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2 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 25

An Open Letter from the Staff...

SHOCKING as it may seem, you may go to
“hell”! Many of your loved ones are RIGHT NOW in
“hell”! But don’t be alarmed!
You probably never heard the TRUTH about
what “hell” really is -- and where all of YOUR ideas on
the subject came from in the first place.
You probably just accepted, WITHOUT
QUESTION, this world’s idea of a horrifying,
nightmarish place of never-ending torture for lost
It’s time we QUIT “swallowing” the IDEAS
and THEORIES of confused humanity, and begin BIBLE
STUDYING the truth for ourselves in YEHOVAH
GOD’S Word!
FIRST, let’s notice the generally accepted
common belief in our Western world about hell. Here’s
Published at Arcadia, California by Hope of
the terse and brief summation of this popular belief,
Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH).
from the Encyclopedia Americana:
“...As generally understood, hell is the abode
of evil spirits; the infernal regions...whither lost and
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condemned souls go after death to suffer indescribable
TORMENTS and ETERNAL punishment....Some have
thought of it as the place created by the Deity, where He TECHNICAL ADVISOR
punishes, with inconceivable severity, and through all Sean C. Keyser
eternity, the souls of those who through unbelief or
through the worship of false gods have angered Him. It YOUR ENROLLMENT has been paid by
is the place of DIVINE REVENGE, untempered, others. Bulk copies for distribution not
NEVER ENDING. This has been the idea most given or sold.
generally held by Christians, Catholics, and Protestants ADDRESS COMMUNICATIONS to the
alike. It is also the idea embodied in the Mohammedan’s Editor at the following address:
conception." Now where, and how, did this popular Hope of Israel Ministries, P.O. Box 2186,
belief about hell ORIGINATE? Temple City, California 91780, U.S.A.
The Encyclopedia Americana states: “The _________________________________
main features of hell as conceived by Hindu, Persian,
Egyptian, Grecian, and Christian theologians ARE About Our Cover...
ESSENTIALLY THE SAME." The Western religious
leaders through the Middle Ages borrowed the doctrine
The Greek word “Gehenna” -- translated “hell” in the
of eternal torture FROM THE PAGAN
New Testament -- refers to the Valley of Hinnom. It
PHILOSOPHERS. Certain of these writers of the
was here that the refuse of the city of Jerusalem and
Middle Ages had such tremendous influence on the
the dead bodies of criminals were thrown to be
Christian-professing world, that their writings and
BURNED. Yeshua referred to these fires when he
teachings came to be generally accepted and believed,
spoke of the DESTRUCTION of the incorrigible
until it became the doctrine of the Christian-professing
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