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Degrees of Punishment?
How Can Hell Be A Just Punishment?
Is Hell Really Eternal Punishment?
Although it does not specifically say so, the Bible seems to indicate that there are different levels of punishment in Hell. To me, the most significant Passage follows:
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://godcannotlie.org/luke_ch12.htm
People will be judged according to their works:
Deut. 3:24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? (KJV)
1 Samuel 8:8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. (KJV)
Proverbs 24:12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works? (KJV)
Jeremiah 25:14 For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands. (KJV)
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (KJV)
Romans 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) (KJV) http://godcannotlie.org/book_of_romans_ch.9.htm
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)
2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (KJV) . . . . . . . http://godcannotlie.org/2_tim_ch1.htm
2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: (KJV) http://godcannotlie.org/2_tim_ch4.htm
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (KJV) http://godcannotlie.org/book_of_titus_ch3.htm
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. (KJV) http://godcannotlie.org/rev_ch2.htm
Revelation 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (KJV)
Revelation 20:11-15And 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://godcannotlie.org/rev_ch20.htm
In Revelation 20:11-15, the wicked are judged “according to what they had done as recorded in the books.” ALL the people at the Great White Throne Judgment are cast into the lake of fire (Rev.20:13-15), so it is most likely that the purpose of the judgment there is to determine just how severe their punishment in Hell will be, because their destination (HELL), has already been decided. But being thrown into a slightly less hot portion of the lake of fire is no consolation to those who are doomed for to torment (Luke 16:23) for eternity. I do not know what degrees of punishment Hell contains, but I do know it is a place where you do NOT want to go.
BUT . . . sad to say, the Bible tells us the majority of people will end up in Hell.
Matthew 7:13-15 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://godcannotlie.org/matthew_ch7.html . . . The question you must ask yourself is: “Which road am I on?” The “many” on the broad road have one thing in common . . . they ALL have rejected Christ as the One and Only Way to Heaven.
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://godcannotlie.org/john_commentary_ch14.html . . . God CANNOT lie! And Jesus IS God! When He says that HE is the Only Way to God the Father, Who is in Heaven, that is EXACTLY what He means. Anyone who thinks they have a 'better' way, or an easier way, beside Jesus Christ is on the broad road to destruction (Hell), with the devil! BEWARE!!!
The suffering, at any level of punishment in Hell, will be dreadful, eternal and avoidable (BEFORE you die) . . . believe this, if you are reading this. Once you are dead, you have NO more chances to choose the roads to eternity. Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (KJV) . . . Once you die, you CANNOT change your destination! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_hebrews_ch9.htm
I truly believe that God has granted us this life on Earth for us to make the greatest decision of our lifetime . . . WHERE we shall spend eternity! Jesus tells us that MOST people choose the broad road to Hell. If you are on the broad road with the devil, which leads to HELL . . . it is NOT too late for you to get on that narrow road with Jesus, which leads to HEAVEN! Be wise!
The first thing you must consider is that the doctrine of Hell is clearly taught in the Holy Word of God. The Bible seems to tell us that there are different degrees of punishment, so the suffering a person will experience shall be in proportion to their guilt and not the maximum amount they could experience.
Is HELL a just punishment? Absolutely! God is right and just and anything that He does is ALWAYS right and just!
Genesis 18:25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? (KJV)
Exodus 23:7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. (KJV)
Numbers 14:18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. (KJV)
Deut. 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. (KJV)
Job 8:20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers: (KJV)
Job 11:6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. (KJV)
Job 34:12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. (KJV)
Psalm 9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. (KJV)
Psalm 37:28 For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. (KJV)
Psalm 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly. (KJV)
Psalm 119:137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. (KJV)
Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. (KJV)
Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. (KJV) . . . The soul that sinneth, it shall die means the second death, in Hell. God is a just judge and treats every one according to his conduct. When you disobey God, you bring on His Holy and righteous wrath. BEWARE of the concequences!
Romans 2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_romans_ch.2.htm
Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch19.htm
Is ETERNAL PUNISHMENT really never ending?
WHAT does the BIBLE say?
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) . . . Devouring fire ,everlasting burnings . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_isaiah_ch.33.htm
Isaiah 34:10 It night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever. (KJV) . . . Fire shall not be quenched . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_isaiah_ch.34.htm
Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh. (KJV) . . . Their fire shall not be quenched. . . .http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_isaiah_ch.66.htm
Matthew 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. (KJV) . . . Unquenchable fire. http://www.godcannotlie.org/matthew_ch3.html
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) . . . Everlasting fire . . . 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)
Mark 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (KJV) . . . Fire is not quenched . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/mark_ch9.html
Luke 3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. (KJV) . . . Fire unquenchable . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/luke_ch3.htm
2 Thes. 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; (KJV) . . . Everlasting destruction http://www.godcannotlie.org/2_thes_ch1.htm
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, 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. (KJV) . . . Eternal fire . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/book_of_jude.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) . . . Tormented day and night for ever and ever . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/rev_ch20.htm
ALL the above Passages say punishment in HELL (the lake of fire), is eternal, everlasting, never ending, unquenchable, can NEVER be put out, ever! WHY won't people BELIEVE God?
Is eternal punishment unjust? Is it wrong? NO! Absolutely NOT! NOT according to our Almighty Creator God! Again, anything that God does is NEVER wrong. The vast majority of people do not believe they will go to Hell, and if they do believe in Hell, they do not think unending punishment is something that they deserve or will receive. Also, many people do not think anyone deserves that punishment. That is why there are all the damnable heresies about Hell. BEWARE! Be VERY careful of WHAT and WHO you believe! Your eternal soul depends on it! http://www.hisservants.org/truth_about_salvation_h_s.htm
The Bible does NOT teach Purgatory, NOT in any of its many pages. There is NO such place where souls are sent to spend a short allotted time to pay for sins. If there were such a place, don’t you think that Jesus would have told us about it?
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (KJV) . . . . . . . . . . http://www.godcannotlie.org/first_john_ch1.htm . . . I have known Catholics who scrimp and save to get enough money to pay a priest to say mass for the departed soul of their loved one. And what about all those poor folks who cannot even make it to their next paycheck? How long do those souls have to wait? RIDICULOUS!!! Damnable heresy! 2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/2_peter_ch2.htm
God does NOT work like that! He is a God of love and compassion!
And what about those cults who teach the doctrine of annihilation? Annihilated, either immediately after death or after experiencing a limited time of punishment. STUPIDITY!!! The Book that I teach does NOT teach this garbage! Anihilation is a damnable heresy! 2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/2_peter_ch2.htm . . . God does NOT work like that! Believe GOD! NOT heretics~!
Then there is the damnable heresy of Universalism. My friend, Universalism is absolutely FALSE! Everyone will NOT go to Heaven. In fact, the Bible teaches the very sobering doctrine, totally OPPOSITE . . . that MOST people shall go to Hell.
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/matthew_ch7.html . . . This is why I am so committed to the job God has given me. God does not want anyone to go to Hell, and neither does this servant of God. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (KJV) http://www.godcannotlie.org/2_peter_ch3.htm
I believe what the Bible says, and that is why I work so hard to expose false doctrines and false teachers. They will lead you to Hell! BEWARE!!! As long as the Lord gives me strength and wisdom and words, I will continue, for I KNOW I am right, no matter how many preachers or cultists email me to "back off"!
. . . 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?