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Did Samson Go To Hell

What about Samson; in your mind did he die lost heading to hell or saved on his way to heaven?

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Yes! Cluny, Rev 6:9 will do great! "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:" Glory to His name!

---Marc on 10/23/12


Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?
BEHOLD, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.

And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal:
that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.

And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour:
other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
---TheSeg on 10/23/12


---Cluny on 10/22/12 "Will Rev 5:8-9 and 6:1-10 do?

The Unveiling of Jesus Christ has not yet occurred. Revelations is written for the future, it is the Lord's Day of judgment.

The blood of the sin offerings was poured out at the foundation of the altar (Lev.4:7,18,25,30,34, 5:9).

When Abel died his blood cried from the ground. But when His martyrs die for the sake of their testimony to the one great Sacrifice, their blood is, as it were, poured out under the altar and their death ascends as a sweet savor to God.

It is a figure, there are no bodies under the altar. It is not a place fit for martyrs.
---Phil on 10/23/12


Samson is listed in the "Hall of faith" in Hebrews ii:32-38. The very fact that he prayed to the Lord gives some evidence of spirituality. The humilating consequences of Samson's sin must certainly have caused him to do some serious thinking and had probably moved him to repentance. We don't know how many Philistines he killed but it was more than in his lifetime Note: They were mocking Samson while attending a great festival at the temple of their god, dagon.
---pat on 10/22/12


If they were resurrected for this moment, they were returned to Sheol until His return.
Phil on 10/20/12

Luk_23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise!

Mat_27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent,
And the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Mat_22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

But, of the living!
Peace
---TheSeg on 10/22/12




Yes Elijah died as it is written.

Hebrews 9:27
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Elijah is not in heaven

John 3:13
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven

Proverbs 30:6
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar

Believers believe every word of God and do not follow stories about Elijah and the added words of false ministers.
---Follower_of_Christ on 10/22/12


\\Yes, indeed the souls of martyrs are in Heaven, and not necessarily awake and crying out for revenge all the time.
---Marc on 10/21/12

You will be unable to supply Biblical evidence, should I ask you for it.\\

Will Rev 5:8-9 and 6:1-10 do?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/22/12


Yes, indeed the souls of martyrs are in Heaven, and not necessarily awake and crying out for revenge all the time.
---Marc on 10/21/12

You will be unable to supply Biblical evidence, should I ask you for it.

But please, make an effort at honest criticism, and show where the Scriptures state anyone human, besides the Christ, is "in heaven."

The evidence of Scripture speaks contrary. Only One has immortality.

It is good to know what God has or has not spoken, and what men have made up in their imaginations, and claim it divine.
---Phil on 10/22/12


\\If they were resurrected for this moment, they were returned to Sheol until His return.
---Phil on 10/20/12\\

Try again, Phil.

Elijah never died, so how could he be in Sheol?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/21/12


Phil, you did two things I disagree with, first you seem to imply that the secret given to Paul concerning the Gentiles was not known before it was told to him. But (Isa. 49:6) predicted salvation to all races, all. but it was Paul who wrote of the fulfillment of that pledge (Acts 13:46,47). Paul disclosed a truth that not even the greatest prophets like Isaiah understood, that within the Church, composed of all saved since Pentacost in one united body, there would be no racial, social, or spiritual distinction. They were all going to be one Body in Christ. So nowhere are we told that Israel is going to rule those who are born of God that are not of Israel.
---Mark_V. on 10/21/12




Thank you Pat. You made me think of something on the subject I forgot about when I posted that last reply. Rev 6:9-11 says "...under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the Word of God (Ya) and for the testimony for which they held" v11 "...that they should rest a little longer." There is a difference between Hell, which is the grave, and the lake of fire, which is the facility for the destruction of evil ones. Yes, indeed the souls of martyrs are in Heaven, and not necessarily awake and crying out for revenge all the time.
---Marc on 10/21/12


---Cluny on 10/20/12 "t Moses was present at the Transfiguration of Christ."

