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While Yahusha/JESUS was alive, He prayed to His Father: "I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. John 17:15 (KJV)
Yahusha/JESUS gave signs of what must happen before His Return: "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:" Matt. 24:29 (KJV)
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Yahusha is I Am That I Am (Exodus 3:14)
Yahusha is YHWH come in the flesh, He put aside His Diety to become a human, born of a Virgin.
Yahusha is the Word, As The Most High, He spoke all things seen and unseen into existence
When YHWH created Light, He was revealed to the angels.
"the breath of life"
But the Comforter, which is "the breath of life", whom the Father will send shall teach you all things.
God is not His Name but a term. The Holy Spirit is not a person but the very Breath of the Father.
There is no Trinity. The Father, YHVH and Yahusha are One (John 10:30)
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Yahusha/JESUS QUOTED FROM THE SEPTUAGINT:
THE APOSTLES QUOTED FROM THE SEPTUAGINT
JEWS WERE CONVERTING TO CHRISTIANITY
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Another view from another man whose name is Bob Evely. I know nothing about him except which is said below, and what he says is what I have learned is truth...
Dad's Day Off --- Non-Orthodox, Biblical Christian Truth.
"You don't have to be a genius to understand these things,
just use your common sense!!" Luke 12:57 The Message
Methodist Minister Resigns Pastorate after being "convinced through my study of God's Word that one day God will indeed save all of mankind". Here is his story, in his words.
IS HELL ETERNAL?
In May 2002 I stepped down as pastor of the Free Methodist Church I had served for 5 years, having become convinced through my study of God's Word that one day God will indeed save all of mankind. I am just finishing a book which should be published in 3-4 months on this subject. Many other books have been published, but most are very scholarly and difficult to read. The evidence is quite basic and can be studied by anyone serious about studying their Bible.
Clearly in Scripture an "aion" is a period of time, not eternity. Even the KJV and NIV translations will use words like "world" or "age" in some references, because from the context it is clear that the word cannot mean "eternal." The bias of the translator enters into his work. If he thinks from the context whatever is being referred to is eternal, it is translated as such. If he thinks from the context something less than eternal is being expressed, another word is chosen.
The Concordant Version is the only one I've found where the translation is consistent, and not subject to the bias of the translator. I say this because with the Concordant Version, the Keyword Concordance in the back can be used to look up any word used in the version. The reader is given the Greek which was used, and all other references where the same Greek word is used. You can look up all references for yourself to check the Concordant translation, and see for yourself.
Another word confused in most translations is "hell," which is used to translate the Hebrew "sheol" and the Greek "hades", "Gehenna", and "Tartarus." Here again, even the KJV and NIV will very often translate "sheol" something other than hell (like "grave") because the passage may say that the wicked and righteous alike are there. Since they reason that the righteous are not in hell, they use another word (like "grave"). Since they reason that the wicked are in hell, they translate the passage "hell."
Gehenna is only used by Christ, and is the Greek translation for the Hebrew "Valley of Hinnom", a valley outside of Jerusalem. Jesus was making reference to the time when the kingdom upon the earth becomes a reality (which we see happen in Revelation), and for certain serious violations the guilty are cast into Gehenna. Even in Jesus' day this place was a refuse dump where all kinds of things were burned.
In the book of Revelation, John reveals the things that will take place in the final ages, or eons. Look at the end of Revelation. Christ is upon the throne, the lake of fire is burning (with those not in the book of life found there), and the Jews are prominent. The Gentiles are blessed only through the Jews (as was the case throughout the Old Testament).
But a close look at Paul's writings (Romans through Philemon) show us that to Paul were revealed things that had been hidden in the past. Paul makes a number of references to "MY evangel" (or gospel). He stresses the fact that he received this evangel directly from God, through a revelation .. he was not simply taught the "evangel" (gospel) by men.
Colossians 1:25 tells us that Paul was granted the "administration of God" to "complete the word of God."
It was not John (in Revelation) that COMPLETED the word of God; it was Paul.
Throughout the Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and most of Acts, the "evangel" (gospel) was going TO THE JEWS, not the Gentiles. But when the kingdom was rejected time and again, God eventually set aside the Jews for a time, and the word goes out to the Gentiles. The things Paul proclaimed had been hidden in the past, and not revealed until the time was right; until the Jews had been set aside (because of their rejection).
Now look at 1 Corinthians 15 and compare this with the end of Revelation.
In Revelation, Christ reigns upon the throne (21:5), but in 1 Cor 15:25 we read that Christ reigns UNTIL He places all enemies under his feet .. and when this is accomplished He subjects Himself to God.
In Revelation 21:8 the lake of fire (referred to as the second death) is burning. In 1 Cor 15:27 the "last enemy" (death) is abolished. In Revelation 22:2 the leaves on the tree are for "the cure of the nations," implying mortal bodies in need of these leaves to sustain health. 1 Cor 15:42-44 talks about incorruptible, spiritual bodies.
Paul writes that the Gentiles are JOINT HEIRS; with no barrier between Jew and Greek.
There is a judgment. There is a lake of fire. But it is not eternal (but only for certain eons or ages as God sees fit), and it is for the purpose of bringing correction, not to torment as a punishment. Greek scholars will mostly agree that the Greek word used by Jesus to talk about punishment ("kolasis") is always used as a kind of corrective disipline; a "pruning" for the good of the tree.
When the lake of fire accomplishes its purpose, and when every knee now bows before the Lord (1 Cor 15:25ff) Christ turns the throne over to God the Father, and God becomes All in all (His ultimate purpose; and the purpose of the ages).
