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Annihilation vs. Eternal Conscious Torment
ANNIHILATION advocates teach that the unsaved will be annihilated, either immediately after death or after experiencing a limited time of punishment . . . Where?? How long?? Annihilation after death is very easy to rule out because it directly contradicts Jesus' teaching that there will be degrees of punishment, because immediate annihilation does not allow for any difference in destiny. Luke 12:47-48 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/luke_ch12.htm
Degrees of punishment:
Matthew 5:29-30 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/matthew_ch5.html
1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/1_cor_ch15.htm . . . ALL mortal bodies will become immortal (eternal) at the resurrection. Biblical bodily resurrection is a powerful argument against annihilation. If ALL men, both good and WICKED put on immortality at the resurrection, HOW could they possibly cease to exist? Ceasing to exist is NOT immortality! Immorality is living FOR EVER in one of two places: Heaven OR Hell! Heaven is eternal bliss, Hell is eternal agony!
Immortality is to NEVER die again . . . whether it be in Heaven or Hell. Man's body is not immortal now, but will one day be made so. ALL men, whether good or wicked shall one day be immortal!
Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/phil_ch3.htm
Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch20.htm
The wicked will not be resurrected until the Millennium reign of Christ is finished. When this happens, and it shall happen . . . they will go directly to the Great White Throne Judgment.
Being mortal refers to our BODY . . . NOT our soul. Physical death is separation of the mortal body from the eternal soul and spirit.
1 Thes. 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (KJV)
http://www.godcannotlie.org/1_thes_ch5.htm . . . When a person dies, his spirit and soul lives on, consciously.
Luke 16:19-31 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. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/luke_ch16.htm
After the resurrection, an immortal spiritual body is then given to all.
The second death is NOT the separation of the body and soul as physical death is . . . the second death separates man from God for eternity in Hell. 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_ch2.htm
While we live here on Earth, we are a spirit with a physical body. The wicked dead in Hades, are a spirit without a physical body. AFTER the resurrection, the wicked will be a spirit with a spirit body awaiting judgment at the Great White Throne.
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
After the resurrection, believers in Christ will be a spirit with a spirit body, just like Jesus! Thank You, Jesus!
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/first_john_ch3.htm
Philippians 3:20-21 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/phil_ch3.htm
The damnable heresy of UNIVERSALISM teaches that all people will be saved. Some say that it is through the atonement of Jesus that ALL will ultimately be reconciled to God. Others say that ALL will go to Heaven one day, whether or not they have trusted in Jesus to save them OR even if they rejected Jesus as Saviour during their lifetime. This does NOT make any sense to me! This is NOT what the BIBLE teaches! False Teachers teach this damnable heresy that universal redemption will be realized in the future where God will bring all people to repentance. Universalists believe this repentance can happen while a person lives OR after he has died and lived again in the millennium (as some "Christian universalists" claim). Some Universalists even teach that Satan and all demons will one day be reconciled to God. This is an absolute FALSEHOOD to anyone who knows the Bible!
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) . . . Antichrist and the False Prophet are cast alive into HELL! Dear one, Hell IS eternal, and IS for ever!!! http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch19.htm
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 . . . Satan shall be tormented day and night for ever in Hell!!! Neither Satan nor even one of his demons will ever be reconciled to God!
Universalist beliefs are in serious ERROR. People SHALL suffer eternal damnation. Rev.14:11-12 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch14.htm . . . Dearest Christians . . . stand FIRM in your faith in Jesus! Only HE can get you to Heaven! . . . Satan and the demonic forces have absolutely NO redeemer.
Some Universalists (claim to be Christian), BUT . . . they deny the doctrine of the Trinity and they deny the incarnation of the Word as God the Son. 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) . . . He was still God, but He took on our nature in His Person, because then and only then could He redeem, quicken, enable and change us with His Work on the cross. As God, He could NOT die, for God is eternal. So He had to become Man, to die for us. Please be very careful what and who you believe. . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/john_commentary_ch1.html
Universalists also deny the Person and deity of the Holy Spirit. Usually, these denials are held by Unitarian Universalists, though others who are not of this bunch also deny the Trinity. Those who deny these necessary doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus Christ CANNOT be Christians according to Almighty God. A person MUST believe God!
1 John 5:10-12 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (KJV)
If a person denies the deity of Christ, they deny one of the most basic, essential doctrines of salvation. In this sense, those Universalists who deny the deity of Christ are in a false religious belief system, a cult. When one essential doctrine is denied, many other Biblical doctrines are also denied and salvation is null and void because the object of their faith is false.
There is a denomination known as Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The UUA can be classified as non-Christian because it denies the deity of Christ, the Person of the Holy Spirit, etc. It is not possible to categorize all Universalists into one category. Its supporters vary in their beliefs. Some are Arian (God is one person, Jesus is a creation). Some are Trinitarian. Others even lean toward New Age concepts of man's divinity. Universalism is not really a doctrine that identifies a group. Rather, it is a doctrine of different, contradictory groups, who all claim universalism.
In Universalism, the word "eternal" means "without end" when it comes to salvation, but NOT when referring to damnation, even though the same word is used for both and in the same context in the Bible. Mat. 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/matthew_ch25.htm
. . . 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?