Mk 9:4 And there APPEARED unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.

Mt 17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell THE VISION (G3705 horama) to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. See 2Pt 1:16-17

The Lord said it was a vision, not an actual flesh and blood sighting, that His disciples saw.

Is it a difficult thing for God to temporarily suspend death to exhibit His Son's glory?

If they were resurrected for this moment, they were returned to Sheol until His return.
---Phil on 10/20/12


---pat on 10/20/12 "I know good and well he is in heaven.....Samson was martyr."

Jdg 14:3 And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me, for she pleaseth me well. But his father and his mother knew not that it [was] of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines.

Samson was no "martyr". He was a clay pot in the Potters hands. He was influenced in his will by God, not of himself.

Ac 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens.

If David is "asleep" and in Sheol, I assure you, Samson did not beat him out.
---Phil on 10/20/12


The rest of mankind without salvation at their death will wait until the 2nd resurrection after the 1000 years are completed to live again in the 100 years.
---Follower_of_Christ on 10/20/12

Spot on FOC.
---Phil on 10/20/12


I know good and well he is in heaven.....Samson was martyr. He took a whole lot of wicked people out, along with himself. Samson was a great man of God. I want to add....He was not perfect.
---pat on 10/20/12


Yes, Clumy, Hell is the grave, also known as Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, and Tartarus. Samson is in Hell (the grave) but, in Heb 11:32-33 Samson is mentioned with many others, "who through faith, subdued kingdoms worked righteousness..." Yet, he is not in Heaven per se, his reward is in Heaven. II Cor 5:1-4 Samson is asleep in the grave and upon the return of Christ, he will receive his reward. I Cor 15:50-56 "we shall not all sleep but we shall be changed..." Rev 22:12 The Lord brings His reward with Him. The reward is the mansion. John 14:2-3.
---Marc on 10/20/12


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Phil and Mark: It is VERY hard here when we have so words to write (we are limited to 150 words, I think) to include all the context.

It is a limitation of online discussions, we must be understanding, try to work out what the other person may mean that is withing Christian/Biblical teaching BEFORE claiming he is saying he is 'wrong'
---Peter on 10/20/12


\\yes Samson is in hell, along with all of the Apostles, Mary, King David, Abraham, Moses, Noah, etc. hell is the grave, the only one who ever lived and was resurrected to life is the Lord Jesus,\\

But Moses was present at the Transfiguration of Christ.

Try again, FoC. (Too bad you're not really one.)

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/20/12


yes Samson is in hell, along with all of the Apostles, Mary, King David, Abraham, Moses, Noah, etc. hell is the grave, the only one who ever lived and was resurrected to life is the Lord Jesus, who is the firstfruit of many. the rest of mankind is waiting until the Lord returns to earth to rule from Jerusalem as King of Kings and Lord of Lords when he will establish Gods Kingdom on earth after the time of sorrows is finished he will appear for all remaining to see and then resurrect all who died in him to eternal spiritual life. The rest of mankind without salvation at their death will wait until the 2nd resurrection after the 1000 years are completed to live again in the 100 years.
---Follower_of_Christ on 10/20/12


Trey,

by all means go for it...
---Carla on 10/2/12


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---Mark_V. on 9/7/12

You are so correct, again.

Israel's national stubbornness led to the new instructions, given to Paul alone.

Eph 3:3 that by revelation He made known to me the secret.

That the Gentile and Jew would be joint and equal enjoyers of an alotment in Christ.

That can never happen on earth. God has restricted it to His people only, Israel. The nations will always be subservient.

But, we are not earthly, we are heavenly, spiritual, and new creations in Christ.

The Lord's Kingdom gospel is for the Jew, it is not for us.

The Gospel of Paul is ours, the nations. It is based upon Israel's defection.

