-How can I be sure
I'm not one of those that 'qualify' for the fiery furnace?.Matthew
13:41,42 "The Son of man shall send forth his angels and they shall
gather out of his kingdom all things that offend and them which do iniquity.
And shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and
gnashing of teeth."
If you have love
in your heart, toward Christ for what
he came to do in the person of Emmanuel,
and toward others, then you will be busy in works of doing kindness, exercising
and possessing a heart well on its way to being as loving as God:.Philippians
mind be in you, which was also in Christ Emmanuel."
2:10 "He that loves his brother abides in the light and there is none
occasion of stumbling in him."
As such, you are out of the
"fiery furnace" group:.Matthew
13:38,39 "The field is the world; the good seed are the children
of the kingdom, but the tares are the children
of the wicked one. The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest
is the end of the world and the reapers are the angels."
-It says here that God can
destroy both the body and soul in hell?.Matthew
10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill
the soul. But rather fear him which is able to
destroy both soul and body in hell.".Means
that God can; doesn't mean He will and He won't.
It means that your soul will forever be stuck in hell.(understand
and where hell really is), locked
away from the spiritual level of higher consciousness unless your mind
is opened making higher consciousness things
important to you.
The word 'destroy' means
'to render useless or of none effect', 'to separate to ruin'. The spirit
of man, which is in man and makes man what he is, physical man, can
be 'destroyed' in the sense that it can be rendered
by God as being unable to function and since we are gods in this sense,
gods in embryo, we render our creation useless by living in the self sabotaging.ego
realm instead of the higher
of the spirit. I guess in that sense, it is dead.(1Peter
4:6; Colossians 3:3),
unable to express, etc. With Christ consciousness, the higher thinking
of the spirit, we are 'dead' to the ego realm:.Romans
A definition of death is
the inability to interact with one's environment.
9:17 says the wicked shall be turned into hell? What does hell mean?
The three words in the original
Testament), all rendered 'hell'
in the English are: hades, 'the grave' or 'unseen'; tartaroo, a more severe
version of 'hades' and gehenna, which referred to a garbage dump outside
the city of Jerusalem which had a continually burning fire to burn up trash.
Re: Psalms 9:17: The word
'wicked' means 'to do wrong'.(does
it apply to you?). The word 'turned'
in this verse in the original Hebrew.(Old
'returned from, but not necessarily back to the original starting point'.
The word 'into' is not in the original. The word 'hell' here is the Hebrew
equivalent of the Greek 'hades'.
Jonah was in 'hell' when
he was in the body of the big fish:.Jonah
there is an everlasting hell awaiting those rejecting God?
Notice Emmanuel says "depart
from me you cursed".
Who are those
under a curse and why?
Emmanuel was saying that
if you lack
love and compassion, well, what
are you good for, apart from your own selfishness?.Luke
subject shows, hell itself is not everlasting. Those rejecting God,
God has not yet awakened in Him,
for when He does, who's
9:18,19 "Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy.....For
who has resisted his will?"
44:6,7 "This says the LORD the King of Israel also known as the redeemer,
the LORD of hosts; I am the first and I am the last and beside me there
is no God. And who, as I, call and declare it and set it in order, since
I put the ancient people where they are? And the things that are coming
and shall come, tell them."
45:17-19 "But Israel is saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation.
You shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. For this says
the LORD that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth and
made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it
to be inhabited. I am the LORD and there is none else. I have not spoken
in secret in a dark place of the earth. I said not unto the seed of Jacob,
Seek you me
vain. I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare
things that are right."
-What about Lazarus and
the rich man in Luke 16:19-31?
Doesn't this prove there is a hell? And, what is the "great gulf fixed"
that is mentioned here?
This is a story.(an
was telling, not a doctrine He was explaining; the theme of which is; a
rich man who stood by and let a poor man suffer, a
rich man who provided no help when he could easily have.
Those who are selfish will
have as good a future as even a lowly beggar, verse 22. Like many people,
once they have lived their lives the way they have wanted, then
they want the rest too, verse 24. And that's ok. We should also live our
lives from where we presently are in our hearts and not from where we have
come in the past and not from the future we worry over.
Notice here though, the rich
man cried unto "father Abraham", who was
dead awaiting a resurrection. So, in the story that Emmanuel
was telling, the rich man saw Abraham. The connection that Emmanuel was
making was that this man named Lazarus was in the same place that the good
Abraham was because of how they both were and they both were men of higher
consciousness qualities that brought them to a higher level of existence
than what the rich man possessed.
In the story Emmanuel must
have been thinking about the religious Pharisaical
The "great fixed gulf".(verse
one considers the context).that
Emmanuel was referring to was about those who show love and those who do
not, referring to those of thes ego
level and those having moved from there into a
higher consciousness, as in the
story of the Samaritan. Many are beginning to awaken who were in spiritual
Those in the ordinary low consciousness ego level with all its evils, are
those locked out from higher consciousness
In the original there are
no verse designations or chapter breaks. These were inserted.(thankfully).to
make it easier to find things.
Emmanuel carries on in Luke
17:1,2 showing it bades
not well for those who neglect
helping, when it is in their power to be able to. And those being that
way are often overcome
by their selfishness; but God loves them too. Emmanuel felt for people,
even the two malefactors being crucified with him.(*).
He had compassion.
If this story is used to
prove an ever burning hell into which the wicked go, then it negates
all else in this subject here.