How then should or must we understand it..., what are errors and false doctrines, and what agrees with what the Bible conveys to us? In the following article we have tried to explain clearly and understandably the subject of hell and its real (original) meaning, and what false teachers have made of it.
Because the word "hell" is an ancient word, originally a good translation for the words Sheol and Hades in the original text. But because it later acquired a completely different meaning, these words can be better translated as "grave, sepulcher, burial cave," so that this is not misunderstood as it so often is.
This erroneous teaching is not only seen with us Christians and with Muslims..., but many religions have similar ideas in their beliefs. But is this not rather the handwriting of Satan, a vengeful God (2 Corinthians 4:4) than of a loving, merciful God?
If Almighty God Yahuwah says He has no pleasure in the death and annihilation (non-existence) of ungodly wicked people-does annihilation then involve letting someone live on forever in a place of eternal torment and pain, horror and torture....? Doesn't such an approach fit much more with a sadistic, bitter, vengeful Satan? Just by thinking logically, we come to logical conclusions.
But then, what exactly is meant by hell?