It was hidden in God, till the proper time.
---Phil on 9/7/12


Phil, context is so important. We cannot take one sentence and make it a doctrine. We need to know what was happening at that time, who was been addressed, who was speaking, God or the writer of the book or the person in the story. The Bible has a beginning, and it continues through time, covenants are given, new instructions are given, many change through the times. The historical facts are very important. When Jesus came His prioity was the Lost sheep of Israel. At the Cross things change. The veil came down, salvation was now open to all nations and people. Pentecost came and change again, the indwelling of the Spirit became a norm for all believers. When I see four passages with no context, it's hard to keep up what's going on.
---Mark_V. on 9/7/12


Phil, you put many passages without context, without no explanation whatsoever.
Mark_V. on 9/4/12

I suppose that my contribution to the plain declarations of God would most likely confuse, not aid.

Four passages, defining the Lord's ministry and purpose while on the earth. These I submitted for your consideration.

My response toward your previous query is off-topic, not concerning Samson's final state.
---Phil on 9/6/12


Phil, you put many passages without context, without no explanation whatsoever.
(Matt. 10:5)
"Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritians"
Christ was not forbidding the disciples to preach to Gentiles or Samritans if they encountered them on the way, but they were to take the gospel first to the covenant people, in the regions nearby (Rom. 1:16).
"lost sheep of Israel" Jesus narrowed this priority even more when He said the gospel was only for those who knew they were spiritually sick ((:13) and needed a physician (Luke 5:31,32). The sheep are only those who are His already, who have been bought with a prize. Not any goats. Jesus considers the sheep as His.
---Mark_V. on 9/4/12


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AV Mt 10:5 . These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into [any] city of the Samaritans enter ye not

Mt 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Ro 15:8 And I say Jesus Christ to have become a ministrant of circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises to the fathers.

2C 5:16 . So that we henceforth have known no one according to the flesh, and even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him no more
---Phil on 9/4/12


Phil, you wrote alot and explained nothing from Scripture. You said (John 3:) and conclude, I don't know from where, that this was for Israel only. Where does Jesus mention that? Nowhere. Jesus actually answered Nicodemus question, "How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus did not specify "a Jewish man." Neither did Jesus. I don't know where you get that from.
(Heb. 12:9) The Hebrews writer says,
"...We have had human fathers who correct us, and we paid them respect, should we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?",
He is the Father of Spirits, what has that to do with believers not having a spirit now that we live?
---Mark_V. on 9/2/12


Phil, GENESIS 3:4 is in reference to both the physical death of the body and the spiritual death of the soul. Satan lied to Eve completely, by not clarifying the complete meaning of "die". When Eve ate the Forbidden Fruit, she immediately died spiritually, and, the process of aging and death of the physical body began as well. But, the spiritual "death of the soul" means separation of all things good experienced in Life, such as an intimate Relationship with GOD. A loss of His Love and Mercy. And then, the loss of purpose, value, meaning, relationships with people, beauty, a reason to exist at all, etc. WITH the Torments of wretched horror, pain and utter misery in Hell and in the Lake of Fire added on top of it all.
---Gordon on 9/1/12


Phil, Until the Great Day of Judgment comes, the souls of the dead go immediately, upon death, either to the Third Heaven (in GOD's Presence) or down to Hell. The set-up of Hell and the Lake of Fire is parallel to our system of Death Row. A convicted murderer is temporarily placed in a prison-cell on Death Row until his final day of execution. So it is for the Damned at Death. The Lost go right to Hell, in torments, to stay temporarily until the Day they are brought up before GOD's Great White Throne, where, from there, they will be cast, finally, into the everlasting Lake of Fire.
---Gordon on 9/1/12


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Phil, ACTS 2:34 is speaking about king David's PHYSICAL BODY. The Apostle Paul was reiterating that the resurrection of the Righteous has not yet happened. The resurrection day of the Righteous will be when the soul is reunited with the physical body made anew and brought to life. The reunion of the body and soul for those in YAHUSHUA. But, David's spirit/soul is in the Third Heaven in GOD's Presence at this time. For, the "Heaven" that all the Saints will forevermore dwell in will be on the New Earth from REVELATION 21:1. The Mansions from JOHN 14:1-3 are the "New Jerusalem", the Holy City of the Saints, that will descend down, from the Third Heaven above, onto the New Earth as in REVELATION 21:2.
---Gordon on 9/1/12


---Mark_V. on 9/1/12

1. What do you think happen to a person when he is born of the Spirit?

None have this yet. Jesus to Nicodemus was to Israel, not us. John 3:8 is also to Israel.

