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What is The Lake of Fire?

Do visions of persons existing in a fiery place of torment come to mind when you think about The Lake of Fire? Is this a real place? What really is The Lake of Fire, according to the Scriptures?

In the preceding paragraph I was careful to state according to the Scriptures because explanation of the Lake of Fire also come from sources other than Scripture.

What Is The Lake of Fire?

The expression Lake of Fire is found only in The Book of Revelation. For example, at Revelation 20:14 we are told of it:

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Death and Hell

After a close examination of Revelation 20:14, several things should become glaringly clear: (1) That The Lake of Fire is not the same thing as hell. Why is that? Because this Scripture shows that hell is thrown into the Lake of Fire. (2) That the Lake of Fire is The Second Death. What is the Second Death?

Once the reader understands what the Second Death is, it should become clear what the Lake of Fire is.

The expression, The Second Death, implies something. What? A First Death. A First Death implies something as well. What? A First Life or Birth.

All humans have a birth, grow old, get sick, and die. This preceding statement tell us that we all had a First Birth and will have a First Death. This is a fact of life. We were all born and we all die.

Therefore, in order to qualify for a Second Death one must first have a Second Birth. In answer to a question the Pharisee Nicodemus had concerning this Second Birth, Jesus answered at John 3:3-4:

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

Notice Jesus' mention of born again. What was Jesus talking about here? The promised resurrection.

Notice what Jesus said about that future great day at John 5:28-29:

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Notice who Jesus said would be resurrected from their graves: ALL PERSONS.

If ALL persons are in their graves, then ALL persons would have already died. ALL persons would have already had a First Birth and a First Death. Their resurrection from the dead back to life again is The Second Birth or what many today call being "Born Again."

This resurrection will be a resurrection from the First Death to a Second Life or Second Birth. Make no mistake about it, all of us must literally die before we can have a Second Birth (Born Again). This is what Jesus meant when he said "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Jesus was telling Nicodemus that it would be impossible for a person to see God's Kingdom unless he first dies and then resurrected back to life again. That is, being Born Again.

Why would it be impossible to see God's Kingdom unless one is Born Again? The answer is very simple and can be found at Romans 6:7, which reads:

Anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

Romans 6:7 is telling us that anyone who has died (First Death), has had their sin removed from them. In other words, ones death is full payment for ones sin. This is exactly what Romans 6:23 says:

For the wages of sin is death.

So when a person is resurrected from the dead, they are resurrected with no sin bound or attached to them. Those sins died when they died. In fact, these were the sins Jesus sacrificed his life for.

Therefore, any person who has died (First Time Literally Dying) is resurrected to back to life again (Second Life or Born Again) will have no sin on him, then he is in the proper condition to be able to see God's Kingdom.

Let's review before continuing.

  1. Each of us had and have a fleshly mother and father. Therefore, we all had a First Birth.
  2. All of us will grow old and die. Therefore, we all will die. This is our First Death.
  3. According to Jesus at John 5:28-29, ALL persons will have a resurrection from the dead. Therefore, ALL persons will have a Second Birth.

Now, we can put all of this together to understand what The Lake of Fire is.

Since Revelation 20:14 says that The Lake of Fire is the Second Death, we can now use the Scriptures to identify exactly what it is.

Notice that Revelation 20:14 says that both Death and Hell are to be cast into The Lake of Fire. Can death be literally burned? Can hell be literally burned?

Please turn your attention to Revelation 21:4 and notice what it says about death:

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.

Did you see that? It says that THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH.

If Revelation 20:14 previously stated that DEATH is thrown into The Lake of Fire, what does that mean? It means that The Lake of Fire is a symbol of BEING NO MORE or NON-EXISTENCE or ETERNALLY GONE.

And, since hell is also cast into the Lake of Fire, then it too, will BE NO MORE or one day NON-EXISTENT.

Notice that death and hell are mentioned together at Revelation 20:14. There is a good reason for this. Because they complement each other. When any person dies, that person enters into hell – THE GRAVE.

If DEATH WILL BE NO MORE, then there will be no need for graves.

It is unfortunate that the church-systems teach The Lake of Fire as a place of eternal torment. it is equally unfortunate that it also teaches that hell is a place of eternal torment and they often blend in The Lake of Fire and make it their fiery hell.

