Are you still afraid of going to hell? Read this and relax. (2023)

Are you still afraid of going to hell? Read this and relax.December 12, 2019RFR

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The fear of going to Hell, or Hell as a place, is something that has caused me years of depression and anxiety. Fortunately, thanks to advances in modern medicine, I was able to combat some of these feelings with a daily dose of anxiolytics. However, that would not solve the problem that had consumed my life for years. The pain and the endless sleepless nights made me lose so many joys in my life, which irritate me to this day. It seemed like it would never end, the lingering fear and constant thoughts were dragging me down.

When I finally got up the courage to start asking questions and peeling back the layers of the Christian fear cult, I felt I was on the right track for something huge and very important. All those pastors and youth group leaders over the years had lied to me and I knew it, but now I had to prove it. As I would do it?

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Simply, the apostle Paul.

It has not been an easy journey to the great place I am today, but I am proud to say that I no longer have those feelings of guilt and anxiety. She would investigate one topic and debunk it, only for something else to emerge and take its place as she went from one rabbit hole to another. Reading books by Bart D. Ehrman and watching endless hours of Dan Barker's YouTube debates taking on Christian apologists helped, but it still wasn't enough. Why couldn't he just snap out of it? It was exhausting and frustrating. I was getting discouraged and wanted this irrational fear to go away forever and FAST!

The more I searched, the more the pain ached, but it was what I had to do. I would stay up in the middle of the night trying to see how some Hebrew word had been mistranslated for thousands of years to make sure that the Bible was not the true word of God. It was overwhelming, and also embarrassing for me personally, to email professors in divinity schools to make sure I was getting all the information I could to help me overcome my fear.

One day, however, I finally got the lightbulb moment I had been waiting for. I was driving and thought, "If Jesus was foretold so clearly in the Old Testament, as Christians claim, why did the Apostle Paul persecute his followers?" Something didn't fit logically in my head and I had to figure out why. This moment finally set me on the path to discovery and finally set me free from my fear of going to Hell, all thanks to two simple verses from the Apostle Paul. I explain it in detail below:

The Apostle Paul was a very well educated Jew. Any Christian will agree with you on this issue. He knew these Old Testament "prophecies" like the back of his hand. The greatest "prophecy" that Paul writes about, and which is the cornerstone of the Christian faith, is found in Paul's own letter to the Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4
"For what I received, I transmitted to you first of all, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, and that he rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures."


Paul is explicit that the risen Jesus comes to him in a vision and says that he was the promised messiah to die for the sins of the world and would be raised on the third day by God. (Shouldn't Jesus resurrect himself because he's God? Whatever. Move on.)

This is the biggest thing Christians claim Jesus did when it comes to fulfilling Old Testament "Bible prophecy." Not being a king, not born in Bethlehem, not riding a donkey. His resurrection. Course of time!

There is only one big problem with this statement by Paul. Nowhere in the Old Testament does it say that the Messiah, the King, the Son of God, the Anointed, the Redeemer of Israel, the Servant (Isaiah 53), He or He, will one day die for the sins of the world. and be raised by God on the third day. Absolutely nowhere! There is not a single story of a single person dying and coming back to life three days later in the Old Testament; so you can't even claim the double prophecy argument.

The only reference to a single person undergoing some sort of 3-day trial is Jonah and the giant fish; and we all know that never happened. Furthermore, Jonah never died in the belly of a whale. He was also atoning for his own sins, not the sins of others, as Jesus is said to have done on the cross. Regardless, another crazy ridiculous story when you take a step back and honestly think about it.

The whole notion of a suffering messiah was completely foreign to the Jews themselves, as Paul even writes in 1 Corinthians 1:23: "But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews." A stumble? It just adds to the point that there wasn't a Jew on the planet who thought his messiah was going to die, let alone come back to life 3 days later.

Another thing is, if this "prophecy" was spoken so clearly in the Old Testament (which it is not at all), why was Paul so irritated by this message when he first heard it? Why was he violently persecuting these Christians? He wasn't chasing them because they said feed the poor or love each other. It was because they claimed that a crucified criminal had come back to life and was the promised messiah of the Jews. This angered Paul. It was blasphemy to him.

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So one has to wonder: if Jesus were the promised messiah as Paul says he is in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, wouldn't Paul have recognized this fulfillment of prophecy and celebrated it on the streets of Jerusalem? Why the persecution?

