Three Little Words
A Priceless Question
Does God Force Us to Sin?
And These Three Agree
I've Seen Hell
Suicides Eternally in Hell?
I confess that I've never seen a website such as yours. I personally would love to know
where you received your biblical knowledge. Did you get any degree in any bible related
topics ? Do you know what "hermeneutics" are?
Actually my credentials are listed a dozen times in my papers on my site. But just for you, Fred, once more:
Peter was a FISHERMAN
Pretty impressive, huh?
Now for a little lesson in "hermeneutics--roofer
Probably many TENS OF THOUSANDS of scholars, translators, and men of the cloth skilled in "hermeneutics" have looked and read this phrase from the King James, and found it to stand the test of time and scrutiny, to remain as it was originally stated four hundred years ago.
Let's look at that phrase once again, not through the
eyes of AWESOME (to be worshipped) "RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS," but through the eyes of
 The article "the" (tous)
has been completely LEFT OUT in the King James!
FIVE UNSPEAKABLE CRIMES AGAINST ALL KNOWN RULES OF
LANGUAGE, GRAMMAR, AND TRANSLATION!!!
God be with you,
Well, Mr. Smith, you are a little late in trying to convince me there is no eternal lake of fire! Or eons as you put it. Why? Well, just before I was baptized I told GOD that I didn't believe in hell, lake of fire or torment. He was to loving of a GOD to do that to anyone! HA! Long story but to make it short I was under the water being baptized.
I suddenly found myself IN THE LAKE OF FIRE! I felt its horror, torment, pain is not even close to a word I could describe. I saw so many, 1000s of other souls being tormented like me. Clawing to get out, looking up to only see long shooting flames above the darkness I was in! All I wanted to do was get out of such horror. Like a 1000 needles poking my soul with hotter than hotter tips that, well, I never have thought of a word that could even come close to its description of terror, pain, torture. I do know I knew I would never get out, escape, ever! I knew NO GOD! All I remember was I was in a prison of torment forever...! Never to get out. Every time I tried to claw my way up hoping for one gasp of air, I would be pulled down under, back into the darkness of pain I cannot describe. Then I would start all over again trying to escape that fire that was more hurt, pain, torment than I know how to explain. But somehow I knew that I would NEVER be free from it all.
That was 18 yrs. ago & to this day I still cannot find a word or words to describe it, pain of a burning soul in the lake of fire! Then the pastor I guess brought me up from water of baptism & suddenly I found myself leaving the earth & landing right in front of HIM! GOD! But I will not get into that. I knew I was sitting on mercy seat in third heaven.
IF GOD had not taken me there after the Lake of Fire experience I think I would have came up without a sane mind! It was that bad! There was more that happen to me down there but I am not going into that. I was fully awake of course as I was in church being baptized. No vision, dream it was not! BUT God did prove to me there is a lake of fire of torture for all who reject Christ as HIS son that died on a cross, shedding His blood for all who WILL receive Him!
I can't write as well as you or have great worldly knowledge like you, but I sure know one thing. Lake of Fire exist for so many! So you are never going to convince me there is no torment waiting the evil men on earth or those good men that will never accept Jesus as the only son of GOD!
So you see, I know not every one will make it. In fact not as many as I thought at one time.
I don't watch john Hagee myself, or TBN much & do consider most teachers to be lacking in bible knowledge of much truth, but at least they are trying to save all they can from going into that horror of the lake of fire in the very end!
So that is my comment to you. Believe what you want but I know what is going to happen to all that turn their backs on Jesus! No doubt in my mind. GOD all ready proved it to me.
[Ray replies to us]
I cannot believe that people can actually revel in such utterly shameful, blasphemous FILTH! Just how SICK can the human heart and mind get?
Not only does this person think that God will torture billions of humans in literal fire, but as that is not enough pain, he will supposedly be sticking thousands of needles in their burning bodies! Thank God that all such sick sick minds and hearts will have all this filth burned out of them one day in the real LAKE OF FIRE!
I am enjoying your site very much and am learning new and am unlearning the old. Frequently in your papers and emails on 'aion' and 'aionios' you will make comments similar to this, "It is a law of grammar and language, NO ADJECTIVE can take on a greater or different meaning from the noun from which it is derived." I was unable to find this law anywhere (naturally that does not mean it does not exit) and have some examples which do not seem to follow this law. I believe these adjectives do take on a greater meaning than their nouns; time/timeless, super/superior, age/ageless, etc. These are only three examples of what appears to be an adjective taking on a greater meaning than the noun from which it was derived. How am I missing the 'grammatical boat' here?
