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Do The Lost Burn For Eternity

Are the lost really going to burn forever for all eternity?

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 ---Eric on 6/11/06
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Chipper, even though we think 13 is old enough to understand, they may not. I believe that all children who die before the "age of accountability" go into the presence of the Lord. In addition to Luke 18:16,"Suffer(allow)little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the kingdom of God(Heaven)".
Each person has an age of accountability to reach.
---a_friend on 6/29/10

Yes absolutely.
---Eloy on 6/29/10

To be in everlasting torment of the flames in the lake of fire.
Eternity is as like a bird flying from the Pacific - Coast over to the Atlantic - Coast to pick up 1 grain of sand from the sandy - beach & then flying back over to the Pacific - Coast & dropping it on a beach that didn't have any sand. This would done over & over again, the Pacific Coast beach never got filled with the sand.
Eternity is longer than you can imagine.
---Lawrence on 6/28/10

While the Greek term translated"everlasting" can mean "everlasting" in the English sense, it does not necessarily mean "unending." It is often used of things that a beginning and an end. "Everlasting fire" is a fire that burns until all fuel is gone. [unquenchable] True, the punishment of the wicked is everlasting, as is the reward of the righteous. For the lost a death is no resurrection- is part of their punishment.
---catherine on 3/11/07

God does not send people into eternal punishment. They choose it when they reject Christ.
---paula on 3/11/07

The bible says the people who take the mark of the beast will be thrown into the lake of fire and be tormented both day and night with no rest. Rev 14:10-11, 20:10. If a person leaves this earth without Jesus that is tormenting enough.
---Rebecca_D on 3/10/07

When I say I believe God will save all in His time is only my opinion. I believe God does not tell all His secrets. Pay me no mind on this issue.
---duane on 3/10/07

Eric seems to be of the few who speaks truth.
Hell is (means the the grave)...there is also NO eternal torment. That is something the catholic church has said so they would have control of the people. Now we believe it. After all, the catholics did tranlate most of the bible from the original and put there own twist on scripture.
---duane on 3/10/07

Unquenchable Fire---It's not a fire that burns and burns but consumes nothing. It burns until there is nothing else it can consume! Isaiah 34 3-10 God tells how He will destroy His enemies. If you recall Jesus spoked of unquenchable fire. Look at Isaiah 66. It is all about the day God shall pour His wrath on the wicked. No doubt, the Day of Judgment will be an exceedingly painful experience for the wicked. Their pain ends, but their punishment continues. [Romans 6.23]
---catherine on 3/10/07

I agree with the Bible that those who reject the salvation offered to them through the shed blood of Christ will be lost for eternity. What just boggles my mind is that it will be FOR ETERNITY! Millions upon millions of years and it will be as though it just started. God forgive me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this seem a bit like "overkill"? More in a minute.
---Chipper on 3/10/07

If your child or grandchild of say, 13 or so, never accepted Jesus as savior, and they for whatever reason died, can you imagine them in a lake of fire for Billions and Billions of years? It's mind blowing. But if God said it, then it's true.
Any comments? I am always open to learn new things.
---Chipper on 3/10/07

Brother Duane, Duane, Not all will be saved. Sorry but I have to agree with Mark, and Ramon who gave some good reasons. Scripture after Scripture teaches that those that reject Christ, do it out of their own free will, and they are heading for eternal hell. Those that believe by faith, are given eternal life. We do not have eternal life just yet, but we will have it by the promise of God. What is eternal life? Christ, is eternal life. The others get eternal hell.
---Lisas on 3/10/07

Duane - ("God, in His time will save all humanity") -- That is heresy. God will not save everybody. Not everybody is willing to be saved. Read the Bible for yourself and see what it says. Those who do not believe in Jesus and that He died on the Cross for their sins will be damned to Hell forever. God is not mocked.
---Helen_5378 on 3/10/07

I once read that the greatest pain of Hell is the absense of God. I have also read that it is the absense of Love. Since God IS Love, then both are correct. You go to Hell by rejecting God. When we sin, we are turning away from God, and eventually we reach a point where we no longer hear God's voice and only listen to our own desires.

