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What kind of punishment would Eternal Life be for rejection of Eternal Life / Christ's salvation?

Could the punishment for rejection of Eternal Life / Christ's salvation be eternal living? Would that make sense?
... rather scripture makes it plain that the alternative is to PERISH ... or become nothing - be destroyed.

Dante's "Divine Comedy" took the already prevalent pagan notion of eternal torment and painted a lasting impression on the minds of church-goers that still infects many believers today - one that if we look into it, we would not be able to find scripture to agree.

"Perish" does not mean "live forever in misery" ... and I know there are lots of references to "eternal punishment" and "eternal fire," but just because the punishment is eternal and the fire is eternal, doesn't mean that those subjected to the fire are likewise eternal. Rather, the eternal fire destroys those subjected to it.

The word "Gehenna" referred to the NAME of the city dump, where a fire was kept burning by the trash thrown within. Everyday the people would bring out their trash and throw it in Gehenna where it burned from before the time anyone could remember starting it. However, the trash was new each day. This is the Lord's teaching illustration of damnation. It is permanent, and eternal ... but that which is thrown is has no eternal quality ... and neither could the damned have eternal life for they have rejected it by rejecting Jesus.

Will there be gnashing of teeth? Yeah, spoiled brats who thought the gift of life had no expiration will whine and complain on the way to the fire, like children being dragged out of ChuckECheese's ... it's over too soon. The damned are selfish and give no thought to be grateful for the time they were given so they weep when it has come to an end.

I could go on and on, but if you are interested you can read more of what I have written at the links below.

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Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
Amen and.... AMEN!!!

Matthew 13:41-42

41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

- There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth there, but when its finished, there will be deep and profound silence.

Blessings in Yahshua, The ONLY Source and WAY into Life,


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