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Hell Really Exists

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In the story of Job, our man Job is entirely unaware of Satan's challenges or what's at stake in them. All he knows is how to hold on to the confession of faith he has in the Lord.

Suppose Satan had come again a third time with another challenge that increased level of Job's trial. The scene might have gone something like this

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

And thou hast stricken him with all manner of boils.

And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Boils come and boils go. Job still retaineth his life.

But put forth thine hand now, and touch him with a sickness unto death, and he will curse thee to thy face.

And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; even to take his life.

This time, supposing Satan had escalated the challenge a third time, what would happen? I believe that Job would continue to hold fast to his confession of faith and make a liar out of Satan once again. Later on in the book Job says:

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him Job 13:15

And so Job would have glorified God by his death, still unaware of what was going on in the heavenly realms. When he came before the Lord for his judgment, God would have said, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the Joy of the Lord."

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