Love can be the greatest joy, and also involve the greatest sacrifices - like the one Jesus made for us.
---lorra8574 on 3/9/07

Duane Duane Duane, God does not torture anyone. He gives them two choices and the end of the one choice is life everlasting, the other hell, which is a lake of fire and where the "worm" never dies. You see God is the real gentleman He loves us enough to give us a choice and the rest is up to us.
---MARK on 3/9/07

Why would anyone serve a God who tortured people forever. No love in that.
God, in His time will save all humanity. Its His wish. I serve the God of love
---duane on 3/9/07

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Yes. God's word will be fulfilled. He cannot lie. Whatever God has said, these things will happen no matter what our fallible plans want Him to say and do. He has provided a way to Himself through Jesus. It is not something we want to hear in our fantasy world of everyone can have their own way.
---Amy on 3/9/07

The desolation of Edom was to continue for ever and ever Isaiah 34:10.
Christ is called a priest for ever in Heb 5:6 yet after sin is blotted out christs work as a priest will end. according to the deffinitions of the term for ever the wicked will suffer as long as they continue to live in the fire. Then they will be turned to ashes mal 4:1-4, Psalm 92:7
---eric on 7/5/06

I just found this bible gem,
Rev 14:10 says the lost will burn for ever.

The words "for ever" do not necessarily mean without end. In fact the bible uses this term 56 times in connection with things which have already ended. In exodus 21:1-6 the hebrew servant was to serve his master for ever but it was obviously only as long as he lived. Hannah took her son Samuuel to Gods house to abide for ever 1 sam 1:22 but she plainly limited that time to as long as he lived, verse 28...
---eric on 7/5/06

Be strong Eric, not all will be convinced. Whatever one believes to be true is for that one truth. This truth will be their guide and if that guidance offers them comfort and peace then who are we to argue it. We are all children of God by faith in His salvation, other than this proclamation we are not to try and convince anyone to think as we do but rather allow them the full and free liberty of thinking for themselves. For we must all give our own account to the Father.
---joseph on 6/22/06

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Allot of people have ignored the veres I gave in this blog.

The man who laid his foundation on the rock "dug deep"

Explain to me Jude 1:7
---eric on 6/20/06

eric, Read the bible carefully and don't take one scripture out of context.
---Anonymous on 6/19/06

Eric,use some common sense and think. Why would jesus come to save people if there weren,t any punishment for sin??as was stated jesus said everlasting, that means forever. yes God is love, but he also by his word has a system by which his judgment of sinners must be done.
---tom2 on 6/19/06

#2.I hope that someday you come to the truth."A kind, loving, compassionate God would not [fill in the blank]!"or " God could never burn somebody forever and ever like many preaches say" is no argument at all, unless the scripture tells us He would not. If were going to conform our understanding of the afterlife to Gods reality, such questions may generate lots of heat, but no light.The devil will be tormented forever.Revelation 20:10.One day you understand.
---Ramon on 6/19/06

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Its obvious that the idea of annihilationism did not originate from a straightforward reading of the biblical text. After looking at the way biblical verses must be bent, stretched,ripped out of context, and twisted to support the concept of annihilationism, one cannot help but wonder why this idea is so attractive to certain individuals.Annihilations often make "play" on certain words, but that show there limited understanding of Greek and English.
---Ramon on 6/19/06

.eric, all souls are eternal, as the Eternal breath first animated or pneumated them to breathe and move, but not all have eternal life. There are 2 types of eternity: Eternal Life, which is eternal living in joy, in heaven; and eternal dying, which is eternal torment in suffering, in hell. This truth was spoken to me by God, and spoken by Jesus, the prophets and the saints; and also confirmed by those who clinically died, been to hell, and have revived again back to life with their testified experience.
---Eloy on 6/18/06

This vers is critical to understand what an eternal fire is.

Jude 1:7 "Even as Sodom and Gommorah and the cities about them in like manner giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh "are set forth for an example suffering the vengence of eternal fire."

