Hell Is Not Real

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The Absurdity Of Christianity’s Hell

Real, NATURAL flames in a SPIRITUAL place of unending fiery torment?

Could anything be more absurd?

And yet people have been duped by this brow-beating religious fairytale for centuries.

The real hell is just a valley outside of Jerusalem, the “Valley of Hinnom”. It was used by both Jesus and Jews as a symbolic illustration of judgement. For Jews, hell (Gehenna, the Valley of Hinnom) was a place for non-Jews, while Jesus used it as a metaphor for judgement on unrepentant first century Jews. Every time the word “hell” is used, it’s associated with Jews. Paul never preached hell to anyone..

Jeremiah described the Valley of Hinnom as a place of slaughter.

(Jeremiah 19:6-7) Therefore, days are coming, declares the LORD, when this place will no longer be called Topheth, or the Valley of Hinnom, but rather the Valley of Slaughter. I’ll shatter the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I’ll make them fall by the sword before their enemies and at the hands of those seeking their lives. I’ll give their dead bodies as food to the birds of the sky and to the animals of the land.

Just as Jeremiah prophesied that Jews would give their dead bodies as food to the birds of the sky and to animals of the land during a time of war and judgement on them, the Revelation records this as:

(Rev 6:8) I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild [BEASTS] of the earth.

(Rev 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls [BIRDS] were filled with their flesh.

When in Mark 9:43-44 Jesus referred to Isaiah 65:24, a verse Jews would have been very familiar with, He was telling them that Jerusalem would become like hell (Hinnom), the valley of slaughter). This actually happened.

Recall that Jesus wept over Jerusalem as he approached it.

Luk 19:41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it,
Luk 19:42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
Luk 19:43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side
Luk 19:44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

Within that generation (forty years) of the time Jesus warned the Pharisees, scribes and the disciples, war, destruction and judgement came to Jews, Judaism and Jerusalem.

Jesus said to the scribes and Pharisees….

Mat 23:33 Ye serpents, yegeneration of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

And a few verses later we see when they would experience it.

Mat 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

In 70AD, the temple was destroyed. Their nation was destroyed. The Jewish people were decimated. The dead bodies of thousands of unrepentant Old Covenant Jews were thrown into the Valley of Hinnom, just as Jesus had warned.

Gehenna (hell) has never existed as a spiritual place. It remains the Valley of Hinnom, located just outside of Jerusalem. We should extricate ourselves from such religious traditions like the modern-day version of hell with its imaginary, unending fiery torment. Don’t allow railers and fear-mongering fundamentalists to brow-beat you into submission to their sadistic version of the God of the Bible.

– Michael Bradley


Michael Bradley is a dedicated husband and father of three children, a tugboat captain, pilot, world-traveler, has lived in SE Asia for fourteen years, a self-taught theistic apologist and advocate of Israel Only, the view that the bible’s redemptive narrative pertains only to Old Covenant Israel.He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and one Siberian husky and a cat named Gracie. He enjoys supporting his children in their interests and activities, shooting guns, playing chess, traveling and is currently studying Forex trading.

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Wheat and Tares Defined

I’ve divided this teaching into 3 main sections for you guys.

1. Quick Video/8mins (for the quick answer without all the details)
2. Expanded Details Video Series/1hour (LOTS of details)
3. Written Summary (straight to the point, quick advanced read)

INTRO:

Who are the wheat and tares? Who are the sheep and the goats?

We know that something awful happens(ed) to the tares and the goats right? It’s kind of important to know!

The good news is, it happened in the 1st century. It’s NOT something that we’re fearfully looking forward to.

The wheat/tares/sheep/goats warnings from Jesus were to THAT 1st century generation about something that was going to happen to THEM…
and it DID on a massive scale (in ad70).. AND it had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE AFTERLIFE!

 

1. QUICK VIDEO: 8 mins
Speaker Dr Jonathan Welton

 

 

2. EXPANDED DETAILS VIDEO SERIES: 1 hour

These videos will be a sobering dose of audience relevance.
The big picture will come into play very soon.

MAKE SURE to take advantage of walking through these detailed videos!
Scott allowed me to clip them from a series that he had on his youtube channel.
It’s kind of a big deal for us to have access to them the way that we do.

