I Hate The Hellfire Doctrine

We're supposed to love what is good and hate what is bad. Therefore, I hate the doctrine that claims that God has created a place so bad that it makes the Inquisition period in history, look like a picnic.

Who will go for God, to defend His name? Some paint Him cruel to cause such endless pain. Who will fight to clear His name?

The book of Revelation gives the answer to this age old question, "Is there really a place of eternal torment awaiting the wicked?"

Revelation, chapter 20  discusses the thousand year reign of Christ. At the end of the 1000 years,  Satan and his cohorts are released from the abyss of their inactivity. They are allowed to test the integrity of all the people. According to a prophecy found at Nahum 1 : 9 - "Distress will not arise a second time." The revolt is squashed shortly after it gets started. (Sorry, length of time is not revealed.)

Revelation 20 : 10 says, "And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulfur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet (already were), and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

The inhabitants are then judged individually, according to their deeds, (based on things they learned after the new scrolls were opened during the thousand years.)      According to Isaiah 65 : 20, "Even though a man of a hundred  may seem like a boy,  he might die when evil is called down upon him."
Evidently he was incorrigible (bad beyond reform).

Revelation 20 : 14 says - " And death and Hades were hurled into the lake of fire. THIS MEANS THE SECOND DEATH, THE LAKE OF FIRE.
Furthermore, whoever was not found written in the book of life, was hurled into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21 : 7 - 8 says,     "Anyone conquering will inhereit these things ----( Please refer to Revelation 21 : 4 ) - and I shall be his God and he will be my son.    . v. 8 - "But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth, and murderers and fornicators and those practicing spiritism and idolaters, and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake of fire and sulfur, THIS MEANS THE SECOND DEATH.

The first death that we inherited from Adam is well explained at Ecclesiastes 9 : 5 & 6. You can read it for yourself.

As for those going into the second death, they probably didn't develop appreciation, or perhaps peer pressure  causes them to join the rebellion.     
I Corinthians 15 : 24 - 28  -   " Next, the end when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and authority and power. For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing..  ( Do you recall that death and Hades were also hurled into the lake of fire?  And here, it says that death, the last enemy, will be brought to nothing.)      

         What really happens to people when they die the death they inherited from Adam?     Jesus told his disciples :  "Lazarus , our friend has gone to rest, but I am journying there to awaken him from sleep."     Jesus had spoken  however,  about his death.  But they imagined he was speaking about taking rest in sleep.  At that time, therefore,  Jesus said to them outspokenly:  "Lazarus has died, and I rejoice on your account that I was not there, in order for you to believe. But let us go to him."   Account in John 11

             How would you feel if someone accused YOU of burning your children when they did something wrong?    

Boshie Boshie
66-70, F
1 Response Sep 15, 2012

As explained in my post the hell doctrine as place of torture torment pain and suffering was not preached in the spread of the Gospel, or any of Pauls letters.