They do not consider what Revelation 20:14 says about hell itself: that it is cast into the Lake of Fire. If The Lake of Fire represents non-existence, then this means that their fiery hell is not eternal; it will become non-existent just as death will.

Anyone and anything cast into the Lake of Fire will simply no longer exist. Persons who experience the First Death (all of us) still exist in God's mind as dead persons. Scripture teaches us that Death, Hell, the future Beast, the future False Prophet, anyone not found in the Book of Life, cowards, those without faith, murderers, fornicators, liars, idolaters, and the Devil will one day go into non-existence; The Lake of Fire. This becomes their Second Death.

There is no Third Birth after entering into non-existence. Such things as lying, murdering, fornication, faithlessness, idolaters; and such entities as the False Prophet, the Beast and the devil will BE NO MORE.

This could be confusing to some because it appears that what I am saying that persons who – for example – are liars now and then they die and later are resurrected with no sin will go into non-existence. No, that is not what I am saying.

We must carefully consider the TIME PERIOD in which the lying, murdering, fornication, faithlessness, and so forth will occur. It is not at present; but in the future after the 1000 years have ended.

No person up to today has done anything that God will not forgive. Jesus showed this when he asked his heavenly Father to forgive those who persecuted him and put him to death.

Since all persons are resurrected from the dead (John 5:28-29) and are resurrected with no sin bound to them, they will enter into a time period lasting 1000 years. During this time period Satan is abyssed. Why?

So that he will not be able to interfere with the restoration process we all will undergo during that 1000 years. Entry into that 1000 year period is what Jesus promised a condemned man who also died on the same day as Jesus.

That we are Born-Again from the dead (Second Birth) with no sin on us, we will not grow old, get sick and die during that 1000 years on the earth. With Satan out of the way for that 1000 years, he will not be able to influence us to do bad. This future 1000 years will be a wonderful time for all of the human family. But evil will ascend out of the abyss at the end of the 1000 years.

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

For 1000 years, the human family will have learned to be sinless and righteous before it's Creator. Now Satan is re-introduced back onto the earthly scene after the 1000 years.

At present – in our First Births – we will not be judged based on anything we do in our First Births.

In the future, after we are resurrected (Second Birth) , we will not be judged on anything we do during that 1000 years.

During our present existence (First Birth) and future Second Birth (Born Again from the dead) we cannot commit what is called the Unforgivable Sin.

It will be different when Satan is released from his prison after the 1000 years.

When Satan is unabyssed, and goes out to deceive the nations of people who are existing in their Second Births (been resurrected), we enter into a time period the Scriptures call the Last Days. The Last Days is an unspecified – but short – time period spanning from the time Satan is released from his prison to his destruction. 

It is within this Last Day period that one can now commit the unforgivable sin. It is at this time that one can enter into the Second Death – a condition from which there is no return.

Individuals existing at that time in their Second Births (Life) will be tempted by Satan to do bad. Unfortunate for them, Scripture teaches that many will willingly and knowingly join Satan in a spiritual battle to oppose the coming of God's Kingdom to the earth from heaven. (Revelation 20:7-10)

Please do not confuse seeing God's Kingdom with the Coming of God's Kingdom.

Jesus had told Nicodemus that "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Our resurrection from the dead will only allow us to see or discern God's Kingdom coming, not entering into it.  It's coming does not occur until after the 1000 years have ended and the Satan his rebellion and those who joined him are destroyed. revelation Chapter 21.

This Last Day time period – which begins with Satan's being released and ending with his destruction – is also called Judgment Day.

We are judged based on what we do within this relatively short time period. Again, it is only within this time period that we can commit a sin – make a decision – that will land us into a death that one cannot be resurrected from: The Lake of Fire, The Second Death, Non-Existence.

Having already been resurrected, living for 1000 years and restored to the condition Adam was in, we will know what God's requirements are before Satan is released. We will have no excuse for becoming unfaithful to God at that future time and the decisions we make to disobedience to God, we make knowingly and willingly. We cannot say at that time, "The Devil made me do it."

So The Lake of Fire is not a literal place. It is a symbol of non-existence. 

