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“Alternative" Doctrines of Hell”
Are there really alternative doctrines of HELL? The Bible mentions NO such places, yet Christians and non-Christians alike, teach alternative doctrines of Hell: annihilation, universalism and purgatory. Alternative doctrines of Hell are WRONG in God's Eyes, just as alternative 'Lifestyles' are wrong in God's Eyes. See our article of Alternative Lifestyles at: . . . . http://www.hisservants.org/alternative_lifestyles_h_s.htm
??Eternal Torment or Annihilation??
Annihilation is defined as "total destruction" or "complete obliteration" of an object; having its root in the Latin nihil (nothing). A literal translation is "to make into nothing". In physics, the word is used to mean the process that occurs when a subatomic particle collides with its respective antiparticle. Since energy and momentum must be conserved, the particles are not actually made into nothing, but rather into new particles. Antiparticles have exactly opposite additive quantum numbers from particles, so the sums of all quantum numbers of the original pair are zero. Hence, any set of particles may be produced whose total quantum numbers are also zero as long as conservation of energy and conservation of momentum are obeyed. Taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annihilation
The damnable heresy of annihilation teaches that man has no conscious existence after he dies. False teachers of annihilation include: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christadelphians, Seventh-day Adventists, Herbert W. Armstrong. They are WRONG according to the Bible!
John 16:21-28 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. 26 At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: 27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/luke_ch16.htm
It is the humble opinion of this old one that since the soul is eternal, it shall remember what happened before the body died a physical death. In the above Passage, the rich man died and found that he was in Hell. If anyone finds themselves in Hell, Hades seems to be the present day Hell, it is because they CHOSE to be there, while living their life here on Earth. Our God is a GOOD God, and He has multiple and sufficient warnings in His Book.
Proverbs 8:36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. (KJV)
John 3:15-18 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (KJV)
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (KJV) . . . John the Baptist’s words.
John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (KJV) . . . Do you believe that Jesus is God?
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (KJV) . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/john_commentary_ch14.html
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (KJV) . . . NO one but Jesus can save your soul from Hell. http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_acts_ch4.htm
Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; (KJV)
Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? (KJV)
1 Cor. 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/1_cor_ch16.htm . . . There are MANY MORE warnings!
Anathema: means let him be cursed; for the Lord shall execute judgment. This is God’s anathema, NOT the Catholic Church, BIG difference! ONLY Jesus can save you from Hell!
Matthew 25:41 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: (KJV)
Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/matthew_ch25.htm
Galatians 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_galatians_ch1.htm.htm
2 Thes. 1:8-9 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/2_thes_ch1.htm
Jude 1:14-15 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_jude.htm
HADES, a holding place where the wicked will await the final judgment, and YES!!! You shall stand before Judge Jesus one day! When a person dies without Christ, they go to a place called Hell. This is actually Hades, the present day Hell. As I understand it, of yet, there is NO one in the eternal Hell, which is the Lake of Fire (Rev. 19:20). Antichrist and the False Prophet will be the first to occupy this horrid place.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch19.htm. . . The plea of millions of sinners on Judgment Day will go unheard! God has given us His Word as a warning and a Guide. If you are wise, you will pay attention to what God has said in the Bible! BUT, if you choose to follow wrong guides on wrong roads, which most people travel; you must go where most people will go, to the lake of fire.
When those without Christ arrive in the temporary Hell, they will remain there, being tormented in the flame until the time of the Great White Throne Judgment.
Revelation 20:11-15 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. 12 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 those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 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. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch20.htm
The Bible tells us that those in Hades (temporary holding place of the wicked) will not be there forever, but only until they are delivered up to the Final judgment and are judged according to their works. 2 Cor. 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (KJV)
http://www.godcannotlie.org/2_cor_ch.11.html Revelation 20:12-13, above states the same.
As I understand it, the wicked held in temporary Hades, will go before this terrifying great white throne to face Judge Jesus, Who IS Almighty God! After they are judged, they shall then be condemned to the permanent Hell, the lake of fire, where there are absolutely NO exits anywhere! As I sit here writing this, I cannot tell you how desperately I try to lead people to the RIGHT road that leads to Heaven. I pray constantly as I write, that as you read this, you may believe that there really IS a Hell, and that it is as bad as the Bible states. PLEASE believe this. http://hisservants.org/hell_no_exit_doors.htm
HADES is a temporary holding place of torment, that eventually brings you to the permanent HELL, the lake of fire. You do NOT want to go there.
What happens after death to the wicked??
