ancestors. Such verses are stated many times. The prophets are more explicit with such references (see Isaiah26:19 and 66:24, Daniel 12:13, Zechariah 3:7, 1 Kings 8:30, 2 Kingsch.2, Ecclesiastes 12:7). The afterlife is spoken of at length inthe Talmud. More than 20 pages of Talmud (Sanhedrin 90-110, RoshHashanah 16-18, and other passages) are given to this subject.

What is the void space between heaven and hell called?

Hmm,, well there is not void space between heaven and hell. But I think I know what you mean. It is best described in the true story put forth by Christ in the gospels concerning the rich man in hell (Luke 16:19-31). Before Christ died, O.T. saints went to a place called Abrahams Bosom, or Paradise. Paradise and Hell were described as two separate "compartments", one on one side, and one on the other in the belly of the earth, with a great gulf fixed between them. This great gulf in the center of the earth is likely the same Bottomless Pit referred to in Revelations (Rev 9:1-11). Since the resurreciton and ascension of Christ into heaven with all of the old Testament saints that used to occupy Paradise, the compartment side known previously as Abrahams Bosom is empty, but hell remains, which one day is to be cast into the lake of fire, at that time when the earth is destroyed at the end of the 1000 year millinial reign of Christ on Earth, as Gods final judgement on the lost (Revelation 20:7-15) So the void, is this gulf, that today would be known of as the bottomless Pit, or the sides of the pit (elsewhere in the Bible)from which "The Destroyer" angel will ascend from upon Earth during the seven year tribulation (Rev. 9:1-11).

Do Buddhism believe people who die go to heaven or hell?

No. Buddhism is not centered around heaven and hell. The life of a Buddhist and ultimate goal, as opposed to Christianity, is to achieve enlightenment and liberation from Samsara instead of going to heaven. There can not be hell because the Buddhists do not view Buddha as an all powerful being capable of sending people to places of internal punishment but rather see him as a teacher, and they being the students. In addition the Buddhist view of an individuals existence is not limited to one cycle of bith and death. There are uncounted cycles of death and rebirth where the individual learns enough to become enlightened and have the option of forgoing rebirth. The Buddhist view of this endstate is not a Heaven but a cessation of awareness of individuality.

How is heaven different from hell?

Answer Heaven is universally seen by Christians as a place or state of reward. One tradition is that the reward of heaven is being in the presence of God. The Book of Revelation provides a scenario, where the angels are constantly worshiping God. Others see heaven as a place of pleasures, without defining the nature of those pleasures. A medieval tradition was that hell was a place of fire and torment, but many theologians no longer support this view. At the very least, Christians see hell as a place or state where souls are separated from God. Others see it as a place of punishment, without defining the nature of that punishment. Answer . Heaven is an idea - a device used by religions to control people's behavior by essentially bribing them with tantalizing, unverifiable promises of a perfect afterlife, if you follow the "will of god" in such and such a way. Hell is the the other side of the same coin, only using unverifiable threats of afterlife horror and torment. Answer . However hard we try to avoid it these types of questions will always be highly opinionated. In the most lax of terms, heaven is colliquilly known as a utopian oasis, a reward for the faithful for leading a good life. Hell on the other hand, it commonly used to refer to a place of torment and punishment.

Why do more people believe in heaven than in hell?

More than likely it is the basic survival instinct. If I'm going to experience unique, personal existence forever, I'd rather do it pleasantly than in torment. More people believe in Heaven then hell because in this world they only see good thing and experience difficulties so they only think of heaven and think that doesn't matter what comes after, lets enjoy the life now!

Do we need Heaven or Hell or Does Heaven or Hell need us?

Opinion The second part of this question implies that heaven and hell are real. If they are, then they, or at least the powers that control them, are so powerful that they surely would not need us. so, do we need heaven or hell. Perhaps religious leaders do, because the promise or threat of one or the other is what is supposed to keep us in line as obedient Christians, Muslims or Jews.

