If you go online to patheos.com, you will find a news article by the Progressive Secular Humanist titled, Pope Francis declares ‘There Is No Hell’ - Vatican Disagrees. In fact, if you do a search for articles about the pope declaring there is no hell, you will find many websites discussing this hot news item.
The pope was questioned by the journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, who reported that, “Pope Francis explained there is no hell, and that sinners will not be punished for eternity.”
This article went on to give a quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding hell:
“The teaching of the church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, ‘eternal fire’. The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.”
You will find many websites that discuss this new revelation. As an example, there is apostolicfriendsforum.com. There you will find responses like this: “lots of people need a refund“ or “indulgences sold…. What a rip off.”
You may even want to visit the website, kahalyahweh.net where you will find an intriguing article under the alpha-list titled, HAS RELIGION LIED TO US? The author explores many issues that he considers lies perpetrated by religion.
You may also wish to visit the website tentmaker.org. Here you will find many articles that challenge the concept of hell proclaimed by religion. For example, you will find an article by Gary Amirault titled, THE ANCIENT INVENTORS AND MODERN PERPETUATORS OF HELL.
You will find many articles at this website that reveal the truth about religion's concept of hell. There is a book reprinted on this website by a J W Hanson, D. D. that was published in 1888 called, THE BIBLE HELL. This website confirms that you should not make your decisions about our Creator and his purpose for us simply by listening to religious spokesmen.
To find the truth, you cannot simply rely on Bible translations. You must go more deeply by using a concordance and looking up the Hebrew or Greek words that are being translated. The Bible translators were influenced by many pagan myths.
The Messiah was not introducing a new religion to the world. In John 14: 6 he said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The members of the Light of YahwehShua follow the way that was taken by Messiah. We are not a religion. We do not have our own Bible. All Bible translations are suspect and must be examined carefully.
What Messiah did introduce to us was the new covenant. He died in sin and therefore took away ALL the sin of the world. When you go deeply into the Bible, you find many wonderful truths. In addition to the fact that there is no eternal hell, you will learn that all mankind will be resurrected and live again.
I invite you to study the articles on our website. These introduce you to many of Yahweh’s wonderful truths. Do not just accept the information in these articles. Challenge and study them. We welcome your questions. It is not our job to call the world to repentance. We are here to receive those that the Father has called. (John 6: 44)