Today’s Devotional – September 8th (Eternal Torment?)

By admin On January 16th, 2021

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Today’s Devotional – September 8th

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Eternal Torment?

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So, do you have any loved ones whom you suspect are being tormented right now in Hell? Perhaps an aunt or uncle or friend, who died without surrendering his or her life to Christ?

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Does this idea make you wonder if God is not as merciful as we are told by our present-day Bible teachers? Do you have trouble reconciling the merciful Jesus with an angry God who will cast all lost souls into a subterranean torture chamber, for all time and eternity?

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Devil and Hell’s Torment – Polyptyque de la Vanité terrestre et de la Rédemption céleste-Hans Memling – cropped photo by this website – Photo by Rama for Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 France license

 

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JESUS & HIS ANGELS WATCHING!?!

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And how could Jesus and all His holy angels endure watching this unspeakable horror for all eternity, as is written… “… and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb”?

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This seems just too unimaginable to be true! This would make eternal life much too sad for the redeemed! How could loving, merciful Jesus and all His angels watch all this torment and suffering, day after day, year after year, century after century, for all the ions of time and eternity? 

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Hell’s Viewing Gallery- Signsofheaven.org – copyrighted – not for public use

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WHERE’S THE “GOOD NEWS”?

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Grandma in Hell's flames of fire

So what’s the Good News if 90% or more of the people of this world, throughout history, will be roasting in flames of fire for all eternity? Oh well, the fortunate few will be flying around God’s throne. But myriad more lost souls will be tormented day and night for all eternity!

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So just how are we lucky ones who have been given hearts overflowing with love and sympathy, supposed to enjoy the serenity of heavenly bliss, knowing that our loved ones are being tortured, as they continually plead for God’s mercy? And how is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are the very epitome of love and tender compassion, supposed to endure all that suffering for all eternity?

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Doesn’t make much sense, does it?

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MANY HARD THINGS

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Here’s the problem. God wrote the Bible, not always to be easily understood. Oh yes, everything necessary for Salvation has been made as clear as the noonday Sun! But many other things are very difficult to be understood, “which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” 2nd Peter 3:16

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Yes, God has forewarned us that the Bible is often very difficult. And the true nature of Hell is one of those doctrines which has caused much confusion and disagreement among theologians.

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“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Romans 6:23

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The problem is, that, centuries ago, this church-doctrine was concocted by the apostate church of Europe, by unsanctified theologians, who took some passages out of the context of everything the Bible actually teaches about the nature of Hell. And so, this particular denomination embraced such passages as the parable of “The Rich Man And Lazarus”, while ignoring other passages, as this…“Why died I not from the womb?…For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest…There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest…” Job 3:11, 13, 17 

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This above passage from Job is just one of many such passages which must be balanced together with all other related passages on the subject of Hell. Yes, unless a Bible student examines EVERYTHING that scripture has to say on any given subject, truth cannot be found!

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“And he (Antichrist) shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws…”

Daniel 7:25

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But it also must be understood that the apostate church-system of Europe, during the Dark Ages, desired to imprison, torture, and kill those who rejected their ecclesiastical authority, such a church-doctrine as “Eternal Torment” made that wicked church-system seem to be not nearly so evil, when compared with a monstrous “god” who eternally tortured all rejecters of his grace. 

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“Deliver thyself, O Zion (God’s people dwelling standing on spiritual Mount Zion), that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon” (Parenthetical comment by website Editor)

Zechariah 2:7

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Now, the question remains…“Why do the so-called “evangelical churches” today still cling to such ignorance of Bible truth?”

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Simply put, the formerly Protestant churches of the Reformation never made a complete separation from the Church of Rome. And these churches unknowingly became the “Daughters of Babylon”, daughters of their harlot Mother Church.

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Consequently, they ignorantly clung to some of the false church-doctrines and unbiblical holy-days of that apostate organization, even to this very day! 

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Come out of her My people…”

Revelation 18:4

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But the time has come for God’s people to make our end-time exodus out of this Babylonian, antichrist world-system.

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Listen to this end-time message from God Himself…“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her (Mystery Babylon), My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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Here are our marching orders! And though we cannot presently come completely out of this Babylonian world, we can nevertheless come a good way out, if we so-choose!

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And the really Good News is, that God promises to supply all those who do flee out of the midst of Babylon, will be delighted to discover that their heavenly Bread and waters of grace will by abundantly supplied on those spiritual mountains of refuge, even as it is written…“He (the escapee from Mystery Babylon) shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty: they shall behold the (Promised) Land that is very far off.” Isaiah 33:16, 17 (parenthetical comments by Editor)

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Now, this website encourages the Reader to explore this entire series of “Eternal Torment?” articles to gain a much fuller understanding on the true nature of Hell.

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AND YOU ENCOURAGED TO READ PART 2… September 9th (Eternal Torment? Part 2: Proper Weights)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, I’m tired of serving this world! I want to follow Thee with all my heart! Give me Thy Salvation, and release me from Satan’s Prison-House of sin and selfishness! Let me walk, even as Thou walked in this world…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Planet of Rest: Doctrine of Eternal Torment” or you can also read… “Mark of the Beast–”They Have No Rest, Day Nor Night””

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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EARTH: PLANET OF REST

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Counting the Sun as the 1st heavenly sphere, the Earth is the 4th heavenly sphere. If we extend our theory (and it’s just a theory) that God created our solar system to correspond to the commandments, the Sun corresponding to the 1st Commandment, then Planet Earth would correspond to the 4th Commandment: the Seventh-day Sabbath.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Globeblack.PNG

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And so, on the very planet that corresponds to the commandment that exalts the idea of “peace” and “rest”, there exists very little peace. And very little rest. Ironic, isn’t it? 

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And so the 4th member of our solar system, being Planet Earth, will be the host for this article.

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Solstice_revolving_earth wikipedia copyrighted but free to use

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Planet of Rest: Doctrine of Eternal Torment” 

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TOMORROW…

“September 9th (Eternal Torment? Part 2: Proper Weights)”

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