Matthew 1028

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy (appollumi) both soul and body in hell (gehenna).

Christ says that we must not fear men who at worst can only kill us physically, but they cannot take away the resurrected life, which God will give to all people. However, we need to fear God because if we do not fear Him in this age before we die, then there is judgement awaiting us in gehenna, meaning in the Lake of Fire on the Great White Throne Judgement Day. The destruction of both soul and body refers to the destruction of 'the old man', which is the Second Death.

Also, please understand that there will be various levels or degrees of judgement in the Lake of Fire. As Christ says, it will be more tolerable in the Day of Judgement for some, more than others, and that harlots and publicans will enter the Kingdom of God before the Pharisees. Christian churches have many 'self-righteous Pharisees' who think that they will be first in line to enter the Kingdom of God. However, on the Day of Judgement, they will be shocked to find out that many sinners, whom they condemned to a hell of eternal torture, will enter the Kingdom of God before them. (Matthew 21:31, Luke 13:30)

When the last rebellious unbeliever has repented and accepted Jesus Christ, the scripture 'For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive: But each one in his own order' (1 Corinthians 15:22-23) will then be totally and completely fulfilled.

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