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Why monastic? - There is well-being (healing) in the quietness. "Be still and know I am God." Ps 46:10


Friday, March 23, 2012

Lake of Fire !!

In Nelson's Quick Reference Bible Handbook (1993) on page 231 in a section about the Gospel of John, a sentence reads "The world is where God reveals the truth (8:32), light (8:12), and life (14:6) in His Son Jesus Christ. The world is also where persons must decide for or against the witness of Christ, and the decision is judgment (3:18)."
- John 3:18, to me, seems to say anyone in this world, not believing, is condemned already; to not be in faith is to be condemned / under a curse. We are all headed toward death.
- The verse reads "No one who has faith in God's Son will be condemned. But everyone who doesn't have faith in him has already been condemned for not having faith in God's only Son."  Condemned while alive..
- The actual only account, or list of ones thrown into the "lake of Fire" for an age and an age (the literal translation of "ever" and "ever" is "age-lasting") is the "false prophet" and the (world/big) "beast" (Rev/Apoc 19:20). Both of these, it is said, are "thrown alive into the lake burning with fire" (the second death). The irony here is that each of these, the false prophet (teaching) and the (world) beast are not persons! Revelation 19:20 - "But the beast was captured and so was the false prophet. This is the same prophet who had worked miracles for the beast" (13:13&17) so that he could fool everyone who had the mark of the beast and worshiped the idol. The beast and the false prophet were thrown alive into a lake of burning sulfur."
- Later after all have been resurrected from their graves, and all have witnessed and lived through the long day of the examining (judging) of all things, all human history, etc, Rev/Apoc, chapter 20, verses 14 and 15 say "Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life" (/believing) "he was thrown into the lake of fire."

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