God bless you,
I am sorry, but I really don't have the time to fully cover this guy's stupid and foolish arguments against my paper on "Everlasting." I hope to do this in the future, but as of now, I am hopelessly behind in my writing and people get really really angry if I don't answer ever silly question they have.
Yours is a good question, however, but it will take me several days
to answer it properly. But here it is in a nutshell.
Example: "priceless" does not mean THE LARGEST PRICE
POSSIBLE, or higher than ANY price. It means that it HAS NO PRICE--NONE, it is said to be
"priceLESS." Most things do or can have a price, but something that is
"priceLESS" DOESN'T HAVE A PRICE!!
What does "hopeless" mean? "clueless?"
"meaningless?" "penniless?" ETC., ETC., ETC.
God be with you,
Hi Mr. Smith
(1) You wrote about free will and proved it scripturally to be a myth of which after doing the studying myself concluded that it is a myth. But my question is, since the scriptures prove that man has no free will why is it that the Bible always says God will give to each man according to what he has done when it is God Who causes man to will and to do what they do? It sounds like the scriptures are holding man responsible for his actions. I mean God causes us to do all things then he must reward us according to what we have done? What about those He caused to do evil? What is their reward? It's not like they chose to do evil of their own "free will." God caused everything now how does He reward them when He Himself caused them to do those evil things in the first place?
(2) The scriptures prove that man has no free-will, but in your exposing those who contradict the Word you make [it] seem like it's up to those people to repent of their evil, and on the other hand you have proven to us scripturally that man cannot repent of his own will. Do you think I would be hard on you if I were to use the word CONTRADICTING Mr. Smith? Because you keep saying "Free will is an idol of the heart and if not repented of...... "It sounds like the responsibility is on man to repent." And again you say, "hell and lake of fire torture is a Christian hoax it must be given up" Again Mr. Smith it sounds like you expecting man to give it up of themselves without the aid of God.
(3) Lastly, since all is of God including evil and since God causes us to will and to do why is it then that God says He does not want us to sin when He causes us to make e decisions which lead us to sin? For example, God says I hate divorce, do not lie, steal,fornicate, commit adultery... etc but then He uses circumstances to cause us do these things which he says we must not do. Please help me understand!!!!!
As these are matters of the spirit, only God can
ultimately help you to understand. I will, however, attempt to point you in the right
God plainly speaks at times, and at others He speaks in mysteries. Here is a plain statement from God that explains the mysterious ones:
Now there IS the answer, yet we will not accept that answer because we don't understand that answer. Why then do you and most of the world have a problem with God and His operation of things, and I don't? Why do you use the "CONTRADICTION" and I don't. Is there any way to bridge this dichotomy of God's thoughts and our thoughts? Yes there is:
Without the mind of God, we will never understand the spiritual things of God. They will ALWAYS seem like "foolishness" to the carnal mind.
As it is absolutely Scripturally true that man has no
free will, and therefore is always subject to the higher powers that be, when people begin
to see this truth, they often balk at it and feel that God is unfair and that man is being
judged for things that God MADE HIM DO AGAINST HIS WILL. When in reality, NOTHING COULD BE
FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH!!
And so the real question is: "Does God have the
right to make mankind subject to the desires of their own heart?" Think about
it, as I have, for a few thousand hours, and maybe God will grant to you the spiritual
understanding of this matter.
It all starts with God, not with us:
God created mankind spiritually WEAK--subject to the
lusts and sins of his own heart, so that man will learn that he CANNOT love God first; he
cannot obey spiritual laws and commandments; he cannot please God; he cannot accomplish
anything of lasting value through his wicked and deceitful heart. (Jer. 17:9). And
therefore God's ways will justify His means. The rewards and the blessings are not even to
be compared with the glory that God is creating in the human race (Rom. 8:18).
God be with you,
That's a fair question, and I do not wish to offend you in any way
for asking it, but let me use your email as a teaching tool for others as well, okay?
I really hate answering hypothetical questions. Five minutes ago while having my
coffee and watching the morning news, Chris Wallace asked Jim Baker, "IF the
President were to put YOU in charge of negotiations between the US and Iran, how would you
go about it?" Mr. Baker said: "The President won't put me in charge, so I
won't be doing any negotiations." When asked a second time, he replied, "I don't
answer hypothetical questions.."
