Please read the following quotes from The Urantia Book on the existence of Hell. The book gives us some history of the concept of hell, as well as what constitutes what we might call the “ultimate punishment.” And of course, Jesus revealed—and The Urantia Book continues to reveal—the reality of the loving heavenly Father, who is compassionate and merciful as well as just. His entire attitude towards his created beings is one of love…as God IS love.

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Early man entertained no ideas of hell or future punishment. The savage looked upon the future life as just like this one, minus all ill luck. Later on, a separate destiny for good ghosts and bad ghosts–heaven and hell–was conceived. (86:4.7)

The greatest punishment (in reality an inevitable consequence) for wrongdoing and deliberate rebellion against the government of God is loss of existence as an individual subject of that government. (2:3.2)

No affectionate father is ever precipitate in visiting punishment upon an erring member of his family. Patience cannot function independently of time. (54:5.4, )

Always keep in mind: True religion is to know God as your Father and man as your brother. Religion is not a slavish belief in threats of punishment or magical promises of future mystical rewards. (99:5.2, )

Neither do genuine believers trouble themselves so much about the future punishment of sin. The real believer is only concerned about present separation from God. True, wise fathers may chasten their sons, but they do all this in love and for corrective purposes. They do not punish in anger, neither do they chastise in retribution. (188:4.10)

God is the Father; man is his son. Love, the love of a father for his son, becomes the central truth in the universe relations of Creator and creature–not the justice of a king which seeks satisfaction in the sufferings and punishment of the evil-doing subject. (188:5.1, )

Thanks for asking this question. I think you can see that The Urantia Book does not teach such a terrible possibility as a place called “hell.” Nor does it teach anything about God that would lead even a sinner to fear such terrible retribution. Of course, there are consequences to sin, but “hell” is not one of them…

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