Gehenna in Scripture was a garbage dump. It existed outside the city walls of Jerusalem and the fires were kept burning day and night. So at anytime, a person could throw their refuse over the wall and the fire would consume it and that refuse was gone – nonexistent.

Scripture no where teaches Eternal Torment or Eternal Punishment for the wicked as the church systems teach. Rather, the Scriptures teach Eternal Destruction. Notice how 2 Thessalonians 1:9 reads:

Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Notice that the punishment is Everlasting Destruction – not being punished everlastingly.

The period in which wickedness will be assessed and judgment made to Everlasting Destruction (Non-Existence) will be after the 1000 years ends and Satan is released until his destruction.

Not one person today has been condemned to The Lake of Fire – The Second Death.

This judgment can only be made based on the behaviors and actions of persons within a future time period after the 1000 years.

At present, we are all flawed – by inherited sin – and God does not judge or condemn any of us under this condition. Jesus never condemned the sinner in his day. He forgave them.

Within our current First Birth states, none of us are to judge another, We are to do just as Jesus did, forgive and not condemn.

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Robert August 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

You speak about death and hell like the action -but obviously they are spirits;

sin entered the world and death after it.
Hell and death are thrown to the lake where the devil also will be thrown-it spiritual invisible world, where sin,death,devil -are spirits.

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R. Jerome Harris August 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

No where in Scripture are we told that the place where death, hell, Satan, the false prophet and others are thrown is some mysterious invisible world. Death and hell are “things.” No where is it stated that death and hell are spirits. These do not have life within themselves. So casting them into The Lake of Fire would have no impact other than to no longer exist. That is what the Lake of Fire means; it is the state of nonexistence, not an invisible world where things and people exist within it.

So when The Book of Revelation teaches that hell and death are thrown into The Lake of Fire, it is saying that death and hell will cease to exist. They will be no more. Also, when the devil and the false prophet (or anyone or anything else) are cast into the Lake of Fire, it means that those things and those persons cease to exist. They perish. They are gone, forever.

An excellent way to understand this is to compare Revelation 20:14 with Revelation 21:4. At Revelation 20:14 we are FIRST told that death and hell are cast into the Lake of Fire. THEN LATER in Revelation 21:4 we are told that death will “be no more.” Why will death be no more? Because it was previously cast into the Lake of Fire at Revelation 20:14. So the Lake of Fire is not some invisible world, it is a state of nonexistence or no longer existing in God’s memory.

Here is something else to think about: Popular teaching has it that hell is eternal. If that is true, why then is hell thrown into the Lake of Fire? If The Lake of Fire is what the comparison of Revelation 20:14 and Revelation 21:4 shows – a state of being no more – then hell will cease to exist.

Revelation 20:14 also says that The Lake of Fire means “The Second Death.” So if hell is thrown into the Lake of Fire (The Second Death), then hell “dies.” It ceases to exist. So the teaching that hell is eternal or an eternal place of torment is not true. It is an erroneous teaching.

I know what has been traditionally and popularly taught by the “religious systems,” especially Christianity (which is a made up word), but they are dead wrong on this and holds the world captive by it and misleads the world with this teaching and many many other teachings.

I teach and preach the truth as Christ taught it, not church or religious organizational doctrine or human opinion.

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simmm December 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

so does that mean that it is not necessary for us to be baptize since we will be born again for the 1000 years in which then it will be our decision to listen to God or Satan?
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R. Jerome Harris December 13, 2012 at 5:37 am

Baptism in water TODAY is a “religious system” requirement, it is NOT a God and Christ requirement. Think about this: Jesus PROMISED a condemned man paradise. (Luke 23:42-43)

Did that man climb down off his torture stake, find water and someone to baptize him, and then climb back up on his torture stake? Of course not.

The “water” baptism Jesus had would bespeak a much greater baptism in the future. Not a baptism by water but by Holy Spirit.

Think of this too: God sent His son into the world of mankind to give his perfect life in behalf of all persons EVER born since Adam. That would mean persons who lived long before the Christ was sent. Even persons who NEVER knew him. Does not Jesus promise at John 5:28-29 a resurrection for ALL.

The religious system today called and named by men – Christianity – are like the Pharisee Nicodemus; they are not getting the gist of Jesus’ teachings. They have resorted right back to the same thing Jesus freed his first disciples from: “Law Keeping.”

