Mr. Preacherman says “Come to church on ‘Holy Sunday Morning‘ so that you don’t end up in the eternal fire that will not be quenched“. But the Bible teaches us to stay away from church on ‘Holy Sunday Morning’, also known a ‘Sun Worship’, so that we can be IN that eternal fire! Yes, I WANT to be in that eternal fire that will never be quenched!
How could I say that? Because without that eternal fire, no life can be sustained. We were created in the image of God, who is a burning fire. We all have a fire burning inside of us; and when that fire dies, the body gets cold and gets buried.
All will pass through the fire of God; some will remain standing and others will fall and die the second death. This may be hard to believe, but study the Bible and you might be surprised as to what you might find.
Or better yet, just ask your preacher what he knows that he’s not telling you the next time he says: “Oh I love Jesus so much that if He ended up in hell-fire, then I’d wanna be standing right there beside him forever and ever! Oh yeah, for all eternity, I would want to suffer just like He suffers. Oh how I just couldn’t stand to be separated from my wonderful saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!” And so the congregation Amens too.
Seriously, I can’t count how many times I’ve heard Mr. Preacherman use that line. And I always thought it made him sound sooo-oh incredibly HOLY because there is no way that I could ever say that with honesty. But now that I have studied the Bible, I’m convinced that he knows the truth about heaven and hell, but is too stubborn to come right out and say it. He doesn’t care to enter into eternal life and will do whatever he can to prevent others from entering in as well.
Reminds me of the Pharisees.
Furthermore, that line sounds exactly like what Peter said to Jesus the night before the crucifixion. “Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.” Matthew 26:35. But we all know what Peter did the next morning.
Anyhow, back to the topic. Yes, the Bible teaches that there is an eternal fire that will not be quenched. However, there is no evidence that this fire will torment the unbelieving for all eternity. NOT A SINGLE SHRED! NOT ONE!! Instead, the Bible makes it clear that this is a purifying fire that will purify the righteous and destroy or consume the wicked.
The Bible says that God is a consuming fire? (see Hebrews 12:29 and Deuteronomy 4:24) If that is true, which it is, what will God consume if it isn’t the wicked? Will he consume righteous? the animals? the ocean waters? dry land? the sun? the moon? and stars? What will He consume if it isn’t the wicked? The only legitimate answer to the question is the wicked. And when something is consumed, it vanishes as if it has never existed before. All proof of its existence is gone for all eternity. Which is why the second death is referred to as an eternal punishment, because all proof that of the individual’s existence will be erased for ever and ever! Sorry, not just for for ever and ever, but for all ETERNITY!
I am no longer afraid of this fire, because it is nothing to be afraid of. God does not want us to be afraid. Unlike Mr. Preacherman, God will not try and scare anyone into heaven or ‘Love’ anyone into hell.
Going back to Genesis might help us to better understand that the fire of God is not a literal hot-burning fire as we might think it is.
We can see that when God came down to talk to Moses in the burning bush. The bush was burning, however, it was not consumed. It can and will only consume the wicked. And wicked, by definition, is someone who knows that he or she has done wrong but is too stubborn to admit their wrong-doing. That is wickedness – if you are made aware of a sin but you continue on with it regardless.
(I cannot define sin for you, and neither can you define sin for me. And neither can Mr. Preacherman! That is the job of the Holy Spirit!)
An example: if you know that Jesus wasn’t born on Christmas day, but yet continue to celebrate the day as if He was. That is wickedness.
Back to the topic: When Moses came down from Mount Sinai his face shone like the sun and they had to put a vail in front of his face in order to hide his brightness. This brightness rubbed off on him from God. Yet, nowhere do we read that Moses’ temperature had risen or anything of that sort, meaning the fire is not necessarily hot.
And once again, when we go way back to Genesis – to the first 3 chapters – God said: “Let us make man in our image“. That means that we have a fire in us as well. It keeps us warm for as long as we live. Once the fire goes out, the body gets cold and is buried six feet under. So it’s easy to see that without that fire, we cannot live. And if we want to escape that eternal fire, then we will end up in utter darkness, a place where there is no life, no knowledge and definitely no feelings of pain, misery or regret. But in that fire, we can be purified and live for all eternity!
Last but not least:
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” Revelation 20:14.
God is that lake of fire, the consuming fire that will put an end to all suffering for humanity. Death will be a sweet victory for those who have not believed in God.
And there you have another reason to believe that Christianity is the Anti-Christ System.
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