Re: Putting Faith in its Place
Reply #22 - September 23, 2009, 11:09 PM
Sorry for taking awhile to get back to you. I don't have a computer at home so I have to used the cyber cafe after work when I have time.
According to the Bible those people who reject Christ do not suffer an eternity of torment. Not only that but nobody who is dead suffers anything or feels anything at all for that matter. Did you read Ecclesiastes 9:5? Just in case you don't have a Bible I'll cut and paste for you.
Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten.
Think about it. Ecclesiastes clearly states the dead "are conscious of nothing at all", this clearly agrees with what Genesis says about those who don't want to live in the world that the God of the Bible created. Just in case you have never read Genesis I'll cut and paste a few verses for you.
Genesis 2:15 And Jehovah God proceeded to take the man and settle him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and to take care of it. 16 And Jehovah God also laid this command upon the man: "From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. 17 But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die."
So for mankind who want to take thier own course they "will die". It is however not left up to our own imagenation what death is.
Take a look at this.
Genesis 3:17 And to Adam he said: "Because you listened to your wife's voice and took to eating from the tree concerning which I gave you this command, 'You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground on your account. In pain you will eat its produce all the days of your life. 18 And thorns and thistles it will grow for you, and you must eat the vegetation of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you will eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return."
The last part has the main point for this subject. "...until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are and to dust you will return."
So at death all humans turn back into dirt (compost?) No torment.
The only thing is if a person wants to live in Paradise and has done anything to show they would like to have a life directed by God then by his power and mercy the person can be resurrect on the last day.
It is my hope and prayer that you remain safe and well.
Until next time.
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