Interesting question! I've thought this myself, actually! The only reason Lucifer looks over hell is because he turned from god. I don't think he's the terrible person Christianity made him to be. I think he redeemed himself by punishing the bad. (Please keep slanders/other unchrist-like words to yourself. I do not appreciate being told I'm going to hell because I have a different opinion than your religion teaches. God gave us free will for a reason!)
The word “hell” is found in many Bible translations and simply means the common grave of mankind. This has not stopped SOME christians and many non-christions from teaching that hell is a place where Satan and his Demons rule and where wicked people go after they die to be tortured for their sins. This belief began when the clergy wanted to scare people into attending church and hand over their meager wages. (research this subject, it's very interesting)
If wicked people go there why did Job who was upright speak of going there? Because he was merely speaking of the common grave. (Job 14:13)
Also, how can your "soul" go to Hell after death when the bible says: Ezekiel 18:4:“The soul that is sinning—it itself will die."
The word “hell” is found in many Bible translations. In the same verses other translations read “the grave,” “the world of the dead,” and so forth. Other Bibles simply transliterate the original-language words that are sometimes rendered “hell”; that is, they express them with the letters of our alphabet but leave the words untranslated. What are those words? The Hebrew she’ohl? and its Greek equivalent hai?des, which refer, not to an individual burial place, but to the common grave of dead mankind; also the Greek ge?en·na, which is used as a symbol of eternal destruction. However, both in Christendom and in many non-Christian religions it is taught that hell is a place inhabited by demons and where the wicked, after death, are punished (and some believe that this is with torment).
That is an interesting thought, however God’s Word describes the Devil as “the father of the lie” (John 8:44) Satan the Devil is powerful, yet his power is limited when it comes to causing death directly. This vicious spirit fosters deceit and seduction and plants murderous attitudes in the hearts and minds of people. His lie conveyed by means of a serpent to the first woman Eve, which brought death to her and to her husband Adam. (Ge 3:1-5, 16-19) That first lie was rooted in selfishness and wrong desire. It was designed to divert the love and obedience of the first human pair to the liar. This is evidence that it was the Devil who spoke as a serpent, and that this one was a manslayer from the beginning of his lying, devilish course.
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it is clear and simple in the bible as it contradicts alot, god is the one punishing the wicked and the devil and his demons, but yet in the old testiment it says the dead shall be conscious of nothing, swapping and changing its words isnt it?, and how can you say satan is the bad one, look what god has did in the old testiment before you judge satan