pi3141 Posted April 2, 2021 Share Posted April 2, 2021 Eastern Orthodox view - Quote Hell Detail of Hell in a painting depicting the Second Coming (Georgios Klontzas, late 16th century) Main article: Christian views on Hell § Eastern Orthodox views The Eastern Orthodox Church, as well as the Non-Chalcedonian Churches (i.e., Oriental Orthodoxy and Assyrian Church of the East), teach that both the elect and the lost enter into the presence of God after death, and that the elect experience this presence as light and rest, while the lost experience it as darkness and torment. The Orthodox see this doctrine as supported by Scripture and by the patristic tradition. Hell as professed in the East is neither the absence of God, nor the ontological separation of the soul from the presence of God, but rather the opposite—Heaven and Hell are the fully manifest divine presence, experienced either pleasantly as peace and joy or unpleasantly as shame and anguish, depending upon one's spiritual state and preparedness. Link - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodox_theology Quote Many people think that heaven and hell are the places God sends us to either reward or punish us. But Orthodox Christians don't believe in this "two story" model of the universe. We believe that God is "present in all places and filling all things," and that what we interpret as salvation or damnation is actually our response to, and experience of, God's unconditional love. Link - https://www.goarch.org/-/heaven-and-hell?inheritRedirect=true The weight of opinion... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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