 

Parable of the Wheat & Tares:
Speaker Pastor Scott Fisher

(each video is about 10 minutes long)

 

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3 (Wheat & Tares Revealed)

 

Part 4

 

Part 5

 

Part 6

 

3. Written Summary Details:

Keep this in mind: The entire audience relevance had to do with 1st century Israelites/Jews.

The Wheat/Sheep:
were the Jews that believed Jesus to be Messiah and left the Old Covenant, joined the New Covenant (the Kingdom), becoming ‘sons of God’. These ‘believers’ heeded Jesus’ warnings and fled Jerusalem in AD70 before it’s final fiery destruction(Luke21:21).

The Tares/Goats:
were the Jews that did NOT believe Jesus to be their coming Messiah. These ‘unbelievers’ chose to stay under the ‘elements’ of the Old Covenant and were surrounded by the Romans (Luke19:41-44) and trapped in the fiery destruction of Jerusalem during the Passover gathering in AD70.

The scripture below is Jesus explaining to the disciples who/what the ‘wheat and tares’ parable was about. See my expanded audience relevance notes in the scriptures.

Matthew 13:37-42;
He(Jesus) answered and said unto them(disciples),
He that soweth the good seed (gospel message of New Covenant Kingdom)
is the Son of man(Jesus);

The field is the world (<- The word ‘world’ is actually ‘LAND’. It was the LAND of Israelites (12 tribes) in the 1st century. This is NOT talking about the entire planet.)

the good seed (believing Israelites)
are the children of the kingdom (New Covenant Israelites);

but the tares (unbelieving Jews / Judaizers)

are the children of the wicked one (oppressive Judaistic Old Covenant Law system);

The enemy that sowed them is the devil (corrupt Old Covenant High Priest and members);

the harvest is the end of the world/age (aion = age) (AD70);

and the reapers are the angels (messengers/in this case the Romans).

As therefore the tares (unbelieving Jews / Judaizers)

are gathered and burned in the fire (Judgement of Old Covenant Jerusalem in AD70, destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple by fire);

so shall it be in the end of this age (AD70).

The Son of man (JESUS)

shall send forth his angels (messengers/Romans),

and they shall gather out of his kingdom (the LAND / vineyard)

all things that offend (wolves in sheeps clothing/antichrists/false prophets/falsely converted Jews/remaining followers of the Old Covenant),

and them which do iniquity (to do iniquity meant to ‘break a law’, this was referring to those OC members under Mosaic Law);

And shall cast them into a furnace of fire (description of judgement of Old Covenant Jerusalem’s fiery destruction in AD70):

there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth (anger) (describing AD70 using a reference from OT scripture referring to the horrible death history of the valley of Gehenna in the CITY of Jerusalem).

OT reference of 586bc:  https://youtu.be/Z4aWnpoEZSo 

What Jesus was talking about was the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70:  https://youtu.be/I9Ena_zwmzA 

The above notes are the summary details.

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I’ll expand below for those who are interested in more:

Pay attention to WHO John the baptizer is talking to and what he says:

Matthew 3:7-10;
But when he saw many of the PHARISEES and SADDUCEES come to his baptism, he said unto them, O GENERATION of vipers,

who hath warned you
to FLEE FROM THE WRATH –> ABOUT TO COME <– ? (<– destruction of their entire system in Jerusalem in AD70)

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance (Messiah is coming, switch from Old Covenant to New Covenant).

And think not to say within yourselves (Pharisees & Sadducees), We have Abraham to our father: (circumcision covenant *of the flesh* would not save them, they would need to repent from the Law (OC) and move to the Faith (NC).)

for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

And NOW also (in the 1st century)
the AXE IS LAID UNTO THE ROOT OF THE TREES: (<- the ax was at the root of the trees in the 1st century, the entire tree of the Old Covenant Mosaic Law system was going down in that ‘chosen generation’.)

therefore every tree (Israelite) which bringeth not forth good fruit (bad tree/Old Covenant Israelite/ cannot bare good fruit) is hewn down,
and cast into the fire. (<-AD70 destruction of Jerusalem, 1.3 million Israelites murdered by the Romans.)

 

John the baptizer is VERY clear on the exact GENERATION and specific people that he’s speaking to.