It's like someone promised you that your favorite political candidate would win the election, and when he won, you got irritated by the news and started going after the people who spread the message. Or, your favorite baseball team was promised a messiah to lead their team to World Series victory, and when that happened, you wished the other team had won and started throwing peanuts at your own fans.

Yes… that makes a lot of sense, NO!

Of course, in the Hebrew oral exam, they were supposed to state what the Jewish messiah would do when he became a Pharisee. Dying and coming back to life 3 days later was not on the test. If it was, they would have been hopeful and excited about the news, not angry.

I've always said that Paul's story is the definition of irony. Your past writings and actions completely undermine the Christian faith. You weaken your own argument while trying to spread it at the same time. That was what finally freed me from the Christian cult of fear. There were other things like contradictions about how to achieve salvation, and what day Jesus was actually crucified, etc., but that's what ultimately happened. If all of this is the word of God, wouldn't God have declared it clearly through the many "prophets" of him in the Old Testament?

"Make no mistake about it, the messiah of the Jewish people will die on a cross for the sins of the world and I (God) will raise him to life 3 days later, and just so you know, this is the word of God, the gases that make up our atmosphere are 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 0.93% argon”. Now that's a prophecy. But that didn't happen because the Bible is not the word of God.

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The great awakening of my brain that has been injected with lies and irrational thoughts for so many years has finally started to think rationally. It was an incredible feeling. We must also remember that Paul is risking his life and the lives of his members by spreading this message. A message and an idea that is not found anywhere in the Old Testament. He is 100% making this up. Why did he do it? Scholars still debate this today, but still, he died for a lie. It's that easy. Paul is just another religious freak who had a vision.

Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, said that Jesus appeared to him and told him to write things on tables of gold. He was arrested and beaten as was Paul.39 Heaven's Gate cult members confidently drank poisonous Kool-Aid, and countless suicide bombers died in the name of Islamic extremism. The idea that "no one would die for a lie" is demonstrably false by religious fanatics of many different religions.

I want everyone to know that you will overcome your fear of Hell. I never thought it would, but that's what finally did it for me. It was so liberating for me and it still is. The difficult thing now is realizing that I may never see my loved ones again and that one day I'll die and that's it. End of story.

However, at the end of the day, I don't think anyone has the slightest idea why we're here. If someone tells you that he just knows and has all the answers, guess what, he doesn't. It's like trying to determine where space ends and begins. Something impossible if you ask me. There may never be an answer to all of this, but luckily we don't have to worry about the Antichrist coming and microchipping our brains, the Rapture, or eternal torment. I gladly accept the uncertainty about the future rather than believe in some psychotic monster looming over me in the clouds, fanning the fire of all the Jews who died in Auschwitz because they did not accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

By the way, if you were an 8-year-old Jewish boy, you wouldn't have believed in Jesus either; I'm sorry evangelicals, but it's true. Why? Because an 8 year old will believe almost anything in a room full of adults. When I was 8 years old, I was told at Bible camp that if I didn't accept Christ, I would burn forever. Most of the children in the world are not raised that way.

I hope this helps anyone who is fighting child abuse which is religious indoctrination. It is a long and painful journey. I walked for years. To my beautiful wife and sister, friends I have met along the way, I will be eternally grateful for her support in getting me through this episode in my life. I hope this at least helps one person with problems. I promise you that everything will be fine. You are not going to Hell, because that place does not exist. You will feel scared, alone and honestly depressed during this trip, but you will get through it. Trust me.

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Oh, and I almost forgot to say, thanks again Paul for your blatant lies and lack of critical thinking on this matter. It really helped me relax and see the light.


How do Christians let go of fear? ›

By taking the following steps you can consistently overcome fear in difficult situations and tests:
  1. Read, study, meditate on the Word of God and trust in God and His Word.
  2. Remember WHO you are and WHOSE you are.
  3. Examine yourself. ...
  4. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you. ...
  5. Encourage yourself. ...
  6. Refuse to speak curses over your life.
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Does God want you to be afraid? ›

God wants us to be filled with hope and trust, not fear. He has given us hope through the promise that he can uphold us by his strength today. And he has also promised those who have faith in Jesus Christ for their salvation a life of eternity with him.

