Eternal Torment?: Part 19: “Diminishing Ought!”

By admin On October 14th, 2016

 

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 “Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – ????

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Eternal Torment? Part 19: “Diminishing Ought!”

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

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This whole notion that God has an eternal chamber of horrors is perhaps the greatest of all Church heresies, borne entirely out of extremely poor Bible interpretation used by the apostate churches during the Dark Ages.

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And the fact that this unbiblical church-doctrine continues to be embraced to this very day only proves that the continued apostasy of today’s churches still exists, and exhibits the same ignorance of proper Bible interpretation used by those apostate churches of yesteryear.

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Now these are very harsh and condemning statements to be making, especially considering that none of us can hold our head up high, because of our own personal sins and lack of the proper fervor needed to overcome the world, the flesh and the Devil!

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Nevertheless there needs to be an awareness of why such false dogmas still thrive in a day when so many wonderful tools and aids are available to enhance our knowledge of the Scriptures.

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Perhaps the greatest two passages which cause this great error to remain is the Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus, plus Revelation 14:, which speaks of torment and smoke rising up for ever. And if these were the only two portions of the Bible dealing with the nature of Hell, then it would seem as if Hell was truly a chamber of horrors in which 90% or more of the world’s inhabitants are being mercilessly tormented in flames of fire for all eternity future!

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But fortunately, the Bible has much to say concerning the nature of Hell, and of the mercy of God.

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The problem is, the great error being committed in the church-world is that many passages which refute this notion of “Eternal Torment” are being slighted and even ignored altogether!

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And this is the main point of today’s devotional.

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The Bible pronounces a curse of all those who either add to or diminish ought from God’s Word. Listen… 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2

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This and several other warnings are given in Scripture that we cannot ignore anything in Scripture. But in the case of this heretical doctrine of “Eternal Torment”, that is exactly what is being done!

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And so, the great masses within the church-world have embraced this unbiblical heresy, because they have never been shown all the verses which speak of Hell as being merely the eternal punishment of the grave. Their teachers have not properly shown them all the verses necessary to make an intelligent interpretation of the true nature of Hell. And even when one of these verses is mentioned, it is usually discounted as being irrelevant, or twisted until it says something completely different.

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Now just what are those ignored or twisted verses?

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Well, for instance, what about the verse that says…”6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death;” Romans 6:23. It says here that the wages of sin is death, not Eternal Torment!

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Or what about this verse…”the soul that sinneth, it shall die”? Ezekiel 18:4, 20. Again, it says here that the soul that sins shall die, not be endlessly tormented!

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Or what about this passage from Job…“3:11 Why died I not from the womb? [why] did I [not] give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?

3:13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
3:14 With kings and counsellors of the earth…

3:17 There the wicked cease [from] troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
3:18 [There] the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
3:19 The small and great are there; and the servant [is] free from his master.”

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If eternal torment was waiting for Job after death, then this entire statement would have been ridiculous, to say the least! In other words, Job would have never desired to die the death of unbelievers, if Eternal Torment was awaiting him!

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But as this above passage points out, Eternal Torment is not the reward for unbelievers. No, just the opposite! This passage reveals that those who die unsaved will merely cease to exist!

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So how can so many theologians and Bible teachers slip around these plain statements from God’s infallible Word?

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Well, perhaps these theologians and Bible teachers are more loyal to church-doctrines and church-tradition, than they are to the Bible!

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But the fact is, when a Christian fully accepts all related passages concerning the true nature of Hell, then it is impossible to believe in Eternal Torment.

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And on the other hand, those theologians and Bible teachers who ignore these above passages, as well as many other similar passages, may just wake up one day to discover that their names are not found in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

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Listen to the curse pronounced upon all who add or diminish God’s Word…“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:18, 19

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Here is a fearful warning, which must be received with fear and trembling by those who are truly truth-seekers.

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In order to find the truth concerning any Bible doctrine, the entire Bible must be embraced, and no Scripture should be ignored or twisted. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2nd Timothy 3:16

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The fact is, during the Dark Ages, the apostate portion of the Church was torturing and even murdering those who refused to pledge allegiance to that corrupt organization. And so there was a desire to make it appear as if Heaven likewise had its own torture chambers.

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Now that we’re living in a day when torture is no longer being used, one has to question why the apostate churches still cling to this old Catholic heresy.

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Well, the short answer is, that the same Antichrist spirit which controlled the apostate Church in the Dark Ages still controls the apostate portion of the Church today!

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But God is calling His people out of the apostate church-world, and warning us to flee to the mountains of refuge and safety…

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Listen…51:6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this [is] the time of the LORD’S vengeance; He will render unto her a recompense.” Jeremiah

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TO READ PART 20, GO HERE…(Eternal Torment? Part 20: “Our God Is Fire & Brimstone!?!”

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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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.picture - soldiers of the cross - armor up!

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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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01.17.20133This 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, that01.17.20132 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…

February 25 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 40: “Christmas With, ‘Another jesus’: Babylonian Holidays”)

 

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