Heaven or Hell?In the reality, the Biblical one too next, we all still do go to heaven or to hell in a physical body..(Heb 9:27 KJV) And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:And what you or some other persons do believe now also is not important as what God, Jesus, the Apostles, the Bible does clearly teaches us.(Heb 9:28 KJV) So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.(Dan 12:2 KJV) And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.Mark 9 1 And he said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."
2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." 6(He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
7 Then a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and a voice came from the cloud: "This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!"
8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.
9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.10 They kept the matter to themselves, discussing what "rising from the dead" meant.
11And they asked him, "Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?"
12 Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected? 13 But I tell you, Elijah has come, and they have done to him everything they wished, just as it is written about him."
But do also note that Both Moses and Elijah are already resurrected from death and are in Heaven as the above pasage also clearly teaches us too! Even while many falsely try to deny this. I also still do prefer to let the Bible explain itself..(Rom 10:3 KJV) For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.(Rom 10:4 KJV) For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.(1 Cor 10:1 KJV) Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.(2 Cor 2:11 KJV) Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.(1 Cor 14:38 KJV) But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.(1 Th 4:13 KJV) But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
(1 Th 5:1 KJV) But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.(2 Pet 3:2 KJV) That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.(Rom 11:16 KJV) For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.(Rom 8:23 KJV) And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(1 Cor 15:19 KJV) If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.(James 1:18 KJV) Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.(John 20:25 KJV) The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. 26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.(Rev 21:1 KJV) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
One of the main continual topics in the New Testament is the physical resurrection of our bodies.. The concept of the resurrection is found in the Old Testament - though not as pronounced as it comes to light in the New Testament..“But those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection of the dead…neither can they die anymore, for they are like angels, and are sons of God” (Luke 20:35-36).
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself (Philippians 3:20-21).(1 Pet 1:3 KJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,(1 Pet 3:21 KJV) The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:In the apostle's creed, we say "I believe in the resurrection of the body." This is a very important Christian doctrine that is essential to understand. Salvation does not only involve our souls--it involves our whole person, and thus our bodies as well. If we neglect this truth, we will only have a partial view of our salvation. Thus, the future resurrection of our bodies, called "glorification," is important, very real. To now neglect this truth is to neglect one of the central doctrines of the Bible and Christian faith. The apostle Paul himself maintained that the Lord’s resurrection is Heaven’s guarantee that we too shall be raised. Jesus will give us all the complete Victory by Him.Heaven which is being in close proximity with Christ, in a place that is far better than even the best that this world can provide compares to nothing on earth at ll, it is a far far better place.(Phil 1:21 KJV) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.(Phil 1:22 KJV) But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.(Phil 1:23 KJV) For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:Jesus removed the fear and terror out of anticipating death for the godly
(Heb 2:15 KJV) And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.(Heb 2:16 KJV) For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.He Jesus and the apostles they shed light on what awaits us in heaven, eternally resurrected, redeemed bodies.(2 Tim 1:10 KJV) But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:(2 Tim 1:11 KJV) Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
(Mat 22:30 KJV) For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.(Mat 22:31 KJV) But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
The Scriptures teach plainly that our resurrection bodies will be substantially identical to the bodies we now possess, only modified in terms of sinlessness and incorruptibility.. The Bible teaches that our bodies will be like Christ's, they will be physical, and they will be the same body we had on earth--but transformed into a more glorious existence. There are many passages which teach that both believers and unbelievers will be raised. Acts 24:15 says, "There shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked." John 5:28-29 says, "For an hour is coming , in which all who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgement." Unbelievers will thus suffer eternal punishment in their bodies, in hell: "And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" (Matthew 10:28).
One of the issue that seems to cause some ambiguity is when will both the Christian and non Christians be resurrected in their bodies.. when is not important as the act that they all will be resurrected.The Classical Christian doctrine says that when a believer dies their soul is separated from their body and immediately goes to be with Christ in heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:8 says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Then, at the Second Coming of Christ, the bodies of all believers who have died will be resurrected and reunited with their souls (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:52). Immediately after this, the believers who are living still alive at Christ's return will have their bodies transformed, and they will be brought up to the sky with Christ and the believers of old."When this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, `Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting'" (1 Cor. 15:54-55).
