The Spiritual Terrorists of Christendumb

What is a spiritual terrorist? Any person that teaches and promotes the doctrine of hell in all of it’s varieties is indeed, a spiritual terrorist. Belief in hell alone does not make someone a spiritual terrorist but rather, it is the purposeful promotion of the doctrine in such a way that the intent is to provoke change through fear. Most believe in hell due to deception but those who endorse it are agents of the devil. There is no other group of people that promote the doctrine of hell more than the pastor’s of Christianity.

Christianity’s Most Scared Cow – The Doctrine of the Trinity

The Doctrine of the Trinity is one of Christianity’s greatest lies and it is the most useless and insignificant doctrine that Christianity places such a high emphasis on that it effectively makes you a heretic if you denounce it. The following is a critical review of Dr. Ray Pritchard’s article, “God in Three Persons: A Doctrine We Barely Understand”.

God’s Plan of Salvation for the Whole World

God is Sovereign and He has a plan to save the world that does not include torturing sinners. God knows what He is doing and there is nothing that is happening in the world that wasn’t foreordained by God. In this upcoming segment, I explain how God will ultimately lead all men into the knowledge of truth.

Exposing the Counterfeit Gospel of Christianity

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The real gospel of Christ has been spiritually hijacked and replaced by the whole Christian church that doesn’t believe that Christ will save the whole world. In this post, I expose this counterfeit and reveal the true meaning of God’s good news of Jesus Christ.

The False Doctrine of Hell Exposed

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The doctrine of hell is a terrible false doctrine of the Christian church that teaches and believes that God will literally torture people in real fire for all eternity if they die without Christ. I reveal the truth about this evil doctrine that continues to deceive millions.

The Sinner’s Prayer is a Joke

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The sinner’s prayer is an introduction to getting “saved” and becoming a Christian as it taught in the church. Other Christians believe that the sinner’s prayer is weak ultimately leading many to hell. Both are equally false because they both rely on man to save himself. Salvation is God’s work.

Does Man have an Immortal Soul?

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 Many believe that when a person dies, their soul continues to live on and either goes to heaven or hell. This belief is unscriptural and the bible teaches that when a man dies, he is dead with no thoughts, memories, or actions.

Satan: God’s Perfect Instrument of Evil

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Satan is perceived to be the archenemy of God in the battle versus good and evil. What many fail to realize is that God as the Creator of all things also created Satan. There are many false teachings about Satan and his role in God’s ultimate plan to redeem all mankind to Himself. Satan was created by God to be the “Adversary”.

Context: The Truth about Scriptural Interpretation

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The Christian church teaches that understanding the context of scripture is the best way to determine the meaning of scripture. This is man’s attempt at understanding God’s word without any spiritual enlightenment. God is the source of all wisdom and it is God that gives man the ability to understand his truths.

The Kingdom of Heaven & the Abode of God

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If hell isn’t real, then what about heaven? The truth is that man’s carnal understanding of heaven is completely distorted. There is a difference between God’s kingdom of heaven and the abode of God. The bible teaches us that God is invisible and that no man has seen God except Christ. It is foolish to think that people go to “heaven” or the actual abode of God after death when Christ plainly reveals the truth about heaven.

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    1. Thanks for your opinion but please explain why you think this website is satanic? Give examples and quote scripture to support your comments. Don’t just make a blanket statement with no justification whatsoever. I expect negative criticism and I am prepared to defend the glorious gospel of Christ but your comment is of little value to me or anyone. So with that said please back up your statement, quote me, and tell me why you think this website is satanic… I’ll await a respectful and thought provoked response from you if indeed you possess those qualities.

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    1. If hell doesn’t exist why is it in the bible?
      Hell is in the bible because men have translated this word in the bible. If you study Christianity in the days of Roman Catholic rule, you will learn that much corruption entered the bible under their control. Consider this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma_Johanneum. There is NO Hebrew or Greek equivalent to an eternal place of literal physical torment as described in the English hell. The original languages of the bible were written in Hebrew, some Aramaic, and Greek. In order for us to be able to read any scriptures, the scriptures have to be translated into a language that we can read. The King James Bible was translated by hundreds of Christian bible scholars, theologians, and pastors who all already had their own set of beliefs so it is not a far stretch to suggest that some of their bias was translated into their bible translation. In the year 382, St. Jerome translated the original scriptures into Latin and this bible was called the Latin Vulgate. The Roman Catholic church and the Latin Vulgate was the dominant church and bible which reigned for nearly 1,000 years. This is what led to the Reformation movement when the early Christian pioneers sought to flee the religious persecution that Christians received if they went against the Roman Catholic church. Roman Catholic PRIESTS had people burned at the stake for even possessing a non-Latin bible. If a person stood up against the Roman Catholic church, they faced being burned at the stake in public display. Hell is not a properly translated word and I have written and entire series exposing this false doctrine and I welcome you to read it. https://therealgospelofchrist.com/the-false-doctrine-of-hell-exposed/

      Is the holy bible the truth of God’s word?
      Bibles are not the word of God. They are “translations” of the word of God. This does not mean that one cannot learn about God’s truth but one must be spiritual discerned and willing to search out these translation errors so that the full counsel of God as it has been revealed to us, can truly shine. I personally study many bible translations but I also study the Hebrew and Greek to cross reference words to help my understanding. We are admonished to “STUDY to show ourselves approved” and to “rightly DIVIDE the word of truth”. Why would God inspire the author of 2 Timothy to say these words if it wasn’t meant for us to actually have to do it? God’s word is a treasure and as with any treasure hunter, much work, studying, researching, and praying is necessary for such treasure to be revealed. Now here is a secret that I will share with you. As God reveals truth to you, the key to understanding God’s truth is too believe it. If you reject God’s truth, then God will not open your mind and heart to receive it. I’m sure you will have more questions as I know that what you believe is likely years of indoctrination of lies on top of lies. Do not fret because I was in the same place but receiving God’s truth was not a struggle for me because I despised the doctrine of hell years before God revealed to me that it is a damnable heresy. I hope and pray that you will diligently search these things out and come to your own conclusions but I am willing to assist you if that is what you desire. All the best…

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      1. Thanks for explaining this to me. It looks like I’ll have to catch up on some reading, and your series on exposing the false doctrines of hell. I do have a lot of questions, but when the time is right and I’m spiritually ready God will reveal His truth to me. Why is there a need for salvation if everyone is going to heaven? Will people who devote their lives to serving Satan go to heaven? I study the NIV and the amplified version bibles. I like to listen to Joyce Meyer but a lot of Christians think she’s a false teacher and is actually leading people to hell. What about the Anti Christ and the mark of the beast, or the new world order, are those lies too? It’s confusing, and the devil is the author of confusion. It’s nice to believe that no one will go to hell, but I’m still not sure if your teachings are universalism or false teachings, but I’ll have to figure that out for myself with God’s help.

