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Old 13 April 2013, 01:44 AM
Thera Thera is offline
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When people died in the Old Testament, they went to Sheol. It meant going into a common grave. Didn't matter if you were good or bad.

Gehenna was a place outside the town where everyone tossed out their trash (including dead bodies), which was kept perpetually burning. The word is used alternatively with Hell.

Here is a quote:

Matthew 18:8-9 (PHILLIPS) | In Context | Whole Chapter
The right way may mean costly sacrifice

8-9 “If your hand or your foot is a hindrance to your faith, cut it off and throw it away. It is a good thing to go into life maimed or crippled—rather than to have both hands and feet and be thrown on to the everlasting fire. Yes, and if your eye leads you astray, tear it out and throw it away. It is a good thing to go one-eyed into life—rather than to have both your eyes and be thrown on the fire of the rubbish heap.
In most other translations, "rubbish heap" is called "hell".

I'm no biblical scholar, I welcome corrections.
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