Those who believe in annihilation say that when you burn paper, it is eternally destroyed and that is how we should view Hell. But, what does the Bible say?
John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (KJV)
There are those who deny the full deity of the pre-existent Son of God who became incarnate in Jesus Christ. John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (KJV)
Annihilationists believe that the Son, while divine and like God ("of like substance"), was CREATED by God as the agent through whom He created the Universe. They say of the Son, "there was a time when he was not." They also believe that Heaven is a physical restored paradise upon the Earth.
The Truth is: the wicked will NOT be annihilated. It will be the present Heaven and Earth that will be annihilated! (Rev. 21& 22; Isa.65:17; 66:22-24; 2 Pet. 3:6-7, 10-13). Physical Creation will be annihilated, NOT mankind!
Malachi 4:1-3 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/malachi_ch4.htm
Annihilationists do NOT believe in eternal conscious torment, which was widely believed in the ancient world. They say that Jesus incorporated false pagan doctrines into His teaching on Hell. This is utterly ridiculous for it would mean that Jesus promoted false doctrine. Jesus’ RIGHT teaching on ETERNAL conscious torment is absolutely TRUE. Believe it my friend!
Consider this from the Bible that proves there is NO Annihilation:
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch19.htm . . . The beast and the false prophet will be cast alive into the fiery lake (Hell), BEFORE the Millennial reign of Christ. 1000 years later, AFTER the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ, they are still there, when the LORD Jesus shall cast the devil himself into Hell, to join the beast and false prophet!
Revelation 20:10 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 for ever and ever. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch20.htm . . . There is absolutely NO Annihilation! They are ALIVE!
Why would anyone think Jesus was ignorant of what Gehenna meant to the common people of His day? Why would anyone think He was mistaken in using the graphic descriptions of Gehenna? BEWARE!!! To think these things is to do a great injustice to Him Who was the Greatest Teacher who ever lived. His language connected with Gehenna, such as "fire is not quenched" and "their worm dieth not," demonstrates beyond all doubt to any reasonable person that He deliberately used the word hell fire (Mat.5:22.29; 10:28; 23:15,33; 25:41) to impress upon His hearers that ETERNAL PUNISHMENT awaits the wicked after the resurrection. No other conclusion is possible. Mark 9:43-44 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/mark_ch9.html . . . To quote David Ring: "If you don't believe in Hell now, a second after you die you will believe it." Probably not quoted word for word.
Scriptures speaking of the fires of Hell in the Old Testament:
Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. (KJV)
Psalm 140:8-10 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. 9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. 10 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again. (KJV)
Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. (KJV)
Isaiah 5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_isaiah_ch.5.htm
Isaiah 14:9-15 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 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 sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (KJV)
Isaiah 33:10-14 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself. 11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you. 12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. 13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. 14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_isaiah_ch.33.htm
HELL = Everlasting Fire:
Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_isaiah_ch.33.htm
Matthew 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/matthew_ch18.html
Matthew 25:41 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: (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/matthew_ch25.htm
Mark 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (KJV)
. . . HELL . . .
YES!! There IS a Literal HELL!
THERE REALLY A HELL??
??Alternative Doctrines of Hell??
Hell, Annnihilation vs Eternal Conscience
Hell, Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Hell, Characteristics of God
Hell, Christian Universalism
??Hell, Degrees of Punishment??
??Hell, Degrees of Punishment in Hell??
Hell, Did Jesus Descend Into Hell?
Hell, Evils of Ecumenism
Hell, God's Promises Fulfilled
Hell, God's Righteous Wrath
Hell, God keeps His Promises
Hell, God Warns Us Through Nature
??Hell, Is There Really A Hell??
Hell, It IS There!
Hell, Leaven of the Pharisees
Hell, NO Exit Doors!
Hell, Promises of Eternal Death
Hell, Promises of God's Judgment
Hell, Promises of God's Wrath
Hell, Promises of God's Wrath Fulfilled
Hell, Reassuring Promises of God
Hell, Separation of Evil From Good
Hell, Some Personal Thoughts About Hell
Hell, Some Thoughts On Hell
Hell, Ten Facts About TRUE Christians
HELL, The Bible Clearly Describes HELL!
Hell, What is the Purpose of Hell?
Hell, the Unpardonable Sin
Hell, What Hell Is NOT!
Hell, What Type of Punishment?
Hell, WHO in ther Bible Talked About Hell?
Hell, WHY Doesn't God Save Everyone From Hell?
Poems on Hell
Happens to Souls?
God Really Send Me To Hell?