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      2. Unfortunately, many of the doctrines of Christianity are false and while some are of little consequence, there are others that are just downright heresy. Everyone is NOT going to heaven and heaven as it is taught in the Christian church is not scriptural at all. Jesus Christ tells us in Luke 17:21 that the kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU!!! We are also told in 1 John 4:12 that NO man has seen God at anytime so it would be a contradiction for anyone to believe that believers go to “heaven” or the abode of God after death to be with God forever. When people die, they go to the grave where they will await one of TWO resurrections. Let’s take a look at what Jesus tell us in John 5:28-29;
        Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which ALL [that’s everyone that has died] that are in the graves [not heaven or hell] shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto THE RESURRECTION OF LIFE; and they that have done evil, unto THE RESURRECTION OF JUDGMENT.
        I think we can both agree that a person has to be dead before they can be resurrected right? Well if believers are already experiencing eternal life in heaven with God, what would be the purpose of being resurrected to life? If non-believers are alive experiencing the eternal judgment of hell after death, what would be the purpose of a resurrection to judgment?
        The problem with understanding this truth is the King James translator’s improper use of the words eternal, everlasting, and forever. They surmised that since the reward for the believer is eternal, then the punishment for the wicked must also be eternal. This is where they erred and many Christians today make this same mistake. The reward for believers is NOT eternal life; it is age-abiding life. I explain the truth about eternal and everlasting in part 4 of my series on the false doctrine of hell.
        There is a need for salvation because of sin. The wages of sin is DEATH, not an eternal LIFE in hell. God is the Master Potter and He makes vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor. As the clay, we do not get to question God about who He chooses to have mercy on and who He chooses to harden. Those who serve Satan in this life as well as those who commit all kinds of evil will be judged in the resurrection of judgment which is not eternal but also age-abiding. God judges the world in righteousness and everyone will be judged according to their works. Let me show you what will happen when God’s judgments are in the earth;
        Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for WHEN THY JUDGMENTS ARE IN THE EARTH, THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS.
        Why is this verse never taught in the Christian church? Because Christians do not believe it but we clearly see that God judges for the purposes of teaching righteousness and not evil sadistic torture.
        There is nothing wrong with the NIV or the Amplified Bible as long as you come to strong conclusions about your foundational beliefs. Once you get to this level of spiritual maturity, it doesn’t really matter what translation you read. I do not watch Joyce Meyer and I can assure you that she isn’t leading anyone to some pagan hell but she is a part of the deceived organized institution of man’s religion. My mom listens to Joyce Meyer a lot and I think she really likes her. I’m sure she is very inspirational to many women but her “doctrines” about God’s word are simply based on all of the same lies of Christianity.
        If I explained to you the truth about the antichrist, the mark of the beast, and the new world order, it would no doubt only confuse you further because you already have beliefs about these things. I think that it would be wise for you to take some time to read through my material and ask questions based on the work I have spent much time on as to reduce the amount of confusion. It takes time and healing to embrace such profound revelations.

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  1. Hi , I would like to study some of your beliefs on anti christ and the mark of the beast and new world order. could you please send me some info .Thankyou

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    1. Hello Mike and thanks for your comment. I have not written much information on those topics but I would be happy to share my beliefs with you. Before I do, can you tell me what your understanding is concerning the antichrist, mark of the beast, and the new world order?

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      1. This would be an interesting series. I have read scriptures pertaining to this, but I have not read enough of God’s Word to be able to connect then, so I’m just waiting for the truth to be revealed the more I read.

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      2. I was waiting to hear back from Mike about his beliefs on the topic but he hasn’t responded yet. I actually started writing a paper on this exact topic but I lost the flash drive that I had it saved on. Most of what is understood about this topic is all lies.

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  2. Sulaiman Randolph, great study and as you stated the first Bible’s did state that there were errors in the preface. I want to pick you brain about the Jews of Israel today. There is a thought that the true Hebrews are not in the land that is occupied by Jews there today. I would like to know your thoughts on this if possible. I figure you are a busy man so whenever you can.

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  3. The Real Gospel of Christ…..You sound like a Jehovah’s Witnesses.What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe? God’s name is Jehovah.
    Only Jehovah existed from “everlasting to everlasting.
    Jesus is not one with God.
    The Holy Spirit it not part of a triune God, He is simply the “force” of God.
    God was once alone in the universe.
    Satan originated the doctrine of the trinity.
    Nor do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in Hell. Unfortunately for them, this lack of belief does not erase Hell”s existence. They believe that after death, unless they are found to be worthy of eternal life, they will simply remain in the grave, inactive, unconscious and entirely dead.

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  4. I am 21 years of age, I am Nigerian and I live in the middle east, all you have said God revealed to me 3 years ago and drowned me in in-depth study while he gave meaning to all the unexplainable revelations i’ve had through his word. I would like to speak to you personally if possible to share experiences and gain more knowledge. Pls contact me if you have the time.

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    1. In your study of the Lake of Fire, you talked about the first fruits of Christ reigning in the earth for a thousand years before the total salvation of mankind. Maybe you chose not to elaborate on the 1000 years but as we all know the book of Revelation is a book of truth told through symbols, so everything written in type speaks of something greater or deeper. It is my understanding the thousand year reign doesn’t necessarily speak of an actual time frame but a period in time that could be a literal thousand years, over a thousand years or less than a thousand years. 2 Peter 3:8 – New International Version
      But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is “like” a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
      I believe the 1000 year reign in revelation speaks of the ‘day’ of the Lord which is the revelation of Jesus Christ to all the earth, not necessarily a literal 1000 years but a period in time at which Christ would be revealed to the world in and through his saints.

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      1. The purpose of that study was to explain the lake of fire in contrast to what the carnal church teaches. I agree that there is more significance to the “1,000” year period but that wasn’t the focus of that particular study…

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  5. So may I know, in your beliefs, what the purpose of life is?