This is written to a very specific audience in the 1st century about something that happened to THEM.

He also tells THEM that the “AXE” is already at the ROOT of the trees, context being the 1st century.

The ‘wrath’ against THEM was ABOUT TO COME and had already started, in the 1st century.

It was  ABOUT TO COME. (3195mello) 

It was ABOUT TO COME in THEIR generation.

That context has nothing to do with you and me.

John the baptizer was warning THEM about the destruction of their system and Jerusalem in AD70.

The context has nothing to do with you and me.

So too with the parable of the wheat and tares. It has nothing to do with us.

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We’re truly on the forefront of a rapidly spreading reformation. There are three different voices in this blog with the same message. One is a full time pastor in Texas, the other a world renown PhD, myself a blessed researcher. I hope this blessed you.

Love you guys,
DK

 

David King believes that we’re on the forefront of the next great reformation of all 3 of the Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The historical truths being presented in this day are causing massive transitions out of superstitious religious understandings and into the fulfilled truths of what Jesus accomplished in the 1st century. Consider him your ally in the battle to set the global family free from false religious superstitions. What he shares comes from a lifestyle of study, and a place of love and deep sincerity. Finally with questions like “If Jesus didn’t come to save us all from an afterlife hell, then why did he come?,” we can begin to unpack the radical truths of what Jesus actually displayed at the cross. “LOVE is the revolution.”

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Does The Bible Really Teach Eternal Torment?

Eternal torment has come to be seen as one of the most foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, but do the scriptures really teach eternal suffering for those without Christ? As Christians we should always be pursuing truth and try to understand the Bible better and if we find something in the scriptures that goes against what we believe we need to let that belief go and favor of what the scripture is actually saying no manner how popular that belief maybe.

Allow me to share with you what I’ve discovered in my own studies and search for truth. Not many realized this, but the scriptures to say that death is the result of sin and in the final end of the unrighteous far far more often than it could seem may suggest eternal suffering.

For example, Job 6:18 says about the godless, “the part of their course wind along, they go up into nothing and perish.”

Psalms 37:20 says “But the wicked will perish and the enemies of the Lord will be like the glory of the pastures; they vanish — like smoke they vanish away.”

Proverbs 11:19 says “He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life and he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.”

Notice these verses say perish, vanish, and death. These directly contradict eternal suffering. These are just some of many verses in the Old Testament that speak of death for the ungodly.

As for the New Testament, Matthew 18:14 says “So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.”

John 6:48-50 says “I am the bread of life. This is the bread which comes down out of heaven so that one may eat of it and not die.”

John 10:27-28 says “My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me. And I give eternal life to them and they will never perish.”

So again all of these verses say die, death, and perish. What Jesus is saying also directly contradicts eternal suffering.

As for the word ‘hell’ in the Bible, most translations today don’t have the word ‘hell’ in the Old Testament unless you have a version like the King James. But the word in Hebrew that sometimes gets translated to ‘hell’ in the Old Testament is the word ‘Sheol’ which just means the unseen realm of the dead or the grave, nothing to do with the eternal torment. In the New Testament, the Greek word ‘Hades’ is translated ‘hell’ a few times, but ‘Hades’ is just used in place of Sheol and has also just referring to the unseen realm of the dead or the grave. But the most common word we see in the New Testament translated to hell most often used by Jesus is the word ‘Gehenna.’ Gehenna is a literal valley on the south side of Jerusalem. Why would Jesus be warning about a valley? Well, in the Old Testament, Gehenna is called the valley of the son of Hinnom or the Hinnom valley. And if we read in Jeremiah 7 and 19, we see that whenever Jerusalem was destroyed by another army the dead bodies were thrown into this valley Gehenna, the word translated ‘hell.’

The Lord names this valley the “Valley of Slaughter” so Gehenna becomes a symbol of slaughter, of death and destruction. Jesus makes this more clear, in Matthew 10:28 says the body and soul would be destroyed in Gehenna, not tortured forever, destroyed.

As for the terms like “unquenchable fire,” “fiery furnace,” and “eternal fire,” there’s a well-established rule of biblical interpretation —that we should interpret word, terms, and phrases we find in scripture mainly by how they are used in other parts of the scripture. In other words, interpret scripture with scripture.