What does the Bible say about overcoming fear and anxiety? ›

Isaiah 35:4

"Say to those who have an anxious heart, 'Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.' ”

What is the fear prayer? ›

Dear God, I come before You to lay my panic and anxiety at Your feet. When I'm crushed by my fears and worries, remind me of Your power and Your grace. Fill me with Your peace as I trust in You and You alone.

How do I stop worrying and trusting God? ›

Use these tactics when worry creeps up on you.
  1. Surrender your worries to God.
  2. Stay in the present moment.
  3. Meditate on God's Word.
  4. The Lord Himself will go before you. ...
  5. God's way is perfect. ...
  6. Don't be afraid! ...
  7. So don't worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will have its own worries.

How do I surrender my fears to God? ›

Job 11:13-18 says, “Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and give up your sins—even those you do in secret. Then you won't be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless. Your troubles will go away like water beneath a bridge, and your darkest night will be brighter than noon.

Can God take away my fear? ›

Psalm 34:4-5

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” The Good News: Take your fears to the Lord and He will transform your life.

What does God say when you are afraid? ›

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

What does God tell us about fear? ›

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”

How does God want us to deal with anxiety? ›

Lay Your Burdens Down. As a Christian, don't fight or wrestle with your fears, hand them over to Jesus, moment by moment. Take time to read through Romans 5:1-6 and 1 Peter 1:1-7. Take the opportunity to challenge yourself to grow deeper in your faith.

How do I get rid of fear in my mind and heart? ›

10 ways to fight your fears
  1. Take time out. It's impossible to think clearly when you're flooded with fear or anxiety. ...
  2. Breathe through panic. ...
  3. Face your fears. ...
  4. Imagine the worst. ...
  5. Look at the evidence. ...
  6. Don't try to be perfect. ...
  7. Visualise a happy place. ...
  8. Talk about it.
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How do I let go of fear spiritually? ›

4 Steps to Breaking Free from Fear
  1. Face your fears. If you do not address your fears, they can accumulate with time. ...
  2. Acknowledge your fears. ...
  3. Communicate with your fears. ...
  4. Find a way to release fear. ...
  5. Be yourself. ...
  6. Invent yourself. ...
  7. Love and be loved. ...
  8. Flip the anxiety switch off.
Jun 26, 2019

What to pray to stop overthinking? ›

Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I can't seem to find my balance so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you've laid out for me.

What are the 3 powerful prayers? ›

The prayer of protection. The prayer of transformation. The prayer of restoration.

What is the best prayer for fear and anxiety? ›

Lord, especially when we fear and doubt, remind us of all the ways you know us and know what we need. Lord, help us to hide your promises about fear and doubt in our heart through scripture memory. Lord, you know the way we fear and doubt and yet your Holy word is full of verses that call us away from fear and anxiety.

What does God say about overthinking? ›

“… Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise” (NLT). Is worry right, lovely, or admirable?

How do you truly let go of fear? ›

10 ways to fight your fears
  1. Take time out. It's impossible to think clearly when you're flooded with fear or anxiety. ...
  2. Breathe through panic. ...
  3. Face your fears. ...
  4. Imagine the worst. ...
  5. Look at the evidence. ...
  6. Don't try to be perfect. ...
  7. Visualise a happy place. ...
  8. Talk about it.
Jan 4, 2023

How do I let go of my fear spiritually? ›

4 Steps to Breaking Free from Fear
  1. Face your fears. If you do not address your fears, they can accumulate with time. ...
  2. Acknowledge your fears. ...
  3. Communicate with your fears. ...
  4. Find a way to release fear. ...
  5. Be yourself. ...
  6. Invent yourself. ...
  7. Love and be loved. ...
  8. Flip the anxiety switch off.
Jun 26, 2019

How do you develop faith over fear? ›

How to Choose Faith Over Fear
  1. Know God's Word.
  2. Have Faith in God's Word.
  3. Believe You Are Who God Says You Are.
  4. Pray for Faith Over Fear.
  5. Listen to God, Not Fear.

How do I pray to get rid of the fear? ›

Here are the prayers to overcome fear that were front and center in my heart:
  1. Dear Lord. Most gracious heavenly Father. I am scared. ...
  2. Heavenly Father, help me through all of my days. Teach me not to worry. Remind me to not be anxious. ...
  3. Dear God, I come before you. I am laying my fear and anxiety at your feet.


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