    Does this mean that I can “choose” to continue living my life in sin or at least try my best to fight it whenever possible, e.g. In selfishness, hedonism etc (because it is in my nature) and eventually only reap negative consequences here on earth in this lifetime?
    (If I got it correctly, all creation will be saved)

    What is the purpose of God giving man a choice (as in the garden of Eden)?

    Thanks so much.

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    1. The purpose of life is to live and people choose how to live based on how the world marks on them. If I understand your question correctly, it seems as if you are asking, if all will be saved, does this mean that you can “choose” to continue living a life of sin… To be honest I actually get that question a lot because religion has distorted the minds of many. Most people have no problem believing in and worshiping a god that they are convinced is going to torture BILLIONS of human beings in real fire for ALL ETERNITY!!!! However, the same people struggle with accepting a God that will save all of HIS CREATION including the good and evil. What people “choose” to do is based on influence. If your carnality pulls on you to the point that you can’t resist, you will fall. All humans struggle with this because it is a part of being subjected to vanity. Having the ability to chose has more to do with the fact that humans were created to have knowledge of good and evil. Without the opposites, how would you even know what to choose? What is good without evil or how can someone choose good over evil if evil didn’t exist? Believe or not, Adam and Eve did God’s will in the garden of Eden. Most Christians do not believe that or understand it because they believe that humans have a will independent of God’s power or any other influence. Humans do not have “free will” as it is commonly believed in Christianity. Humans have “wills” but our wills are dependent on many causal forces. Sure Adam and Eve made a choice but why did they make a choice? Because God made it that way… God created the garden that was good for food, pleasant to look, and able to make one wise. Those are all causal influences and the biggest one of all is the fact that humans were created with a sinful nature. Think about this way… do you have children? Let’s assume you do so do your children do there own will or yours? What do you do when they go against your will? Do you torture them or teach them? Children make choices but when their choices violate their parents will they get punishment which is similar to judgment. So, what is the purpose of judgment? Contrary to popular belief, judgment is a good thing and it is through judgment that people begin to make changes. So with that said and going back to your original question, the purpose of life is to LEARN!!! Learn to do what? Learn to do the right thing…

      Isaiah 26:9 With my soul I have desired You in the night, yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

      When do the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness? When God’s judgments are in the earth…

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  6. I want to commend you on a wonderful site. You have served the SPIRIT of Truth well. I too have been granted the fruits of the Spirit to question and remove from my being, most everything that I have been taught in Church. Only now do I fully understand the words of Jesus, who said in part: “Many shall seek, but few shall find.” Who are seeking? Would be Christians of course. Who have not found? The very same. Heathens are not seeking; however they have been given very little and Jesus says of such: “Those that have been given little, the “punishment” (correction) will be light. Of course, so very few have any idea what Jesus said: “But those that have been given much, much more” the correction will be much much greater. Jesus’s words, not mine.

    But let us return to the Fruits of the Spirit, and Jesus saying his follows must “worship in Spirit and Truth.” Yet another simple statement, so glossed over that white has become black. “Worshiping in Spirit” simply means emitting the Fruits of the Spirit in EVERYTHING we do, say or feel (think.) Which one of us is perfect at: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Gal 5:22,23

    As much as I would like to say “I,” I know it would be a lie. However, I “know” when I am, just a “KNOW” when I am not. When I am at peace, the ego, quelled and any thought of “me” being better than any other, banished. I can almost touch TRUTH. Though like a bad dream, the closer I reach it, the more distant it becomes. Why? Simple really. Truth has nothing to do with what I do. Truth is not the prize, that may be gasped. TRUTH is a STATE. A state of being, at state of Heart and the State of mind. Truth is Spirit and we know it’s Fruits.

    So a simple question: Who hear reading this will rejoice when a “loved” one is heard SCREAMING in abject TERROR, BEGGING for forgiveness being BURNED ALIVE. Honestly such people are those that Jesus spoke about. What would Jesus do? What would any who TRULY is worshiping in Spirit do? What would a child say? They would dismiss such a foolish belief as being pure evil for there is NO SIGN OF SPIRITUAL TRUTH or any of its FRUITS.

    To the Author, I have studied this and more for years. This topic is HUGE and it saddens me that so few can see Satan’s lie for what it is.

    May God’s peace be with you always,
    Darren

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      1. This is a confirmation of the understanding the Lord has been giving me over a long time now regarding how man with their puny man has turned a loving Father into a sadistic fiend even more wicked than the most wicked of men. But indeed His WRATH IS but FOR A MOMENT and HIS MERCY LASTS FOR EVER. This is the God that we serve and this understanding has kindled the love fire in me for Him more and more. Thank you very much for this, it’s a message of deliverance for many souls that are under the torment of the so called ‘eternal hell’ and they are serving God out of fear of going to hell and not out of love.

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    1. And what exactly is the wrath of God? Eternal torture in some godless pagan hell? I don’t think so… The wrath of God has been abiding over mankind every since man’s creation and God’s wrath for man’s disobedience has always been DEATH not “eternal life” being tortured in fire. Jesus Christ has not only died for the world, He has atoned for all of the world’s sins as to redeem mankind from the power of death. That is only a part of God’s redemptive plan but there is certainly more work for God to do. Now, it is certainly a fact that believing and obeying the gospel of Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation but how does one choose to believe and obey the gospel? Free will? Wrong again… Where does faith in God come from? Man? No, faith is a gift from God and it is God that causes a person to believe. It is also God that hardens people’s hearts, sends strong delusion, and allows a devil to deceive the whole world. The only thing that can rectify the power of sin, death, and the wiles of the devil is JUDGMENT… But, judgment is a good thing because judgment causes change and it also produces correction. I know that you think God’s judgement includes throwing billions of grandparents, parents, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, children and grandchildren into some literal lake of fire to be barbecued for all eternity, but God is not a monster. Is there a scripture in the bible that tells us what will happen to people when God institutes His judgment on the world? As a matter of fact, it is and I doubt you’ve ever read it…

      Isaiah 26:9 With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your “judgments” are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

      Did you read that? THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! How do you justify your pagan hell in that scripture?