Are those two cities burning today? No. They were consumed. Just like Satan will be consumed. Ezekiel 28:18 He will be ashes
---eric on 6/18/06

I have not arrived at my belief because of my feelings. You think I have. One day I know you will see the truth about this.
You have not seen the truth because you do not bother to study it harder. "Prove ALL things and hold fast to that which is good."

I have arrived at my conclusion because of absolute scripture. Immortality came into the christians faith through paganism.

Once again The lost DO NOT have eternal life!
Look at the scriptures.
---eric on 6/18/06

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#4.The problem here that some of you say that A loving God wouldnt torment forever his creation.Your thoughts!. Yet God says in Isaiah 55:8-9, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts"....But the fact is that Jesus Is The Truth and the bible is the truth, and the bible teaches enternal torment!.Please read Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:23,24; Revelation 14:9-11.Many here who profess another doctrine besides this are professing falsehood.Please read the bible again Eric.
---Ramon on 6/17/06

#3.Second, the Bible makes it abundantly clear that our loving God has never been of the disposition to delight in the possibility of a single soul ending in hell.Furthermore, it is ironic that those who are claiming that forever is too long to punish people for sins, have themselves sinned.Rev 14:10-11.Wicked men tormented forever.A loving God will torment forever his creation.The devil and his angels. Rev 20:10.
---Ramon on 6/17/06

#2.Many religionists reject everlasting punishment not because they have carefully studied the scriptural evidence, and have arrived at their convictions on an intellectual basis but because, in their view, eternal punishment just doesnt seem fair.First, how could a just God eternally reward someone who has only served him the limited span of an earthly existence? No one seems to have a problem with that!many who reject the enternal torment for the wicked do so by there "feelings".
---Ramon on 6/17/06

Some people may acknowledge Gods holiness and His righteousness but because a holy God must punish sin, this person may choose to focus more on Gods love and believe that a loving God would not really punish someone for sin, at least not eternally. But this is not a correct view of God, because the fact that God is loving does not cancel out His holy requirement of perfection.Is people feeling that they reject the bibical doctrine of enternal torment for the wicked.I listen to God and the bible, not MAN!.
---Ramon on 6/17/06

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The Very Bottom line, below the bottom line, is: Jesus Is The Truth, and he says: "Then will he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you all cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. And these will go away into everlasting punishment." Matthew 25:41,46. Please read what Jesus says in the Holy Scripture about the Eternal Torment, which is The Truth in Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:23,24; Revelation 14:9-11.
---Eloy on 6/17/06

.eric, God is Love and Merciful: God is Holy and also Just. Each soul is held accountable. God has made two everlasting abodes: Paradise for the righteous, and the Lake of Fire and Brimstone for the sinner; God and Jesus Christ say so, and I say so. It would be unholy for God to allow the wicked to enter into blessed heaven. He gives man an average of 70 years to righten themselves and follow the Command of Christ, therefore it is their own damnation which they have chosen when they refuse him.
---Eloy on 6/17/06

Bottom line. God is to grant His people eternal life. If the "damned" are to burn eternally that will grant them eternal life too. Yes, pain, suffering, etc. BUT still eternal life. The Bible talks much of death, the second death. Not only death of the flesh but death of the spirit. That just shouts of termination of existance to me.
---mikefl on 6/16/06

please look at all the evidense against an eternal hell. Look at how the lost do not recieve immortality. Romans 6:23 cannot be refuted. The lost recieve death. John 3:16 the lost will perish. Malachi 4 the lost will be ashes.
Gather all the texts and draw a conclusion. Somtimes we must dig a litle deeper. You say God burns people with no end forever and then you say God is love. That is a misconception of the character of God.
---eric on 6/16/06

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.eric I already proved it by citing the scriptures, if you have a Bible please read them. If you don't have a Bible, I would be glad to send one to you free of charge. I reiterate: "God's words, and the Holy Scriptures, and Jesus Christ, and the prophets and saints, and the angels of God, and myself, all profess eternal torment for the wicked. Please read Isaiah 66:24; Daniel 12:2,3; Matthew 13:40-43; 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:23,24; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 7; Revelation 14:9-11."
---Eloy on 6/16/06