Having said all of this, all of the "ALL" passages in Scripture now make sense, and it is no longer necessary to impose artificial restrictions on the "ALL" to make these passages fit into our theology. As in Adam ALL are dying; so also in Christ shall ALL live. (see 1 Cor 15:21-23). Look at Colossians 1:16-20 where ALL CREATION is set alongside ALL BEING RECONCILED. It is God's will that all are saved (2 Tim 2:4) and we are told that God operates all things in accord with the counsel of His will (Eph 1:11). Why is it so hard for us to believe that God cannot overcome the rebellion of mankind to accomplish His will?
There are many, many "ALL" passages that make sense once we understand that the lake of fire is not eternal, and that eventually every knee will bow before Him.
If these things are so, does it matter if we go on sinning?
A recognition of "Universal Reconciliation" does not change how we are to live our lives. What changes is the gospel we proclaim. The work of the cross is much broader in scope than we once believed. God has found a way to bring all into subjection. He loves us, and will not abandon forever a single sheep.
Besides, whether the lake of fire is eternal, or for a very, very long time (the eons), we should do all in our power to save anyone from this place.
Is "The Salvation of All" a new teaching?
Many, if not most, of the "Church Fathers" in the first 5 centuries believed that punishment was actually "correction" and "aionian" was not eternal. Many talked about the ultimate salvation of all. It was not until the 5th century when Augustine decreed what most believe today; that hell is eternal. But Augustine was not familiar with the Greek.
Most would be surprised to learn of the many who believed in the ultimate salvation of all. William Law (well respected by John Wesley), George MacDonald (referred to by C.S. Lewis as his "master"), Hannah Whitall Smith (author of "The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life"), Hannah Hurnard (author of "Hind's Feet on High Places"), William Barclay (well respected Greek scholar and teacher, and author of the popular "Daily Bible Study" commentaries on the New Testament).
I apologize for the length of this note. As I said, I've just finished writing an entire book on the basics of the Salvation of All. I wanted to include enough of the actual evidence so you're not simply believing what I say, but will search for yourself.
More to come from different sources...Lord willing! This is to show that ALL denominations have some in them who have been shown the truth of the loving nature of God, Who will have "all men to be saved"....eventually. "Yet, so as by fire"...I Corinthians 3:15.
None of us will get off "Scott-Free"....our sin debt will be paid, one way (through the Blood of Jesus Christ, now), or the other (through processing in their part of the "lake of fire"). But no punishment is ETERNAL.
RE: A study on doctrine of eternal hell...
This one is from an online Bible Student's study. And it is excellent!
In the very nature of things, we can see that the punishments of that age will be in proportion to past guilt. Every sin indulged, and every evil propensity cultivated, hardens the heart and makes the way back to purity and virtue more difficult. Consequently, sins wilfully indulged now, will require punishment and discipline in the age to come; and the more deeply the soul is dyed in willing sin, the more severe will be the measures required to correct it. As a wise parent would punish a wayward child, so Christ will punish the wicked for their good.
His punishments will always be administered in justice, tempered with mercy, and relieved by his approval and reward to those who are rightly exercised thereby. And it will only be when punishments, instructions and encouragements fail; in short, when love and mercy have done all that wisdom can approve (which is all that could be asked), that any will meet the final punishment which his case demands—the Second Death.
None of the world will meet that penalty until they have first had all the blessed opportunities of the age to come. And while this is true of the world, the same principle applies now to the consecrated children of God in this our judgment (trial) day. We now receive God’s favors (through faith), while the world will receive them in the next age, viz., instruction, assistance, encouragement, discipline and punishment. "For what son is he whom the Father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye *******s and not sons." Therefore, when we receive grievous chastisement, we should accept it as from a loving Father for our correction, not forgetting "the exhortation which speaketh unto us as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him; for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth."—Heb. 12:4-13
How just and equal are God’s ways! Read carefully the rules of the coming age—Jer. 31:29-34 and Ezek. 18:20-32 They prove to us, beyond the possibility of a doubt, the sincerity and reality of all his professions of love to men: "As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die?"—Ezek. 33:11
All who in this life repent of sin, and, as the term repentance implies, begin and continue the work of reformation to the best of their ability, will form character which will be a benefit to them in the age to come; when awakened in the resurrection age, they will be to that extent advanced towards perfection, and their progress will be more rapid and easy; while with others it will be more slow, tedious and difficult. This is implied in the words of our Lord (John 5:29,30—Diaglott): "The hour is coming in the which all that are in their graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good unto the resurrection of life [those whose trial is past, and who were judged worthy of life, will be raised perfect—the faithful of past ages to perfect human life, the overcomers of the gospel age to perfect life as divine beings], and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment."—These are awakened to judgment—to receive a course of discipline and correction—as the necessary means for their perfecting, or, otherwise, their condemnation to the second death.
The man who, in this life, by fraud and injustice, accumulated and hoarded great wealth, which was scattered to the winds when he was laid in the dust, will doubtless awake to lament his loss, and bewail his poverty and his utter inability under the new order of things to repeat unlawful measures to accumulate a fortune. With many it will be a severe chastisement and a bitter experience to overcome the propensities to avarice, selfishness, pride, ambition and idleness, fostered and pampered for years in the present life. Occasionally we see an illustration of this form of punishment now, when a man of great wealth suddenly loses all, and the haughty spirit of himself and family must fall.