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  7. Dear Sulaiman, If someone was caught roasting their ALIVE pet dog, on a rotisserie in their back yard, can you imagine how that would be all over the news, and what an incredibly cruel and sadistic person they would be labeled ? And that’s only for a dog! But yet I am told I HAVE to believe God does much worse, burning a human being whilst keeping them fully alive, and for all eternity, and in the presence of God and the Holy Angels. The traditional Hell doctrine is slandering The Holy and Perfect Living God in a most unfair way – and is obscene in the extreem! All of us probably have burnt ourselves at some time or another and it is excuciatingly painful, but I’m told that God burns someones whole body for ever? If true – how come the rich man only asked for a DROP of water to put on the tip of his tongue and not for a torrent of water to be poured on him? The Traditions of man make the Word of God of no effect!
    Best regards, Sam

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    1. I doubt that most Christians ever actually ponder the absurdity and insanity of the hell doctrine. I have thought about it for hours even to the point of having nightmares about it. Fearing death thinking that I would go to such a place only because I couldn’t live up to the religious standards of men is no way to live.

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  8. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is spelled out in 1 Corinthians 15 King James Version (KJV)

    15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also YE HAVE RECEIVED, and WHERIN YOU STAND;

    2 By which also YE ARE SAVED, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

    3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS according to the scriptures;

    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    BELIEVING/ RECEIVING, CONFESSING that GOD THE SON (THE WORD) in the form of the human JESUS CHRIST (YESHUA MESSIAH) DIED FOR OUR SINS. This ALONE is what saves us, this ALONE is the GOSPEL. The GOSPEL is the good news! Believing the above says nothing about having to add the doctrine of an eternal hell, with the Gospel, in order to be saved! ADDING ANYTHING AT ALL – TO JESUS ALONE SHEDDING HIS BLOOD FOR US – IS ANOTHER GOSPEL!

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  9. Thanks so much for your articles! You have given me much to ponder. Can you explain Rev. 22:14-15 to me where it appears that after God has made His abode on earth there are still those outside the walls that have done evil? Is it your understanding that they are being cleansed in the lake of fire still at this point? Thanks so much!

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    1. You are very welcome and thanks for commenting! There is no explanation needed for Revelation 22:14-15 but what is interesting is what we read in verse 17;

      And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

      Is this not an invitation? All of the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters, and liars who are outside are being invited into the kingdom for verse 15 comes before verse 17. What you must understand is that God doesn’t make His abode with believers on a literal earth in a literal kingdom. The abode of God is YOU! God dwells in You! You are the temple of God for which He dwells and the kingdom of God is God being ALL in ALL. In order for God to be ALL in ALL, he must subject all of humanity to His purifying judgment but this occurs in phases via the first and second resurrections. When the kingdom of God is fully manifested in you, there will still be people who have to be subjected to judgment to change that is – the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters, and liars. They are “outside” of the kingdom of God because God doesn’t fully dwell in them at this point but He will eventually lead everyone through corrective judgment that results in God being ALL in ALL!

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  10. Did God create the adversary as an adversary or did he rebel? I know it’s kind of a ‘doctrine’ about this.. But, this was one of the things I prayerfully pondered and studied His Word about.. And it seems logical to me that when God endowed thinking ability to angel (and later man) a whole new world (or tree) of possibilities ‘came about’.. for with thinking ability comes the ability to make choices. (Not ‘free’ will, and the choices are very limited thank goodness!)

    But! I also figure God is both life (itself) and perfection. So what happens if one chooses anything in thought, word, or deed that differs with what He chooses? They become imperfect, the opposite of Life/God/Perfection. (Therefor, the remedy was “built in from the foundation”/beginning.)

    Why did God wait so (very) long and only create the universe and man and woman only after the first bound-to-occur rebel thought not only occurred, but had matured into full sedition? (Didn’t He know what would happen? Lol, of course He did!) – Surely so all would take this unavoidable journey/lesson of learning good from evil (life from death) all together at once.. Instead of one wandering, thus becoming imperfect, now.. another later.. and another later.. and later.. etc, taking virtually ‘for ever’.

    What was His other option? No rational creatures.. ever?

    Here’s a thing to ponder, since God is life, itself, He lives through, suffers, and experiences all sufferings which ever occur! Why put Himself through all that? I have to think because it’s not robots He is creating..

    And consider this.. The second resurrection which follows the millennium, is the “resurrection to judgment”. I believe the long 2nd advent of Jesus is prophesied/foreshadowed by the fall holy days of Leviticus 23 (just as the spring ones prophesied/foreshadowed His first advent (so perfectly). Notice the spacing of the days – Trumpets (of Rev & His return) – 10 days/1000yrs? later – Day Of Atonement (DOA for the DOA?) – 5 days/500yrs? later – Tabernacles, when God will now Tabernacle with mankind upon Earth made new… ‘Day’ of Judgment prefigured by DOA and lasting abt 500 years? Now after all that? who’s not going to “believe”?

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      1. What human being is there that was – “perfect in his ways until iniquity was found in him”? Ezekiel 28:15
        Paul said sacrificing to idols was sacrificing to demons/greek, heathen deities..What does the scripture mean when it talks about principalities, powers, god of the air(waves?lol) and god of this world. As we know, all verses on a topic pertain.

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      2. The Hebrew word translated as “perfect” is tamiym and it is defined to simply mean, without blemish. This is the same word used to describe the animals used as sin offerings. The word is not meant to portray perfection in the since of being completely sinless. Remember that in the Old Testament days, one could keep the law and be considered to be without fault but keeping the law doesn’t expose the sins of the heart. Under the law, it was a sin for a man to commit adultery with another woman. He could lust after another woman all day long but as long as he didn’t act on it he was “just” in the eyes of the written law. When Jesus came along, he gave us a new law in that it was a sin to even look on another woman to lust after her. So the word “perfect” in the context of Ezekiel 28:15 doesn’t mean completely and totally free from sin.

        Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

        This scripture is referring the spiritual battle that each individual believer goes through in their life. We do not punch or shoot our spiritual enemies for there is nothing that a fist or bullet can do to stop lust, greed, envy, hate, jealousy, and all of the evils that we struggle with being carnal creatures. There are forces at work that attempt to influence our everyday actions and they are INVISIBLE FORCES or things that we cannot see with our physical eyes…

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  11. I do not want to leave my last question as it is because it is not meant to be a gotcha question. I recently came across your site and see that you are closely in line with the body of Christ believers that I fellowship with. We understand that all religion is what scripture calls Babylon. Having said that, all holidays that originate from these Babylonian doctrines are pagan. Christmas, easter, thanksgiving, holloween, and birthday celebration of the flesh. I would like you to consider that the 1000 years of the reign of The Christ, the Body of Christ with Christ as the Head, is for the purpose of the Body to learn how to reign in the lake of fire where they will be the fire that refines those who are being refined, all of humanity.

