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A friend told me that spiritual studies shows that heaven & hell does not exist. I'm unsure about it & I need someones opinion on the topic.

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123shelbyt

If your a Christian. What I don't understand is "God Loves you". If you pull off a sin he sends you to the devil for your soul to be tourchered for all eternity. Yet he still loves you? This is why I have my own theories.

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Whoa! That is not how it works everyone sins so God sent his only son to pay the price for us..God offers us eternal life with him we just have to accept thegift!
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mar30
omg yes yes yes yes yes
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But if you don't except you go to hell, doesnt sound like love to me. A loving god would have no use for a hell.
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mcolston, my faith is Christian but we do not believe that the Bible teaches there is a hell where sinners are sent to be punished (tortured) forever. The Bible actually supports science and science has shown the Bible to be accurate.
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And I have my own theories that seem a bit out there, but it all makes sense to me.
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They do but only if you believe in them.
Everybody has different beliefs.

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O.O that's up to you to chose if it's real or not

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Only one way to find out...no one really knows so please don't say yes it does or no it doesn't cause your not dead yet & when you do pass away be sure to sigh on to ask.com & tell us how nice it is k thanks :)

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Unless we don't ever find out...
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Sign* & if we don't we don't if we do we do...it's life I guess
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Don't get me wrong, I do HOPE there is something, and that we get to find out.
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yes there is, no it doesnt.... bleh!
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That's your personal belief.

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Yuppppppp!!!!!! Read the bible

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agreed :) :)
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Pick a book, any book... just saying. If you lived in another place or were born to different parents you might refer to a different book or none at all. How do you know you have the right one?
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What do you mean?
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I was pretty clear. Why did you pick the Bible as your evidence. Have you ever thought about that? Any one more thing. There are people who believe in Jesus and the Bible but still do not believe in "hell" how do you know that you are correct. I am not saying that you are wrong but just asking you if you have ever questioned your beliefs.
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Well of course I have questioned it. I mean know one knows all the answers. I mean like if you aren't worthy for heaven and lived a sinful life where do you think you will end up? I am guessing if you believe in Jesus and the Bible your Lutheran.Right?
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No I don't question my beliefs
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Then how do you know they are the right ones for you?
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I just believe in God
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LOL ... how could "spiritual studies" show that? It's contrary. If there is a "spirit plane" (for lack of a better phrase) that we could study, then that would prove the existance of heaven/hell/valhalla ... whatever you want to call that "plane" of existance.

If it is beyond the ability of science to monitor/study (which I believe is the case) then the existance of heaven/hell can't be proven or disproven.

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Yes, They do exist. I mean where would you after you die? Anymore questions? :)

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Maybe we don't go anywhere when we die. Maybe we are just dead.
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You could get reincarnated.
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mar30
Yes WE are dead but our souls aren't. :)
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Another possibility.
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mar30
If you don't mind me asking. What religion are you?
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I am Agnostic. It means that I do not know.
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mar30
O.ok. Gotcha. Well I can tell you this. What ever questions you have I can answer most. But the ones I can't go to a preacher. :)
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What denomination are you?
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mar30
what? Im a catholic......y?
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KJV (66 books) or Douay-Rheims (73), which one is the word of God?
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Nope, and no the bible is not proof, if it is then that means the greek gods exist, cause i have an old book that says they do, its called the Iliad.

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the bible says the Greek gods exist?? o wait I get it now the liliad or whatever does. I personally use the bible as proof of heaven and hells existence.
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Funny. You believe the Bible is proof that Jesus is anti-Republican, but not that Heaven/Hell exist?
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Actually I don't believe in the bible at all, I just like using your own holy text against you.
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Y don't you believe if you don't mind me asking
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I did when I was younger, like all children I believe what I was told. As I got older and look at the world and started studying more complex fields like physics, world history, genetics chemistry and philosophy I realized it was a joke. I was agnostic for a while, but recently went fully atheist. Mostly I find faith funny, because most people only believe what they are raised to believe, but if you took someone at birth and changed the country from say the US to Iran, that once devout Christian is a now devout Muslim and will spew at you how stupid Christians are. Mostly I think that a god wouldn't have invented a hell, especially just because you didn't believe or worship it correctly, and believing because your afraid of hell is a joke. I feel if your a good person that's enough in life, and I don't need a deity to feel fulfilled. There have been so many gods in the history of man, it's quite funny, and the Christian god is nowhere near the oldest. I have been growing more and more anti organizes religion for years, as I see it used to spread hate and ignorance around the world. If you want to believe that's fine, if it makes you happy, but don't use a fictional book as evidence against the sciences, or to treat gays or others badly. Religions have some good aspects but on the whole mankind would be better off without them.
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Preach it brother!!! Well said
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I'm sorry you were not able to find God mcolston. God never promised us that life would be easy; nor did he promise us that we would never be sad or suffer. He did promise, however, that he would be present with us in our sufferings. Salvation is like a marriage. You never have to wonder if you ever got married. That wedding day is one you will never forget. That day is one you will never forget. Your spouse becomes one with you and you don't have to doubt if they are real. My God is just as real as that! :)
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Besides our religious diferences, how have you been doing?
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Not to bad cant get my 5 mon. Old to sleep through the night, any suggestions?
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Feed him a "Smoothie" before bed. Let me explain. If he is on formula or milk, fill a bottle half full. Then put in a good bit of gerber rice cereal. Then top it off with a few spoon fulls of baby fruit like banana or whatever he likes. Shake it all up. It will be thick! You might have to cut a bigger hole in the nipple. He will sleep ALL night! Worked for me! :P
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My fiance has her 8 month old newphew over the house (sometimes).
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mar30
@Mcolston,
Ok i understand what u said about not believing why a God would create a hell.
Ok well God gave us free will so thats why we sin. so if we aren't worthy of Heaven then we shouldn't go there so thats why there Hell.
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So he is not a loving god then. If your son did something bad would you send him to be punished and tortured for eternity? No sane person would.
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No God is loving. And if your son did do something bad then you to Confession and God forgives you your sins and then gives you grace.
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I do firmly believe that heaven and hell are real. And i agree with TAZ1080 READ THE BIBLE

