Did Jesus Speak Twice as Much About Hell?

Fact vs. Myth

For those who parrot the phrase "Jesus spoke twice as much about Hell then He did about Heaven"...


HERE ARE THE FACTS:

[Using the King James Bible and www.biblegateway.com ]


1. The word "heaven" is found a total of 691 times in the entire Bible.
2. The word "hell" is found a total of 54 times in the entire Bible.
3. The word "heaven" is found a total of 277 times in the New Testament.
4. The word "hell" is found a total of 23 times in the New Testament.
5. The King James Gospels* attributes the word "heaven" to Jesus 121 times.
6. The King James Gospels* attributes the word "hell" to Jesus 15 times.

*Matthew, Mark, Luke hell not found in Gospel of John

Of the 15 times the KJV attributes the word "hell" to Jesus, 11 times it is translated from Gehenna, and 4 times it is translated from Hades.

Greek Gehenna-from the Hebrew Ge [Be] Hinnom,meaning "valley of [the son of] Hinnom". A valley located east of Jerusalem known as Hinnom Valley.

Greek Hades- from the Hebrew Sheol,meaning "the unseen, imperceptible", and denotes the place or state of the dead. Hades/Sheol are also translated as "grave"* many times in the Bible.

*How can the same word mean 'grave' and 'hell'?

In Conclusion

Jesus spoke of Heaven over a hundred times. How many times did Jesus really speak about the "Christian Hell"? NEVER!

http://hubpages.com/hub/Debunking-Christian-Myths--Part-One

free web counter web site hit counter
Converted from CHM to HTML with chm2web Pro 2.85 (unicode)