How the Lake of Fire and the Second Death Brings Salvation

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     Truthcomber 
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    Hi Nick:

    Romans 9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. 19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

    Comment:  It is God that is responsible that the hearts of men are harden and do no believe.  He uses the devil to accomplish his purposes.  For God creates the evil, but in the end, it is all good.

    Ezk 37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army (number). 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

    Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

    Habakkuk 2:14 (NASB) “For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea.

    Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is ( will be 3687. onomazó ) be named,

    Me: All will be saved. We haven’t even gotten to the lake of fire and the second death yet.

    John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw (1670) all men unto me.

    Comment: Click on the link below. You will see that 1670 means primary drag and secondarily draw.
    https://biblehub.com/lexicon/john/12-32.htm

    Rev 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father

    #833610
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    Hi TC,

    Test all things and hold fast to what is good.

    You offer strange teachings.

     

    #833613
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    Hi Nick:

    You,

    Test all things and hold fast to what is good.
    You offer strange teachings.

    Where is you testing.  I have shown you mine.  You have shown me only your one liners that prove nothing.

    Luke: 4:23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself:

    Just because they seem strange to you, does not mean they are not true.  I have given many scriptures to provide the cohesiveness of what I want to prove.  All you can say is that they are strange.  Well they are also strange to the world that do not understand them.  Christendom is filled with false beliefs that originate from what they believe and is not based on their understanding of the bible.  So your slander does not take away from that.

    2 Peter 3: 15  And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

    Me: Not all scripture is simple to understand like you have stated.  I need to get to the meat of the matter and not go around and around with you in your pettiness.  You have contributed nothing.

    #833619
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    Hi All,

     

    https://www.godfire.net/eby/lake.html

    From the Author: In my study of the lake that burns with fire and brimstone I was very much helped and impressed by the understanding given by Charles Pridgeon and I would like to quote from his scholarly work on the subject of BRIMSTONE. He says: “The Lake of Fire and Brimstone signifies a fire burning with brimstone; the word ‘brimstone’ or sulphur defines the character of the fire. The Greek word THEION translated ‘brimstone’ is exactly the same word THEION which means ‘divine.’ Sulphur was sacred to the deity among the ancient Greeks; and was used to fumigate, to purify, and to cleanse and consecrate to the deity; for this purpose they burned it in their incense. In Homer’s Iliad (16:228), one is spoken of as purifying a goblet with fire and brimstone. The verb derived from THEION is THEIOO, which means to hallow, to make divine, or to dedicate to a god (See Liddell and Scott Greek-English Lexicon, 1897 Edition). To any Greek, or any trained in the Greek language, a ‘lake of fire and brimstone’ would mean a ‘lake of divine purification.’ The idea of judgment need not be excluded. Divine purification and divine consecration are the plain meaning in ancient Greek. In the ordinary explanation, this fundamental meaning of the word is entirely left out, and nothing but eternal torment is associated with it” -end quote.
    I realize that the above thoughts define the subject very briefly, but let us summarize the meanings thus: BURN means combustion; to change the form of. FIRE means heat and light. BRIMSTONE means divine. Putting these three together can we not see that the lake burning with fire and brimstone is, actually, DIVINE HEAT AND LIGHT PRODUCING A CHANGE! Is such a process eternal?
    Me:

    Heb 12:9 For our God is a consuming fire.

    Me; God is the great purifying fire.

    Matt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

    Matt 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world (age), neither in the world (age) to come.

    http://www.herealittletherealittle.net/index.cfm?page_name=Eternal-Life

    https://gods-kingdom-ministries.net/teachings/books/the-judgments-of-the-divine-law/chapter-5-the-eonian-judgment/

    Matt 3:11 says that the Pharisees who had blasphemed the holy spirit (Matt 12:31) will be baptized with the holy spirit. But they would also be baptized with fire (which is a trail). They will not be forgiven in this age nor the next in the millennium, but they will be forgiven.

    Rev 12:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

    1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

    Comment: Fire is our trials and tribulations to cleanest us—to make us spiritually white.

    #833620
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    Hi All,

    1 Cor 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    This corresponds with:

    Luke 19:15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. 22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sown Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

    Comment: Notice that the unprofitable saint will still be saved, but not at the return of Christ but in the lake of fire. He will suffer the loss of being a king and priest at the return of Christ

    #833622
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    Hi All,

    From the author:
    The fire is never sent to destroy the PERSON, but to purge out all that hinders and separates him from his God, to consume the pride, arrogance, hostility, defiance, and rebellion of the flesh, the carnal mind, that He might then be wooed and drawn by the Holy Spirit unto the Father of Spirits and live.

    Me:

    Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  

    Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

    Me: Do not turn your back on God once you start the journey. It is a fearful trail that will get the job done.

     

    Comment:  Do not turn your back on God.

    #833623
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    Hi All,

    From the author:
    The fire is never sent to destroy the PERSON, but to purge out all that hinders and separates him from his God, to consume the pride, arrogance, hostility, defiance, and rebellion of the flesh, the carnal mind, that He might then be wooed and drawn by the Holy Spirit unto the Father of Spirits and live.

    Me: We die to self by the fire or trails of God.

    Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

    Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

    Me: Do not turn your back on God once you start the journey. It is a fearful trail that will get the job done.