Do the majority of people go to heaven or hell?

Answer This question can be best answered by Ecclesiastes 9:5: " For the living know that they shall die; but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten ." If the Bible is literally true and Ecclesiastes is a legitimate book of the Bible, then people go neither to heaven nor hell. The concept of heaven only came into the Jewish religion after the Babylonian Exile, when the Jews were exposed to new ideas.

What is between heaven and hell?

Jesus , in Luke 16:26 states there is a great chasm or gulf fixed between the two . This gulf or chasm is fixed so that it is permanent and immovable. Neither can cross over to the other side. The gulf represents a permanent separation between the saved and the lost. How large the distance is, is unknown other than what Jesus stated that it is "great".

What is the difference between heaven a hell?

Heaven is referred to the place you go when you die, if you've been a good person. Of course, giving somebody a paper cut or stealing something from the dollar store isn't going to send you to hell, but don't do it anyway ;) Hell is the opposite of heaven. In Greek Mythology, the word Hell comes from the 'goddess' (if you will), Hel, who runs the city called Nuffelheim (in the underworld). It's where the 'bad' people go. Of course, nobody really knows if Heaven or Hell exists, since the dead cannot talk to us living people. It has been (and probably always will be) mythology.

What did medieval people believe about heaven and hell?

it is possibe that they believed that however you treated others it would rebound on you when in hell OR that every sin you commited would be what would happen to you when you get there. AND WHAT ABOUT HEAVAN

What does heaven and hell mean to its believers?

Both heaven and hell are both a state. Heaven means the presence of God while hell is contrary to it. This world can be a heaven or a hell depending to our choice being made. if we chose to live without having God in us, then we are creating this world a hell. . \n

Why is there heaven and hell?

God created every human being in love. He first loved them, and He has created all of them to live with Him eternally. That is called heaven, the state of seeing God and being happy with Him forever. It is not so much a place as a state, and when you are in that state, then you are in heaven. Hell is the opposite, and God did not create hell, He allows it to exist for those who reject Him. Hell is the state of permanent rejection of our happiness in God. Heaven was created by God for all those who love Him, hell was created by each individual who chooses themselves over God.

How is afterlife different from heaven and hell?

They're not. Afterlife encompasses both heaven and hell. The afterlife is just life after death.

Who were the people shown heaven an hell?

I think that people can come alive again when they just died but I'm not sure if that is real . I heard that if a cat that has baby and died rat comes a died becomes a zombie . When i die i would hoe that i would come back alive so that i could tell the people what i seen when i was died.

How do christianconcepts of heaven and hell differ from the Greeks idea of hades?

In Greek mythology there is no heaven or hell, there is only The Underworld, presided over by the God of the dead Hades. The Underworld is a place of rest and protection, everyone goes there when they die; sinners, saints, everyone.

What is hell how is it What is heaven how is it?

Many Christians believe that Hell is the place where evil-doers and those who did not accept Jesus Christ will go at the end of time. Views on what it is like vary from it simply being a place without God to being a burning pit, where sinners are tormented for their evil deeds; it is also said to be the dwelling place of Satan, the father of lies. (It should be noted that not all Christians believe that non-Christians are condemned to hell, but some Christians do in fact believe this.) Heaven is where Christians believe that those who have been good and led a life in accordance with God's teachings, will go to at the end of time. Some Christians believe only other Christians will go there. Some Christians believe that all people who led a good life will go there. Heaven is the kingdom of God, where God is one with everyone and they are one with God. Christians also believe that Jesus is there, sitting at the right hand of His Father. It is impossible for us to know what Heaven and Hell are really like, but most Christians believe we just have to trust God to make the right choice, in his infinite wisdom, and hope that someone who willingly let his son die for us won't condemn all the good people in the world who aren't believers to Hell.

What did people believe about God and heaven and hell in the middle ages?

