- Sep 3, 2019
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You have the verse right.The King James translation of 1 Corinthians 15:55: O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory?No.
Paul wrote of Hades once. The translators were inconsistent in the translation and did not place the word "hell" on it like they did elsewhere in the NT, at least with the popular translations. Others placed the word 'grave' or 'death' on it.
It's a big smoking gun to the eternal damnation establishment.
The other translations seem to use 'death' for both questions.
Do you think this may be an indication Paul had no belief in hell?
Paul believed in the spiritual condition of what Hades represents.
The name 'Hell' comes from Norse mythology and did not show up in any translation until 1000 AD in the Anglo Saxon Bible as "helle".
What people have been conditioned to believe about "Hell" today, is a pure abomination to him who is "making all things new" - Rev 21:5
But the only scripture that came to my mind is 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9, but your hermeneutics rejects that. Are you saying that in your opinion eternal damnation is not a conscious existence?