Doctrine of Hell, Heaven v Hell in the Gospels

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Eoghan

Puritan Board Senior
I read a respected author stating that Christ spoke more of hell than He did of heaven. A quick word count contradicted this (as several liberals I found by googling had already). I am left wondering if the author (buried offprint somewhere in the study) had actually intended a different meaning - that Christ was more explicit in His teaching on hell. (Luke 16 Lazarus and the rich man amongst other texts)

Can anyone shed more definite light on the subject? I will add the exact quotation if I can find it.
 

Pergamum

Ordinary Guy (TM)
A word count might not reveal phrases such as "Where the worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched..."
 

kvanlaan

Puritan Board Doctor
I have heard these stats: almost 1900 verses attributed to Christ, 13% dealing with hell/judgment - more than any other topic that He taught on.
 

danmpem

Puritan Board Junior
Although I have not done the count myself, I have heard this statistic. I believe that the author you were reading was probably referring to Christ speaking topically of eternal punishment, even if the verses did not explicitly use the word "hell".
 
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