"Three Funerals and a Wedding: Common Misconceptions about Hell"
One of the reasons why Christians find it so difficult to talk about God’s judgement is the level of misunderstanding that already exists about what Hell is. The word and the idea is routinely used in conversation, and in advertising to represent something that it is not.
Here are three common ones:
1. Hell is fun, Heaven is boring.
"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." Mark Twain
You get this a lot in popular advertising. You know the scene—people in white with wings looking a bit bored — while those from the other place get to enjoy chocolate, or ice cream or are sipping cocktails on the beach. This portrayal of heaven as something pallid and utterly boring, and hell as a more positive place to spend eternity betrays a total misunderstanding of what is at stake.
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