Update
Home / Tag Archives: Is heaven and hell physical states or spiritual

Tag Archives: Is heaven and hell physical states or spiritual

Saint John of Damascus on Hell

Below are some very characteristic and very important passages from Saint John of Damascus on the subject of Hell: *1. Hell is not God’s punishment, but it is a state of receptivity. It appears that Hell and Paradise as “places” do not exist. There is only God, who is present in all places (omnipresent). Read More »

HEAVEN AND HELL: THE DIVINE FIRE OF GOD’S LOVE

Author: Fr James Bernstein Published by Conciliar Press, 2009 (Source: http://thechristianactivist.com)   Light and fire are interconnected. Light radiates heat, and when focused produces fire; fire emanates light. Both also have a wide spectrum of electromagnetic rays and energy, such as radiate from stars. Light illumines, is life-giving, but also burns. Orthodoxy teaches that on a supernatural level, uncreated light, ... Read More »