And if we look at all the verses that mention “unquenchable fire” like Isaiah 34:10, Jeremiah 7:20, Ezekiel 20:47, and all these other verses, they all show that “unquenchable fire” is death and destruction, not eternal suffering, “unquenchable” just means the fire will not stop until it burns everything up.

If we look at Isaiah 31:8-9, Ezekiel 22:20, and Malachi 4:1, we see that “fiery furnace” also describes destruction, not eternal suffering. As for “eternal fire,” Matthew 18: 8-9, Jesus says “eternal fire” is Gehenna. As we just saw, Gehenna represents death and destruction. If we look at Isaiah 33:14, we see the term “everlasting burning” describing destruction, not eternal torment. In Jude 7, it says that Sodom and Gomorrah are an example of what eternal fire is. In other words, eternal fire is what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah? They were destroyed.

This is what eternal fire is. The ‘fire’ means destruction and ‘eternal’ means that it is eternally destroyed or forever destroyed, never to return.

“What about the Lake of Fire?” you might ask. Well, firstly, we need to understand that Revelation is a book of symbols and hyperbolic imagery that represent other things. We have four apocalyptic horsemen, a beast with seven heads and ten horns, a giant woman that sits on the beast, and giant golden-faced grasshoppers with scorpion tails. We can’t say that’s all metaphorical, but the Lake of Fire is one hundred percent literal, no, it’s imagery that represent something else. So what does it represent?

Well, in Revelation 2:11, 20:6, 20:14, and 21:8, the Lake of Fire is called the “second death.” Death means death, not eternal torture. If we use the approach of interpreting scripture with scripture as we’ve already seen ‘fire,’ when used metaphorically, is consistently used throughout the scripture to describe death and destruction, not eternal torment of the soul.

The Lake of Fire is also called “fire and brimstone” multiple times. Deuteronomy 29:23, Isaiah 34:9, Ezekiel 38:22, and every other verse where “fire and brimstone” is mentioned, it never speaks of eternal torment. It is always speaking of destruction.

In Revelation 14:10, the Lake of Fire is described as “drinking the wrath.” In Isaiah 63:6, Jeremiah 25:15, Lamentations 4:21-22, and other verses, all consistently show that “drinking the wrath” is always speaking of destruction, not eternal suffering.

And as for Revelation 20:10 where it says “tormented day and night, forever and ever,” this cannot literally mean “forever and ever” because the majority of verses about the Lake of Fire describe it as death and destruction. This completely contradicts eternal suffering.

The word ‘forever’ in scripture doesn’t always mean forever the way we think of it today. For instance, in the Old Testament, the priesthood, the sacrifices, the ceremonies and festivals were to last forever and ever, but they aren’t still going on today, are they?

In Isiah 34:10, it says that the ‘smoke’ would rise from the city of Edom forever, it would burn forever, no one could pass through it forever and ever. But Edom isn’t still burning today and people can walk through there today. Jeremiah 17:4 says “a fire would burn in Judah forever,” this happened when Babylon destroyed Judah but it isn’t still burning today.

So, probably, a better way to interpret ‘forever’ is it will last as long as God has appointed it to. And again, since we all have the verses speaking of death and destruction, we know that ‘torment’ eventually comes to an end.

You may ask, “Aren’t they consequences to sin and to rejecting Christ?” Absolutely!
Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death.” Death means death, not being tormented forever and ever.

The scriptures clearly say “eternal life is a gift from God only through Jesus Christ.” We are not immortal on our own. Only through Jesus Christ can we have immortality.

Consequences of sin and being without Christ is death, having no hope of eternal life, no hope of life after death, no hope of being with our Father, with our loved ones in a Paradise forever.

Remember when God warned Adam and Eve in the Garden “not to eat the fruit of the tree”? All he warned them of was death. That’s it. Now, if it’s true, that by them eating the fruit, then everyone who lived after them would be doomed to burn for eternity. How cruel and twisted was it of God to not warn them of such grave consequences, to not warn Noah, to not warn Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Israelites, and not tell any of the prophets of the Israelites? No Sir, he only warned them of death because death was the only consequence. And death means death, nothing more, nothing less.

All we need to know about the afterlife can be found in the words of Jesus in John 3:16. We all know this verse so well, but yet we miss the simplicity and, apparently, what it says.

