Posted by: admin on Mon, Jan 1, 2018
lets see what happens after we are judged by our returning King of Kings coming soon.
YOU REALLY DO ONLY LIVE TWICE
by Jimmie W. Warren
I bet you haven’t heard this before except maybe in a JAMES BOND movie. Let me explain why I picked this title. I was studying a few scriptures about the second death and thought this subject would make an excellent article to read, so here it is.
First of all, and most importantly, is the fact that most churches don’t preach about this message because they are not taught about it. Conventional churches preach about an ever-burning Hell and going to Heaven. If they were to go to some of the scriptures I will give you to look up, then they would have to change the way they were taught at their ministerial schools.
I don’t want to upset anyone with the facts, but they are clearly there. After you read THESE SCRIPTURES for yourself, I will show you what God’s word says to his children. Then you will have to ask yourself some new questions about the hereafter.
Now I want to ask you to think about the many scriptures telling us about our all-loving Father God. He is a God who gave his only begotten son,(JOHN 3:16) Jesus Christ, who died for us so we could live and be with Him forever. Don’t you think that our God would do everything so that all mankind could make it to His kingdom? ( II Peter 3:9)
Most people have been taught that if you mess up in this life then you will be thrown into a fiery hell and burn for ever and ever. This is a satanic idea if I ever heard one, and believe me I have heard it a lot. Some will be praying that I go there right after they read this article, but wrong is wrong.
Almost every church I have attended over the last forty-five years has taught the message of an ever-burning hell because they have all been taught it. This message was brought down from the early Catholic teaching which they adopted from the writings of a man named Dante. He wrote a book called Dante’s Inferno which he himself said was a dream. Dante wrote a play from his book to insult the pope of the time because he and the pope didn’t like each other. Check out the book and read about the story yourself. The Catholic Church later adopted this ever-burning hell idea to scare the people into listening to its teachings and later to receive monies from its flock.
After many years of study they found that to keep people in church you must hold sway over them, and by preaching ever-burning hell, they had them. Now ask yourself, could you ever be happy in a kingdom where day and night all you heard were the screams of your loved ones who didn’t make it into that kingdom? What an awful idea to put into someone’s mind! Yet this is what you hear from the pulpit every Sunday or Saturday Sabbath churches.
I will give you scripture after scripture to read for your own benefit and you can make up your own mind.
Now before you turn this message off, please see what the three totally different meanings of the English word “hell” are. All three are translated into the King James and Catholic translations of the Bible.
1)--(tartaros) which refers only to the present condition of darkness, or perversion, and restraint, of fallen angels, or demons.( 2 Peter:2:4)
2)--(gehenna) which is a place at the bottom of a high ledge at the south end of Jerusalem, where trash, refuse, bodies of dead animals, and the bodies of the worst criminals were dumped over this ledge to be burned up. Down below this dump, fires were kept burning day and night to consume all things until they were turned into ashes or gone. This is the word used by Jesus when he spoke of being finally destroyed in hell fire.(John 15:1-6)
3)--(Hades) which means the grave-- a place of burial in the ground! This is the most common Greek word used today.
When the King James translation of the Bible was made, the Englishmen spoke commonly of “putting their potatoes in hell for winter keeping.” These farmers put their potatoes into the ground to last for eating until spring.
This is the “hel” Jesus was buried in. His soul was not left in the grave, or tomb, from which He was resurrected! This” hades” was also the “hell” in which the rich man was buried! Read chapter 16 of Luke. Many preachers use this one parable to teach that we are all going to hell to be burned forever and ever, WHERE ARE THE SCRIPTURES TO PROVE THIS HELL?
There are none yes brethren NO WHERE does JESUS CHRIST say that we will burn in hell forever and ever. Read your own Bible. Look for it; you will not find going to a hell where you burn forever and ever.
Most people do not know what the word Parable means? Jesus used Parables to scare the Jews because they were to reliant on money instead of recognizing their own messiah.
What happened to the rich man in (Luke 16:22)
Jesus did not say the rich man was taken immediately at that time to an eternally-burning hell. He said the rich man died, and the rich man was buried. One is not buried unless he is covered up. People are buried in a grave and covered up with dirt, or put in a vault or a cave and sealed in as Jesus was.
The imaginary of hell was invented by Dante Alighieri, accepted by the Roman Catholic Church, and later by most Protestant churches is never pictured as a burial!
This parable has been used by many preachers to scare the heck out of people, to make them “come to the Lord.” To fear is money for their church to keep people coming is to scare the hell out of people is pure religion folks but it is a story a Parable is a story it is not a lie but a way to get people to see the wrong they are doing and change, this is what Jesus was doing when he told parables to the jews, now ask yourself or read what the rich man sin was to cause him to be in the place he was? Here is an example: the King James translators rendered the Hebrew word sheol as "the grave" 31 times, but, they translated it as "hell" 31 times. Now, the the Israelites believed that everyone- good or bad, great or small - goes to sheol when they die. Conveniently, as evidenced in the two exemplary scriptures below, the word was rendered "grave" when God's people were said to go to Sheol, and "hell" at other times.
Well brethren I’ve got news for those of you who go to church just to keep from burning in hell. God doesn’t want anyone who doesn’t love Him because of who He is and because of who Jesus is. God wants you there to be His loving sons and daughters. Amen!
(Matthew 13:30) speaks of the wicked being gathered into bundles to be burned up. What happens to weeds and branches when cast into fire; they burn up! The human body will not burn forever; when cast into fire it to will burn up.
In( Matthew 3:12), John the Baptist warned the Pharisees that they would be burned up as chaff if they didn’t repent and change their ways. They shall perish and not be anymore.“Into smoke shall they consume away.”Psalms 37:20)
(Malachi 4:1-3) says, “For behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yes and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of host, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. And you shall tread down this wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this.”
This is talking about the end time. Get out your own Bible and read these scriptures yourself. Don’t just take what you have heard all your life for granted. This is too important a matter to sluff off. (Psalm 37:20) “Into smoke shall they consume away.” They shall perish and be no more.
The wages of sin is death, not endless torment as most preachers teach. Read ( Romans 6:23.)
Eternal-burning hell and the torture of Dante’s fabled hell is unreal. Jesus illustrates death and a resurrection from the dead and restoration of consciousness. Finally, the second death is the lake of fire that burns forever where both body and soul are burned up. Read Matthew 10:28) This is the second death spoken of in (Revelation 20:14).
Beloved of Christ your eternal life is too important to be wrongly taught. Read the Bible for yourself, find out what is coming soon, and know for sure where you will be for eternity. For you will live twice, or die a second time forever.
"And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting [olam/eonian] life, and some to shame and everlasting [olam/eonian] contempt" (Dan. 12:2).
If you have not turned your life over to Jesus, take the time to do it now. Just say this simple prayer. “ Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. I believe you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross for my sins. Come into my life, save me from all wrong, so I may live again with you and our Heavenly Father forever Amen !
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(Romans 8:38-39)
Beloved if you said this prayer, you are saved. Find a Bible-reading church and be baptized in Jesus name. Jesus is coming soon, and we are going to live with Him forever and ever!
In His Love and service
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