…I along with many others have concluded that the Bible itself, (Hebrew or NT) makes no claims of an eternal place of torment.
I know eternal conscious torment or “ECT” is the standard Christian dogma, but there is much evidence to discount it. And this is in line with Judaism, the forerunner of Christianity, which never imagined an eternal place of torment.
Now I am not saying there isn’t any notion of “hell” or “judgment” within the bible or Rabbinic literature. But there is very little evidence to support a place of eternal conscious torment. So what is really offered is the hope and gift of eternal life, as opposed to experiencing the wages of sin which is judgment and the finality of death.
Just how wonderful is “heaven”?
If the Bible is true, there is no sin in heaven. Everything and everyone is perfect. What does that mean: It means that there is no free will in heaven. There is no freedom of thought in heaven. You will act perfectly. You will think perfectly. You will have no choice in the matter. You will not have the ability to think for yourself.
You will be a robot. Forever. Without end.
I don’t want to exist as a robot.