Everlasting Contempt

The principal passage in the Old Testament containing the word everlasting, connected with suffering, is Dan. xii 2, and many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. When was this to take place At that time. What time Verse 31, chap, xi, speaks of the coming of the abomination that maketh desolate. Jesus says, Matt. xxiv 15-16, Luke xxi 20-21, When ye therefore (the disciples) shall seethe abomination of...

Furnace Of Fire

The phrase furnace of fire, occurs in these passages in the old Testament Deut. iv 20 But the Lord hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace,eyen out of Egypt. I Kings viii 51 For they be thy people, and thine inheritance which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron. Jer. xi 4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace. Isa. xxxi 9 Saith the Lord, whose fire is in...

Fire

The word Fire is employed in the Bible sometimes it is to be understood literally, and at other times it is emblematic of God's judgments. It is made synonymous with punishment in Matt. xxv. The wicked nations are sent into a fire that is called everlasting punishment. This everlasting punishment we shall hereafter show to be reformatory. The fire prepared for the devil and his angels is equivalent to the punishment to which they were sent. OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE. This language (Heb. xii...

Jewish Greek Usage

Josephus and Philo, Jewish Greeks, who wrote between the Old and New Testaments, use the word with the meaning of temporal duration, always. Josephus applies the word to the imprisonment to which John the tyrant was condemned by the Romans to the reputation of Herod to the everlasting memorial erected in re-building the temple, already destroyed, when he wrote to the everlasting worship in the temple, which in the same sentence he says was destroyed and he styles the time between the...

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Therefore, (1 ) the fulfillment of the language in this life, (2) the meaning of aionion, (3) the meaning of kolasis, and (4) the nature of the divine punishments, demonstrate that the penalty threatened in Matt. xxv 46 is a limited one. Prof. Tayler Lewis, (orthodox) thus translates Matt. xxv 46 These shall go away into the punishment (the restraint, imprisonment) of the world to come, and those into the life of the world to come. And he says that is all that we can etymologically or...

Ani

Occurs seventy-two times in the New Testament. Of these fifty-seven are used in relation to the happiness of the righteous three in relation to God or his glory four are of a miscellaneous nature and seven only relate to the subject of punishment. The word in all its forms describes punishment only fourteen times in thirteen passages in the entire New Testament, and these were uttered on ten occasions only. The Noun. Matt. xii 32, Mark iii 29, II Pet. ii 17, Jude 13, Rev. xiv 11, xix 23, xxMO....

Wresting The Scriptures To Destruction

As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also other scriptures, unto their own destruction. II Peter iii 16. When these words were written the land of Judea was full of confusion, and many portents indicated its approaching desolation, which was usually spoken of as identical with the coming of the Lord. Jesus had said And when ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies,...

Unquenchable Fire

He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.--Matt. iii12 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched where the worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.--Mark ix 43,44. Many suppose that the words unquenchable fire mean a fire of endless duration, whereas, it is a fire that cannot be quenched until its puepose is accomplished. Says Dr. Paige When a house is...

Everlasting Burnings

In Isa. xxxiii 14, we read, Who among you shall dwell with everlasting burnings This language refers entirely to this life. The prophet had said (Isa. xxxi 9) that the Lord's fire is in Zion and his furnace in Jerusalem, and he adds And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. When he asks who shall dwell amid these...

The Last Days

The terms last days, end of the world, etc. found in connection with judgment, are made very clear to the careful reader of the Bible. The words last day, last days, etc., refer to the closing of the Mosaic dispensation, and not, as is often supposed, to the final closing up of mundane affairs. Peter demonstrates this, by applying the words of Joel to what was then transpiring, Acts ii 16 20, But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel, And it shall come to pass in the last days,...

The Great Proof Text

Matt. xxv 46 is the great proof text of the doctrine of endless punishment These shall go away into everlasting punishment, and the righteous into life eternal. 1 That the popular view of this language is incorrect is evident, because those punished are those who have not been good to the poor. Only such are to suffer everlasting punishment. Endless life is the reward, and endless punishment the penalty of works, if this passage teaches the doctrine of endless punishment. Those receive that...

No Murderer Hath Eternal Life

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. I.John iii 15. This language shows that there are millions of murderers who never destroyed life, for every one who hates his brother has already committed murder. If no murderer can ever reach heaven, then millions must be lost forever, for, observe, it does not say that a murderer who does not repent before he dies, but no murderer hath eterrnal life abiding in him that is, no one who...

Not Inherit The Kingdom Of

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulation, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal.v 19-21. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an...

The Dead In Christ Shall Rise First

For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.--I. Thess. iv 15-176. We...