One doctrine of devils that has had it’s way in today’s society is the
doctrine that says there is a Hell that lasts for all of eternity and
those residing do so in screams of torment.
Most take a verse
in Revelation chapter 14 out of context and preach a Hell that is a
place of eternal torment. Some also take three repeated verses from
Mark to proclaim their belief in a worm filled eternal torture chamber.
discussing these verses, and many other verses that speak of hell, one
needs to ask one question of themselves. Do they believe a God that
would send His one and only Son to die a torturous and humiliating death
would create a place that would be used for torture for all eternity?
Does the character of God come off as a tyrant who enjoys hearing the
screams of people who have decided not to worship Him? Would this sound
like a way to “glorify” Him as a loving and giving Father?
: And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the
soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in
How can the soul die especially since popular belief
saiys the wicked live forever in the flames of hell? The Bible is clear
when the Holy One in heaven proclaims that the wages of sin is death,
not eternal hellfire! The body is killed and the soul is killed because
of sin, which separates us from our Creator. This is about eternal
death, not eterrnal life in hellfire.
The definition of hell is grave, destruction, etc.
– Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
Here, Christ speaks of an eternal or everlasting fire for the devil and
Jude 1:7 – Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the
cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication,
and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering
the vengeance of eternal fire.
The fire that burned the
residents of Sodom and Gomorrha to death was eternal for them as they
have turned to ashes. As far as anyone in this hell fire state is
concerned, the fire is for as long as they live. For as long as there
is flesh to burn, the destroyer of that flesh and bone as well as the
soul, will be present until they are no more.
preach hellfire is a way for the saved to remember the high cost of
their sins throughout eternity. However, it’s the scars on Christ that
does this perfectly!
If Hell is for eternity, then why did Jesus
only stay dead three days? Was He not to be our perfect Saviour and
sacrifice for sin? If the wages of sin is death, then Christ died for us
but the world says the wages of sin is eternal punishment in hell.
Therefore, Christ, in their opinion, is not our perfect Saviour! Christ
died on our behalf so that our sins may be washed away by His spotless
blood, the pure blood of the Lamb of Elohim Who takes away the sins of
the world, upon repentance before the Saviour of the human race.