How do I know heaven and hell are real? Hi. I don't consider myself a christian, but I wanted to ask christians out there a question- how do you know the bible is true? I used to go to church but I had so many doubts I stopped going. I now consider myself an agnostic,and its hard for me to believe in a book that was written so long ago. Is there any actual, real evidence that the bible is true and that heaven and hell exist? I don't think there is a heaven or hell, but I think if there was, I would go to heaven because I have been a good person all my life (for the most part) and I can't imagine God would want to go around torturing people anyway. There is a reason I am thinking of this so much, I guess. I suffer from depression, and it seems that I have been struggling a lot more lately. Sometimes I think about suicide. I live alone, so it would be easy to just go into my bathroom and hang myself. So I have been wondering a little more than usual about the afterlife, only because I used to be catholic and my sunday school teachers were always talking about hell all the time. Like I said, I don't think there is anything, and if there is, I think I'd be fine, but I still wonder a little. Because once your dead you can't change your mind. So my question is, is there any actual PROOF that there is a heaven and hell, and if you believe in them, why? Is it just because you were raised that way?