Hebrews 21418

Hell Really Exists

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14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. 17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

Jesus Christ, through His work on the cross, destroyed Satan, who is the devil, who had the power of death. Not only did He destroy Satan by His work on the cross, but He also destroyed death itself, which is called the last enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:25-26)

From God's perspective, both Satan and death no longer exist, because it is only a matter of time, at the creation of the New Heaven and the New Earth, that the work of the cross will be fully realised, when everything on earth and in heaven will be reconciled to God Himself because of the finished work of the cross.

When death is destroyed, the only thing that can burst forth is life. Similarly, when Satan is 'destroyed', then he will be changed to his original created state as a holy ministering angel. It is God's nature to overcome evil with good, and ultimately God will overcome all evil with good. (Romans 12:21) The false doctrine of hell teaches that God overcomes evil with more evil, which is completely against the nature of God.

In this present age, it is not God's purpose to deal with Satan or the fallen angels, and He is not 'giving aid to' or trying to reconcile them now. In this age, God is only calling and choosing His Elect Bride, and preparing her for a special salvation. (1 Timothy 4:10) God has allowed Satan and the fallen angels as well as the majority of human beings to remain in spiritual darkness until the final Lake of Fire judgement.

Let us now look at the second so-called 'proof text'.

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