“God so loved the world, that he sent his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish.” It doesn’t say “should not burn forever and ever in torment.” It says “should not perish, but have eternal life.”

Source: Does The Bible Really Teach Eternal Torment?

Micah J. Stephens shares his unconventional yet liberating thoughts about God and the Bible in his personal blog, Micah Stephens Theology.

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Perish

The word ‘PERISH’ has nothing to do with separation from God in the afterlife or the annihilation of a soul.

The word “PERISH” isn’t even a spiritual term. It’s a literal term. In the NT, it is usually used to describe the death associated with those 1st century Jews who would die in the fires of AD70 if they didn’t heed Christ’s warning and abandon the Old Covenant Law before it was too late.

Referring to ‘lost’:

Sometimes the Greek rendering of ‘perish’ is translated as ‘lost’. A lost sheep who is scattered  in the wilderness among the beasts of the field and away from it’s Shepherd. It isn’t protected by it’s Shephard. This rendering of ‘lost’ has nothing to do with the soul or anything to do with the afterlife.

Referring to lost sheep (Matt 10:6; 15:24; Luke 15:4–7), to lost hair (Luke 21:18), to a lost reward (Matt 10:42; Mark 9:41; Luke 15:8–9; 2 John 8).

Were the sheep annihilated and then found? They were lost among the beasts of the field right? In the real story they had been ‘cut off’ from covenant with YHVH due to trespassing the Mosaic Covenant (Hosea1).

The prodigal son (referring to Ephraim) being lost (Luke 15:24, 32). Was this man annihilated and then found? No. Jesus removed the ‘ordinances of the law’ that were against Ephraim (10 northern tribes) so that he could return to the sheep fold (the New Covenant with YHVH).

What happens to lost sheep in the wild who are among the beasts of the field? They’re not worried about their souls ceasing to exist right?

Referring to ‘physical death’:

 

Most times the rendering of ‘perish’ has to do with physical death.

Notice Jesus’ words below to THEM (not us) warning THEM of perishing in a literal death.

Also, remember the word “you” isn’t talking to you. It’s talking to a specific reading audience in the 1st century, it’s not talking to you and me in the 21st century.

Luke 13:
2 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things?

What things did they suffer? Pilate murdered them.

3 I tell YOU, no; but unless YOU repent YOU will ALL LIKEWISE perish.

Likewise perish how? They will be murdered.

4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and KILLED THEM, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, no; but unless YOU repent YOU will ALL LIKEWISE perish.”

Likewise perish how? A physical death by the sword. He was warning THEM about THEIR coming destruction in AD70. The Romans literally murdered 1.3 million Jews in Jerusalem. The Jews that heeded Jesus’ message and fled Judea when the Romans surround Jerusalem were the ones ‘saved’ from the massacre.

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We see the same thing in Mark 4:38 when the disciples were frustrated with Jesus because they feared they would DIE.

There is no sense, in this example below, of them going to a place called hell.

They feared drowning.

“and he himself was upon the stern, upon the pillow sleeping, and they wake him up, and say to him, ‘Teacher, art thou not caring that we perish?’ (YLT)”

They were afraid of dying. This is not an afterlife statement.

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If you’ll look at the word ‘PERISH’ in different translations, you’ll find the words ‘DIE’ ‘STARVE’ ‘MURDERED’ ‘DROWNED’ in several of them instead of the word ‘PERISH’.

Try using ‘Biblehub.com‘ and use their word search bar. Just type in ‘perish’ and you’ll see tons of examples.

You’ll see how it plainly stands for words like ‘die/starve/drown/murdered’.

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List of scriptures:

Genesis 41:36
And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land PERISH not through the famine.

Ezekiel 5:12
A third of your people will die of the plague or PERISH by famine inside you; a third will fall by the sword outside your walls; and a third I will scatter to the winds and pursue with drawn sword.

Numbers 21:30
So we overthrew them; Heshbon, as far as Dibon, PERISHED; and we laid waste as far as Nophah; fire spread as far as Medeba.”

Judges 5:31
“So may all your enemies PERISH, LORD! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.” Then the land had peace forty years.