Except the “laws” today within the religious system call Christianity (Christendom) are rules, regulations, and rituals that THEY create and THEY make a requirement for their membership. These are the very things Christ freed his followers from. Sadly, millions have been taken into captivity by them again and are no longer free to serve their Master. They serve a religious system that he (Christ) did not create.

So no, it is not necessary to get baptized in water. If you and I die tomorrow without engaging in this ritual, we – like that condemned man – have the promise of a resurrection (born again) and entry into paradise (Christs 1000 year kingdom on earth).

It is what we do AFTER that 1000 year paradise ends and Satan is released is what will determine if we will have “continued” life (life beyond the 1000 years).

The religious system called Christian will NEVER teach this deep truth. Why? Because it is not from God, so why would it teach it?

Rev 1:1 says the revelation is from God (originator). He gave it to His Son Christ Jesus. It also became Christs revelation because he is The Word of God. Yet, it is that book of Revelation that God and His Son tells us about the very things I mention here. Yet, very few want to listen to it.

They prefer the teaching and controlling arms of the “religious system” that has kept this truth from them, kept them Kindergarten level, and in the dark.

Yet, they think they sit in the light.

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simmm December 13, 2012 at 6:38 am

i read in one of the gospels where they said “repent and be baptize cause the hour is near” what was that referring to?

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R. Jerome Harris December 14, 2012 at 9:13 am

The Scriptures to which you are referring are at Matthew 3:2 and Acts 2:38 and they read:

“and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Notice at Matthew 3:2, there is no mention of “baptism.” Yet, in the context of this Scripture, John the Baptizer had his “own” following. He had his own followers. John the Baptizer was not calling persons to get baptized, we was calling them to “repent.”

Jesus had not yet arrived on the scene yet as Savior and he himself had not been baptized. So the baptism that John the Baptizer was doing was not with reference to Jesus because Jesus had not been baptized yet. And, the baptism John performed was a baptism by water.

The baptism Jesus referred to was something much greater and not by water. Now look at Acts 2:38 to see what I am talking about.

Notice in this Scripture. Notice that the baptism is not by water, but “in the name of Jesus Christ.” And, it was not a baptism to “repent” but one of “the forgiveness of sins.”

This type of baptism is not a baptism by water, but a baptism of “Holy Spirit.”

One becoming a true disciple of Christ (John 8:31-32) automatically repents by virtue of becoming his disciple. There is no need to repeat some sort of canned phrase such as “I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior.” These are just words. It is the heart of a person – the person inside – that speaks louder than words.

Listen to what the Master Christ Jesus says with regard the type of baptism he has as opposed to the type of baptism John the Baptizer had:

“For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:5)

Jesus said “his” baptism is NOT by water, but with Holy Spirit.

The religious system called by men “Christianity” has it all wrong. It has ritualized baptism by water and to a following of John the Baptizer and NOT Christ Jesus.

So when Peter said at Acts 2:38 to “Repent and be baptized” he was NOT referring to baptism by water, but baptism with Holy Spirit.

Again, how? By coming a disciple of the person: Jesus Christ. (John 8:31-32). NOT members of religious “organizations” or men and women who have followings after themselves.

No fancy titles. Just disciples of Christ as he asked us to.

If the millions claiming to know Christ REALLY knew him, then they would know and understand his teaching about baptism. It was not a baptism by water, but of Holy Spirit.

They have made a ritual of something that has nothing to do with Christ, but of John the Baptizer.

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Mark February 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Romans 6:7 refers to death as your old self. The life you had before accepting Christ. The second birth refers to being born again in Christ. What you stated basically said the Christ died for no reason because why accept him when we’ll be forgiven after we die? “The wages of sin is death” means burning in hell and the lake of fire with satan. Not physical death.

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R. Jerome Harris February 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

You are repeating what the religious system called by men Christianity has taught you.

Romans 6:7 says nothing of the kind about your “old self.” YOU say that. I will never accept something like that. The Apostle Paul at Romans 6:7 is clear in what he says:

“because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.” Only a literal death can release one from Adamic sin. Jesus “literally” died did he not. Are we greater than he is? Is the slave greater than the Master? Will we have an experience different than his? No! If he literally died, so shall we. If he was literally resurrected from the dead, so shall we. What is all of this “escapism” stuff that is being taught? All of us will literally die.

