REASON #11 It's all about a power grab:
The Hell dogma was fabricated to scare parishioners into the pews and out of their money while church leaders laugh all the way to the bank!
Jesus said in Matthew 10:28 ‘And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.’
The soul is the life or the person. It is NOT immortal and it CAN be killed dead, contrary to popular belief.
Again it boils down to ‘Who will you believe… God or man?’
The Catholic or Universal Church needed an army to go kill all its opponents, especially Muslims. In order to control this army, they threatened them with this idea of burning in Hell for all time to come.
They manipulated the scriptures to fit their doctrines. They tortured killed people in order to keep the scripture OUT of the hands of the common man, according to Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.
They did not get this doctrine from the original texts. It is not Biblical. They also gave the Pope authority to usurp the pure authority of scared scripture and thus to create their own ‘Bible’ in their own likeness.
My challenge to you, dear reader, is to prove me wrong. Purify your thinking and your doctrine to be only what you find written.
Anything else is not to be called scripture, lest you’d be ‘teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.’
Notice: Matthew 15:1-11: ‘Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, ‘Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and mother: and, He that curses father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But you say, ‘Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever you might be profited by me; 6 And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free.’ Thus have you made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7 You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 8 ‘This people draws nigh unto me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, ‘Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.’