Hell doesn’t exist

Commentary by Ricardo B Serrano: Hell is not literally real for me because I always feel blissful love when I am in a Qigong state via meditation and Qigong proving the Baha’i sayings that “God is love”; that “Heaven and hell are conditions within our own being”; and “Love is a light that never dwelleth in a heart possessed by fear.”

Life after death in the Baha’i writings it is made clear that there is a soul connected to every person. When a person dies the soul does not die. Baha’u’llah said; “Know thou of a truth that the soul, after its separation from the body, will continue to progress until it attaineth the presence of God.”

The concept of heaven and hell by retired bishop John Shelby Spong via his video interview with Dateline NBC Keith Morrison in August of 2006 is similar to the Baha’is concept of heaven or hell.

If even some of the most religious men, such as Bishop John Shelby Spong, are starting to publicly expose the motivations behind these stories, perhaps it is time for the masses to critically evaluate the value of religion over the importance of direct personal spiritual loving experience of Christ Consciousness via meditation and Qigong rather than listen to false prophets of fanatical religions espousing fear of hell to control their believers.

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A partial transcript of the interview can be found beneath the video link:

Spong: I don’t think Hell exists. I happen to believe in life after death, but I don’t think it’s got a thing to do with reward and punishment. Religion is always in the control business, and that’s something people don’t really understand. It’s in a guilt-producing control business. And if you have Heaven as a place where you’re rewarded for you goodness, and Hell is a place where you’re punished for your evil, then you sort of have control of the population. And so they create this fiery place which has quite literally scared the Hell out of a lot of people, throughout Christian history. And it’s part of a control tactic.

Morrison: But wait a minute. You’re saying that Hell, the idea of a place under the earth or somewhere you’re tormented for an eternity – is actually an invention of the church?

Spong: I think the church fired its furnaces hotter than anybody else. But I think there’s a sense in most religious life of reward and punishment in some form. The church doesn’t like for people to grow up, because you can’t control grown-ups. That’s why we talk about being born again. When you’re born again, you’re still a child. People don’t need to be born again. They need to grow up. They need to accept their responsibility for themselves and the world.

Morrison: What do you make of the theology which is pretty quite prominent these days in America, which is there is one guaranteed way not to go to hell; and that is to accept Jesus as your personal savior.

Spong: Yeah, I grew up in that tradition. Every church I know claims that ‘we are the true church’ – that they have some ultimate authority, ‘We have the infallible Pope,’ ‘We have the Bible.’… The idea that the truth of God can be bound in any human system, by any human creed, by any human book, is almost beyond imagination for me.

I mean, God is not a Christian. God is not a Jew or a Muslim or a Hindi or Buddhist. All of those are human systems, which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition. I walk through my tradition. But I don’t think my tradition defines God. It only points me to God.


Quotations on Baha’i Faith


Quotations on Baha’i Faith


Quotations on Baha’i Faith


Quotations on Baha’i Faith


Quotations on Baha’i Faith

Baha’i teachings state that there is no such physical place as heaven or hell, and emphasize the eternal journey of the soul towards oneness with God. They explain that references to “heaven” and “hell” in the Holy Scriptures of other religions are to be understood symbolically, describing states of nearness to and distance from God in this world and in the realms beyond. When we die, the condition of our souls determines our experience of the afterlife.

Heaven and hell are conditions within our own being. – Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 209

The essence of all the prophets of God is one and the same. – Baha’ullah

Meditation is the key for opening the doors of mysteries. – Abdul’Baha

Man, in reality, is a spiritual being, and only when he lives in the spirit is he truly happy. – Baha’i Writings

And with Thy love in my heart all the world’s afflictions can in no wise alarm me. – Baha’ullah

– Excerpts from Dedication, page 3, Oneness with Shiva

About the Baha’i Faith

“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” – Baha’ullah

In just over one hundred years the Baha’i Faith has grown from an obscure movement in the Middle East to the second most widespread world religion after Christianity. With some 8 million adherents in virtually every corner of the globe – including people from every nation, ethnic group. culture, profession, and social or economic class – it is probably the most diverse organized body of people on the planet today.


About Baha’u’llah

Its founder, Baha’ullah, taught that there is one God, Who progressively reveals His Will to humanity. Each of the great religions brought by the Messengers of God – Abraham and Moses, Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Jesus, Muhammad, the Bab – represents a successive stage in the spiritual development of the human race. Baha’ullah, the most recent Messenger in this line, has brought teachings that address the moral and spiritual challenges of today’s world.

The Baha’i Faith teaches that there is only one human race and that religion should be a source of unity; condemns all forms of prejudice and racism; upholds the equality of women and men; confirms the importance and value of marriage and the family; establishes the need for the independent investigation of the truth; insists on access to education for all; asserts the essential harmony between science and religion; declares the need to eliminate extremes of wealth and poverty; and exalts work done in a spirit of service to the level of worship.

Baha’is believe that religion should be a dynamic force that raises the individual, family, and community to new spiritual heights. To this end Baha’is all around the world work to create an atmosphere of love and unity in their own lives, in their families, and in their communities.

For more information about the Baha’i Faith, visit http://www.bahai.org/ or call 1-800-22-UNITE.

Copyright © Bahá’í International Community

DISCLAIMER: I have nothing against churches of false prophets because everyone has freedom of choice in which church you want.

The true messengers (prophets) of God who connect us to God for healing and spiritual awakening are Christ, Krishna, Buddha, Baha’ullah, etc. The essence of all the prophets is one and the same.

The information is for educational purposes only and not to judge. Thank you for your understanding.

And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. – Acharya Ricardo B Serrano, author of Oneness with Shiva and founder of Atma (Soul) Yoga


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