Rightly divide the word.

2. Do you believe a spirit can die?

No. All spirits, pneumata, come out of God. God's spirit cannot die.

The spirit in man is not the soul. The spirit in a body of flesh creates a living soul.

Remove the spirit, death ensues, and the soul, like the body, returns from where it came. The body to dust, the soul to sheol.

Spirits are out of God, the Father of spirits Heb 12:9

They animate our bodies, and are not our souls psuche.
---Phil on 9/1/12


\\Everlasting Covenant? I can tell neither of you understand it.\\
---trey

Hmmm. Ok. Let's see about that......


\\All God's children from the time of Adam until the last saint dies before Christ comes go to be with God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit upon death.\\
---trey on 8/31/12

You're gonna have an impossible time proving that anyone went to be with the Father before Christ died.

I can tell you don't understand anything about anything beyond imputation
---James_L on 9/1/12


Phil, I know you like to discuss Scripture very much and give some good answers that I agree with and many I don't. I wanted to ask you two questions to get your opinion on,
1. What do you think happen to a person when he is born of the Spirit? What happens to that physical person? Jesus said,
"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit" (John 3:6).
2. Do you believe a spirit can die? If it has no body and is spirit, how can it die?
Thank you, hope to hear from you brother. Everything we talk about is very important not only for the cause of Christ, but also for our understanding.
---Mark_V. on 9/1/12


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JamesL and Phil, have either of you ever heard of the Everlasting Covenant? I can tell neither of you understand it. All God's children from the time of Adam until the last saint dies before Christ comes go to be with God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit upon death. Those before Christ by promise (covenant of Christ's redemptive work upon the cross) and those after Christ's crucifixition due to the finished work of Christ!
---trey on 8/31/12


Phil,

I mostly agree with you on the distinction between spirit and soul, yet commonality.

But I think you're not taking into account that OT saints were not born again, and therefore were not sinless. They wre not fit for heaven yet.

scripture says we have a great cloud of witnesses in the OT saints. How can they witness if they're asleep? They were taken there when Jesus ascended

The NT writers said "I" will put off this tent

"I" is the soul - not the body or spirit, which are the essence. The soul is the seat of emotion and will - me.

Before the cross, your position is valid. After the cross, mine is
---James_L on 8/30/12


James_L on 8/29/12

You are correct on every account, except you confuse soul psuche, with spirit pneuma.

God is the Father of spirits. He is Spirit. Spirit is His essense.

The humans spirit does not exist on it's own. It cannot exist apart from God. Death releases it from its alliance with sinful man.

The soul goes to sheol, and the spirit returns to God. It is not us, but His spirit returning to it's Owner.

A study of psuche and pneuma will aid to clarify the confusing of the two. They are totally different, yet share commonality.
---Phil on 8/30/12


Follower, you just don't get it. The Person of Christ is God. And will always be God. He never stops been God. You speak of Christ and give Him a location, but Christ who seats on the right hand of God the Father is everywhere, for He is Omnipresent. He is in the believers hearts in Spirit. In His divine nature He is the Alpha and the Omega, who created all things. And is the same yesterday, today and forever. When you attack Christ you attack His humanity because you do not believe He is God. You have another Jesus, not the One from the Bible.
---Mark_V. on 8/30/12


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Phil,
In Acts 7:59, Stephen cried out at his stoning "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit"
-----

Jesus "pitched His tent" in our midst (eskenosin - John 1:14)

Paul said we live in an earthly tent (skenous - 2Cor 5:1, skenei - 2Cor 5:4,). It's clear that this tent is our body (somati - 2Cor 5:6)

Peter said he is in a tent (skenomati - 2Pet 1:13), and will be taking his tent off (apothesin tou skenomatos - 2Pet 1:14), and makes it abundantly clear that he is speaking of dying.

the body is like a garment. It is this bocy which goes to the grave. Our spirit goes to be with the Lord
---James_L on 8/29/12


Every soul that lives, dies.