    Jer 5:14  Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. 

    The elect , who have the fire of God’s word in their spiritual mouth, will be the fire that makes up the lake of fire to purify the rest of mankind, as you stated they will be the Saviours of Obadiah;

    Oba 1:21  And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S. 

    For more info on this subject you can read about it at iswasandwillbe.com , we are from all over the world, we are few in number. I am from the state of Kentucky in United states.

    hope to hear from you.

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    1. Hi Dennis,

      The answer to your question is yes… I do celebrate most American holidays and birthdays for sure but I don’t consider participating in these customs to be significant at all. There are far more serious and concerning issues for believers to be made aware of as opposed to painting eggs or collecting candy in a costume. Are you suggesting that a person that celebrates birthdays cannot be a member of the body of Christ?

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  12. Mr. Randolph;

    Thank you for answering my question. I cannot say who is an Elect or not in their infant stage, but I do believe that a mature Elect has separated from all Babylonian “holy-days and celebrations of the flesh’s birthday. It seemed hypocritical for me to separate from Babylonian doctrines about our LORD and then to continue to partake of their made up pagan holidays and fleshly worships of the flesh in birthday celebrations. If the flesh is made to die and to house the new man, why would I celebrate it’s birth, it’s death maybe, but not it’s life. Worshipping the flesh of Christ’s literal birthday is not a scriptural doctrine. we are told that ,although we knew him in the flesh , we no longer do, because He is spirit and those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth, NOT FLESH.

    2Co 5:16  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 

    Joh 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 

    These babylonian days ,months, times and years are meant to draw the blind away and open the eyes of the Elect. If they were not, then why does the world as a whole celebrate them. I realize that the scripture I am about to quote is about Jewish traditions, but in the spirit of the new man are not these Babylonian holidays the same thing?

    Gal 4:8  Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 
    Gal 4:9  But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 
    Gal 4:10  Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. 
    Gal 4:11  I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. 

    God has obviously granted you eyes to see things that only the elect can see. I believe that your posts are mostly right on as far as I can see, I have not spent a whole lot of time on them because of my own work schedule and preparing studies for the Body of Christ. So, the reason I mentioned holidays is because that is a greater god to the Babylonians than the trinity. Stop worshipping Christmas, easter , holloween, anniversaries, and birthdays and I will guarantee you , you will be hated of all men. How can I say that I am an Elect,Chosen to be in Christ before the foundation of the world and then still put up lights for Christmas like the world, paint eggs like the world and dress my children like pretend characters to go knocking of strangers doors to get something sweet to the mouth but bitter to the belly? Where’s the separation?

    2Ti 2:3  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 
    2Ti 2:4  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 
    2Ti 2:5  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 

    I was brought to your sight when I was preparing one of my own studies for the body and was floored to see some of the things your wrote. I have not come across any other sights that are as close to the truth as your are, not that I look , because I don’t. I don’t believe in the babylonian’s doctrines on saving souls for Jesus. The literal Israelites never went out to save Philistines for God and they were a type and shadow of us. So, I am not writting you to try and save you or anything like that, I was excited that maybe The LORD had shown me another Brother in the wilderness. Because in His time and will He drags people to His Body, I don’t have to go out looking for them, just always be ready to give an answer for my hope. A few of our members are ex ray smith members, I saw you had mentioned him in a post and that peeked my curiosity. If you ever feel led please visit Iswasandwillbe.com and read about the holidays. And , no , I am not a Jehovah witness or ex-Jehovah witness. We teach our children, hopefully, not to lie and yet we tell them about a fat man who can see them all the time, about a rabbit who lays eggs, and about gools and goblins that scare them for years. How can we tell them not to lie and then lie to them FOR YEARS. It is a shame and a disgrace.

    It was nice talking to you and I pray the LORD convicts your heart to die daily to the world and that your eyes are opened to this truth.

    1Co 15:31  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 

    Dennis

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    1. Dennis, I do think that you are over-spiritualizing this matter quite a bit for I do not give any of these so called pagan holidays nearly the power that you do. I do not consider Christmas, Easter, Birthdays, etc any kind of a “holy-day”. They are just 1 day out of 365 days in a year that people do a variety of unnecessary and cumbersome tasks. The flesh was never meant to house the new man but celebrating the birth of life even from a carnal perspective is not as sinful as you try to portray. My oldest daughter just had her 15th birthday and her birth 15 years ago was a miracle from God for me. She was my firstborn and it was one of the happiest days of my life and I see no issues with celebrating and honoring one of the most important days of my earthly life. God created man flesh and in the beginning He said all that He created was GOOD!

      It is true that for spiritually minded people that we learn to put away matters of the flesh, but that doesn’t mean that we can pretend that we are not still fleshly humans that will still die a very real carnal death. We still have to eat food and nourish this carnal body or it will die. Should I abstain from eating food since the world partakes in that activity? Would that graduate me to become a member of the mature Elect? I do not “worship” Christmas or Christ’s literal birthday… Do I participate in the activities of Christmas during the Christmas season, yes I do, but that is not an indictment on my spiritual maturity. People spend hours each day tending to the flesh yet you are making a big deal over people celebrating one day out of the year.

      We are told not to be righteous over much… (Ecclesiastes 7:16), but that is exactly what you are doing. You are making yourself “righteous” over these earthly holidays and using it to distinguish the mature from the infants in Christ. I am literally blown away that you are giving such power to things I consider utterly meaningless. Do you not know that weddings have pagan roots too? All the rice throwing, broom jumping, eating cake, etc… Should wedding ceremonies be done away with too? There is just too much to toil with from a day to day real world perspective for working people and families to place such value on something non-essential.

      Holidays are not any kind of a god to me. They are simply days… I can think of another day that is about to come up on Sunday. It’s called the SuperBowl and I plan to watch it. Does that mean I worship the SuperBowl? There are a number of things we participate in, in this earthly world but the point of the matter is that they do not consume us. If I paint my face, spend thousands of dollars on a ticket, torture myself sitting out in freezing cold weather just like the world then you might have an argument. But I don’t… I might invite a few friends over and I watch the game on TV at my house not hurting or bothering anyone.