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Why the Bible and not some other religious book. How can you be sure you have the right one? Many claim to be the correct book.
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What about the Koran, how is your right and theirs wrong? What proof do you have?
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I think yes but, you know, that's just me. :)

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Yep :)<><

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Yes they do exist

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because GOD does not do evil HE is never unjust to anyone...JOB 34;12.. for people who delibrately commit sins n donot repentn will go to HELL
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they do !!

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All the pain, suffering and strife that we have to endure throughout our lives leads me to believe that this in fact is hell, and if you don't mess up too badly here, then you get to go partake in the heavenly festivities :)

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i so agree with you.
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It makes sense in a twisted sort of way, not saying I'm right, but sometimes this world of ours feels like hell.
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Heaven does don't know about Hell though.

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It does! Not everyone goes to Heaven sadly so they have to go somewhere
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what do you mean heaven doesn't know about hell?
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yes... but go to heavon

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Aboslutely !!Heaven and Hell are very real places but dont take my word for it...go directly to the source-the word of God-for the whole truth. Fyi..hell is eternal seperation fro m God and all things good...please dont dismiss it or make your choice lightly...God loves you so much that he gave his only son to pay the price for you so you can choose eternal life with him!

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If he loves me so much, why did he make a hell?
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Annie love your answer amen and God bless
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dude he didnt make a hell that was Satan. (and god didn't make him either.)
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that comment above was to mcolston btw :)
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Uhhh yes, it really does.
I mean it's really up to you on whether you believe it or not :)
I had a near death experience a couple of years back, and lemme tell you heaven and hell really do exist (well I only went up to the Gates of Heaven, so that definitely does exist) but I'm sure there's also hell too :)

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That's funny, my wife had one as well and said there was nothing.
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Really?
Well that was her experience, I on the other hand believe that heaven & hell DO exist!
Like I said, it's really up to you and what you believe :)
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Are you Atheist or Christian?

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You do realize there are more choices than just 2, right?
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Yeah, he could be a Pastafarian.
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R, I think I'm gonna be a hank butt kisser, I get $1M when I leave town.
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I'll stay with the stripper factory and beer volcano. By application of Pascal's Wager, my reward is better and therefor true.
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You can read the translated quran and it will give you lots of information about heaven and hell.

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There's no reason to believe that there are any such places. It's all wishful thinking until you have some kind of actual reason/evidence to posit their existence.

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It's like this:
If you kiss Hanks butt, and you eat hotdogs without any condiments he will give you $1Million dollars when you leave town. However you cannot leave town until he tells you to and once you leave you cannot communicate with any one in town anymore. How do you know this is all true, it is because Hank dictated the message to Karl, who wrote it down and showed it to all, so we can believe.

The whole story can be found here:
http://www.jhuger.com/kisshankbutt.php

So to answer your question, no they do not

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Lol, I saw this before. Someone responded to a guy who said this with something along the lines of "how dare you make fun of heaven, it's real!". The person replied back, "What makes you think I was talking about that?"
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Thanks Seedy! I had never seen that before, but thoroughly enjoyed it :)
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That depends on how you define Heaven and Hell. The majority of people's version of an afterlife comes from Plato, not any Biblical author.

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They are

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I think that they do but my versions of heaven and hell are completely different from anyone else's !!!!!

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Why?
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I really wish there was a heaven and hell. But I have absolutely no reason to think there's a heaven. The best seller book and the word "faith" is no proof whatsoever

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Nobody knows

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Yes they do a lot of people will try to tell u otherwise

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Look up ^^^^^^
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yes they are real people will try to tell you otherwise

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You should have just thumbed up the guy above you.
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The Bible promises heaven to some, everlasting life on earth to others but does NOT teach everlasting torture (hell).
(Romans 6:23) 23 For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Psalm 37:28, 29) 28 For Jehovah is a lover of justice, And he will not leave his loyal ones.
To time indefinite they will certainly be guarded; But as for the offspring of the wicked ones, they will indeed be cut off. 29 The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.