Everyone goes to "hell" at death.

Ac 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens.

Christ Jesus went to hell.

Ac 2:31 ...that his (Christ) soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

His God did not leave Him there for long.

No one leaves sheol until God resurrects them out of death, and into life.

There is no such thing as "going to heaven when we die" in the Bible. It is a myth which started in Eden by the serpent. Gn 3:4

Samson, along with all before him, are in ovblivion, the unseen, Hades.
They shall remain there till He raises them out from death, as the life-giving Spirit 1C 15:45
---Phil on 8/29/12


\\If God is outside of time, then there is no reason we all do not arrive at heaven at exactly the same moment.\\
---chip on 8/25/12

We will all arrive there at the same time.

It is appointed for man to die once, and then the judgment. Seems to indicate that the judgment will happen one here, and one there as people die.

But the judgment happens all at once.

So from the perspective inside time, we die. Some today and some tomorrow. And each one is received by Jesus at that moment and are judged.

But from God's perspective outside of time, that judgment is all at once.
---James_L on 8/27/12


"If God is outside of time, then there is no reason we all do not arrive at heaven at exactly the same moment.

So, whether you are Able, Samson or me, we all get there at the same moment...."
---chip on 8/25/12


Chip: God is "in" & outside of time, in eternity. I believe life in eternity is a perpetual NOW. God is Omnipresent (Everywhere) & has created time as a measure for our earthly lives...
---Leon on 8/27/12


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I believe that Samson ("Shimshon" in Hebrew) ended up in Heaven. That's what, I believe, that HEBREWS 11:32 is referring to. That GOD inspired the writer of HEBREWS to add Samson's name there as one who was of the Faith. But, if that is so, then, he made it by the skin of his teeth. He made it "so as by fire". And, I believe that GOD was very angry with Samson for his carnal living. Which would have lead him to Hell instead, if he had not repented when he was finally humbled by his sins that brought him down, towards the end of his life. So, for Samson, who could have done even greater works for GOD (as, he did serve as a judge for 20 years in Israel), it was a very close-call.
---Gordon on 8/27/12


Mark these are the words of the Lord Christ Jesus:

Luke 23:42-43 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto you, Today shall you be with Me in paradise.

These are not my words. How is it I follow another Jesus if I am quoting his very words? Interesting. I mean you do understand that the Lord has not returned and is not ruling this earth - right? Seriously, you do understand the Prince of Peace, who is the Lord Jesus, is not ruling earth now! You don't believe he has returned and is ruling from Jerusalem right???
---Follower_of_Christ on 8/27/12


Regarding the thief on the cross in Luke 23:42-43:
Paradise was not heaven. It was a holding place in hell (Luke 16) where the Old Testament saints went before the Cross of Christ because the blood of bulls and goats could not redeem man (Hebrews 10:4). There was no New Covenant until Jesus accomplished His task of the Cross and when the thief said that Jesus had not died yet. Read (Ephesians 4:8) when Jesus set the captives free.
---Patricia on 8/27/12


Follower, that's why I said you follow a different Jesus. Every time you argue, you speak against His divine nature by using passages that speak of His human nature. You cannot give an explanation why Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). How could He be with him that day? So you change the wording to make it work for you. You do that only because you do not believe He is God. Every heretic that doesn't believe He is God does exactly what you do. They also do not believe that a person born of the Spirit has access to God's kingdom when they are in Christ. They believe that when a believer dies they can be separated from God. To them there is really no one born of the Spirit.
---Mark_V. on 8/26/12


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I believe he did.I believe that is why God gave him a final victory over his enemies.
---shirley on 8/25/12


If God is outside of time, then there is no reason we all do not arrive at heaven at exactly the same moment.

