Ten Classes in Eternal Hell

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. - 1 – The fearful. Gr. Dellos, cowardly, craven: vile: worthless: miserable: wretched; and unhappy. Found only in v8; Matt. 8:26; Mk. 4:40. In Sept. in Dt. 20:8; Judg. 7:3, 10. - 2 – The Continue Reading

A voice from the Hartley Colliery

‘If a man die, shall he live again?’ Job 14:14 Suggested Further Reading: 1 Samuel 28:3–16 What would any of us who fear God think, if we were once in heaven? Would not the very suggestion of return, though it were to the most faithful spouse and best-beloved children, be a cruelty? What, bring back again to battle the victor who wears the crown? What, bring me back again to pain and sorrow, to temptation, and to sin? No. Blessed be God, Continue Reading

Hades

1 Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Greek:  Hades, hell or the unseen world of departed spirits of men where the wicked are kept in a conscious state of torment until the resurrection of the bodies at the end of the Millennium [Rev. 20:11-15]. Hades was also the place of confinement of the righteous souls before the resurrection of Christ. At that time Christ reclaimed all these captive Continue Reading

Questions answered: How did people mourn death in the Old Testament?

2 Samuel 14:2 Feelings of grief were expressed freely, beginning immediately after a person died. Mourners ripped their clothes, tore out their hair, wore sackcloth instead of ordinary clothes, sprinkled dust and ashes on their heads, and removed all jewelry. They wept and wailed and stopped eating (see Ex 33:4; 2Sa 14:2; Mt 6:16–18). Later, the Israelites were not allowed to engage in such mourning practices of other cultures as shaving the Continue Reading

Questions answered: Can spirits be called from the dead?

1 Samuel 28:12 Clearly, something supernatural happened in the house of the medium that night. The woman saw “a ghostly figure coming up out of the earth.” Traditionally a number of perplexing questions have swirled around this passage of Scripture. Was this woman actually able to bring someone up from the dead or was she an expert faker? Did Samuel actually appear or was this old man (see 1Sa 28:14) a demon playing the role of Samuel? Did Continue Reading

We Fly Away

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten [70 years]; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years [80 years], yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, AND WE FLY AWAY. Who knoweth the power of Thine anger? Even according to Thy fear, so is Thy wrath. This refers to length of life in the wilderness in the time of Moses, which was shortened so that the old generation died off within the Continue Reading

Questions answered: What will eternal life be like?

Revelation 21:22–27 Some think the new Jerusalem is an actual city, while others think it is a symbolic representation of the church triumphant. Some think it will hover over the earth during the Millennium and throughout eternity; others think it only pictures the eternal state. Whatever the details, the image is one of indescribable beauty and glory. Eternal life means a whole new dimension of living: People will have new life, purpose Continue Reading

Questions answered: How Did Jesus Affirm His Power Over Life and Death?

Mark 5:21–43 Jesus performed many stunning miracles during his ministry; resurrecting the dead was among his most astounding. Mark 5 recounts the occasion when Jesus brought a dead child back to life in front of her parents and his three closest disciples (see also Luke 8:49–56). The fact that the girl was indeed dead is evident from the people’s reaction when Jesus claimed she was only sleeping. Unaware of Jesus’ divine power, they laughed Continue Reading

Questions Answered: Does God give anyone a chance to believe after death?

Luke 16:19–31 The unrepeatable reality of physical death leads directly to reaping what we sowed in this world. Jesus taught that in this parable of the rich man and Lazarus as well as when he spoke of dying in one’s sins as something dreadful (see Jn 8:21–23). Similarly, Paul taught that on judgment day, all will receive a destiny corresponding to their works (see Ro 2:5–16; 2Co 5:10 ; Gal 6:7–8). New Testament teaching is unified in viewing Continue Reading

Where are the Dead?

Psalm 9:17, 18 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. The 5th prophecy in Psalms. [Ps. 9:17-18 , partially fulfilled and will be completed when the last of the wicked are in hell and the righteous are vindicated and safe with God forever]. Where are the dead? That hell is the grave is one of the most Continue Reading