      Do you really think me allowing my 5 year old daughter to dress up like Elsa from Frozen for an hour could be considered being ENTANGLING in civilian affairs? Maybe I should just abandon my family and go live in a hut somewhere secluded from the world. Would that make me ultra-spiritual? Don’t take me the wrong way… I get what you are saying, but I do believe your approach to the matter is wrong. How is celebrating an anniversary with my wife a crime? Who am I hurting? Thanksgiving is one of only a few days out of the whole year that extended family and friends get together to spend time together. Is that not a good thing even with the unnecessary allure? I care about seeing my mother and the turkey themed decorations are meaningless in comparison.

      If my wife wants to put up a Christmas tree and Christmas lights for a few days out of the year so what… To be honest with you I actually hate Christmas more because of the wastefulness but I tolerate it for the sake of harmony with my wife. I am not going to create unnecessary dissension with my wife over something so trivial. Service to God should not be about controlling and manipulating the lives of other people. That’s exactly what the church has done for centuries manipulating people for profit. It appears that you are doing the same but for spiritual prowess not profit. I don’t have to stop participating in such activities to be separated from the world. That separation takes place in the mind. I still have to go to work like the world, go to the grocery store like the world, drive through traffic like the world, pay bills like the world, take care of children like the world, get tired like the world, get sick like the world, and one day my earthly will die like the world. Just because I am in the world doesn’t mean that of have to be of the world and I certainly don’t think like the world. It is really not that big of a deal to me but if it is your thing then more power to you brother.

      Romans 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. LET EACH BE FULLY CONVINCED IN HIS OWN MIND.

      Good day friend!

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  13. I understand your reasoning and your saying I am over spiritualizing the issue about holidays, birthdays, anniversaries , and I left out patriotism, beccause you are still drawn to these fleshly feasts. I understand that because I too struggled with it for years. Your suggestions about not eating because the world eats and such was silly and I believe you know that, things like what we are talking about are of to seriuos nature for you to so easily pass by them with child like answers. The scriptures below , whether you take them literally or spiritually mean what they say and say what they mean, come out from among them. If we are paticipating in the all the ways we did before we knew what we did , what does it mean to let your light shine?

    2Co 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 
    2Co 6:15  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 
    2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 
    2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 
    2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 

    Yes, God called all that He created good, amen. But does that mean I lay with the serpent because he also was part of that good that God called good? We know all things work together for good, but that does not give me the ok to be like the world , does it?

    Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    What does seperating from them mean. Their end and their sin will be used for good, as all things are, but with that truth do I then continue to act like the world, even though I live in it? How would the world have kown Christ was different if He didn’t condemn them for the religious things they enslaved the people to do? I understand you wanting to have your cake and eat it too doctrine, because as the other worldly doctrines, they preach smooth things. Teach the doctrine of death to the flesh and you will be hated OF YOUR OWN HOUSEHOLD.

    Mat 10:36  And a man’s foes shall be they of his OWN HOUSEHOLD. 

    I will say that my family did not take to it well at first, but after time they searched the scriptures and me and my wife are in total agreement. As far as my children and other family members , who are all still in Babylonian doctrine, they too think it is not a big deal. Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity, which scripture says is self righteousness. Strongly fighting for the right to celebrate these things of the world IS self righteousness.

    Eze 33:13  When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and COMMIT INIQUITY, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.

    Your denial of these truths are a denial of the righteousness that only comes from Christ. You may have some truth to your doctrine, but it is woven with Babylonian beliefs and for this you will still have to go through the lake of fire for your ultimate purification instead of partaking of the fire that purifies in this aion. I wouldn’t make such a bold statement had you responded in a meek teachable spirit, but the spirit that is ruling you has shown itself as defensive and unintreatable. You do not have to respond to this letter because it will be the last time I write you while you remain stiffnecked.

    Tit 3:8  This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men. 
    Tit 3:9  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. 
    Tit 3:10  A man that is an heretick AFTER THE FIRST AND SECOND ADMONITION REJECT; 
    Tit 3:11  Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself. 

    I am proud of my King Who rules all THE kings in me and my LORD Who rules over all my lords in me and is daily conquering my carnal mind. I have not attained, but The LORD presses me forward unto the high calling I have been called in Christ.

    Php 3:12  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 
    Php 3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 
    Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 
    Php 3:15  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 

    I pray the LORD shows you where you are “otherwise minded” and reveals the truth to you.

    Dennis

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    1. Dennis, there is NOT one single teaching on this site that advocates for celebrating holidays. That is not a major concern that I have… I much more care about people knowing that hell is a lie and that God is the Savior of the world. I don’t care if someone wants to eat turkey on a certain day while spending time with their family or if a man wants to buy his wife flowers on Valentine’s day. You are the one making a big deal about all of this these things, things which I consider to be trivial. If that is your deal that’s fine but please stop acting like denouncing earthly holidays is at the top of the list of God’s ultimate agenda for humanity.

      Romans 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. LET EACH BE FULLY CONVINCED IN HIS OWN MIND.

      You are unbelievable…

      Goodbye Dennis

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  14. Hi,i would like you to shed some insight on the antichrist and the mark of the beast because i believe the number is not literal but spiritual symbol.Am always confused on this topic and the whoe revelation book.

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    1. There is NO such thing as “the antichrist” or a one person that will rise up as Christ’s nemesis. The spirit of “antichrist” is anything that is ANTI (against, opposite) of Christ. What most do not even understand is that the ENTIRE Christian church as it exists today is “antichrist”. The Christian church doesn’t even believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Savior of the World that takes away the sins of the world). The top commission of Christ is to save the world. Christ had to die for the world first to atone for the world’s sins. Christ has already modeled for us what will happen to us in the same way in what Adam modeled for us. Adam was made flesh (carnal) incapable of pleasing God, sinful (lustful), and subject to death. That passed on to all humanity against humanity’s will. Nobody had to choose the consequences of Adam’s actions. Christ died for the sins of the world and God raised him from the dead a spiritual man. In the resurrection, we will all be made alive by the righteousness of Christ and while many will have to go through transformative judgment, the purpose of judgment is correction. Before we can really understand what the mark of the beast is, we have to know who or what the beast is. The beast is YOU! The carnal man of sin that lives in all of us. The number of the name of the beast is 666 which represents the number of man 6 (created on the 6th day). All throughout human history, man has always carried the beast with him and that is the beast that was (past -6), is (present – 6), and will be (future – 6) thus 666. The number only illustrates that the beast has been present in humanity since creation and he will remain present until he is destroyed in the lake of fire. The mark of the beast is a belief system and while most think that this mark is some silly number etched on people’s forehead or some computer chip being inserted in our hands, I can assure that such fantasy is nothing but religious gobbledygook. Remember that belief is the beginning of salvation so it shouldn’t be too surprising that the “antichrist” brings his own false belief system that allows him to stand in the temple proclaiming to be “god”. Now this temple is of course not the thousands of Christian entertainment centers you will find almost on every street corner in the American south because God dwells in temples not made with hands. The temple of God is YOU and before God’s spirit can dwell in you permanently mankind has to go through a process before being born into spiritual sons and daughters. Unfortunately God has required us to suffer a little bit and go through death before that will happen. So what belief system exists in the world that makes a man think that he is god sitting at the throne of his heart believing he is responsible for saving himself? Salvation is God’s work but man has robbed God of His glory by taking away God’s sovereignty taking it for himself. The mark of the beast (the carnal man of sin that lives in all of us) is lawlessness and the only belief system that promotes complete lawlessness is belief in free will.