Matthew 8:32
And He said to them, “Go.” So when they had come out, they went into the herd of swine. And suddenly the whole herd of swine ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and PERISHED (drowned) in the water.

Matthew 26:52
But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will PERISH(die) by the sword.

Luke 11:51
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah who PERISHED(died/was murdered) between the altar and the temple. Yes, I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.

Luke 13:33
Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should PERISH(die) outside of Jerusalem.

Luke 15:17
But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I PERISH(die/starve) with hunger!

Do you see how it plainly stands for words similar to ‘die/starve/drown/murdered”?

Last but not least.. (and this is my own hyper-literal translation)

John3:16
For God so loved the world (order of Jews/Israelites)
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever (of the Old Covenant) believes in him (as Messiah to be saved from the judgement of the Old Covenant) shall not PERISH (die in their coming judgement of AD70 in Jerusalem and surrounding areas)
but have eternal life (New Covenant promise. Freed from the bondage of the Law).

How do I know that’s how John 3:16 is supposed to read?
John 3:36 basically repeats John 3:16:
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. (John 3:36)
Notice that the word PERISH is replaced by the term God’s WRATH.
Which wrath is that?
But when John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he told them, “You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? (Matthew 3:7)
The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” (Luke 19:43-44)
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in THE LAND and WRATH AGAINST THIS PEOPLE. They will fall BY THE SWORD and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. (Luke 21:23-24)
The wrath was against ‘this people’ and ‘the land’?
It was the destruction of Jerusalem in AD70. That was the “wrath” and the judgement.
(thanks to Jonathan A Forgor’s blog for pointing out the match between John 3:16 and John 3:36)
Summary:
The word ‘PERISH’ has nothing to do with separation from God in the afterlife or the annihilation of a soul.

DK

 

David King believes that we’re on the forefront of the next great reformation of all 3 of the Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The historical truths being presented in this day are causing massive transitions out of superstitious religious understandings and into the fulfilled truths of what Jesus accomplished in the 1st century. Consider him your ally in the battle to set the global family free from false religious superstitions. What he shares comes from a lifestyle of study, and a place of love and deep sincerity. Finally with questions like “If Jesus didn’t come to save us all from an afterlife hell, then why did he come?,” we can begin to unpack the radical truths of what Jesus actually displayed at the cross. “LOVE is the revolution.”

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Is Hell Real?

I’ve known about the doctrine of hell since I was a little boy. The nuns used to scare me with it. As far as I know, there are five (5) absolutely essential ingredients for the full doctrine of hell. Nobody told me these, I figured them out myself.

  1. It’s final, unchangeable separation from God.
  2. It’s forever, everlasting, endless, infinite, forever.
  3. It’s torment, yeah, torture and literal fire with pain, and no relief.
  4. It happens in the afterlife, that’s code language for after a person dies.
  5. Your immortal soul goes there. That is, supposedly, every person lives on after his body dies.

Why say essentials? I mean, if any of those five ingredients would be removed from the hell doctrine, the whole thing would fall apart.

Oh yeah, there’s a lot of scriptures that people see and they looked like hell, if you pardon the expression, but those scriptures only looked like hell because you already believed in hell. It seems to me that any senses, that means verses in the Bible, that looked like hell need to contain at least one of those five ingredients.

Don’t you think if the doctrine of hell was removed from the Christian religion, the Christian religion will be different? How about the old guys like Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, John the Baptist, Peter, and Paul and John, and, of course, the biggest one, Jesus? None of them ever uttered the word ‘hell’ because they had no concept of it. God didn’t say anything to Adam and Eve about hell if they ate the fruit. He just said they’d die. In all the writings of Moses and speeches to the rebels of Israel, he never said a word about suffering in hell after death. David never mentioned hell in all of his poetic songs. They never described fiery torture after death. What has such a huge, terrifying idea, if true and Dad’s [God] plan, have been mentioned somewhere in the Bible, wouldn’t it have been explained or described?

A question is: Why? Why not? From where did this idea come? What is its source? Why is it been promoted? And it has been promoted. Well-meaning believers have accepted and inserted the word ‘hell’ into the scriptures because of an ancient myth starting in Egypt and other ancient cultures. There’s no clear statement of fiery everlasting torture in the scripture. Unless, of course, you already believe it and you find words that seemed to describe what you already believe.