In light of Jesus’ resurrection, we know that our own body will be gloriously raised in the future (Phil 3:21 KJV) Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.We have been liberated from fretting about our physical appearance. It should not bother us if we are not the ideal height, weight, and so on.This physical body that we now all do have is not the original one that both Adam and Eve had, which was was corrupted, limited next because of Adam and Eve' sins.(1 Cor 15:42 KJV) So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:(1 Cor 15:43 KJV) It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:(1 Cor 15:44 KJV) It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.In his defense before Agrippa, Paul asked his Jewish audience: “Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?” (Acts 26:8). There have always been those groups, persons who still found the concept of the bodily resurrection unbelievable, and their modern counterparts exists- sadly even in within the framework of “Christendom.” It is never a surprise that the devil make a counter claim to any viable basic Christian truth, doctrine as well. Also the Cultish groups also falsely do have a problem with the doctrine that God will raise the body. The “Jehovah’s Witnesses” assert that the incorrigibly wicked “will never be remembered for resurrection” (Make Sure of All Things, p. 314). We need to stick with what the Bible says always, and not what mere man or the devil says.We can also pray for a preview here on earth of our resurrected heavenly bodies. and we do so when we pray for the healing of our sick parts of the body.
(1 John 4:3 KJV) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.Some professing Christians sadly even such as the Christadelphian cult, they wrongfully do not believe that we go immediately to heaven when we die, and some they not believe in the immortality of the soul or of Hell now too, . and falsely some they do not believe the son of man, Jesus Christ had descended literally from heaven, and to some of them "The Kingdom of Heaven is spiritual place only, it is the rule of God in the hearts of believers, where Jesus established this "new age", this promised kingdom long ago. As the true gospel is preached to all of the earth, then another age called the age of "light and Life will next come in. This is the most likely time for the real return of Christ, but to them wrongfully it will be just a visit as Christ supposedly now oversees many worlds and resides on his own. To them there is no resurrection of the dead presently to anyone who has died on earth. they wrongfully believe that we are resurrected in a new form and continue to grow spiritually translating through many different "mansions" until we reach our reunion with the father after which we enter into eternal service in Gods vast creation. We join the core of the finality." Their's too also is a false salvation based on one's personal works and not the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The Christadelphians also wrongfully have explained away, or rationalized away entire episodes in the life of Jesus mentioned in the Gospel as not being still literal but rather a future vision of a future event All of these views also are certainly unbiblical.While it is true because of the sinfulness of all mankind, and before the death of Jesus Christ on their own good merits (John 3:13 KJV) .. no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.The Bible still clearly teaches that some persons next do go to Heaven and some do go to Hell immediately upon their death..(Luke 16:20 KJV) And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.Note the conscious dead rich man is in a physical Hell.. wanted his tongue cooled too.. the poor man was in Heaven, not in a limbo or in an unconscious place..While it is true that in the Old testament the old testament believers did not ascend directly to heaven, they went to a temporary palce, after the death and resurrection of Jesus all of the Christians went to heaven, paradise, the garden of eden..(Rom 7:24 KJV) O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?The answer is Jesus Christ alone.. not one's religion, one's good works, or the prayers of others after one dies..(2 Cor 5:8 KJV) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.(Luke 23:43 KJV) And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.(2 Cor 12:4 KJV) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.(Rev 2:7 KJV) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.(Mat 27:50 KJV) Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto manyThis first resurrection of the body of believers took place upon the resurrection of Jesus to the right hand of the father., where all of the past sleeping saints were resurrected. and now when any believer dies they do go straight to heaven.The resurrected lord Jesus Christ next still has a real body, one that we can see and touch... the same one he came to earth in.. and the same one we will see him in .. heaven is not just a spiritual place, it is also a real physical place.
(Acts 1:11 KJV) Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.(Job 19:26 KJV) And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:(John 7:39 KJV) (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) (John 12:23 KJV) And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. (Rom 8:17 KJV) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
(1 Cor 15:35 KJV) But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? 36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: 38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Prov 30:4 KJV) Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?(John 1:51 KJV) And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven" (II Kings 2:11). (2 Ki 2:11 KJV) And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.(Prov 30:12 KJV) There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.Literal heaven is certainly the Bible and an literal body resurrection, and all of those believers who die they will be raised from the dead, in their resurrected, in their now perfected bodies too as Jesus Christ was.
