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When People die do they ascend into heaven or descend into hell and eternal torment? A 14th century Fiction novel titled, " Dantes Inferno the Divine Comedy," Portrays descending levels of torment and an eternal hellish punishment for the spirits of the deceased unrepentant sinners. Dante’s view of hell became widely accepted as Catholic doctrine. The mythical belief in the imortal soul and realm of the dead in the underworld became a way to terrorize the biblically illiterate. This Catholic deception promoted dependence on the priestly performance of mystical sacraments that pretend to save sinners from fiery judgment.
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The term "Hell" is substituted for the Old Testament word "Sheol" and three New Testament words "Hades", “Gehenna", and "Tartarosas." The word "Hell" is misused by translators as a definition and does not correctly represent the biblical meaning of these four terms. The word "Hell" originates in old English and Germanic language and is used to express "Covering or Hiding" something, as in a root cellar. The Hebrew word "Sheol" and the Greek word "Hades" are both used to identify the burial of a person within an earthen pit that is covered.
(Psa 16:10; Acts 2:27; Psa 16:10 NASB; Acts 2:27 NASB; Acts 2:31; Acts 2:31 NASB; Rev 1:12; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; ) The words Hell, Hades, and Sheol would agree if they are simply used to define the word "Grave." The literal meanings of these words have been altered according to a cultural desire to portray the imagery of a spiritual afterlife that supports varying religious beliefs.