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Be Not Deceived, Hell and the Lake of Fire are Real.
There are groups that call themselves Christians and non-Christians, whose doctrines are made up of a little truth and lots of deception. Their doctrines arent mandated through the Holy Spirit by the prophets of old. Their doctrines arent biblical, and the author of them is Satan (the Father of lies). Those believing false doctrine such as; "there is no life after death and Hell and the Lake of Fire don't exist" are deceived.
The devil (who has no truth in him) speaks to the hearts of millions and says "An all loving God would never send anybody to hell and then burn forever in the lake of fire". The part of the statement, which is true, is that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is Love. "He that loveth not, knowth not God, for God is Love." 1John 4:8. The lie is that there is no eternal damnation for those who reject Gods salvation thru the blood of His son Jesus. "God so loved the world (you and me) that He gave His only begotten son (Jesus) that whosoever (Jew, Gentile, white, black, red, yellow, old, young, rich or poor) believes in him shouldnt perish, but have everlasting life.
What does shouldn't perish mean? If God delays the second coming of Jesus for many years, all of us will perish physically. Perish means to be banned forever from living eternally in heaven with Almighty God. Ones body is mortal, but ones soul is immortal. The dictionary states "the soul is the immortal part in man and also a disembodied spirit." Everyone was born with one and upon death it will go either to heaven or hell.
Adam and Eve had heaven on earth (bliss, utopia, perfection) until they disobeyed God and sinned. God would visit them in the cool of the day in the garden. Genesis 3:38 When they disobeyed God they went from perfection to imperfection and were banned from the Garden and God's presence. Therefore, the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken. So He drove out the man. Genesis 3:23-24A.
Although Adam and Eve were removed from the presence of God physically, they didn't perish from Him eternally. God himself clothed them with a blood covering from coats of skin. Genesis 3:21. Before the death of Jesus, the blood sacrifice that God accepted was from a spotless (perfect) animal. Today this kind of sacrifice is no longer valid in the sight of God. For the last 2,000 years, the only sacrifice that God recognizes is the blood of His Son Jesus. One of the references that describes Jesus has to do with an animal. John the Baptist states in John 1:29, "the next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. As the blood covering from the animal over Adam and Eve's body (gave them forgiveness of sin) so does the blood covering of Jesus blood do it for us today. One is free from eternal damnation through it.
Even though Adam and Eve's sins were forgiven, it was passed down to their children. Cain and Abel were born in sin. King David said, "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." Psalm 51:5. Cain became jealous of his brother and killed him. Sin has a penalty, separation from God. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brothers blood from thy hand. Cain told God his punishment was more than he could bear. Genesis 4:13. Cain they goes on to say in verse 14; "Behold thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth and from thy face shall I be hid." Cain brought on his own punishment as he rejected the council of God which caused him to give into sin. And the Lord said, unto Cain, why are thou wroth (angry)? And why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doesn't well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shall rule over him. Genesis 4:6-7 God warned Cain as He is warning the world today.
In the Old Testament, Isaiah writes (under the unction of the Holy Spirit) about the birth of Christ. Seven hundred years before his birth Isaiah states in Chapter 7 verse 14 that the Lord himself would give us a sign. A virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel (which means God with us). God Himself, left His throne of glory, came to earth in a perfect body to pay for our sins. He experienced firsthand all the suffering that humans go through. Nobody ever has or will suffer like Jesus did to spare us eternal damnation in hell and the lake of fire.
Jesus went to hell when he died with our sins on His body. When He rose from the dead, He had a new body and conquered death, hell and the grave. Listen to what He said about Himself in Revelation 1:18 "I am he that liveth and was dead; and behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and death."
Hell and the Lake of Fire exist not for man, but for Satan and 1/3 of the angels who came on the devil's side. Sin originated in heaven when Satan tried a coupe. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer Son of the Morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations. For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God! I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation in the side of the North. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the Most High. Yet thou shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. Isaiah 14:12-15
God sends no one to hell, man chooses his own destination by accepting or rejecting Jesus. Joshua told his people, Choose you this day whom ye will serve; but for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Both the Old and New Testament talk about hell. The Bible tells about the outcome (at death) of a person who doesn't become a Born Again Child of God and one who does. The Apostle Paul writes: "For Im in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better." Philippians 1:23.
The Apostle Paul, a Jewish man, used to beat up, persecute and throw in jail those Jews who followed Jesus. He was on his way to Damascus to do it again when he had an encounter with the living God. His whole life changed around when he acknowledged Jesus as his Messiah. He wrote more letters in the New Testament than anyone. He was taught in the desert supernaturally by the Lord. After his conversion from sin to righteousness, he knew upon physical death his soul would go to heaven.
Here's what happens on the other hand, when judgment day comes to those who didnt get saved from their sins. And I saw a great white throne and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of these things, which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every man according to their works. AND DEATH AND HELL WERE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH. AND WHATSOEVER (Jew, Gentile, white, black, red, yellow, old, young, rich or poor) WASNT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. Revelations 20:11-15
The reason why ones good works will not get one into the book of life is because of ones sin. Ones good works would have to measure up to the life of Jesus. Nobody can do that because His life was without sin. Jesus said in John 3:3, "You must be born again in order to see the Kingdom of God." For those who turn their lives over to Christ and accept His sacrifice as our atonement, here is your future - "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with Him a thousand years. Revelation 20:6 That's the time when Jesus sets up His Kingdom on earth in Jerusalem for 1,000 years.
In closing, I want to bring you back to a point I made earlier about the devil. I mentioned that hell and the lake of fire wasn't made for man, but for Satan's final destination. I also said that he is a deceiver to millions, even billions, concerning Jesus, eternal life, heaven and hell. Here is his final destination:
"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever."
Don't let your soul wind up in the same place the devil is. "The thief (devil) cometh not, but for to steal, kill and to destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they might have life and have it more abundantly." Ask Jesus into your heart for today is the day of salvation. Come to Him.
1. A Lake of Fire Revelation 20:15
2. A bottomless pit Revelation 20:1
3. A place of everlasting burnings Isaiah 33:14
4. A furnace of fire Matthew 13:41,42
5. A devouring fire Isaiah 33:14
6. A place of blackness & darkness forever Jude 13
7. A place from which the smoke of their
torment ascendeth up forever Revelation 14:11
8. A place where they gnaw their tongues Revelation 16:10
9. A place where they are tormented with
brimstone Revelation 14:10
10. A place where they curse God Revelation 16:11