Jesus used the word “Paradise” when He spoke to the thief who was dying on the cross beside Him. “Then he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.’” (Luke 23:42-43)1 Corinthians 2:9. “But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”“And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21-22,PARADISE: a Persian word meaning "a wooded park," "an enclosed or walled orchard," or "a garden with fruit trees." (from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright (C) 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)par·a·dise (păr'ə-dīs', -dīz') n.
1 often Paradise The Garden of Eden.
a The abode of righteous souls after death; heaven.
b An intermediate resting place for righteous souls awaiting the Resurrection.
3 A place of ideal beauty or loveliness.
4 A state of delight.
[Middle English paradis, from Old French, from Late Latin paradīsus, from Greek paradeisos, garden, enclosed park, paradise, from Avestan pairidaēza-, enclosure, park : pairi-, around + daēzō, wall.]
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. Gen 2.8
The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Gen 2.9b
Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. Gen 2.10
And they (Adam and Eve) heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day Gen 3.8a
Fourteen years ago I was taken up to heaven for a visit. Don't ask me whether my body was there or just my spirit, for I don't know; only God can answer that. But anyway, there I was in Paradise 2 Cor 12.2-4, LB
(Jesus said...) To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. Rev 2.7b
So now the Garden of Eden is in Heaven, the very place Jesus said He and the thief, who repented, would be after they died.and the garden of eden was removed from earth when adam and even sinned.. to me the garden of eden is part of heaven, it is the paradise of God..Remember also it seems that the devil lived here on earth before earth was recreated next and Adam and Eve we placed on it and the garden of Eden.. Jesus and thus man reclaimed earth for God too.
Now what about Hell?SIMPLY PUT HELL / Gehenna is ETERNAL DAMNATION in Tormenting Fire that never lets up and never ends for those who reject Christ. HADES, also SHEOL, is the realm of the dead BEFORE the resurrection & Ascension of Jesus Christ. When Christ spent 3 days in Hades, he preached to the lost, then took Believers with Him to Heaven, and sending the lost to Hell/Gehenna, then He closed that place!
Vine's Expository Dictionery says: HELL - Gehenna, Geenna, Ge-Hinnom is found 12 times in the New Testment, each time used by the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah Himself. This Hell is Eternal, unquenchable fire. The DOOM.
HADES - The region of departed spirits of the lost. Before the Resurrection & Ascension of Jesus Christ it also included Believers. This is also SHEOL. Neither are correctly rendered 'HELL' meaning eternal fire.
(Mark 9:43 KJV) And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:Cast into HELL / Gehenna unquenchable fire; where the fire never goes out
(Mat 23:15 KJV) Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.- Those who pretended to be religious Jesus called a child of HELL /Gehenna
Matthew 10:28 - Jesus is talking about all our secrets showing up, and says. Do not fear those who kill the body,
but rather be afraid of him who can desroy both soul and body in Gehenna
(Mat 5:22 KJV) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.- Anyone who says 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of HELL / Gehenna. Jesus is telling how strict 'the Law' is/was. To be angry is as bad as murder, to lust is as bad as adultry, etc.Face it many professing Christians have false doctrines, unbiblical views cause they personally are realy still ignorant of what the Bible says and they have mainly believe falsely what other men have said, they often will quote them rather, even Spurgeon, Scoffield, Darby, Mary Baker, Ryrie, Dr. Thomas, Joseph Smith, etc. what they have said about it instead and also very wrongfully still.JESUS CHRIST, GOD's ONLY SON - The Bible, is the ONLY WAY to AVOID HELL!!(Mat 16:18 KJV) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.On this Rock Jesus I will build My church, & the gates of Hell/HADES will not overpower, overcome it (prevail against it). I will give you the Keys of the Kingdom to bind the powers of hell in Jesus' Name. Those you forgive by my word are forgiven, but those you do not forgive are not forgiven.(John 14:6 KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.(John 3:16 KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.