"I am he that liveth and was dead;
and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen;
and have the keys of hell and of death." ...Revelation
secure in Christ. You can't do anything that will send you to 'hell',
because your righteousness.(a
gift from God).is based
both on what you have received from God so that you can believe,
and based upon what He.(Jesus Christ).did,
not on what you do, have done or don't do.
God had you born in sin, same
as everyone else; you had nothing at all to do with it. You didn't choose
it. It was chosen for you. This was your time to be born, the time God
chose to put you into a physical human body.
It is all part of God's great overall plan.
Religionists tell you you'll go to hell; go to hell for,
really, something you had nothing to do with. Now, what kind of a 'god'
would do such a thing? Surely not a loving one. So, they have this doctrine
of hell in error. They obviously do not know of which they speak. Such
is religion. But the truth of God is something to be excited about!
None is able to resist God's will -Romans
9:19 ".....For who hath resisted his will?"Paul's
God took salvation out of the realm
of our performance and placed it on the shoulders of Him.(Jesus).making
it available to us who accept Him
as a gift.(no performance required
to receive a gift).
However, God does have the power to
send some to 'hell'.(Luke
12:5), but it might not have been what you thought.
deal in the most loving way He knows with those
who just can't overcome their fleshly appetites -1Corinthians
What we build into
our character will be tried -1Corinthians
3:13 "Every man's work shall be made manifest, for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by fire and the fire shall try every man's
work of what sort it is." The
hot trials of life.(1Peter
reveal your true self to you. And for some
who just keep turning away when God is calling them, God will have
some things to say that will burn some deeply -Isaiah
30:27 "Behold, the name of the LORD cometh
from far, burning with his anger and the burden thereof is heavy. His lips
are full of indignation, and his tongue as a
word cuts both
3:9,10 "Who can tell if God will turn
and repent and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And
God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way and God repented
of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them and he did it
78:38 "But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity and
destroyed them not. Yea, many a time turned he his anger away and did not
stir up all his wrath." Psalms
77:9 "Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his
tender mercies?" Psalms
30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment. In his favour is life. Weeping
may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Lamentations
3:22,23 "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because
his compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness."
in mercy, but gets upset with the obstinate
who keep hurting themselves and others.
people live as this today? -Isaiah
22:13,14 "And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen and killing sheep,
eating flesh and drinking wine. Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall
selfishly for today, and we will if we don't believe in a life beyond -1Corinthians
it was revealed in mine ears by the LORD of hosts, surely this iniquity
shall not be purged from you till ye die.(in
Christ, we're dead),
saith the Lord GOD of hosts."
13:6-9 "Howl ye, for the day of the LORD is at hand. It shall come
as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint
and every man's heart shall melt. And they shall be afraid; pangs and sorrows
shall take hold of them. They shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth.
They shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold,
the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to
lay the land desolate and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it."
17:7 "At that day shall a man look to his Maker and his eyes
shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel."
of God's thinking: Isaiah
19:22 "And the LORD shall smite Egypt. He shall smite and heal it
and they shall return even to the LORD and he shall be intreated of them
shall heal them."
God is not cruel.
19:24,25 "In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with
Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land...Whom the LORD of hosts
shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people and Assyria the work of
my hands and Israel mine inheritance." Zechariah
3:9 ".....and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day."
who may be so badly addicted to their flesh in ways that keep them from
spiritual growth; whether it be drugs, alcohol, sexual perversion, or whatever-controls
them, that God will free their minds from this constant physical bondage
by quickly burning up the flesh.
God is only a God of love, but He
overrides our character -Romans 2:5,8.
God does not want
a group of little
'yes men' clones.
God wants people to be
again so they can live forever in joy
-1Peter 1:23. All He does has an overall
loving purpose towards benefit of each and every individual. He loves us!
God's judgements are never vindictive, rather always redemptive -John 3:16;
2:9 "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly.(those
believing in Him, like Derek).out
of temptations and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be
is 'to be corrected, pruned as trees')."
3:7,8 "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word
are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition.(destruction).of
is love; the ungodly know not how to love).men...But,
beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord
as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day."Indicates
this resurrecting to correction
will take place during the 1000 year reign of the Kingdom of God.-2Peter
3:10-12 "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night;
in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise and the elements
shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein
shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved,
what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the
heavens being on fire shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with
Kingdom will start off clean on the Earth.....continue?