Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 15 (Eternal Torment? Part 11: “Is God A ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’?”)

By admin On June 25th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JULY 15

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Eternal Torment? Part 11:”Is God A ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’?”

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

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For those of us who grew up on television, the term, “Good Cop/Bad Cop” was a familiar reference to an interrogation method in which one cop portrays himself as a tyrant to the man being interrogated.

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And then, just at the right moment, another cop steps in, and befriends the man being questioned, in hopes of gaining his trust by means of friendliness and sympathy.

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Well, this technique has been a very effective method of extracting information from those who are being, “tight-lipped” !

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Police interrogation room – Wikipedia – Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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INTERROGATORS OF THE PAST

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Well, by looking at this photo, it is obvious that history has been filled with men who enthusiastically enjoyed being the “bad cop”!

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And only on that soon-coming Day of Judgment, will it be discovered just how cruel mankind has been in centuries past!

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As Isaiah reveals… “For, behold, the LORD cometh out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Isaiah 26:21

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And much of this cruelty has been meted out by the apostate Christian churches of Europe during those long centuries of the fitly-named, “Dark Ages”.

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Diverse torture instruments – Wikipedia – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

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ETERNAL TORMENT

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And so, it is no surprise that the very same churches which meted out such cruel torture, were also responsible for the false church-doctrine of so-called “Eternal Torment”.

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You see, “Eternal Torment” was conceived by this very same apostate religious organization who made sure that anyone who rejected the authority of the “Mother Church”, would be heartlessly and mercilessly tortured!

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After all, if the rejecters of His love will be cruelly tormented by God in fire and brimstone for all time and eternity, then those cruel European churches looked pretty good by comparison!

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Well, isn’t it true, that to suffer at the hands of mere men for only a few months until you finally die, is infinitely better than what God will do to them for ever and ever and ever?

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Right?

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TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT GODS?

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But for those who are standing in the Valley of Decision today, it is very confusing to make a decision for or against serving Christ.

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Because it almost seems as if there are two entirely different Gods in the Bible!

 

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Yes, there is the loving and merciful Jesus, who never ever tormented a human!

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And then, there is that “angry God”, who will mercilessly inflict fiery and painful judgment upon all those who rejected loving Jesus…for ever and ever and ever!!!

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Hans Thoma – Jupiter – Wikipedia – Public Domain

Woman why weepest thou – Jesus – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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So what is it? Are there two entirely different Deities? A heavenly Good Cop/Bad Cop, of sorts? Well that’s how it seems!

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JESUS & HIS FATHER ARE ONE

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Listen… “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?” John 14:9

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Here we see that there is no Good Cop/Bad Cop up there in Heaven! Jesus and His Father are one! One in purpose! One in love and mercy!

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As John says… “God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in Him.” 1st John 4:16

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Rich Young Ruler – Hoffman – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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“Now, forget everything you’ve learned!”

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Now, after Jesus has spent countless hours teaching us to love and sympathize and have compassion for the lost and suffering ones in this world of woe, are we to believe that we’re not going to shed even one little tear-drop for the 90+% of earth’s inhabitants, who, supposedly, will be suffering in flames of fiery vengeance throughout eternity future?

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Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? That’s because it is ridiculous! And unbiblical too!

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

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IGNORING MANY BIBLE PASSAGES

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The problem is, those who believe this old church-doctrine, do not consider all the many passages in Scripture which say such things as…“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, With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves; Or withhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wreaths_at_Arlington_National_Cemetery.jpg princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver… There (in Hell, or Sheol, or the Grave!) 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, 13-15, 17-19

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This passage presents a vastly different picture of Hell, doesn’t it? But modern Bible teachers dismiss this passage as the mere ramblings of Job! But this passage is every bit as much, the pure Word of God as is the parable of Lazarus & The Rich Man!

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And both need to be harmonized to get a proper understanding of the true nature of Hell!

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ALL SCRIPTURE, NOT SOME SCRIPTURE!

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And let’s remember what Paul reveals to us about the infallibility of all Scripture… “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” 2nd Timothy 3:16, 17

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So this above passage by Paul reveals that Job’s so-called “ramblings” are every bit as profitable for doctrine and correction as is that parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus!

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

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JESUS: BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST ETERNAL TORMENT

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But just look at the life of Jesus! His whole life was all about relieving the sufferings of mankind.

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So then, how could anyone imagine that this loving, forgiving, and merciful Jesus is going to spend all eternity roasting perhaps 10 or 20 billion lost souls who spurned His love?

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That’s akin to God saying, “Well, if you refuse My love I’m going to torture you for ever and ever!”

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Does that make any sense? 

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Tissot – Jesus Pardoning Thief – www.joyfulheart.com – Public Domain

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GOOD NEWS!

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Well, the very Good News is that, “His mercy endures forever!”

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There is no Good Cop/Bad Cop in Heaven! As Jesus is, so is the Father! And you and I will not be forced to endure, throughout eternity, the painful knowledge that billions are being tormented day and night for all the ions of eternity future!

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It’s all just the product of the ignorance within the apostate churches about what constitutes true Bible interpretation!

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STUDY FOR YOUR OWN SELF!

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And so, this devotional encourages all to begin to engage in healthy daily Bible studhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgy and constant meditation upon the Words of Life.

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The Bible tells us… “But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.” 1st John 2:27

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It is high time that we no longer blindly accept the dogmas of the apostate churches, and begin to study for our own selves. As it says in the above verse, the indwelling Holy Spirit is well-capable of teaching us all things!

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TO READ PART 12, CLICK HERE…Daily Devotional, Year 2 – SEPTEMBER 15 (Eternal Torment? Part 12: Outer Darkness)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, I’m tired of serving this world! I want to follow Thee with all my heart! Give me Thy Salvation, and release me from Satan’s Prison-House of sin and selfishness! Let me walk, even as Thou walked in this world…

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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… “Mark of the Beast–”They Have No Rest, Day Nor Night””

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

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And so the 4th member of our solar system, being Planet Earth, will be the host for this article.

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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:

JULY 16 (All Comfy-cozy In Hell, Part 2: So, Just What Did You Expect From Hell!?!)

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