Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his
Beloved of God, the following are some of the religions listed by
John Ankerberg and John Weldon in Facts on Life after Death. Listed also is each group's divisive opinion about both heaven and hell along with its founder's quotations.
1. Christian Science, founded by Mary Baker Eddy, teaches that “there is no death.” They believe that “heaven and hell are states of thought, not places. People experience their own heaven or hell right here on earth.”
2. Edgar Cayce, a New Age prophet, said that “the destiny of the soul, as of all creation, is to become One with the Creator” and that no soul is ever lost.
3. New Age cult leader Sun Myung Moon of The Unification Church believes that “God will not desert any person eternally. By some means...they will be restored.”
4. Mormonism, founded by occultist Joseph Smith, argues, “The false doctrine that the punishment to be visited upon erring souls is endless...is but a dogma of unauthorized and erring sectarians, at once unscriptural, unreasonable, and revolting.”
5. The Love Family (The Children of God), founded by David Berg, views hell as a temporal purgatory: “The lake of fire is where the wicked go to get purged from their sins...to let them eventually come...out.”
6. Unitarian Universalism confesses the following: “It seems safe to say that no Unitarian Universalist believes in a resurrection of the body, a literal heaven or hell, or any kind of eternal punishment.”
The reality of heaven and hell is not contingent on our belief or disbelief. Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people. Hell is a prepared place for the devil and his fallen angels. It was not prepared for any human-being (2 Peter 3:9). However, God warns mankind - If you’re following the devil and his fallen angels, you need to understand, that is where they’re going