The shame is that many people who have used alternative measures to God's ways, and have failed in so doing, will never know how things would have been different had they just trusted God in the first place. It is oh so true, that "we learn obedience by the things WE SUFFER."
God be with you,
1 John 5:7-8 -
I John 5:7-8 should read:
The words "...in heaven the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And thee are three that bear witness in earth..." are not Scriptures and are found in NO Greek Manuscripts or even the early Latin Fathers writings and translations. These spurious words appear in no reputable manuscript, and no manuscript period, before the FIFTEEN CENTURY! No Biblical Scholar thinks those words are part of any original manuscripts or Scriptures. They are as spurious as the pagan trinity doctrine.
The Holy spirit OF God is certainly not a "person" as you suggest. The Holy Spirit is the "Spirit OF God the Father." I assure you, however, that God the Father is not the "Father OF the Holy Spirit." Think about that for a few years and it might come to you. Paul ALWAYS addressed and praised God the Father and His Lord Jesus Christ in EVERY salutation in EVERY epistle He ever wrote.Example:
But Paul never ONCE mentioned or addressed the Holy Spirit in ANY of
his epistles EVER. Do you have a good explanation for such an gross omission and
degradation of the Holy Spirit, if the Holy Spirit is PERSON, and VERY GOD?
Well do you? No, of course you don't.
My dad died on this earth in 1994; in 1998 God brought hell up before my eyes, I was fully awake. And out of the huge flames came my dad, wailing with a look of horror and terror I have never seen before. His fists were clinched extremely tight and he saw me and my little girl also. I did not acknowledge him because there was nothing I could do. My dad knew if I had ever seen him in that much distress while he was on earth I would have come to his aid with all that was in me.
I was put on this earth to love my dad, he was 40 years old when I was born and he was of a immoral shallow character; he was an established drunk and as a child I never saw any of his sins and faults, I loved him sooooo very much, but now he is in hell although as a Christian I tried to help him accept Jesus, but he defiantly walked away from God. How very sad that you preach only part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Hell is real and more terrible than I have words to tell you .
Why do you say that "I lovED him sooooooo very much...." in the pasted tense?
Do you no longer love him? Why not?
And is your god's love no better than yours--here today; gone tomorrow?
Why did this god show YOU hell, seeing that you already claim to trust in Jesus and don't need to be warned concerning hell in your present spiritual condition.
Why didn't this god rather WARN YOUR FATHER about this hell so that he could have done something about it?
Why did this god of your's stop loving your father?
Why did you stop loving him?
What does you "little girl" think of this god of yours who would ROAST HER GRANDFATHER IN REAL FIRE LIKE A PIECE OF BAR-BE-QUED MEAT?
I'm glad that you aren't my son. May the real God have mercy upon your wretched soul.
Dear Bro. Ray:
Dear Reader In Kentucky:
There is not one single Scripture in the entirety of the Bible that commands, suggests, or hints that anyone should be giving these two-faced, lying, deceiving, hypercritical, widow robbing, worldly, materialistic, social climbing, vain, egotistical, morally bankrupt heretics, blasphemers, false prophets, scam artists, and religious charlatans, a single penny in the name of firstfruits, secondfruits, or any other kind of seed offering or money making scam!
These flim-flam, carnival barking, extortionists will
all be "cast in prison" in Judgment and will not come out until they "...have
paid [back] the UTTERMOST farthing [of fraudulent and extorted
money]" (Matt. 5:26).
Ray, What does the Bible; what do you say about suicide?
Do people that take their own life spend their eternity in hell / Heaven ? Dixie
Get read for a REVELATION! Whenever someone takes their own life as in suicide, they DIE! That's right, they're DEAD. They don't spend an eternity ANYWHERE.
Now then, there is coming a resurrection of the DEAD (dead people, not dead bodies), both the just and the unjust (Acts 24:15). Those in the resurrection of the just, receive eonian/age-abiding life with Jesus reigning on the earth (Rev. 5:10). When the reign of Jesus is completed (I Cor. 15:24-26), we continue to live because God has given us not eternal life, but rather IMMORTALITY (which means 'death-less-ness' I Cor. 15:53). Those who come up in the resurrection of the unjust (which will include those who committed suicide), will be Judged. In this Judgment, they will repent, and learn to live godly and righteous lives and they too will receive immortality (Isa. 26:9, etc.).
You will need to read my Lake of Fire series to fill in all the hundreds o f details of this Judgment/Lake of Fire.
God be with you,