“Anyone who has died.” Where do you get “old self” out of that. Because of Christ, when one dies, their death is “payment” for the sins one had committed.

If Christ had not died for us all, then at death we all “perish.” In other words, no hope of a resurrection.

Christ promised a resurrection for ALL in the grave. (John 5:28-29)

The view you hold discounts the billions of persons who lived long before there was a Christ. Christ died for them as well. Christ promised a person NOT his follower “paradise.” Did that man climb down off his stake and get baptized and climb back up on it? Did he not ask forgiveness for those who persecuted him and toke his life? Those persons are not in your fiery hell. They are in their graves awaiting the promise of the resurrection. Do you not realize that Christ is the Head of ALL of mankind – not persons who call themselves by the expression Christians. (1 Cor 11:3)

Another lie is this burning in hell thing so many of you claiming to be Christ followers “love” to threaten and condemn others with. Hell is not a place of eternal torment. It is the grave.

Rev 20:14 shows “Death and Hell” BOTH thrown into the Lake of Fire. Hell and the Lake of Fire are NOT the same thing. The Lake of Fire is The Second Death or “a perishing (nonexistence). That is why we see “Death” ALSO thrown into it. Why” Because death will one day cease to exist.

Take a look at Rev 21:4 and notice that it says that “death will be no more.” Why is that? Because we are told at Rev 20:14 that it was thrown into the Lake of Fire.

If Hell itself is also thrown into the Lake of Fire, that means, it too, will one day cease to exist. Therefore, Hell is not eternal.

It makes sense that Hell and Death are mentioned together as being thrown into the Lake of Fire. If death will one day cease to be, then people will not die. There will be no need for graves (hell).

Christ did not die for nothing and YOU say I say that. I did not say that. The problem is that you have to say that because it fits what you were told.

Like I said, Christ death was not to prevent mankind from “dying” as mankind will die; death was God’s pronouncement upon Adam and his offspring. Christ died so that mankind not “perish” or have no hope of being resurrected from the grave (the Second Birth).

2 Thess 1:9 shows that the “punishment” for sin is NOT eternal torment. The “punishment” is “eternal destruction.” If something is eternally destroyed, it ceases to exist.

This one of the greatest truths many miss and simply refuse to allow themselves to see.

The Devil has never been in Hell or the Lake of Fire. There is not one Scripture that says that.

ALL of mankind – thanks to Christ – will be resurrected. No one is being tormented or will be tormented for all eternity. Christ NEVER taught such a thing and the idea of burning people in a fire NEVER entered into God’s heart. (Jer 7:31)

Too many of you act like you hate mankind (just like the devil) and you act as if you wish eternal torment upon them because they do not “accept” YOUR Jesus who is false. The Christ God sent is true and he did not teach a hellfire or the devil being in it. Dantes might have.

You are in still in captivity for one simple reason, you refuse to look at the Scriptures presented. You ignore them like so many who cannot bear the truth do.

I hope people will really stop and think about what Christ taught. I hope they see that what is call by men “Christianity” is the foretold “misleader” of many Christ said would come in his name. I hope they will be able to see that what is called by men “Christianity” is 180 degrees in opposition to what Christ taught.

I obey God and no religious system or persons within them no matter what they call themselves. And, God says at Luke 9:35 to listen to His Son. And, I intend to do just that.

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Rick Lambert August 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

Alsome Jerome!  I now know that if one seeks the truth, one can find it.  Please keep this going.  This is so informative!  I lost a dear friend this week, a 71 year old man who had a doctorate in theology.  This is the type of stuff he tried to give the people here in US/Arkansas when he moved here from Chicago but they refused.  I felt lost and alone after his death but now I have discovered you.  God is awesome!

 

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Kerry Castle February 17, 2014 at 6:49 am

Hi i’ve been given this link by a friend whom i’ve had discussion in respect to many things of the bible and in so far as information goes you so far seem to be on target; but i have a question, hopefully you can shed some light on ,I have a question regarding the first death and where people go once they have died. So many  people who have claimed they have died ad been to hell only to be able to come back to say that it is an actual real place with fire and brimstone in which there are burning bodies being tormented and crying out for their relatives not to come there. My main question is since you don’t feel that we will be judge before the second birth, what is our purpose on the earth now and why should we “now” try to live righteous? Can we do what we want (evil or not) since there we be no judgement anyway for this lifetime?