There’s not one verse that would describe anything like these horrible pictures. They’re crazy! I mean, who thought these up? They are looney toons, but they are not funny. The hell story has been employed by the church to coerce good behaviour, to correct believing and submitting to teachings. It’s been a valuable tool to keep people in line and to scare people into faith.

I don’t think that’s how my Dad in heaven attracts people to himself.

Source: SOS #8 Spiteful Ongoing Suffering. Is Hell real?

 

Robert “Bob” Nolan, together with his wife Charlene and other God-believers, worship Dad in heaven everyday outside a structured system. You can connect with Bob through his YouTube program, Thought Provokers, or through his own website bobnolan.org.

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Priest Says Hell Doesn’t Exist

One commenter [Powderfinger07] to a priest’s answer to a question about hell said, “The headline is trivial. I think most rational beings including church goers know that Hell is a fairy tale they just won’t admit to it.”

If hell is a fairy tale, let’s find out why. So here is the transcript of the priest’s point of view about hell.

Priest:

I don’t think Hell exists. I happen to believe in life after death but I don’t think it’s got a thing to do with reward and punishment. Religion is always in the control business and that’s something that people really don’t understand. It’s in the guilt-producing control business. And if you have a heaven as a place where you’re rewarded for your goodness and hell is a place where you’re punished for your evil, then you’re sort of have control over the population. And so they create this fiery place which has quite literally scared the hell out a lot of people throughout Christian history. And it’s part of a control tactic.

Interviewer:

Wait a minute, you’re saying that hell, the idea of a place under the earth or somewhere where you’re tormented for eternity is actually an invention of the church.

Priest:

I think the church has fired its furnaces hotter than anybody else. But I think there’s a sense in most religious life of reward and punishment in some form. The church doesn’t like for people to grow up because you can’t control grown-ups. Thus far we talk about being born again, when you’re born again you’re still a child. The people don’t need to be born again. They need to grow up. They need to accept their responsibility for themselves and the world.

Interviewer:

What do you make of the theology which is pretty quite prominent these days in America which is that there is one guarantee way not to go to hell and that is to accept Jesus as your personal Savior.

Priest:

I grew up in that tradition. To every church I know who claims “We are the true church,” they have some ultimate authority. We have the infallible pope. We have the inerrant Bible. The idea that the truth of God can be bound in any human system, by any human creed, by any human book, is almost beyond imagination for me. I mean, God is not a Christian. God is not a Jew or a Muslim or a Hindu, a Buddhist. All of those are human systems which human beings have created to try to help us walk into the mystery of God. I honor my tradition. I walked through my tradition but I don’t blame my tradition defines God. I think it only points me to God.

Life is a startling and wondrous experience. And, eventually, I think we’re gonna discover that God is unfolding through the life of our consciousness and our self-consciousness. And that’s not a parent figure up in the sky. But I believe I’m related to something that’s not bound by time and space, then I will share in one of the God’s eternity is.

Source: YouTube | Priest Says Hell Doesn’t Exist

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Welcome to Hell Is NOT Real!

Totally ablaze! That’s how we are feeling right now in our mission to tell you that HELL IS NOT REAL.

Sadly, millions in Christendom have come to believe that bad people will experience eternal punishing in the afterlife. Fiery hell, they say, is the place of endless punishment for those who are ignorant of God, especially those who did not believe in Jesus Christ.

But does the Holy Book describe hell as a real place? If hell is located in a particular region, we will show you its exact location. Oh, it’s not the cemetery!

Many superstitious beliefs have entered Christian communities. Some believe that evildoers will be forever separated from God and they will be thrown into the ever-burning inferno where they will experience the unquenchable fire. Yet some believe that the wicked will taste that hellfire punishment once and, ultimately, they cease to exist forever.

There are other mythical hell views out there. We are going to examine each of those hell beliefs, fact-check and expose them to you as fabricated stories meant to frighten you. Now, this very moment, we are telling you that HELL IS NOT REAL!

 

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Funny quizzes: What exactly is a quiz: description additionally, the essence, the best ways to use a quiz

Quiz or exam (study): description as well as in which way you can easlily receive a results

fun personality quiz (or advertising and marketing study, exam) is definitely a new way to get visitors, which is certainly considerably more useful than customary sites and landing internet pages.

