Well, my back is holding out, so I'm back, at least for now.
All my life (so far) I've heard most preachers say that if you don’t ask God for forgiveness for your sins that when you die you go straight to hell then you burn and suffer the wrath of God.
I say they are wrong. I think they only say this to scare people into believing that when they die they would go straight to the river of fire. I don’t believe that at all, because that would be torture and from everything that I’ve read about God and what Jesus preached while in this world, God would not torture people and that’s how it would be if they where thrown in a river of fire. I also believe that when you die that your soul is in the grave in a sleep mode and the Spirits that refuses to go to the other side for some reason or other they are the ones that will show themselves to the living.
But when judgement day comes they will not have a choice they will rise up like the others that did not refuse to cross to the other side and be judged.
I also believe that on judgement day the ones that are not fit to join God in heaven will be put to sleep once more and thrown in the lake of fire without feeling any pain of burning because that would be torture and their soul would stop to exist for ever as if they never existed.
Those are my beliefs and understanding by all the things that I’ve read and heard.
God bless you and have a wonderful day.