The 3rd scripture showing God does not torment people forever in a Burning Hell is Romans 6:7. Why is this important? Imagine a parent who says they love their child, yet when the child is disobedient the parent turns the stove on and sticks the child’s hand on the burner. Would you think that parent was some kind of a monster, unfit to be a parent? This is how the world’s most popular churches have painted Jehovah God. They slander God just as Satan did. God is not some monster that tortures the dead who were unbelievers or the disobedient, as the previous parent did. He has held out His Guide to Life, containing the wisest course of life today with a future hope that your pleasing Jehovah God today will bring you blessings in the future. You are free to take advantage of it or go your own way. At Romans 6:7 we learn that when we die we have paid all debts we have toward God for our inherited Adamic Sins. For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin. So what does this mean?
This means that when people die they become inactive, much like a very deep sleep. This agrees with Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 where it says: For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten. 10: Whatever your hand finds to do, do with all your might, for there is no work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the Grave, where you are going. The agreement of Bible verses written by different men who lived hundreds of years apart is very important, for it is what you would expect from a document inspired by one God, one personage that does not change. Jehovah God is referred to as the Rock, unchanging, truthful, not able to lie.
The Dangers Ahead
Most of the people that are referenced to in the Bible are awaiting a resurrection. Men like Enoch, Noah, Moses and John the Baptist like millions of others are waiting for that moment when Jehovah will recreate for them a body and fill their minds with the memories they had previous to death. The resurrected ones will be taught the things we now know about God and the Ransom Sacrifice of Jesus Christ and given the same opportunity people have today, accept Jehovah’s right as creator and sovereign to decide what is right and wrong or reject it.
This is how John 5:25-29 speaks of that time “Most truly I say to you, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who have paid attention will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted also to the Son to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to do judging, because he is the Son of man. 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.
For this to be in agreement with Romans 6:7 their judgment would have to be after they act one way or the other after being resurrected because everything before death has been forgiven. What of those who died in the Flood of Noah’s Day or Pharaoh of Moses Day? Is it reasonable to think that individuals that Jehovah had to execute in the past will be resurrected for another chance? No, neither those who had sinned against God’s Holy Spirit like Judas Iscariot would be expected to be resurrected. This is where the Danger Is For Those Living Today. Jehovah’s Great Day could start at any time, those destroyed by Jehovah for their actions during that time will not receive a resurrection.
What responsibility does having this information put on you? Just as we would expect Satan Worshipers to receive judgment during that Great Day, should we not expect those churches who slander God by the religious binding dogma that defines their services be judge accordingly? The warning from God through Jesus Christ is written at Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice out of heaven say: “Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues…..”
A Lasting Torment I Brought Upon Myself
The Bible does speak of eternal torment. However to harmonize with the fact that the dead have no thoughts or actions, that torment may be our last thoughts before death, similar to how a conquering nation would murder the defeated King’s sons before him, then gouge out his eyes. If you have seen the movie the Ten Commandments, imagine the Red Sea split apart. Noah and some 3 million people have walked through the opening that was more than a mile wide. Imagine too, Pharaoh and all the Egyptians in their chariots have started in after the Israelites, reaching about half way across when Jehovah starts taking the wheels of their chariots. Here they were in the midst of the seabed, as they felt the wind subside that was holding the waters apart, what do you think they felt? That same feeling is foretold to be felt by many Christians, Muslims, Hindus, evolutionists and agnostics along with every religious society not worshiping God in harmony with His Guidelines. At that time all one can do is regret and think about “The Lasting Torment I Brought Upon Myself.”