Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 25 (Eternal Torment? Part 9: No Sympathy In Heaven!?!)

By admin On May 28th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – JUNE 25

 

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Eternal Torment? Part 9: “No Sympathy In Heaven!?!”

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

 

 

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“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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A number of long-held traditional false doctrines have been handed down to the present-day Church: the various Catholic holidays, the “Age of Accountability”, and the doctrine of “Eternal Torment”, and “Free-Will Salvation”. 

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And there are many zealous proponents of “Eternal Torment” in today’s church-world.

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And even though this false doctrine was conceived by ignorance of proper Bible interpretation, the apostate churches are still ignorant of proper Bible interpretation. 

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

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BABYLONISH CONFUSION

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Now if things weren’t already bad enough, the various “cults” reject “Eternal Torment”, which only further confuses the issue, giving “Eternal Torment” advocates even more ammunition to fire at those earnest Bible students who sincerely question this archaic church tradition.

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DISPROVED MANY WAYS

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But there are various ways of disproving this old Catholic doctrine of “Eternal Torment”.

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For instance, there are many verses in the Bible which tell us that “The wages of sin is DEATH!” Romans 6:23.

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And this website devotes much time exposing the falsehood of this erroneous church doctrine.

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BIBLE REPROOFS AGAINST

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Yes, there are many biblical ways to disprove this church-doctrine.

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And this website attempts to do just that, through its many related articles on so-called “Eternal Torment”!

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And so, today, the focus will be on yet another nail in the coffin of “Eternal Torment”: Revelation 21:4, 8.

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

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DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED

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So just why is Revelation 21:4, 8 so damaging to this so-called doctrine of “Eternal Torment”?

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Because either “Eternal Torment” is true, or Revelation 21:4, 8 is true!

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But they both cannot be true!

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In other words, Revelation 21:4 reveals the absurdity of the “Eternal Torment” doctrine.

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Hell – G. Dore – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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NO MORE SUFFERING

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Listen… 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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Now just think this above passage all the way through, regarding the New Heaven and New Earth. Is there anything here that suggests that “Eternal Torment” is the punishment for sin?

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After all, it says here that, “there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away!”

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The River Of The Water Of Life by H. Melville – Wikimedia – Public Domain (3)

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NO MORE DEATH, SORROW, CRYING OR PAIN!

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And so, we can assume that God means exactly what He is saying here… “there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away!”

Buddhist Hell - Wikipedia - Public Domain

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Because, if all these horrible things will be passed away, then why do we insist that they will still exist in the New Heaven and Earth?

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After all, if the lost souls of our loved ones will be crying and begging for mercy, wouldn’t those cries for mercy be echoing in our hearts for all eternity?

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Or will our hearts become so calloused or jaded that we won’t sorrow for them anymore?

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After all, the Bible does indeed confirm that there won’t be any more sorrow there!

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Buddhist Hell – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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WHAT ABOUT US?

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Now, so much for their crying and screaming and agony!

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What about OUR crying and screaming and agony on their behalf?

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After all, Revelation 21:4 says that there won’t be anymore sorrow or crying or pain! (“there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away!”)

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Jesus Teaching Luke 4:31-32 – Jesus talks about Heaven – www.lavistachurchofchrist.org – Public Domain

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NO SYMPATHY IN HEAVEN!?!

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And what about sympathy?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_van_Gogh_-_Old_Man_in_Sorrow_(On_the_Threshold_of_Eternity).jpg

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Listen to what it says… Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep….Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.” Romans 12:15 & Hebrews 13:3

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So here above is the eternal Word of God commanding us to weep and to suffer and to be bound with those who weep, and suffer and are bound.

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Vincent van Gogh – Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity) – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

 

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NO MORE TEARS FOR LOVED ONES?

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And so, if our unsaved friends, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and our children are https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Creator:Frederick_Cayley_Robinson&action=edit&redlink=1being supposedly endlessly tormented, then will we be so satisfied with God’s justice that we won’t even shed a tear for their torment and eternal pain?

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After all, if God has spent so much time teaching His children here on earth to be tender and sympathetic towards the sufferings of others, then are we really to believe that when we get to Heaven, we’ll just forget all about the things that God taught us? 

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Doesn’t this sound totally ridiculous? Of course it does!

