Daily Devotional, Year 2 – April 28 (Eternal Torment: Did Jesus Get Off Too Easy?)

By admin On March 12th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – APRIL 28

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Eternal Torment: “Did Jesus Get Off Too Easy?”

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So why does this devotional have such an outrageous title?

Grandma in Hell's flames of fire

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Why do we dare use the title, “Did Jesus Get Off Too Easy?”

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Because, if indeed this ancient church-doctrine which men have named, “Eternal Torment” is true, then Jesus really had it far too easy!

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ETERNAL TORMENT REQUIRES ETERNAL PAYMENT 

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And why is this devotional making such an outrageous condemnation of Jesus?

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Because, if “Eternal Torment” was true (which it isn’t), then six hours on the Cross was not enough!

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Not even 600 hours! Nor 6,000 hours! Nor 6,000,000 hours! Nor 6,000,000 years! Nor 6,000,000 ions of ages!

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You see, if my little atheist grandma has to suffer in roasting flames for billions and billions of ages, then what Jesus did on the Cross was a sham!

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A hoax! A fraud! 

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Nailing Jesus to the Cross – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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MISGUIDED THEOLOGY of the PAST

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Well, fortunately, “Eternal Torment” is not the punishment for unbelievers.

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No, “Eternal Torment” is just the product of some really misguided theology, by some really misguided theologians, from a misguided church, which ruled many long centuries ago.

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Oh yes, if you had only read the Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus, or if you only read Revelation 14:11, then you might come believe in “Eternal Torment”.

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And that’s exactly what those erring theologians did, many long centuries ago! 

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And unfortunately, this monstrosity of a doctrine has been handed down to us through the centuries, and we are afraid to re-examine it!

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

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ENTIRE BIBLE MUST BE STUDIED!

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But by merely looking at the many other passages in Scripture concerning the fate of unbelievers, it doesn’t take too long to discover that the wages of sin is not, “Eternal Torment”.

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No, the Bible tells us… “For the wages of sin is DEATH; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

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As a matter of fact, the Bible reveals this same fate, “death”, in many other places!

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JOB MUST BE IGNORED!

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Take Job for instance… “Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnat02.jpgghost 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 (to read entire quote, click here… Job 3:11-19)

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Now amazingly, theologians today either wrestle away the plain understanding of this above passage, or reject it altogether!

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After all, they must reject the plain understanding of this above passage!

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Because it flies in the face of their ancient traditional beliefs.

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Job (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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EZEKIEL ALSO IGNOREDhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_Ezekiel.jpg

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And what about Ezekiel 18:4, which plainly tells us… “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die” ? 

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So what does this passage say about the fate of all rejectors of God’s grace? “The soul that sinneth, it shall DIE!”

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Now here again is a verse which flies in the face of this idea that God is some kind of merciless tyrant, who is going to allow 90%+ of the world’s inhabitants to roast in fiery flames for all time and eternity!

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Tissot – Ezekiel – US Public Domain – Wikimedia

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CHRISTIANS BURNED

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Well, one reason why the churches continued to cling to this doctrine sohttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpeg tenaciously was because they, the apostate European churches, were burning Christians alive during later centuries.

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And so, to justify what they were doing, they lifted those two passages out of context, and made God into a willing cohort to their own cruelty against humanity!

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(But also, this ancient church-doctrine, “Eternal Torment”, made a very big “baseball bat”, that the church could use to club people into submission to their apostate church.)

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Burning at the Stake – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS – GOD HAS NO “CHAMBER OF HORRORS!”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_The_Bad_Rich_Man_in_Hell_(Le_mauvais_riche_dans_l%27Enfer)_-_James_Tissot_-_overall.jpg

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The Good News is, that Jesus is not the tyrant!

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Oh yes, the wages of sin is death. And, “the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

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But those who reject the gift of life which Jesus offers, will simply get their wish.

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They will all rest together where… “the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.” Job 3:17

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Brooklyn Museum – The Rich Man In Hell – James Tissot – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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FOREVER YOUNG!

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But the really Good News is, that nobody even needs to die an eternal death!

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In that heavenly Promised Land”, we will be forever young!  

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And there, nobody gets sick, and nobody dies…“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.” Revelation 21:4

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Does this above verse say anything about a chamber of horrors?

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No, the universe will instead be a place in which we will no more sorrow for our pain, nor for the pain and suffering of others!

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All those former sorrows will be passed away!

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

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JESUS PAID IT ALL! THEN HE ROSE AGAIN

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Yes, Jesus died on that Cross, to provide all this!

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And nobody really comprehends the tremendous price He had to pay!

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But when that payment was fully made, He said, ‘It is finished!’, and bowed His head and died!

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And with that one selfless deed, the sins of Mankind were all paid for.

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For all time and eternity, our sins are fully taken away!

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Cross of Jesus Christ – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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THE READER IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING 20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH CONCERNING ETERNAL TORMENT. THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO CONDUCTS THIS JEREMIAH STUDY #565 CONCERNING THE NATURE OF HELL ACCORDING TO WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS…

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to search out just what the Bible says about the nature of Hell. Let me not be merely a disciple of modern-day teachers, but let know exactly what the Bible says, and not just the pet verses that are currently being taught…

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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… “September 8th (Eternal Torment?)” 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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EARTH: PLANET OF REST

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Counting the Sun as the 1st heavenly sphere, the Earth is the 4th heavenly sphere.

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If we extend our theory (and it’s just a theory) that God created our solar system to correspond to the commandments, the Sun corresponding to the 1st Commandment, then Planet Earth would correspond to the 4th Commandment: the Seventh-day Sabbath.

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And so, on the very planet that corresponds to the commandment that exalts the idea of “peace” and “rest”, there exists very little peace.

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And very little rest. Ironic, isn’t it? 

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Solar system – NASA – Public Domain

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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”

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TOMORROW…

“APRIL 29 (The Fearful Message of Habakkuk, Part 4: 1-Day of Worship. 6 Days of Idolatry)”

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO STUDY IN JEREMIAH 

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YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL.

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THIS STUDY #484 IS PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING OF FAMILY RADIO…

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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