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What do you think about Gehenna?

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Blissful Blue answered

Most people think that Gahanna is hell or like hell, but it is not. "There is no evidence that animals or humans were thrown into Gehenna to be burned alive or tormented. So the place could not symbolize an invisible region where human souls are tormented eternally in literal fire." The same goes for hell, but "Gehenna was used by Jesus and his disciples to symbolize the eternal punishment of “second death,” that is, everlasting destruction, annihilation.—Re 20:14; Mt 5:22; 10:28." Curiosity  of JW.org. You should check it out when you have some time or maybe if you want more information on the matter.

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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
So it is a literal grave and not a large place with multitudes. The majority of JW I talked to believe each person not choosing to follow Jehovah stay dead, and in their graves.
Blissful Blue
Blissful Blue commented
No, hell is not a large place with multitudes. While what they said was true, I think you have the wrong idea of what they were saying. Rev. 20:13 states that “The sea gave up those dead in it, and death and Hades gave up those dead in them.” Jesus promised, “the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus’] voice and come out.” There will be a time where Jesus will resurrect, or bring back to life, millions of dead ones who are in Jehovah God`s memory. Everyone will get chance to learn about Jehovah. Everyone gets a second chance. When that time is up and Armageddon comes, the incorrigibly wicked will be destroyed.-Psalm 37: 10,11 After Armageddon, then I guess you could say some people will stay dead. Maybe the JW you were talking to needed to expand on what they were trying to explain.
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Maybe . . . and yes I also know of the doctrine regarding the people being "rebuilt" to ascend and be resurrected . . . . That is one crazy concept.
Tell me, do you really think the resurrection of the dead will be with their original cell structure . . . like a burned guy regenerating to be made whole with his original cells?
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I think it was thought up with as much truth as the following:

"The house of Lies"
Irkalla
Helheim
Avici
Narak
Kasyrgan
Mictlan
Tatarus
Duat

These are all versions of "Hell" assigned BY MAN to other religious myth . . .  Have to have something to threaten would-be transgressors with . . .

Look them up, they are the "stick" for each of their perspective belief systems.

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Blissful Blue
Blissful Blue commented
What about the other versions of hell? I know there are more versions out there, do you think that all of those are assigned by man? JW believe that hell is the common grave of mankind where both good people AND bad ones go. What do you think the original "version" of hell is?
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
When I say "All" . . it is assigned to the entire list presented and their creation being that of man. There are other versions, and if added I would still assign their creations to man.
Religion is not "God Created" . . . the dogma associated with religion is obviously created by man . . . each one is a flawed representation of the beliefs and myth stories told from earlier man, honed into organized systems of ceremony and that which their particular part of culture felt to be most true.
As far as the "Original" version . . . it would have depended on that particular tribe's primitive belief. Perhaps look into what the Sumerian's belief system, since they have the first recorded language.
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Pepper pot answered

A bit chewy.

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Pepper pot
Pepper pot commented
This is an old question (2015) being used by you to advertise a JW website. Advertising is against the rules of this site. Hence I gave it the answer it deserved.
Blissful Blue
Blissful Blue commented
I'm not here to advertise, I'm here to ask and answer questions. Old question or not, I can answer what I want. Also, I found the question interesting and wanted to share the information I learned. While sharing this information, I thought it would be a good idea to reference the site I got the information from. It was way more information, but I'm not gonna put a whole article in the comments. They can go to the website and do more research if they please, but as long as I shared what I thought and what I researched on the matter, that's all that matters to me.
Pepper pot
Pepper pot commented
You are advertising your website JW.org, it's there in your answer. There is no point answering old questions, the people that asked them are not here anymore, people who troll the religious forums old questions to advertise JW.org ARE advertising,

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