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So with many illustrations (parables) of that sort he would speak the word to them, as far as they were able to listen.
Indeed, without an illustration (parable) he would not speak to them, but privately to his disciples he would explain all things (Yahchanan Mark 4:33).
Brother to Zeus and Poseidon, his rulership portion is that of the underworlds, abode of the blessed (and otherwise) dead. This region not just a place of punishment (Tartarus) but also includes the Elysian Fields where those most pleasing to the Gods spend their afterlife, and the Asphodel Fields, where the many neither cursed nor blessed by the Gods went.
It was also recognized that the roots of every bountiful crop extended into the Underworld of Hades, and every vein of precious metal or stone was to be found also there. Hence one of his epithets was plutodotes, the wealthy one. The Romans also recognized this connection, and named one of their underworld dieties Pluto.
He was made lord of the underworld, ruling over the dead. He is a greedy god who is greatly concerned with increasing his subjects. Those whose calling increase the number of dead were seen favorably by him. He was also the god of wealth, due to the precious metals mined from the earth. His wife was Persephone whom Hades abducted.
The underworld itself was often called Hades. It was divided into two regions: Erebus, where the dead pass as soon as they die, and Tartarus, the deeper region, where the Titans had been imprisoned. It was a dim and unhappy place, inhabited by vague forms and shadows and guarded by Cerberus, the three-headed, dragon-tailed dog. Sinister rivers separated the underworld from the world above, and the aged boatman Charon ferried the souls of the dead across these waters. HADES - The Greek God (Encyclopdia of Greek Mythology) DANTE'S INFERNO
Why Does God Send His Children to Hell?
This problem has troubled Christians for two thousand years... The Church has NEVER said that anyone is in hell, not even Judas...
Webmaster's Note:Note the contradictory word 'perishing' as opposed to those who believe one lives forever in hell.
HELL'S BELLS! - "The more colorful curse 'hell's bells and buckets of blood!' was the original of the imprecation, which probably originated at sea during the late 19th century, under what circumstances no one knows." From "Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, 1997).
The Truth About The Hell's Angels
I think people have a hard time believing God is going to allow people to burn in literal fire forever. I think the fire that is mentioned in the Bible is a burning thirst for God that can never be quenched. The Orlando (Florida) Sentinel, April 10, 1983
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.
My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,
So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.
Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
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