I want to ask a seriously dumb question.
Christians always tell you that if you don’t believe in Jesus you will end up in hell.
Then I ask, really? Which part?
They will say “your soul and your spirit because your spirit lives forever”.
So I said this. You mean “hell is a spiritual place?” Then they say “Yes”.
Then I ask, “Is the kingdom of heaven a spiritual place too? When we die we go to heaven?”
So I ask, “So why then is there a need for a resurrection?”
“So that you’ll be heaven. “ They answered.
“But according to you, we are already in heaven even before our bodies are raised”. I said.
“The bible says the worms that eat you and the fires that burn you is forever.”They say.
“So it’s a spiritual resurrection body”. They snap back.
“I see. So is this body perfect?” I ask.
“Yes. No sickness. No death”. They answered.
“Two hands? Two eyes? ” I replied?
“Yes perfect.”They replied.
“Then what the hell is this about:
And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life CRIPPLED than with TWO HANDS to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life LAME than with TWO FEET to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with ONE eye than with TWO EYES to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ For everyone will be salted with fire.
What the heck is this?
Going to heaven with one hand, one eye and one foot?
Hell was Jerusalem in AD70.
“And they shall go out and look on the DEAD BODIES of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”
It’s describing about a grave site where bodies are littered every where. The phrase “the worms and fires are forever” is our equivalent “it takes forever to get those bodies disposed”. It just means a long long time.
As for getting into the kingdom with one hand, leg and eye, it meant people who left Jerusalem had entered into the new covenant, where God lives in them.
Heaven is where God lives. He lives in you. You are already in the kingdom since Jerusalem was destroyed in AD70.