People believe that right now people are burning in hell. Remeber, hell is not a place it is an event that will happen after the millenium Rev 20.
I can prove that hell is not burning right now.
Read Isaiah 66:15-17 It says that "the LORD "will come" with fire."
That is future tense. The fire has not come yet but it will come. All those who will be lost are waiting in their graves and they will be raised at the second resurection at the end of the millenium to be devoured.
---eric on 6/15/06

In one place the bible says they burn forever but in another it says only the saved live forever. The Lost perish.
In one place the lost become ashes in another it says they burn forever.
Contradiction? Of ourse no. The lost dont live forever, they do not get immortality at the first resurrection 1 Cor 15:51.
So that means that the burning forever must mean that the fire burns forever and it is unquenchable but the lost turn to ashes and they are devoured and they live no more.
---eric on 6/15/06

Ok if the bible says that they get burned forever and ever but in another place it says they do not get immortality then something is wrong with the interpretaion of one of the verses.

The lost do not live forever, they perish and become ashes. They do not recieve immortality. So we must find out what Rev 20:9 really means keeping in mind the oterh verses. An unquenchable fire means a fire that cannot be put out. nothing can put out Gods fire but it will cease when the material is gone.
---eric on 6/15/06

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Great point. Ezekiel 28:18 is a verse that I always speed read through. Satan will be ashes, just like the rest of the lost. Ashes dont burn. Ashes are what is left from what a fire consumed.
I just found a great verse as well. psalms 21:9
How can we say God is love if He tortures people with fire for all eternity?
---Eric on 6/15/06

No. They will be consumed entirely. They will ashes under foot just like Satan. Ez. 28:18
---joseph on 6/15/06

Eloy, prove to me from the bible that the lost will have immortality. Because if they are burning forever like you say they are they have to have immortality.

The bible is clear. The lost will be put to death because they will perish John 3:16 Romans 6:23 and they will be ashes malachi 4:1-4. And the saved will recieve imortality 1 cor 15:51, Romans 6:23.
---eric on 6/15/06

eric, read the scriptures on Revelation that I posted below. Are they not in the word? Are they not the truth?
---Donna9759 on 6/14/06

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Eric...A loving God made it possible that all could have eternal life in Heaven through the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Reality is that he also gave man choices, and some people's choices will cause them to spend eternity in hell. They can't blame God...just themselves!
---wes on 6/14/06

Three kinds of people who go to hell: the wicked by nature who never heard the gospel; the person who heard the gospel, but rejected it; and the backslider who never repented or returned to the Lord. And three kinds of people go to heaven: the righteous by nature who never heard the gospel; the born-again Christian; and the backslider who repented or returned to the Lord.
---Eloy on 6/14/06

.eric, according to your statement then, God's words, and the Holy Scriptures, and Jesus Christ, and the prophets and saints, and the angels of God, and myself, are all liars, for we all profess eternal torment for the wicked. Please read Isaiah 66:24; Daniel 12:2,3; Matthew 13:40-43; 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:23,24; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 7; Revelation 14:9-11.
---Eloy on 6/14/06

3. "Ashes" is referring to an earthly body being destroyed. We will not remember those that choose to go there- God will wipe away all our tears. He will cause us to forget them. I think that will be the worst part of hell- to know that for all eternity, we have been forgotten
---T.S. on 6/14/06

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2. God allows each one the free will choice between the two. If YOU choose to go to hell, it won't be his fault. He gave you fair warning- your own stupidity will send you there. It was created for the devil and his angels. If you rebel and want to serve the devil, God says OK- spend eternity with him then! No where does it say that he will "get a kick out of" watching people go there.
---T.S. on 6/14/06

Man was originally created to live forever. We fell under a curse of death and decay (getting old and dying) when man disobeyed God and sin entered the picture. This curse was upon our earthly bodies. Our soul WILL live forever. It is totally and completely up to us exactly WHERE we spend forever. Eternal "LIFE" is referring not to eternal EXISTANCE, but the type of existance we will experience- LIFE= peace, joy, happiness....or DEATH= the exact opposite (torture, pain, agony)
---T.S. on 6/14/06

Guys, please read my blog about Sodom and Gommorah.