The Medieval Church played a far bigger part in Medieval England than the Church does today. All Medieval people believed that God, Heaven and Hell all existed. From the very earliest of ages, the people were taught that the only way they could get to Heaven was if the Roman Catholic Church let them. Everybody would have been terrified of Hell and the people would have been told of the sheer horrors awaiting for them in Hell in the weekly services they attended. Actually not all medieval people believed in Heaven and Hell, but it was dangerous to say so. Some ancient Greeks and Romans thought that Earth was not the centre of the Universe, but they lacked the scientific knowledge and tools to support alternate beliefs.

What do the different groups of Christians believe about heaven and hell?

Christians believe heaven is a place of peace, and there willbe no illness, sadness,sorrow there , the lion and the lamb will feed there, the roads in heaven are made of gold. and we have eternal life there. While hellis a place of eternal fire.

Is there more people in hell or heaven?

Well nobody knows! Some people claim hell. But that is only because the view the world negativly! The only person who knows the answer to that question id God .

Why do you think that there is more people in hell than heaven?

Jesus taught us that the path to hell is wide and many people choose this easier road, but the path to heaven is narrow and only a few will find it. To sin is easy and most of the time much more fun than living a more structured and clean life that leads us on the narrow path of salvation.

How do you get to heaven or hell?

Scripture tells us that good works and sinless living will not get you into Heaven. Before his death on the cross, Jesus says that only through Him, will one attain the Father. Not good deeds or living a selfless, charitable life, will you be admitted. It is man's duty to aid his fellow man, that's a given, layed out in the Ten Commandments. Belief in Jesus Christ, who died for all the world's sins, will get you where you need to go.

How long did it take satan to fall from heaven to hell?

he fell for nine days and nine nights, for 32 ft a second and increasing his speed every second

What did people believe about heaven and hell?

There are many different beliefs as to where our souls go after our earthly life is finished. Below is a link with information comparing these beliefs.

Why should people believe in heaven and hell?

When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden, they doomed mankind to certain death. Every person after that is born with original sin. The entire human race was made mortal, subject to illness and death, and eventually an eternity in hell. But God loved humans so much that he made a 'loophole', a chance for all to avoid such a fate. The salvation came in the form of Jesus Christ. He was sent as a sacrifice so the we could escape hell. In order to attain this free gift of salvation a person must accept Jesus Christ as the only Son of the living God. For those that do not believe, or refuse to live by God's law, the destination of their soul will be hell. To avoid hell you must believe. . Answer Being a Christian, I certainly think you should believe as I believe in heaven or hell because God has revealed to us that we are immortal and then our life on earth ends, which is nothing more than making our choice, we are going to be in one or the other place forever. . However, I think more than that, one could probably come to a rational explanation of both as existing without having to resort to religion and revelation. After all, men have believed in the afterlife for thousands and thousands of years, mostly WITHOUT benefit of revelation from God. We have proof from history that prehistoric man had elaborate burial rites, and look at the Egyptians! All of that was based on what man had just thought up, without benefit of God's direct intervention. And goodness knows we have enough television shows and books based on ghosts, demons, etc. to give anyone pause that wants to think this is all there is.

Can people go to hell or heaven?

That depends on whether heaven or hell even exist. The idea of hell was first conceived by the Zoroastrians, and was never someplace a soul would stay permanently. It was a place you went to clean your soul for heaven. Other religions incorporated the idea into their own faiths, but changed it to what we know it as today.

What if there is no heaven or hell?

There is at least a strong argument that these are not 'places'per se, as we understand them. Scripture even gives strongindications that there are 'levels' to each; and that a soul in oneof those may converse with a soul, if not in the other, at leastoutside of their 'plane.' . See that these may be more akin to spiritual 'concepts,' which inno way is meant to imply that they are not 'real,' but that wealmost surely have a very dim understanding of them; which is alsostated in Scripture at least indirectly.