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      1. Thanks for your detailed explanation,here is the confusion,”……he will force rich.poor.slaves.free.young and old to have the mark,….no one will be able to buy or sell without the mark……those who refuse the mark wil be killed”.Now from the context above,how can it be explained.Following.

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      2. Don’t get to caught up with such passages in Revelation because I can promise you that if 100 people were asked to explain that scripture you’d have 100 different answers. The most important thing for you to know is that NONE is this is literal. This is all spiritual and figurative. The first beast that rises up out of the sea is the carnal man of sin. The second beast that rises out of the earth is the same carnal man of sin but this time he is wrapped in the falsehood of man’s corrupt religion. Everyone that God is calling out of the world and out of man’s corrupt church goes through this process of the beast being revealed so that we can overcome it. You cannot overcome what you do not know exists or what you are not aware of so it matters little if one is rich, poor, a slave, free, young, or old, the beast causes ALL to receive the mark of the beast which is the belief that man himself is “god”. This has nothing to do with literally buying or selling anything with literal money but to have both (buying and selling) in a literal sense results in a system of economic gain. You cannot exist in this system, the system of the world with it’s own religion without the mark of thinking you are “god”. That is the point… you cannot go about life in this world system that we live in today without some measure of thinking you control your life. Thinking that you own your life and living your life for your own selfish pursuits. There is nothing wrong with setting goals or living to purse a dream for most dreams come from good inspiration but man due to the control that the beast has, has executed and eliminated God from the equation. God is not necessary in our society because man has created this god-like image of himself not even realizing that man is worshiping himself. There is no one that can literally deny the beast but when God begins the process of one being separated from this Babylonian world system they are essentially killed or dead to it. The mark being administered in the hand and forehead is just a symbol for man’s allegiance and submission to the do the will of the beast. Hope this helps!

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  15. Hi,
    I have a question. I am Winnie, and I REALLY want to believe what you guys are writing about, but I am confused about something. You guys explain that the words everlasting, eternal, and forever don’t actually mean that because they were mistranslated. Then what about the verses that talk about God being eternal, such as Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God (Psalm 90:2) and I lift my hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever (Deuteronomy 32:40)?
    PLEASE respond as soon as possible.
    Thank you,
    Winnie.

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    1. Hi Winnie, it is one of those nights where I simply cannot sleep so I guess that is a blessing for you! The first thing that you need to understand is that the word “eternal” is sort of a misnomer in that it implies neverending time but time itself is a construct created by God Himself. In the “beginning” God created… The beginning of what? When God created time, that was the beginning but with all beginnings also come and end. To associate the word “eternal” with God is improper for God is not bound by the confines of time. God certainly exists “forever” as we understand the word “forever” and what it means but it has nothing to do with time. God exists forever because God cannot die. God is immortal. When we look at Psalm 90:2 and read the phrase “everlasting to everlasting”, the idea of multiple everlastings is an impossible paradox. If everlasting really means everlasting, then there can only be one everlasting. If you read verse 1, we can clearly see that the context of the passage is referring to God’s preeminence in all generations. Mountains didn’t exist until God created then… The earth and world didn’t exist until God created them but there has always been one constant and that is that God is God from age to age generation to generation. Deuteronomy 32:40 is not an indictment on God’s immortality and it is certainly nothing God needs to boast about. It is an easy assumption to believe that God lives forever and He does but we have to be biblically consistent. The Hebrew word “owlam” translated as forever and everlasting in many bible translations cannot mean forever or everlasting in some bible verses and then age in a different verse. It either means everlasting or age and we test this by understanding its usage. The Hebrew word “owlam” is translated as everlasting in Leviticus when it refers to God’s covenant with Israel in regards to sacrificing of bulls and goats as a sin offering. We do not sacrifice bulls or goats anymore for the sacrifice of sins for Jesus Christ is the sacrifice for sins once and for all so that “owlam” covenant that God made with Israel was an “age-lasting” covenant because that covenant ended. Lastly, Deuteronomy 32:40 is not a completed statement as most bible translations add a comma. Verse 41 continues the statement…
      As surely as I live forever, when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.
      God is obviously referring to His future judgment in which He will be alive and present during that time (age) WHEN He sharpens His flashing sword. He will not be sharpening His flashing sword forever nor will He be executing His judgment forever…
      Hope this helps!

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  16. Hi,

    Thank you for answering so quickly and thoroughly? I have two more questions for you. So again, you guys argue that the words everlasting, eternal, and forever are mistranslated? Isn’t it just possible that word has two definitions, like many words have more than one definition? When I research the mistranslations, some argue that it in the Old Testament it means age but in the New Testament, it means eternal. So therefore, we can’t really tell whether it means everlasting or age. Admittedly, this argument doesn’t really make sense to me, but I have a great fear of hell. Also, why would God allow for mistranslations?

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    1. Can you think of a word that can be defined as both hot and cold? Or maybe a word that both means left and right? Words can certainly have multiple meanings but the meanings cannot contradict the word it is intended to define. So, the word “hot” is defined as having a high degree of heat or a high temperature so it would be contradictory to say that the word “hot” can also be defined as a low degree of heat or a low temperature. We understand what hot means because we understand the definition so hot could never be defined as low degree of heat or a low temperature. We can understand what any word means in the bible based on it’s usage and there are some words were this is more difficult because the usage is low but we can still have a pretty good idea of what the word meant to the early writers based on how it was used in the text. There is no need for you to fear hell for you can rest assured that no such place exists. I made this site for people just like you because I was that person living in spiritual tyranny fearing that I would go to hell for never being able to rid myself of completely of sin. God allows all kinds of evil to exist in the world. God allows the devil to deceive the whole world (Revelation 12:9). We live in a world in which we have been subjected to an experience of good and evil. True knowledge comes from experience so good and evil must exist in the world in order to have knowledge of it. If God wanted everyone to get it in this age He would’ve called for that to be so but He has chosen what He has chosen for His purposes.