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R. Jerome Harris February 23, 2014 at 4:34 am

I appreciate your visits to e-prophetic.

In response to your question concerning persons who have died and had been to a “fiery hell” and come back to say that it is a real and literal place.

My response: Those persons did not die, they are either lying (and they would know this) or they were hallucinating. Dead persons are dead and are not aware of anything. They are not aware of heat, pain, or the passage of time. (Eccl 9:5, 10)

Also, Jesus’ friend Lazarus had died and spent a few days in his grave. But when Jesus resurrected him, did he have any reports of being in “heaven” or in a “fiery hell?” No! I am sure if he were in any of those places, he would have been excited to report it.

My response to your second question with regard what our purpose on earth is now is this: Jesus told us what our purpose is in his absence at Matthew 28:19, 20:

“Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded YOU. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.”

Our purpose is to “make disciples of people of all the nations.” Jesus did not say make “Catholics, JWs, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventist, etc – he said to “make disciples” and to teach people to observe the things he COMMANDED his disciples.

Therefore, before we can become qualified to teach as one of his disciples, we must OURSELVES become HIS DISCIPLE and this CANNOT be done by joining a church or becoming a “Student” of the Bible.

We become his disciple by prayer to his Father in prayer through him and asking for the wisdom, knowledge and understanding from the Father that comes through Christ and it infuses us with the things that qualify us.

Christ is alive and promises “I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.” Since he is still with us – though we cannot see him – it is through him that the Father speaks to us – not through a religious organization or a book called the Bible.

You ask the question: Why should we “now” try to live righteous? Can we do what we want (evil or not) since there we be no judgement anyway for this lifetime?

My response: You cannot live as a righteous person because no one alive today is righteous. None of us are good, not one. Jesus said this at Mark 10:18:

“Why do you call me good? Nobody is good, except one, God.”

The Apostle Paul at Romans 3:10 says:

There is not a righteous, not even one.

So it is pointless to try to be righteous because we all have an inherited sin that has not been yet removed from us. That sin goes away when we die our FIRST DEATH. (Romans 6:7)

That none of us are “good” or “righteous” SHOULD keep us humble and not point fingers at other people because they do belong to the same religion as us (or persons who have no religion or persons who do not believe in God, etc).

Sadly, for many, it does not make them humble. They- and the religious systems they belong to – hurl threat and condemnation towards others because they do not believe as they do. No human or human entity can judge mankind. Only the Creator of man (God) and mankind’s Head (owner), Christ can judge.

The question is this: Once you become a disciple of Christ and TRULY understand his teachings and see the much bigger picture of what is to come, you will not want to do as you want. Your love for the Master will tell you to want to be like him and follow his example. To take the attitude that “I can do as I want because I will not be judged in this lifetime” is the same thing as saying “I do not want to be a disciple of Christ as he commanded at Matthew 28:19-20.” You are also saying that you will not listen to God either as He commanded at Luke 9:35)

It is love of God and Christ that would prevent you from having such an attitude. I hope you understand this. (Many do not)

You will want to do all you can to obey the command he gave at Matthew 28:19-20 and the command the Father gave at Luke 9:35 and perform a Noah-like work in teaching persons to get out of the world (its religions, etc) and come to discipleship to Christ.

This warning work also involves the death of ALL of mankind – which it is not prepared for at the moment.

All of mankind MUST die (be sown in corruption), so that Christ can fullfill his promise to raise all of mankind up from the dead to an incorruptible (sinless) state.

“So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption, it is raised up in incorruption.” (1 Cor 15:42)

The most difficult thing a person will have to do is forsake “religion” (yes, Christianity) and attach oneself to Christ directly.

It is only what “he” says is what will matter to you.

This is what many are unwilling or afraid to do.

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Candice August 29, 2016 at 8:38 am

I have been on your blog consistently since I found it a few weeks ago. It is a breath of biblically based fresh air … Please keep posting.

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R. Jerome Harris September 4, 2016 at 6:43 am

Thank you.

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