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The doctrines of hell and purgatory are of pagan origin, and were adopted into the Christian culture by the Roman Catholic Church fathers.
The word "everlasting" ("aiónios") is used to described the fate of the righteous as well as the wicked. If the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) then the punishment of the wicked is everlasting death. The final consequence of the fire is everlasting, not the fire itself. This principle is clearly demonstrated in the usage of the concept "everlasting" in the Scriptures. Jeremiah prophesied that God would kindle a fire in Jerusalem that "would not be quenched" (Jeremiah 17:27). When Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem, the city was burnt to the ground, and the fire could not be quenched until it had accomplished the destruction of the city, yet it is not burning today. Similarly, in Jude 1:7, we read:
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in a like manner giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
This issue is also referred to in 2 Peter 2:5,6. The fires are no longer burning, but the consequences of the fires are everlasting.
Modern Christian scholars likewise cling to the doctrine of an immediate afterlife in heaven or in hell, and they cite as evidence a number of Bible passages, particularly the promise of Jesus to the thief on the cross and the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, who upon their death went to hell and "Abraham's bosom" respectively. These texts need clarification if their teachings are to be in harmony with the rest of Scripture regarding the state of the dead.
Nowhere in the Scriptures is there a doctrinal teaching of an immediate afterlife. The Lazarus that Jesus raised from the dead did certainly not go to heaven or "Abraham's bosom" when he died. The New Testament teachings on this issue are plain. At Pentecost, Peter said:
Men and brethren; let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with you until this day, for David is not ascended into the heavens. Acts 2:29, 34