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« on: September 17, 2006, 11:03:16 AM »

WHAT A CROCK!  First, anyone with a lick of Scriptural knowledge knows that the word "hell" is not the proper translations of ANY word of divine Scripture.  Second, the thought of "everlasting" is also nowhere found in Scripture.  It was the Catholic Church that turned "Ages" into "ENDLESS Ages" in the Scriptures. See my paper:  "Is EVERLASTING Scriptural."  The Latin word "aeternum" (turned into our English word "eternal") NEVER meant EVER in the centuries following the Apostles.  The Latin aeternum was the equivelant of the Greek "aionion," and it never ever mean endless time.  Hence your "everlasting hell" theory is totaly unscriptural and anti-scriptural.  Be sure to read my series on "HELL" which is now in progress.

    > Life After Death
    > Death is an event most people fear, and it could come at the most unexpected
    > moment. No one has ever returned from death to tell the story on the other
    > side. We are so used to the landscape of our earth that we are frightened
    > to think about this unknown. One evening, in an interview with Barbara
    > Walters by Larry King on TV, Ms. Walters asked him: "What is the one thing
    > that you fear most?" Larry King said: "Death." Ms. Walters asked him
    > again: "What is the one thing that you wish most?" Larry King replied:
    > "Eternal Life." The Bible says, "It is appointed unto men once to die, and
    > after that comes judgment" (Hebrew 9:27).
    > The late oil tycoo n J. Paul Getty did not want to die. He had all the money
    > in the world to live for. When he was seriously ill, he refused to lie down
    > on his bed, fearing that his soul might slip away without him knowing it.
    > Instead, he sat up and took control, holding on to his chair; but he died
    > sitting up. Paul Tillich, one time the professor of Union Theological
    > Seminary and Harvard Divinity School, did not believe God. He denied that
    > Jesus was God incarnate, the Word made flesh* (2 John 7). Despite all the
    > public acclaim and his academic achievement, he was beset by doubts about
    > his own salvation and feared death greatly**. He sought guidance through
    > reading the Tibetan Book of the Dead, hoping to achieve rebirth.
    > Nevertheless death claimed him. King Solomon said: "Men do not know their
    > time. Like fish taken in the net, and birds caught in a snare, they are
    > caught in an evil time, when i t falls suddenly upon them" (Ecclesiastes
    > 9:12).
    > Paul said: "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the
    > kingdom of God? Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
    > homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor
    > revilers, nor extortionist will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians
    > 6:9-10). For those who do not believe Jesus, Hell is the place God has
    > prepared for them (Revelation 20:8). They will be quarantined there, no
    > longer to be the defilement (Revelation 21:27). What is Hell like? It is
    > the place for everlasting punishment (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Jude 7). It is
    > a place of great anguish (Matthew 24:51). It is a place of outer darkness
    > (Matthew 25:30). It is a place of unquenchable fire (Revelation 21:8). It
    > is a place of everlasting torment (Luke 16:24; Revelation 20:10). When
    > people die, they wi ll not be put out into non-existence, such as the wishful
    > thinking of many. But God is merciful, and He offers to pay for our sins
    > while we are still alive on earth. In Hell, there will no longer be any
    > mercy. At the last day, all the dead shall awake for judgment, some to
    > everlasting life, while others to everlasting condemnation (Daniel 12:2;
    > John 5:28-29).
    > Jesus said: "God so love the world that He gave His only Son, so that
    > everyone who believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life" (John
    > 3:16). He further said: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. In My Father'
    > s house there are many mansions. I am going there to prepare a place for
    > you, so that where I am, there you may be also" (John 14:1-3). Paul said:
    > "We know that if we die, we have a house from God, not built with hands,
    > eternal in Heaven. While we are at home in our body, we are absent from the
    > Lord. We would rather be absent from our body and be present with our Lord.
    > So whether present or absent, we make it our aim to please Him" (2
    > Corinthian 5:1,6-9). Paul further said: "We do not want you to be
    > uninformed about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as those
    > who have no hope. For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with the
    > trumpet call, and the dead in Christ will be raised first. Then those who
    > are still alive will be caught up in the cloud with them to meet the Lord in
    > the air. So we will be with the Lord forever" (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17).
    > All this will happen in the twinkling of an eye. For the trumpet shall
    > sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible; and we will be changed (1
    > Corinthians 15:52). The sayings prophesied shall be fulfilled: "He will
    > swallow up death forever" (Isaiah 25:8), and "O Death! Where is your sting"
    > (Hosea 13:14)? For the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the
    > law. But thanks be to God, who has given us the victory through Jesus
    > Christ our Lord (1 Corinthians 15:56-57).
    > Revised 9/15/06
    > * Systematic Theology, Vol. 1, by Paul Tillich.
    > ** Paul Tillich: Maker of the Modern Theological Mind, by John Newport.
    > Please read the article "This Is Eternal Life" by logging on my website
    > below:
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