Is Eternal Fire Real? Is God Unfair?

Is God unfair? Does God expect something from us that we cannot possibly do or understand? Some would say yes. They will point to Adam and Eve….here they are placed in a huge beautiful garden, they are told to enjoy eat from all the trees, except one. And that very one they are not to eat of us placed in the very middle of the garden. They are told if they eat from it that they shall surely die…yet, they really have no clue what death is because they have never seen it before….was God being unfair? No!!! He was not! But they were not really aware what it meant, but they knew there would be CONSEQUENCES if they ate from it! It was not until they disobeyed, was removed out of the garden and from the presence of God until they realized what He meant and what death was. But by the time they understood it was too late, and they had to suffer the consequences for their disobedience.

Jesus came to save us from sin and He took our punishment for sin upon Himself…becoming the PROPITIATION for our sin …

Yet, Billy Graham taught that the lake and fire is not eternal nor is it eternal torment….hmmm but the beast and the false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire… Catholicism teaches this as well….they teach you will go to purgatory for a while but graduate from there are go to heaven….so if this is true why did Jesus Christ come and suffer so great if all will end up saved whether in this life or the life to come? Why?

Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Kinda odd that it tells us they shall be tormented for ever and ever if that is not so…..or are they an exception?

I don’t think so.

Let’s check out more scriptures to see what is said about those who die without repenting.

Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

When something is burnt to ashes the smoke ceases…but we are supposed to believe according to some, that those who are thrown into the fire are burnt up and cease to exist but their smoke will continue forever even though they are gone….why?

We read that God delivered us from so great a death….

What, is that all about?

2Co 1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

2Co 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2Co 1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

If death is not eternal and you become non existent then why did Jesus come and what did He save us from? If when you die you cease to exist, why did Jesus suffer so greatly on the cross and gave to drink the cup of the wrath of God to the very dregs of it if no one that refuses such a great salvation will pay for their sins?

Rev 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Rev 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.

Hmmm
Mat 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Mat 25:42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

Mat 25:43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Mat 25:44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Mat 25:45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Mat 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

It says everlasting fire….like where it says for the Believer has everlasting life…..

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Ok, so what is the second death?
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Let’s first see what the first death is …

Death in Adam, Life in Christ
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

Rom 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Rom 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

Death came through one man…ADAM…

Rom 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Rom 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

By one man ADAM ALL die, yet, by ONE Christ ALL SHALL BE MADE ALIVE…..

Hmmm wait a minute what does that really mean?

Read the following verses….
1Co 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

All die in Adam meaning this flesh our mortal body….and all are made alive in Christ Jesus….we all must put on immortality in corruption and be imperishable spiritually…in order of course first Christ, then those that are IN HIM at his coming…why what about those who have sinned and died without Christ? Because it says ALL meaning ALL.

In our finite minds we view death as the cessation of life…but is it?

Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

These next verses tell us what happens with the believers while alive by those who are non believers….and what happens to those who die in their sins….

2Th 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

2Th 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

The Judgment at Christ’s Coming

2Th 1:5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

2Th 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

2Th 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

2Th 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

2Th 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

It really does not sound like those who die in their sin are just burnt up and are annihilated does it? No…it really does not according to such a plethora of scriptures that point 👉 to the opposite.

But you hear people say….God is love and a loving God would not punish sinners with everlasting destruction because that is excessive….but the Word tells us differently…the everlasting destruction is the SECOND DEATH! NOT A CESSATION OF LIFE….far from it.

God’s ways are not our ways ….God’s thoughts are so far above ours, higher than the heaven is above the earth ….

No, I do not want anyone to go to the lake of fire …..it would be wonderful in my carnal finite thought life that after the judgement those who refused the free gift of God is thrown in a fire and burn up.

But that is not what the Word of God teaches…..

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