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Do Vampires Go To Hell?

Do Vampires Go To Hell?

Postby Rigg » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:05 pm

The Bible obviously does not mention vampires, and, therefore, there is no direct guidance to be found. We can use biblical truths, however, to inform what we should do.

History

The legend of vampires comes from several different directions at once. The Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, Indians, and Romans told of proto-vampires?grotesque demons. Vampires as we know them originated in southeastern Europe in the 18th century, and were believed to be undead suicide victims or witches, or demon-possessed corpses. Nearly every geographic area had tales of demons who drank the blood and ate the flesh of the living.

The image of the vampire coalesced in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. It began in Croatia when a dead peasant was said to have come back to life and started drinking people's blood. The legends travelled throughout Eastern Europe, particularly East Prussia and Serbia. Initially, vampirism did not spread through bites. Babies who were born with physical abnormalities were identified as potential vampires. When a tragedy beset a family or village, the graves of people born with birth defects who had recently died were dug up. If the body was preserved, for instance, if the person was buried in winter, or if intestinal gases gave the body a ruddy hue and a bloody mouth, the vampire was found. Often their heart was removed and burned so it couldn't escape the grave again.

Montague Summers described vampires in his 1928 story:

Throughout the whole vast shadowy world of ghosts and demons there is no figure so terrible, so dreaded and abhorred, yet endowed with such fearful fascination as the vampire; who is himself neither ghost nor demon but who partakes of the dark natures, and possesses the mysterious and terrible qualities of both?A pariah even among demons, foul are his ravages?

The Vampire: His Kith and Kin

So, the history of the vampire legend is a combination of demonic possession of corpses, prejudice against babies with birth defects, and ignorance of science. How did vampires become associated with romance?

Vampires and Romance

It was John William Polidori's novella "The Vampyre" (1819) that solidified the various aspects of the vampire legend and added a new one?vampire as a normal-looking, upper-class, sexual predator. Other stories followed, leading to the vampires we have today. James Malcolm Rymer's vampire Varney progressively earned reader sympathy for his cursed state, and was the first vampire to enter a woman's bedroom and attack her as she slept. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla introduced both lesbian vampires and a vampire-hunter as plot device?both of which informed Bram Stoker's Dracula.

But the sexual overtones of vampires began earlier, no later than Heinrich August Ossenfelder's 1748 poem "The Vampire." It and several other stories used vampire erotica as a metaphor for the conflict between the strict, uptight world of Christianity and sensuous, passionate paganism. Both male and female vampires attempt to seduce good Christians

Read more: http://www.compellingtruth.org/vampires....
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Do Vampires Go To Hell?

Postby Wybert » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:07 pm

Vampires are already in Hell. They are people who have died a bad death and are demon-possessed.
Marlowe's Faust has Mephistopheles say "Why this is Hell, nor am I out of it" -- in Faust's workroom.
Vampires are already in Hell and we are told the souls of those who had the body before suffer for their crimes.
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Do Vampires Go To Hell?

Postby Warwyk » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:08 pm

Ok, since you said so, I won't say they don't exist, but you didn't tell me not to say that hell doesn't exist. :)

If vampires did exist, here' s what I think would happen after the end of their earthly sojourn: God would rehabilitate their souls so that they won't act like evil vampires in their next life.
There may be some (temporary) punishment for the evils which they willfully committed as vampires (assuming that is they had some ability to exercise free choice as vampires).
The object of that punishment would be to get them to realize that it's not nice and loving to go around doing nasty vampiric things to others.
But they certainly wouldn't burn away in hell throughout all the aeons of eternity.
The God of Love, Mercy, and Compassion wouldn't do that to any soul, vampire or otherwise. :)
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Do Vampires Go To Hell?

Postby Isreal » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:09 pm

No they don't, because God isn't stupid and he wouldn't create something just to send them to hell to be punished for something they were made to do. Do you get where I'm going with this. Besides vampires don't have souls. Which means that there souls were already delivers before, meaning they were pure when they died. " OMG I've been reading too much Vamp. Diaries!"
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Do Vampires Go To Hell?

Postby dalen1 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:10 pm

They are minions of the Satan. This is why they get burned by sunlight and by a crucifix. I know, the modern neutered vegetarian creatures you see in movies and TV make them look so good, much like Barney makes a large dinosaurs look friendly. So assuming your right and not just delusional then if you became a vampire you would be going to hell. If you go out in the sun and do not burst into flames then your not a vampire, and no, getting a sunburn does not count.
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Do Vampires Go To Hell?

Postby Elvey » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:13 pm

Depends on the myth you believe.
If the person was innocent and turned, they might go to heaven but the body be a soulless monster.
Or the soul remains with the body (being monstrous) until the final death, at which point it goes to hell.
In point of fact, neither vampires nor hell actually exist, so the question is irrelevant.
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Do Vampires Go To Hell?

Postby Blakelie » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:14 pm

most myths n storys state vapires got to purgatory...........they have no soul so no entry to heaven but they arent choosing to be evil either was never a choice (bitten and feeds through thrust) so cant go to hell!! :)
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