If we say God burns people for all eternity then we serve a cruel God. How does that fit the character of a merciful loving God. If He burns them forever then we serve a vengeful hateful God with no heart. Could you imagine being stuck in a balzing hot fire for an infinite amount of time?

That makes me sick. The soul is not immortal. God only gives immortality to the saved. Remember this.
---eric on 6/13/06


Noty everyone will spend eternity somewhere. Not all recieve eternal life. Only those who are saved recieved etarnal life. The lost recieve death which is opposite to life. Romans 6:23.
We are not immortal, clearly. The doctrine of the immortal soul is a pagan belief of the egyptians, the pagans, the babylonians and was first instituted by the devil when he told Eve, "you will not surely die."
---eric on 6/13/06

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read malachi 4:1-4 about the ashes.

And the parable of the rich man and lazarus is just a parable with symbolic meaning. All the parables are symbolic and not literal. Can all the saved fit oin Abrahams chest?
Study the parable out and you will find the real meaning of the parable. Hell is not a place right now. Hell will happen at the end of the millenium.
---eric on 6/13/06

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.

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

If we could just respond to these blogs with scripture, we'd all know the truth cuz Jesus said: "Thy word is truth."
---Donna9759 on 6/13/06

I see no where where ashes are mentioned in reference to hell.

Luke 16:23 - And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

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

Matt 5:22 - second part: whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
---Donna9759 on 6/13/06

We will ALL spend eternity somewhere. Your choice, heaven or hell?
---NVBarbara on 6/13/06

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Remember guys, the only ones who recieve eternal life are the saved. The lost recieve death. Romans 6:23. They do not get eternal life. If we say the lost burn forever and ever that means they must have eternal life which is wrong. Eternal life is a gift to the saved. We are not immortal. God will only give immortality to those who have been saved and they will recieve it at the resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:51 Paul says this mortal will put on immortality. God alone has immortality. 1 Timothy 6:16
---eric on 6/12/06

Remember, hell is not a place that is burning right now. Its not a place but an event that will take place right here on earth. Guys! Just read revelation chapter 20. At the end of the millenium the wicked dead are raised and they are destroyed. and when they are burned up and completely destroyed and they are "ashes" God then re-creates a new earth right where it took place. Yes there will be weeping and gnashing but all that will stop when the material is gone.
---eric on 6/12/06

You guys should read what it says in Jude about hell. Jude 1:7 "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."

Now is Sodom and Gommorrah burning today? When the fire came it burned them up until there was nothing left to burn.
---eric on 6/12/06

ok guys. I admit its not what i believe but what the word says. But what the word does say is that they will be ashes. The word eternal in refference to burning means that the fire is eternal and nothing will extinguish it until everything is consumed.

Could a loving God really burn people forever and ever and ever? Eternity in pain and horror? That is sick and the doctrine of eternal torment makes God look like a kid on top of an ant hill with a magnifying glass.
---eric on 6/12/06

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God is love, but is God subject to your definition?

Your definition is formed of your best right thinking, but God's ideas about what's right come forth from from his nature like yours, but you don't see and know all things all the time; you wouldn't know how to sort it...GOD DOES.

