Damnation

Damnation, damned, etc., in the New Testament, are precisely equivalent to condemnation, condemned, etc. The former words, with their generally accepted meaning, would never occur if the Greek words thus rendered were correctly translated. What is the meaning of the word damnation? It is not a condition of suffering in an endless hell. The bible defines it as meaning condemn, judge, punish, etc. When Paul says, Rom 5:18, "Therefore, as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation;" when Christ says, "And this is condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil;" John 3:18, "He that believeth not is condemned already; because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten son of God;" John 9:39, "For judgment I am come into this world," and in John 12:31, "Now is the judgment of this world:" and when the Revelator says: Rev. 14:6-7, "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come;" the meaning is precisely the same. Dr. Campbell says that damned "is not a just version of the Greek word. The term damned, with us, relates solely to the doom which shall be pronounced upon the wicked at the last day. This cannot be affirmed, in truth, of the Greek katakrino,which corresponds exactly to the English word condemn." Such is its meaning in the passage which speaks of

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