Examples of Everlasting Destruction in the Bible

Examples of Everlasting Destruction in the Bible

      Here we shall look at prominent biblical examples of literal everlasting destruction that back-up the numerous passages which blatantly state that unrighteous people will be destroyed in the lake of fire and not suffer never-ending roasting torment, such as Matthew 10:28, 2 Thessalonians 1:9 and 2 Peter 3:7.   The Example of Gehenna: “Hell”   Let’s start with the very word “hell” itself. There is only one biblical word translated as “hell” which refers to the lake of fire and is therefore relevant to the final disposition of ungodly people: Gehenna (GEH-en-nah). Gehenna is the Greek form of the Hebrew Ge-Hinnom, which literally means “the Valley of Hinnom.” The Hinnom Valley, also referred to as Topheth (TOH-feth), which means “a place to be...

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Did Jesus really talk more about hell than heaven?

Did Jesus really talk more about hell than heaven?

Answer: Hell no! Not even close. And the word translated as “hell” was sometimes Hades (Sheol) or mostly Gehenna…the ancient garbage dump outside of Jerusalem where trash and dead bodies were burned and destroyed.   Concordance search on “hell” in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.    Concordance search on “fire” in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.    Versus   Concordance search on “heaven” in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.    Concordance search on “kingdom of God” in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.      I also find it interesting that John did not include discussions on Gehenna, hell, or Hades in his gospel…or in any of his three letters. Yet he was the one God gave...

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Why Do My People Call Me a Sadist and Tell the Lost I Will Torment Them Forever?

Why Do My People Call Me a Sadist and Tell the Lost I Will Torment Them Forever?

Is my gift of eternal life not good enough? Do people think they have to scare the lost into my arms with a heinous threat of eternal torture? My disciple John never tried to scare people in his gospel account or his letters in this way, nor did Paul. I used the clearest words I could throughout my word: –That those who live a lifestyle of unrepentant sin deserve DEATH—Romans 1:32 –That all who sin apart from the law will also PERISH apart from the law— Romans 2:12 –That sin leads to DEATH—Romans 6:16 –That sin results in DEATH—Romans 6:21 –That the wages of sin is DEATH—Romans 6:23 –That those who live according to the sinful nature will DIE—Romans 8:13 –That the gospel is foolishness to those who are PERISHING—1...

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