Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
i have more questions depending on the answer.
Hell is the same as the word Hades. Strickly speaking Hell or Hades is just the realm of the dead human beings - all of them. I said ALL dead human beings go to Hades (or Hell).
That would include both those who believe is God and have been saved through Christ and those who do not believe in God or who have not been saved. All when they die, have their immaterial part of their being, depart to Hades.
That means that if someone wanted to say "All the dead Christians are in Hell" he would be actually correct. That is correct in a "non-traditional" way. For Hell is Hades, just the realm of the departed immaterial portion of man's being.
What has grown up as a kind of tradition is that Hell means a firey torment against the departed souls of the wicked. Strickly speaking Hades (or Hell) seems to be composed of two compartments. Or at least two that we are told about in the Bible.
One part of Hades is comfortable and is described as Paradise or Abraham's Bosom. There the saved believers are comfortable in their immaterial soul and spirit. And the other compartment that we are told about is a place of torment and the suffering of the soul and spirit.
So Hell or Hades is of a comfortable section and an uncomfortable section depending upon whether God has saved one or not.
In the end of the Bible Death and its place of confinement Hell or Hades are both shown to be destroyed. Death and Hades are shown thrown into "the lake of fire".
Therefore the final destination of all the unsaved humans is for the entire being, body, soul, and spirit, to perish in eternal punishment in "the lake of fire"
Whatever that is it is clearly communicated to us that it is to be avoided through salvation in Jesus Christ. The destiny of all of the redeemed in Christ's salvation is New Jerusalem.
New Jerusalem is an entity depicted as a city, a temple, a Bride and Wife which symbolizes the mingling of God and man to produce many sons of God. It is not heaven. New Jerusalem the corporate united mingling and blending of Divinity and humanity, a kind of God the Father being enlarged into a family over which He is the Head and Jesus Christ is the Eldest Brother. The constituents of New Jerusalem are the redeemed, regenerated, sanctified, transformed, resurected, conformed, glorified, and deified human beings.
Collectively they are the many sons of God made like Christ the Firstborn Son of God. And this "city" is the capital of a new universe, a new heaven and new earth in which righteousness dwells and death is no more.
Does this answer you question? If not which part does not answer your question?