Unlike the story from seedy3 the Bible can be and has been proven through science and through prophecy.

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than fuggen bible!!!

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yes they do

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of course you should go to the funeral it will help you and other family members to go through the grieving process if you dont go you will regret it for years to come funerals are not for the dead as the Bible says at Ecc 9:5 : the living are conscious that they will die but the dead are conscious of nothing at all" funerals are so we can comfort the survivors and have closure and begin the healing process

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No.

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no???
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they do and we are all going to one of them FOREVER

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How does "spiritual studies", whatever that is, show that heaven does not exist?

Yes they do. Not only is the bible clear on the matter, but many have come gone and come back to testify of it.

I suggest taking a look at the ministry of Jesse Duplantis on this topic.


http://empoweredtooprosper.blogspot.com/2011/12/heaven-if-for-real.html

http://youtu.be/EC2niVzY9aI

http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Real-Little-Astounding-Story/dp/0849946158

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Not in my opinion.

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Jesus said, "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand" (Matthew 4:17) I believe what he meant by this, was for us to stop the sin of hurting other people and start helping and loving them instead. Once we begin to give to others, then the heaven we seek will be right here, right now. While we ignore other people in pain and need, hell is right here right now. We choose which is at hand, heaven or hell.
Take care & god bless! : D

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Heaven yes, hell, not so much. Hell is not some eternal pit where the wicked will all suffer. In Ecclesiastes 9:5 It says that the dead are dead. They do not return as spirits to talk with us, they're not watching over us, or are secretly with us in our lives.
"For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten." Ecclesiastes 9:5.
The church I've found that will teach you the most about this and uses the most scripture and has the most logical foundation is the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Most people will call this church a cult. But trust me, they're not a group of people sacrificing goats inside pentagrams of blood. They're simply a church. And don't let anyone tell you different until you've seen for yourself. Go in, sit down, and listen. They've been shown to be the people who follow the bible the closest. SDA people are also the healthiest on the planet. SDA people are the people used in health studies, and all other studies about fitness and medical reactions and so forth. Ask an SDA Pastor and he will pour out biblical proof on any subject you want.
Hope I've helped.

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What happens to the spirit when a person dies? Psalm 146:4 says: "His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts do perish." When a person dies, his impersonal spirit does not go on existing in another realm as a spirit creature. It "returns to the true God who gave it." (Ecclesiastes 12:7) This means that any hope of future life for that person now rests entirely with God. read more here:http://www.watchtower.org/e/20020715/article_02.htm also read "where are the dead?" http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/article_06.htm also "Real Hope for Your Loved Ones Who Have Died" http://www.watchtower.org/e/bh/article_07.htm

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They do exist, although they are spiritual places, not physical places like here on earth. Trust me, they're there.

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exactly!!
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Amen love this answer
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they do exist and since it seems as if these answers might confuse you a bit...ask god in your prayer...HE WILL SURELY HELP YOU

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Some religions teach that a person after death will go to hell. This teaching dishonors God. He is a God of love and would never make people suffer in this way.How would you feel about a man who punished a disobedient child by holding his hands in a fire? Would you respect such a man? In fact, would you even want to get to know him? Definitely not! You would likely think that he was very cruel. God doesn't tortures people in fire forever.What happens at death is no mystery to the Creator of the brain. He knows the truth, and in the Bible, he explains the condition of the dead. Its clear teaching is this: When a person dies, he ceases to exist. Death is the opposite of life. The dead do not see or hear or think. Not even one part of us survives the death of the body. We do not possess an immortal soul or spirit. (Eccl. 9:5, 6, 10) The life we enjoy is like the flame of a candle. When the flame is put out, it does not go anywhere. It is simply gone.

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The Bible says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”—Ps. 37:29. It says, righteous ones will possess the earth, this is God's promise for our future, Bible doesn't say people will live on heaven.The earth will become a paradise earth wide, even as God originally purposed it to be when he put Adam and Eve in the paradise of Eden,this will come true on earth when God’s kingdom start to rules.I hope this was helpful!

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for this question we need to be on the right way as CHRIST followed the same way .He gave us good example himself.If we have seen the works of CHRIST then we need not to listen any body else . We need some spiritual persons in our lie who r as good as CHRIST. CHRIST said you have toll get viuctory over sins I haver seen some persons in my life who are as good as CHRIST.They are giving good example .they are my inspiration. they have got salvation.there is no sin in them .

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Yes, Heaven & Hell really exist. The bad end up in Hell, the good go to Heaven.

Heaven is a place where there will be peace and tranquility.
http://howtogoheaven.com/heaven-how-do-we-get-there/

Hell is a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell
http://howtogoheaven.com/hell-really-exists/

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