Is hell in the bible? What if I quit church? Didn't Jesus die on the
cross to save everyone? Do I have free will? Is God mad at the world? Where's God? I don't understand the Bible! Am I going to burn in hell if
I sin? Is there a heaven? My pastor says I have to be baptized. Where is my dead mother? Is
Satan real? Does God really care if I love Him? Is there a hell? Why
is there so much evil in the world? Isn't God in control?
Q: I am a believer who quit church
some time ago. I also believe in the salvation of all mankind, praise the
Lord! I recently found your website which I think is fantastic.
I have been tearing my hair out trying to reconcile the scriptures regarding
the state of the dead (“the dead know nothing”) with 1 Peter 3:19 where
Christ descended to preach to disobedient spirits in prison. There seems to
be some controversy regarding who these spirits are. As I understand death,
the spirit returns to God and the soul no longer exists, or is said to be in
Sheol/Hades. So if the dead are dead, how did Christ preach to them if they
Maybe these spirits are not the spirits of men? If they are the spirits of
men, how can it be? I also thought that without a soul there is no
A: The spirits referred to in 1 Pet. 3:19 are not the spirits of men. These are the same spirits of 2 Peter 2:4 who were disobedient in the days of Noah. The King James Version, I believe, calls them “sinning angels.”
Dead humans are never referred to as spirits; they are referred to as souls.
This term (“spirits”) applies to immortal celestial beings that have never
taken flesh. Continued...
I am a spiritual seeker, just like you. I have sampled the religious
institutions of humans and found them unable to contain the greatness of God.
All my life, I have had deep questions about God and my relationship to Him: Why
am I here? Why is there so much evil in the world? Is the universe coming to an
end? What will happen to my unbelieving loved ones after they die? How important
is it to attend a church? I didn’t find answers in church. In fact, most of the
churches I attended or visited didn't even want to hear the questions. Read more...
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