But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17
When Adam sinned, what was the consequence? Go and see. Here was the worst sin ever. What better time to reveal the ultimate, horrible fate? But it s not there. You’ll be driven from the Garden, Adam, and you’ll have to hoe like mad to make anything grow. Eve, childbearing will introduce you to pain so severe you’ll see white. And today, you begin to die, both of you. Its the penalty of your disobedience. Death and weeds and cramps the color of lightning. And I should mention this as well—I won’t be coming around as often. Bad enough, but not a word about an eternity of torture in flames. I wonder why. Do you?
To review, nowhere in the Old Testament does any God-inspired writer mention one word about an eternity of torment for disobeying God. Not one scholar has ever found it, no, not even those who have searched for it desperately. Strange that a doctrine that is “everywhere” has not yet appeared in a segment of the Bible that is, by my reckoning, about three and a half inches thick.
From Martin Zender Goes to Hell by Martin Zender