     

    From the author: 

    And in Rev. 20:14 God tells us exactly what the SECOND DEATH is. “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH.” Now let me make this a little plainer. Definitions of men can be given backward. For instance, the definition, “An island is a tract of land completely surrounded by water,” can be given thus: “A tract of land completely surrounded by water is an island.” This is but another way of stating the same fact. It does not, in any way, change the meaning. Now let us try this on the definition of the second death. The Bible states it thus: “Death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. THIS IS the second death.” Now let us turn this around for clarity. “The second death IS death and hell cast into the lake of fire.” Therefore we have exactly the same meaning either way it is stated. What is the second death? It is the first death and hell cast into the lake of fire! This fact is very IMPORTANT. The second death is not merely the lake of fire. The second death is not men being tortured for ever in the lake of fire. The Holy Spirit has made it very simple and plain. The second death is the first death and hell CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. That is the Holy Spirit’s definition, not mine.

    Me:

    1 Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 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. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 25 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

    Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

    Comment: One of the former things is death.

    #833624
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    Hi All,

    Matt 10:28 (NASB)
    “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

    Me: In the end, there will be one spirit, the holy spirit and we will have bodies liken unto the Messiah’s.

     

    #833625
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    Hi TC,

    1 Cor 1.1

    ’From Paul, who was called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Sosthenes-

    TO THE CHURCH OF GOD, which is in Corinth, TO ALL WHO ARE CALLED TO BE GOD’S HOLY PEOPLE,

    who belong to Him In union with Christ Jesus, together with all people everywhere who worship our Lord Jesus Christ,

    their Lord and ours:’

    This is FOOD FOR THE FAMILY OF GOD, but you are dare to offer it to the world.?

    #833627
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    Hi TC,

    Yes fear the God Who is able to destroy body and soul in Gehenna.

    When it comes to judgement the lake of Fire is for destruction, not cleansing.

    #833628
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    Hi Nick,

    1 Cor 1.1
    ’From Paul, who was called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Sosthenes-
    TO THE CHURCH OF GOD, which is in Corinth, TO ALL WHO ARE CALLED TO BE GOD’S HOLY PEOPLE,
    who belong to Him In union with Christ Jesus, together with all people everywhere who worship our Lord Jesus Christ,
    their Lord and ours:’
    This is FOOD FOR THE FAMILY OF GOD, but you are dare to offer it to the world.?

    Me: I can’t believe that you just stated what you did in all the scripture I have quoted:   I have repeatedly said that the church is granted understanding and salvation now. God offers it to the whole world later.   He wants to and will save everyone.

    Isa 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

    What don’t you understand about Isa 11:9 ?

     

    #833629
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    Hi TC,

    Indeed God rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah in Gen 19 .24.

    -for the purposes of destruction of the sinners and cleansing the earth.

     

     

    #833630
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    Hi TC,

    Yes you are busy quoting scripture as if it proved your teachings, but get the context right first.

    #833631
     NickHassan 
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    Hi TC,

    Indeed when God takes his chosen ones to Himself and cleanses the earth then wonderful things will happen.

    But there will only be a remnant left to enjoy the blessings.

    #833632
     NickHassan 
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    Hi TC,

    Tickling ears will find you a big audience but the truth is more stark.

    #833633
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    Hi TC,

    Yes the building of the saved ones will be severely tested.

    But first the foundation stone of Jesus Christ must be laid before anyone can add to it.

    The godless have not even lain the correct foundation of Jesus by rebirth of water and the Spirit into the kingdom of God.

    Judgement starts first in the kingdom of God so how will the godless fare?

     

    It seems you offer presumption instead of faith consistently.

    #833634
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    You:
    Indeed God rained down burning sulphur on Sodom and Gomorrah in Gen 19 .24.
    -for the purposes of destruction of the sinners and cleansing the earth.

    Me: I’m talking about apples and you are talking about oranges. I am not talking about Gen 19:24

    You: Yes you are busy quoting scripture as if it proved your teachings, but get the context right first.

    Me: I did get the context right. You got nothing right. Sometimes I wonder, do you have an agenda here?

    You: Indeed when God takes his chosen ones to Himself and cleanses the earth then wonderful things will happen.
    But there will only be a remnant left to enjoy the blessings.

    Me: This is a lot of bull.

    Isa 36:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. 3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. 4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
    7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. 8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. 9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

    Isa 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

    Me: The millennium will be a time of peace and prosperity for all that live therein. The wicket will be cleanse in the lake of fire.

    #833635
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    Hi Nick,

     

    You: Indeed when God takes his chosen ones to Himself and cleanses the earth then wonderful things will happen.
    But there will only be a remnant left to enjoy the blessings.

    Me: The chosen ones now will be spirit beings.  They need not enjoy the physical blessing.  Anyway, I need to go relax and get ready for the upcoming week.  Talk to yourself if you like.

    #833636
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    Hi TC,

    See what I mean about scripture being malleable?

    Someone grabs a bunch of verses out of context to add to their opinion and we have a new doctrine.

    A certain discipline in handling the precious words is required by the Author and it shows we have respect for Him.

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    Eternal Judgement

    According to the Bible, The Second Death doesn’t allow anyone to be tormented in Hell for eternity as some think. It is written clearly in scripture that Hell is thrown into the Lake of Fire and the heavens and earth too. Then behold, there is a new earth and heavens and no more sin. God is good and only the righteous inherit eternal life. Some people think the Bible teaches that the wicked will have eternal life in hell, that is wrong on three points.

    1. The wicked do not inherit eternal life, (John 3:16).
    2. The human soul is not eternal, (Matthew 10:28);
    3. While Hell is a place of torment, it is not eternal as it is thrown into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:14);

    Eternal judgement is what it says it is. It is a judgement that is eternal. If the wicked perish, it means they perish for eternity. They will never have life. But God has the last say in all things. While the soul that sins will die, God did find a way to save sinners.

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