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  17. Wait,

    Sorry, I have one more question. I’m still confused. How can God be described as forever if forever doesn’t mean forever? I thought forever was in terms of time and eternal was outside of it. Doesn’t that just mean that there are multiple meanings and one just needs to look at the context to determine whether forever really means forever? That’s what a lot of people say.

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    1. Forever means what it means but that doesn’t mean that we can insert words into the bible without practicing honest scholarship. There is no biblical word in the Hebrew or Greek that can be translated as forever for the usage of such words defines their own meaning. God does EXIST forever as we understand the modern definition of the word but forever is not a scriptural word. The scriptures only discuss God’s existence throughout the ages and never about His existence lasting forever. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t exist “forever” its just that the writers didn’t use or have a word that meant never-ending time. There is no such thing as never-ending time. Time will eventually come to an end at the consummation of the ages.

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  18. Thank you so much for answering all of my questions so thoroughly! I feel much better after reading what you wrote. (But…I still have one thing I am confused about. 😦 ) In 1 Tim 6:16, it talks about God’s eternal dominion. If eternal was never a scriptural word, then doesn’t not make sense that God has an “age” dominion, not eternal? I found this argument on https://carm.org/look-word-aionion. I’m probably beating a dead horse here (but the doubt and fear that comes with the teachings of Hell are notoriously hard to shake off). Thank you so much!

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    1. Winnie, as long as you continue to read material that is contradictory to truths that you learn, you will always remain confused. Let me give you a bit a wisdom. If you learn a truth and you are confident and convinced that it is truth meaning that is biblically sound and consistent, HOLD ON TO THAT TRUTH! Never let it go… I have already explained that there is NO word in the original languages that could EVER be translated as the English word eternal or everlasting. In 1 Timothy 6:16, it does NOT talk about God’s ETERNAL dominion. The Greek word translated as “eternal” in this verse comes from the Greek ADJECTIVE “aionios” which is derived from it’s root noun “aion”. The Greek noun “aion” is properly translated as the English word “AGE”. Now let’s make sure that we understand basic grammar rules. An adjective describes a noun but an adjective cannot take on a different meaning from the noun it is derived from, so just as “hourly pertains to HOURS” and “yearly pertains to YEARS”, “aionios pertains to AGES”. So what does an age mean? An age is defined as a period of time with a beginning and an end so in understanding the actual definition of “age”, we can then understand the actual definition of “aionios” which is PERTAINING TO THE AGES (AGE-ABIDING). There are 2 different realms that are in view here… the physical earthly realm and then the heavenly spiritual realm. Time is limited to the physical earthly realm and not the heavenly spiritual realm. We do not need to use words that deal with time when we are talking about the heavenly spiritual realm. God exists in the heavenly spiritual realm where there is NO TIME! God’s existence is not dependent on time so His power, dominion, immortality, and anything else that has to do with God has nothing to do with an eternity. The word “eternity” is a terrible word to link to God for it places a very humanistic aspect on God. Why does God live “forever”? Because God is immortal and He cannot die! Why is God all-powerful? Because God is the Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Creator of the entire UNIVERSE! Does God need time to be immortal? Does God need time to be all-powerful? Time is a construct made for the physical earthly realm and not for the heavenly spiritual realms so God’s power (dominion) is “AGE-ABIDING” in the physical earthly realm because the physical earthly realm is TEMPORARY!

      Listen, the ONLY reason why Christians spend so much time and effort trying to change the Greek word “aionios” to the English word eternal is so that they can control you and the minds of the religious with everlasting fear. As long as you are afraid, you will submit to the will of your tormentors. They also believe that God promises them “eternal life” but again, what is “eternal life” to a person who is made immortal? Before I read your comment, I was already familiar with the link you sent as I’ve read most of Matt Slick’s horrendous attempts at trying to justify the lies of Christianity. If you respect my advice in any way, I would recommend that you read nothing else on his site as it is loaded with lies on top of lies completely in line with the evil religious dogma of Christianity.

      You are indeed very correct in your statement that the doubt and fear that comes with the teachings of Hell are notoriously hard to shake off, however, with enough study and effort, you can overcome the demon of hell. You are the reason why I made this site in the first place because I totally despise the teaching of hell. It is a blasphemously evil doctrine and it is rank heresy. I am the only person manning this blog and I spend many hours for no monetary gain sharing the wisdom that God has given me. I want people like you and I and many others to know and understand that God’s gospel is truly “good news” and we can believe in a God the is infinitely wise, loving, and willing to save all of “HIS” creation.

      1 Timothy 2:3-4 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men (humanity) to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

      You see! God DESIRES to save all of humanity… but will God get want He desires? Not according to the silly ideas of men (Matt Slick).

      This is what Matt Slick says on his website (https://carm.org/1-tim-24-2-pet-39-and-universalism);

      “1 Timothy 2:3-4 “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth”.

      Does this verse prove that God will save all people? No, it simply states that God “will have all men to be saved.” The word “will” in Greek is “thelo.” It means “will” (1 Cor. 7:36), or “desire” (Mark 9:35; Phil. 4:17). God desires that all people be saved. But, not all people will be saved.”

      Really? This is what Christianity teaches and I will prove that he is wrong which should discredit anything else he teaches. If he can be so grossly in error over a teaching so simple, then how much more is he wrong about more complex teachings? This is what God proclaims through the words of the prophet Isaiah;

      Isaiah 46:9-11 Remember what I accomplished in antiquity! Truly I am God, I have no peer; I am God, and there is none like me, who announces the end from the beginning and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred, who says, ‘My plan will be realized, I WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT I DESIRE,’ who summons an eagle from the east, from a distant land, one who carries out my plan. Yes, I have decreed, yes, I will bring it to pass; I have formulated a plan, yes, I will carry it out.

      God “desires” to save all of humanity and God will accomplish what He “desires”! The question is, do you believe Him?

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