Daily Devotional, Year 3 – May 26 (Eternal Torment? Part 20: “The Impossibility of Eternal Torment!”)

By admin On October 10th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 May 26

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Eternal Torment? Part 20: “The Impossibility of Eternal Torment!”

To read Part 1, click here… “September 8th (Eternal Torment?)”

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Thank God, that He is not as the vast majority of the church-world supposes Him to be!

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Yes, the apostate church-world has wrongly charged God with being a cruel tormentor, who mercilessly casts all rejectors of Jesus into some endless Chamber of Horrors throughout all eternity!

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Brooklyn Museum – The Bad Rich Man in Hell – James Tissot

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AN IGNORED PASSAGE

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Praise God that He is actually a God who delights in mercy, even as it is written…  “For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. To crush under His feet all the prisoners of the earth,” Lamentations 3:31-34

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It’s too bad that the so-called “orthodox” churches ignore so many passages as this one, that all reveal a merciful God who does not needlessly torment souls.

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ABOVE PICTURE: Adding to or taking from God’s Word, the Bible

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AN UNTHINKABLE HORROR

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Can you imagine if God WAS that kind of monster!?

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Can you imagine being tormented for all time and eternity!?

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No chance for release!?

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But for those who have had to endure long nights of suffering in this life, such a God as the traditional church-world claims Him to be, would be an unthinkable horror above and beyond all other horrors!

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But the notion that Jesus is such an unmerciful Judge goes against everything the Bible reveals about our Savior!

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Hell – Jan van Eyck Diptych – _Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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TRADITION OFTEN OVERRIDES TRUTH!

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It’s amazing how many church-goers refuse to accept the many passages which reveal that Hell is merely the grave.

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And there are indeed many passages which speak of Hell as the grave!

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But for some reason, the power of tradition overrides the truth.

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Yes, this whole notion of Hell being an endless torture chamber comes from centuries of mis-interpreting what Scripture really says.

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It is an ancient Roman Catholic doctrine which even that particular denomination may no longer hold to.

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And truth-be-told, only Heaven knows for sure how many sincere souls down through the centuries, have turned away from Salvation in disgust, refusing to worship such a cruel God who tortures His enemies without mercy!

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Hell’s Torment and Tormentor – Wikipedia – Public Domain (2)

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THE DANGER OF REJECTING BIBLE VERSES

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But God has written the Bible in such a way, that those who refuse to believe and accept ALL scripture, can and will, “stumble at the Word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.” 1st Peter 2:8.

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Yes, the Bible is written in such a way that those who refuse to acknowledge EVERYTHING the Bible says will come up with such false doctrines as this “Eternal Torment” doctrine!

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UNIVERSE, A PLACE OF ETERNAL TORMENT?

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Can you imagine a universe in which billions of lost souls scream for mercy throughout the ions of time?

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Can you imagine a universe in which a sovereign God turns a blind eye and a cold shoulder to vast throngs of lost souls who are suffering intensely for ever and ever and ever?

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And why? Because they did not accept Salvation? Is that the Good News which the Bible speaks about!?

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Hell’s Viewing Gallery- Signsofheaven.org – copyrighted – not for public use

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MISUNDERSTANDING THE ALLEGORICAL NATURE OF PARABLES

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This gross error was founded on a few passages, such as the Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus, which is full of obvious exaggerations, and was never intended to be literal description of eternity future.

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Brooklyn Museum – The Bad Rich Man in Hell – James Tissot

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NOT COMPARING SCRIPTURE WITH SCRIPTURE

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And those who have decided that this Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus must be the last word on the subject have ignored such passages as this…“Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?…For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest…There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.” Job 3:11, 13, 17-19 (condensed for the sake of brevity)

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As this passage reveals, Hell (the grave) is a place of sweet release from the horrors and hardships of this present world! It is a place of rest, not a place of endless torment!

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Sunset over San Diego Graveyard – Wikipedia – Share-alike License for Andy Eick

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WHY WOULD JOB DESIRE HELL!?

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If Hell was a place of endless torment, Job would have never spoken (through the Holy Spirit), that he desired to be there!

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Any earthly suffering would be far better than such a place of endless torment!

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Even Job’s earthly afflictions would be slight in comparison to such a cruel place of endless torment!

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No, the Holy Spirit would never have inspired Job to desire to go to the grave, alongside the wicked, if “Eternal Torment” would be awaiting him there!

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PAINTING – Blake – 1793 – Jobs Tormentors – Wikipedia – US -Public Domain

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“COME OUT OF BABYLON”

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So for those who desire to come out of such Babylonish confusion as this heretical false-doctrine has created, God has allowed enough time to re-examine these things.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8f/Optic_stub.svg/200px-Optic_stub.svg.png

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And this website has a large number of articles which hopefully clear up the confusion about the true nature of Hell, the Grave.

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Magnifying Glass – svg – Wikimedia Commons Share-alike License

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NO MORE SORROW, CRYING, OR PAIN!

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No, the universe will rather be a place in which it is written…“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” Revelation 21:4, 5

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Now this above passage reveals the kind of God that we can praise and love and adore for all time and eternity! A God who loves mercy!

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“For His mercy endureth for ever!…For God is love!” 2nd Chronicles 5:13 & 1st John 4:8

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River of Water of Life – H. Melville – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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TO READ PART 21, GO HERE…July 3 (Eternal Torment? Part 21: “Ignoring Scripture”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Let me not be given to a close-minded spirit. But help me to love truth, no matter if it means I will be hated by my own brethren…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Planet of Rest: Doctrine of Eternal Torment, or you can also read this shorter article…AUGUST 19 (Apocalypse Now! Part 6: Fire & Brimstone!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ORION, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

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.Orion the Good Shepherd (5th personality of Orion)

“The LORD is my shepherd;

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I shall not want (lack).

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He maketh me to lie

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down in green pastures:

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He leadeth me beside

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the still waters…

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I will fear no evil:

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for Thou art with me;

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Thy rod and thy staff

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they comfort me….”

Psalm 23:1, 2, 4

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ORION, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

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This star-chart from Wikipedia, has Orion sketched in by the editor of this website. With the addition of a single star, Theta Geminorum (the left hand of the Castor twin of Gemini), the sickle in Orion, the Reaper’s hand (sketch to left), now extends the blade, thus transforming that sickle into the hook of a shepherd’s rod and staff. And so now this little Gemini star becomes the tip of Orion’s Shepherd’s rod & staff. Thus with this additional star, Orion the Reaper Constellation now becomes the 5th personality of Orion: The Good Shepherd (sketch below right). Theta Geminorum is a class A3, 4th magnitude star, which means it is much fainter than either of the stars, Castor or Pollux. But faint as This little star may be, it nevertheless presents a giant concept, turning Orion’s sickle into a shepherd’s rod. And this is a very wonderful and beautiful Bible truth: namely, that Jesus is the Good Shepherd, as is written…

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“As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.” Ezekiel 34:12 

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And so God has placed this Starry Shepherd in the winter-night heavens to remind us of His great love for a planet which has wandered away: just like sheep that wandered to where the grass looked greener.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Orion, The Good Shepherd

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TOMORROW…

May 27 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 11: “Enhancing The Pleasures of Sin”)

 

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