So, whether you are Able, Samson or me, we all get there at the same moment.....
---chip on 8/25/12


Luke 23:42-43 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto you, Today shall you be with Me in paradise.

The Lord Jesus has not returned and is not ruling earth today. The thief asked to be remembered by the Lord when he establishes Gods Kingdom on earth. The thief asked just like Job asked him.(Job 14:13-15) The promise of reward of eternal life is reigning with the Lord on earth when he returns to rule from Jerusalem 1 Corinthians 15:51-52,54. The reward of the saved is not heaven which is why The Lord stated no man has ascended to heaven. All are dust of the earth without knowing God waiting in silence to awake to eternal life upon the Lords return.
---Follower_of_Christ on 8/25/12


If no one is in Heaven, where did the Lord take Enoch, and Elijah???

Maybe he took them to Disney World?
---trey on 8/24/12


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Follower, you contradict your own beliefs, you say.
" The Lord Jesus stated nobody is in heaven. Further the Lord returns to resurrect "those in him" to life"

you say they are not in heaven, then turn around and say, "Those in Him" if they are in Him, we know it could not be their physical bodies for they are in the grave. Answer, The spirit of believers who have died. Otherwise they would not be in Him. Their spirit would be dead just as the physical body is.
Jesus said to the thief,
"Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). We know the thiefs body would be in the grave, but know his spirit would be with the Lord.
---Mark_V. on 8/22/12


yes Samson is in hell. The written word of God describes hell as the grave. The Lord Jesus stated nobody is in heaven. Further the Lord returns to resurrect those in him to life. Until the resurrection happens their bodies remain in hell. All one has to do is see the body in a casket years later to fully comprehend the body has not gone anywhere it is decaying and turning to dust. To understand completely look to the Lord who is the first born of all. His body was resurrected to eternal spiritual life. Once he was resurrected his physical body was not in the grave.

~humble follower of the Rock and lover of The Eternals truth (KJV) Matt 16:18, Corin 10:4, 2 Thess 2:10 1 Pet 2:21
---Follower_of_Christ on 8/18/12


Carla, in reading your answer I can deduce that you believe in soul sleeping. I'll would venture a guess that I can give you more scriptures given assurance that God's elect in heaven than you can list concerning soul sleeping. If you would like to test me go for it.
---trey on 8/14/12


How do you deduce that Samson is in heaven did scripture reveal this to you, since none of the apostles or saints have yet ascended.

Three of which I know are recorded, none by the name of Samson...
---Carla on 8/11/12


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John, good job! Samson is listed in Hebrews 11 for his faith.

As christians we should know that faith is one of the attributes of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) and is an evidence that one is a born again child of God. By Samson's faith we can deduce that he is in heaven with Christ!
---trey on 8/6/12


oops! Rom 10:6
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down [from above]:)



me is merely fallible,

Sorry Shira XXX
---Carla on 8/6/12


Carla , do you honestly believe Jesus didn't die for me , u and the whole world? Christ is not on the cross but is alive and sitting on the right hand of God.
---Shira4368 on 8/6/12


Who cares where Samson went if it was imputed to man to know there would be no need for Christ.

Please stop taking Christ off the Cross, no one can do his job and the Lambs book of life remains sealed!!!
---Carla on 8/6/12


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None of us are clear to speculate where anyone is/are going for eternity. I find it interesting that even though Samson was "me" centered that God answered his prayers. Maybe it's because God knew that his death would speaks volumes where his life had been a selfish one in ways. Who knows!
---G on 8/5/12


Samson is listed as one of the great people of faith in Hebrews chapter 11.
---john on 1/7/08


He repented.
God used him one last time, and it was the greatest thing Samson did for God
He's absolutely not going to hell.