The essence within the quiz is as follows:

You include a visitor for the website to move a straightforward test. As an illustration,”Take a examination and acquire a kitchen layout undertaking with price level calculation”.Inside of the take a look at problems you check with the client about his requirements. Such as, “What colors of food items you like”, “What kind of kitchen you further probably the most enjoyable” and so on. For each question there’re responses.While in the previous action, you request customer contacts. To illustrate,”Enter call guidance to obtain the exam end result.”

As a final result, you “kill” two birds with just one stone:

First, the conversion of the visitor to the application grows tremendously. The conversion of the quiz ranges from 12% to 30%, even as the conversion of the traditional landing at top is 8%.

Secondly, the shopper himself declares his needs in the middle of answering problems. To be a end result, an enormous function on purchaser segmentation is removed from the gross sales Office.

As a final result, the transaction cycle is substantially reduced when compared with the option when just the customer’s identify and cellphone quantity are well-known.

What is definitely the top secret of 30% conversion of quizzes?

This impact is described by pure psychology. Folks like to consider checks and gain knowledge of a thing from them 🙂 moreover, to pass the exam to the visitor and depart your knowledge much less “stressful” than to leave a request for any call up Supervisor.

The strong tool of quizzes is poorly popular in the Russian advertise. Hence, most prospects you shouldn’t even recognize that soon after filling around the contacts they require the first action in to the profits funnel 😉

In addition, the conversion into the software raises more in the event the result of your check the visitor receives a useful reward or maybe a sequence of bonuses.

In addition, the conversion towards the application improves more in the event the outcome with the check the customer gets a treasured reward or perhaps sequence of bonuses.

What would be the magic formula of 30% conversion of quizzes?

The observe of two 000 + users belonging to the designer of quiz Marquiz confirmed that marketing surveys are applicable in any market: from tailoring to pipe rolling plant.

The principal essential to success-it’s exciting questions to make the exam was similar to a online game, not an interrogation.

Special interest must be paid out to on-line merchants through which the quiz present a file conversion.

This is just not stunning: as a result of normally the visitor is a great deal misplaced inside the sea variety that even the filters really don’t help

And the check aids to Orient. Following a couple questions, the examination will make available the client 2-3 products and solutions from which to choose, resulting inside a radically enhanced probability of invest in.

What often is the key of 30% conversion of quizzes?

Niche-shooting videos

The conversion during the software: 24% value of the bid

Niche-furniture to order

The conversion around the 31% value of the bid

Niche-selling tours

The conversion inside the software: 19% Value

What concerning the conversion to the buyer?

30% within the software is, not surprisingly, terribly nice – you say. – How about conversion to shopper?

It is important to be familiar with that the quiz and landing are two many resources with many different duties. Landing is targeted principally on the hot viewers which is all set to pay for your product or service. These are definitely those who know precisely what they would need.

According to statistics, it is 5% of doubtless fascinated buyers. The remaining 95% go away the landing website page and not ever return to it.

Quiz correctly converts the applying to your heat viewers. In general these are generally the those who do not know which on the possibilities of your respective products will accommodate them best. The take a look at solves this problem and helps the consumer while using option based on his answers to your thoughts.

The Best targeted visitors is Yandex.Direct, Google CMS, specific promoting inside the social. networks. Advertising and marketing on search is effective even worse and basically will not pay off for quizzes.

The original conversion from the quiz through the software on the customer might possibly be slightly cheaper when compared to the conversion in the landing site with the software towards client, although the quiz carries a 100 % many sales mechanics.

The software on autopilot

Applications that came from the quiz, it is best to “warm up” by one or two valuable bonuses that you choose to give towards the client (in a different way they are named a sequence of values).

This can be done mechanically (it can be ample only once to “bother”). In this particular situation, the output you’ll receive a large amount far more hot clientele who would like to decide to purchase it from you (in comparison with apps with the landing, “flew” thru the form name/phone).

What about the conversion into a purchaser?

The most convenient constructor of quizzes (in line with customers) could be the Marquiz provider. With Marquiz you can effortlessly produce a quiz in 10 minutes without programmers and designers.

Try it! It happens to be basic! And substantial you conversions 😉

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