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(RNS) The main conceit behind new comic book, The Devilers, is the Catholic Church, which has had an armistice with Satan's forces for hundreds of years to keep the demonic element downstairs. Not surprisingly, the deal doesn't hold.


  1. They can be a valuable tool for spreading the Word of God. I was converted to Christianity by reading the free Jack Chick comic books at the Kwik Stop.

    • Now I know you are a Poe!

      You almost had us fooled for a minute. But everyone knows Kwik Stops are run by Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. One won’t find Jack Chick over there. :)

  2. There is no place of fiery torment forever since hell, commonly translated as Sheol in the Old Testament and Hades in the
    New Testament, is the common grave of mankind (Ecclesiastes 9:5,10), where the dead of both good and bad persons are “sleeping in death” (John 11:1,11-14) and are not conscious of anything at all.

    In addition, Romans 6:7 brings out that “A man that is dead has been freed from sin”, so there is no further punishment for sin exacted after death.

    The lake of fire and Gehenna are symbols of everlasting destruction, and not eternal torment, of wicked ones, including Satan and his demons (Revelation 20:10; 13-18; 21:8), with no hope of resurrection back to life.

    • Dear Fran

      You probably know the Bible better than I do, but I am fairly sure that the largest and most influential Christian groups have always taught eternal torment for the damned. There have are Bible readers who believe as you do, but they are a minority. A while ago a prominent mega-church pastor decided that he did not believe in eternal hell anymore, and the sky fell on him. I do believe it is a serious heresy (I flunked religion a long time ago.).

      Best wishes

      • Dudley,

        It’s a very sad situation that many religions teach a fiery place of torment, since the Bible teaches us the condition of the dead (Ecclesiastes 9:5,10). That teaching may be the result of many becoming atheists or agnostics in our day.

        Also, after God rendered judgment to Adam and Eve for their disobedience and sinning against God, God told them that they would return to the ground, for from dust they were and to dust they would return (Genesis 3:19). God did not tell them they would be tormented forever.

        In addition, there is the fact that God is love (1 John 4:8), and the act of fiery torment forever goes against his personality. God is very just in destroying the wicked ones who do not repent and turn their lives around, as in the days of Noah, but he brought their lives to an end, and they died with no hope of resurrection. They also did not face eternal torment after death.

        Many people believe the parable Jesus gave of the rich man and Lazarus was literal but it was a parable telling a story or morals about a certain situation. That parable was about the religious leaders in Jesus’ day (the rich man class) who enjoyed a very rich and prestigious position and burdened the common people then (the Lazarus class ) with their burdensome man-made traditions. The parable was about a change in position, where the religious leaders would no longer be in a favored position with God but the common people would be favored by God, who hungered for spiritual food, which Jesus would provide them with, and was not provided by the religious leaders of his day. This was not about a literal place of torment.

        It appears that we have the same situation today as in Jesus’ day; that people are hungering for Bible truths but are being taught man-made traditions instead of truths by today’s religions.

        God is so loving toward mankind that he also promises those we have lost to death have the hope of resurrection back to life on earth, just as Jesus resurrected Lazarus back to life after he had been dead for 4 days (John 11:1-44). That resurrection hope is brought out at Acts 24:15 and John 5:28,29, and will be realized during Jesus’ millenial rule from God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44) in the near future.

        What did you mean about the sky falling on the pastor after he said he did not believe in eternal hell anymore? What happened to him?

        • His name is Rob Bell. He was much criticized, and resigned his pulpit.

          He suffered no physical harm.

          You can look up Rob Bell on google.

          Best Wishes

          • Dudley,

            Thanks for your reply!! I had never heard of that situation regarding the pastor; however, I believe 100% that there is not a place of fiery torment forever. It appears that humans are more judgmental about tormenting the wicked ones than God is!!

            Best wishes to you as well!!!!! :-)


  3. Demonic beasties and hungry Hellmouths, eh? Might explain some of the headlines coming from the Mainline Denominations recently.