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WEAK DEFENSE

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Well, many who still try to weakly defend this doctrine of “Eternal Torment”, will answer, “Well, God’s redeemed will be perfectly at peace knowing that those people in Hell are getting their just punishment for sinning against such a holy God!”

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Do you see how impossible is this church-tradition called, “Eternal Torment”, in the light of Revelation 21:4?

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

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LET’S THINK THIS THING THROUGH!

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If “Eternal Torment” was true, God could never make such a statement as Revelation 21:4… 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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If we cry and lament and suffer in behalf of those in this present world who are suffering right now, then how much more would we cry and lament and suffer on behalf of those who are ETERNALLY SUFFERING!?!

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Do you see how ridiculous this entire church-doctrine really is? Hell is the Grave! That’s where our suffering ends!

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

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LAKE OF FIRE!

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Now, those who are still trying to defend this old church-doctrine point to Revelation 21:8… “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8

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So basically, it says here, that all unbelievers will be cast into this Lake of Fire. And the popular notion is, that the Lake of Fire will be roasting unbelievers for all time and eternity. But where in this passage does it say that they will be endlessly tormented in this Lake of Fire? It doesn’t! But what it does say is that, “this is the second DEATH!” 

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But eternal death and eternal torment are two entirely different things!

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

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SODOM AN EXAMPLE OF ETERNAL VENGEANCE

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Now does the Bible ever give an example of such an eternal punishment? Oh yes! Just listen to Jude… “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genesis19-17.jpgmanner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Jude 1:7

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Now, if Sodom & Gomorrah are “set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire”, then that eternal fire must still be burning.

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Right? But it’s not!

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Oh yes, their punishment was eternal. But they were simply destroyed. The fire was eternal in the sense that it sealed Sodom & Gomorrah’s eternal destiny.

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But since it was set forth as an example of the punishment of eternal fire, then we can take comfort that those citizens of Sodom & Gomorrah are now in Sheol (the Grave) of which it says in Job, “There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.” Job 3:17

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Picture – Lot Escapes Sodom – www.thebiblerevival.com offers free Bible clipart – Public Domain.

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STUDY CHRISTIAN! STUDY!

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And so, seeing that “Eternal Torment” does not harmonize with Scripture, we can take comfort that we won’t be crying and sorrowful for this church-fabricated chamber-of-horrors! 

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And if the Reader will simply study the many articles on this false-doctrine, then there will begin to be full assurance that God does not eternally torment our unsaved loved ones!

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To read Part 10, click here…JUNE 27 (Eternal Torment? Part 10: Endless Stripes?)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a love for truth which causes me to insist on finding any and every related passage on any questionable doctrine …

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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…“August 17th (Too Many Loose Ends!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING THE DRAGON

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THE DRAGON of REVELATION 12 CONSTELLATION . The Dragon Constellation can be located by finding Orion in winter months. The Dragon is to Orion’s left, and the Dragon’s mouth is right next to Orion’s shield. This Dragon’s mouth is the V-like constellation The Hyades Cluster, which is the very same constellation that comprises the head of Taurus the Bull. In other words, Hyades is also known as the head of Taurus the Bull. And Hyades is the mouth of this Dragon.

Revelation 12 Dragon w/text

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The tip of the Dragon’s tail is composed of that star-cluster known as The Pleiades. The Pleiades is actually in the shape of a lion’s furry tassel tip of his tail. The sketch below shows this Pleiades as the tail tip.

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Now with aid of a dark starry night, you may begin to connect this mouth and the tail with a very long body in an oval shape. The front and back legs are very well-defined with stars. The front legs are made partially of Taurus. The back legs and rear fin are made of the Cetus Constellation. But the long oval-shaped body has relatively few stars, but can been seen, howbeit with a dark starry night. The four stars of the front fins are made partially of Taurus. This Dragon constellation appears in the eastern horizon about mid-summer in the pre-dawn hours, spewing his flood-waters northward toward the Woman of Revelation 12 (Woman in Travail). The Wave of Water is primarily composed of the Constellation Auriga. The are two more less bright stars which are closest to the Dragon’s mouth. These two dimmer stars are also part of this Wave of Water.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Flood Waters of Satan-Introduction 

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TOMORROW… 

“JUNE 26 (Eating Like A Bird!)”

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