And so he is a God of right judgments, and any who live in the shadow of their creator and claim that 'we are not overshadowed' refuse truth and are given away to what they like instead. Romans 1:20-32
---Pharisee on 6/12/06

In Revelations it says they will burn forever and ever,sounds like eternity to me. When are people going to stop believing the fantasy God is only kind and good to everyone? He is to His children,those who obey His Word but to sinners He gets angry and punishes them according to their deeds. If you don't believe me go back and read the Old Testament,that was given for an example of how God deals with humankind. I think Christians would be holier if they would admit God does deal harshly with sinners.
---Darlene_1 on 6/12/06

eric and candice, boy are you two going to be surprised when you read the bible! eric, you say "I believe." It's NOT what YOU believe, it's what the bible says that's the truth. Why don't you go to Blue Letter Bible and type in the word hell and see all of the scriptures that come up. Read them carefully. "There SHALL be weeping and nashing of teeth." Hell is called "eternal torment." Read the 4 gospels, Jesus does indeed tell us what hell will be like.
---Donna9759 on 6/12/06

1.The organic body disentegrates and returns to earth. 2.the soul returns to God. The soul cannot literally burn; it is not organic. 3. Every human is a child of God. What does a good parent do when I child does wrong? Cast the child out, and inflict suffering? 4. God is all of unconditional love and compassion. God understands our pain, and sent Jesus to teach us a way to reconnect with him. We create our own hell here, when we flounder and try to manage things on our own.
---Grace on 6/12/06

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I agree with Eric, when they are thrown into the lake of fire they will be consumed. Now in order to be turned to ashes yes burning is involved first, but not forever.Man likes to dramatize scripture & extend it to maek it look worse, but it is still bad considering it's not with God.
---candice on 6/12/06

I am astounded by what people believe. I face this on the streets everyday witnessing of coarse, but I really didn't think I would see these kinds of answers on the blog. For every up there is a down, and yes people will burn in hell forever who refuse to accept the gift that Jesus Christ offers.
---mima on 6/12/06

part 3
Remember, God's life is endless! So forever and ever has no time limitations. Fire & brimstone were used in early times to clense & purify all the impurities out of gold because of how intense the heat was. Thus, the lake of fire & brimstone is going to be used to clense and purge all the inpurities out of mankind's sinners.
---Fred_S. on 6/12/06

part 2
AGAIN! Note the word "ALL":

Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. [19] For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; [20] And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
---Fred_S. on 6/12/06

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Please make note of the word "ALL" and how many times used:

1 Cor.15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
[28] And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
---Fred_S. on 6/12/06

Yes the lost are going to burn forever in the Lake of Fire. Man puts himself in hell by refusing to accept Jesus as the only way to Heaven. If man does not want Jesus here on earth, then he would not want Him in heaven either. God is a righteous judge, and considering the incredible price paid in the Sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross I don't blame God for ultimately giving man what he wants.
---Helen_5378 on 6/12/06

Ineffectually no!!! At the last judgement they will be instantaniously consumed by the lake of fire feeling no pain and their spiritual essence will no longer exist. They are without eternal life separated form God the Father and his eternal family. There is no scripture to the contrary.
---notlaw99 on 6/12/06

God could never burn somebody forever and ever like many preaches say. God is love. And in His mercy He ends all pain and suffering and destroys sin and all who want to hold onto sin and He recreates earth the way He wanted it to be in the first place, sinless and beautiful. Would heaven be such a lovely place knowing that millions of people are burning in agonizing pain while they are walking on streets of gold?
---eric on 6/12/06

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If you read Malach 4:1-3 it talks about what hell will be like when it happens. Hell is not some place of torment that is taking place right now. The fire of hell will take place after the millenium if you read Revelation 20. But in Malachi 4 it says that when the fires come the wicked will be burned up and they shall be as stubble. It also says that they shall be ashes under the souls of your feet.
Now if you are ashes that means that you are not burning at that moment.
---eric on 6/12/06

My second reason why I believe that hell is not really forever is because the only people who will recieve eternal life are the saved. Romans 6:23 says "the wages of sin is "death" but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ."
John 3:16 says "for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not "Perish" but have everlasting life."
---eric on 6/12/06

The bible does say that the punishment of the wicked is eternal and everlasting but does that really mean that the lost will burn forever and ever? It cant be.
#1 It goes against Gods character. God is love. How could a God who is defined by love burn people in a hot fire for eternity?
It is sick and cruel. Have you ever burned yourself before? It is very painful. God hates pain and suffering. Why would He inflict such pain on the lost for all eternity?
---eric on 6/12/06

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