Dante isn't, but Matthew, Malachi, Jude, and Mark have something to say about this.

August 31, 2017 11:33AM
Matthew 25:41
Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Unless the everlasting fire isn't burning for eternity, then I think we can at least agree there's some form of eternal burning happening. Maybe you believe that no one is burning right now, and believe in something more similar to:

Malachi 4:1-5
'All the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,' Says the Lord of hosts, 'That will leave them neither root nor branch’...You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet.”
Which is tricky, because that sounds like the wicked's bodies are being burnt up. Then again, bodies don't go to heaven or hell do they? If so, everyone in heaven and hell would be a skeleton. Neat!

So bodies don't burn forever, but do souls (or something else)?

Matthew 25:46
Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.
It seems Matthew is implying that it's possible to be punished eternally, but he doesn't say if it is a body or not. Here, he also doesn't specifically say that anyone is being burnt. Although...

Matthew 13:50
and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth
Matthew does imply that there's some sort of burning going on. Good Lad Mark seems to agree that something is burning.
Mark 9:43
If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.
Still, one might not think that people/their souls/whatever burn for an eternity.
Jude 1:7
In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.

Oh. A punishment of eternal fire sounds a lot like burning for a pretty long forever.

pls respond

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/31/2017 11:34AM by Stevers.
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DeAndre Harris, the black guy who got beat up in Charlottesville

PaulO August 30, 2017 07:12AM

If you're willing to be labeled as a christian, why would you fear being labeled as a racist?

Stevers August 30, 2017 04:15PM

Equating slavery in the Bible to racism today?

PaulO August 31, 2017 09:12AM

If you can't make sense of a simple minded creature like me, what are you doing trying to make sense of life with a big ol complicated book?

Stevers August 31, 2017 11:11AM

That's not racism

Kstatida August 31, 2017 12:17AM

I was implying that racism isn't worse than christianity, so it's funny that he is so open to being labeled as one but not the other. In fact, Christianity is probably the ultimate form of discrimination

Stevers August 31, 2017 06:21AM

That's exactly how I talk and act. You nailed it. /sarcasm (n/t)

PaulO August 31, 2017 09:22AM

The only thing getting nailed here

Stevers August 31, 2017 10:54AM

Oh silly you

Kstatida August 31, 2017 11:50AM

My mistake. Let's continue this conversation on the Faith board. n/t

Stevers August 31, 2017 12:01PM

That's nearly all religions, you twit. To assume all christians take it that litteral is ignorant. don't be ignorant.

Frosty August 31, 2017 06:44AM

Since when did christians stop talking heaven and hell literally?

Stevers August 31, 2017 08:09AM

I'm not going to waste my time counting them for you. I'd rather waste my time linking awesome hilarious videos that you hipsters won't click on because it's not in old english font.

Frosty August 31, 2017 08:58AM

Nice response. You really backed up your unfounded claims by attacking an unrelated comment and dismissing responsibility by pretending like you don't care that I don't watch your videos. n/t

Stevers August 31, 2017 11:36AM

Dante is not the Bible.

PaulO August 31, 2017 08:58AM

Dante isn't, but Matthew, Malachi, Jude, and Mark have something to say about this.

Stevers August 31, 2017 11:33AM

Thank you.

PaulO August 31, 2017 12:29PM

And herein lies one of my biggest issues with the bible and its interpretations.

Stevers August 31, 2017 12:54PM

Even if God is not the fire, and there is to be a literal fire, it still will burn up and destroy, according to the Bible (n/t)

PaulO September 06, 2017 03:33AM

Damn Paul. You're a bad ass. (n/t)

Matrik August 31, 2017 12:35PM

Ass in the bible means donkey. Your beast of burden.

Flipside Oreo September 03, 2017 10:00AM

Paul is not a bad ass.

Stevers August 31, 2017 12:40PM

Someone sounds jelly. (n/t)

Matrik August 31, 2017 12:42PM

Thing is, christianity doesn't mind it

Kstatida August 31, 2017 06:39AM

Transcript of Frank Somerville's post with KTVU

istirith August 30, 2017 12:37PM

if this video finds its way onto YouTube, let me know (n/t)

PaulO August 30, 2017 11:10AM

There are several videos...

jalim August 30, 2017 08:11AM


MiyagiYojimbo August 31, 2017 04:31AM

Re: There are several videos...

demos August 30, 2017 08:21AM

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