Beth, not SDA Beth
Bible believing Beth
Woman are not callled to preach/teach men, Beth
---Beth on 6/12/07


Samson done what he done out of revenge. He asked God to give him the strength to destroy those that betayed him. God did. God wasn't stupid, he knew exactly what Samson was going to do if he had the strength. But to say where he is now, I can't say, for I don't have the answer. But what he done was out of avengence. And the bible says don't let the sun come down upon your wrath.
---Rebecca_D on 6/12/07


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Samson made mistakes as did David. He was forgiven of his sins. So was David and others. David was as close as one could get to the Lord. He was considered a friend of God. He committed many sins. But what saved David was: he love God with all of his heart. Samson went to heaven.I believe.
---Robyn on 6/11/07


Samson repented of his sins so I do not see why he would have gone to Hell, but I will not know that for certain until I get to Heaven.
---lorra8574 on 6/10/07


He was a great judge who ruled his people for 20 years. He was also deceived by the woman he loved. I see no sin in what he did. He gave God honor at the end of his life by asking God for the strength to destroy his enemies. I believe he is in Paradise now.

Moderator - You should; he disobeyed God.
---Ann5758 on 6/10/07


To Rebecca D., When you get to heaven, you can ask Samson why he did things as he did.
---Thomas on 3/16/06


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After carefully analyzing the bible...(both the TaNaKh (ie. the OLD TESTAMENT) as well as the "New Testament", I do not believe that Samson went to "Hell" or any other place associated with Fiery torment in some extra dimensional futuristic abode created by God for sinners...Let me elaborate upon the stated premise. OOPS I cant...not enough room. Sorry...PEACE!
---Richard on 3/15/06


I don"t think he went to hell. Samson prayed to God and asked God for the strength to pull the building down upon his enemys and to let him die with them. God allowed Samson to die therefore we will see Samson someday.
---Thomas on 3/10/06


Samson went to hell [Abraham's Bosom, the good part] like everyone else who died in the faith from Adam & Eve on, before Christ's death & resurrection, prior to 'paradise' being relocated to Heaven, when He/Jesus Christ led captivity captive, & gave gifts to men. Just a little more input.
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 2/1/06


Bruce IS right. We are all sinners. All have rebelled at one time or another in our walk with the Lord. All deserve hell....but GOD forgives and restores. PTL.
---viewer on 1/17/06


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Bruce's answer sounds correct to me.
---mima on 1/16/06


We do not know where the people of bible times & of the past are heading the day of ressurection, until then according to scriptures they are resting in the graves until Jesus calls them out & calls them home.
---canda3996 on 1/15/06


I believe that Samson turned his life around and as a result of his conversion, he is listed as one "who gained what was promised" a clear indication that he is//was saved by faith! P.
---Pierre on 1/14/06


It does not do any good to speculate, where someone who has died is. It is important, howevere where people who are alive are headed.
---Ulrika on 1/14/06


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I believe he is heading toward hell. Because what he done, he done out of anger, vengenance. If you will read in Jugdes 16:28 Samson asked God to give him strength so he could avenge the Philistines who took his two eyes. The bible says to anger and sin not. Well Samson's sin wasn't that he got angry it was he acted upon that anger and killed all those people, including himself.
---Rebecca_D on 1/14/06


Samson died a sacrifical death, destroying a large number of the enemies of God as he had done through out his life. And as he did before, he did it with a SUPERNATURAL act of strength as he was empowered by the Holy Spirit. If the Spirit was upon him at the time of his death, it certainly seems reasonable to believe that he had repented of his sin and had returned to God.
---Bruce5656 on 1/14/06


In my opinion, "in my mind" -- hmmm! Never mind my mind! :-)

The Bible clearly shows us that Samson sinned against God; but, by his example of faith (Hebrews 11:1-40, specifically verses 32-34) he was redeemed by God.

Also see Judges 16:23-31, specifically verse 28, "O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray thee, only this once, O God...".

I'm glad Samson repented & was redeemed. That means there's hope for this "sinner" saved by God's grace & mercy.
---Leon on 1/14/06


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