TEN REASONS NOT TO BELIEVE THE TEACHING OF ETERNAL TORTURE
From, The Glory of God & The Honor of Kings, Devotional.
By Thomas Kissinger

#1: IT IS NOT TRUE
-The Bible clearly teaches us to study to show ourselves approved ( 2nd Timothy 2:15 ). Unfortunately, VERY FEW actually
take this advice to heart. Not only do most Christians not study the Bible, THEY DO NOT EVEN READ THE BIBLE! As a
matter of fact, most would have a hard time trying to find Genesis 1:1. Most believers in Christ base their belief system off
of what everyone else believes. In other words, THEY ARE GOING TO GO WITH THE FLOW! Since they do not study or
even read the Bible, they are trapped into having to believe what others ( pastors ) tell them about God. Most that do study
and read the Bible, study and read with their minds already made up, having been deceived by their embracing of the
traditions and doctrines of men. Christians, for the most part, are INTOXICATED with going to church, having church, and
playing church. They are more concerned about what outfit they will wear, how big and pretty the building is that they are
going to, how many members are in the church, how many degrees the pastor has, how good the singing is, if there is a
children’s program, how well the pastor preaches ( performs ), and where they are going to eat lunch afterwards. This cycle
is repeated over and over again, causing Christians to remain in a trance, not being able to understand the truth about
God.
-When a person hears the voice of God and is awakened from the trance of organized religion, then, and only then, can he
begin to discern for himself what is true and what is tradition. The Spirit of God then leads that person to study the
scriptures. After that, the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God begins to flood that person’s spirit, soul,
and body, leading and guiding them into all truth.
-The teaching of eternal torture is a lie! IT IS THE GREATEST LIE EVER TOLD!!! For those who are still under the trance
of playing church, they will surely be offended by these statements, but those with ears to hear will follow up on what is
being said in this teaching. IT WILL TAKE SOME COURAGE TO SEEK TO BE SET FREE FROM ORGANIZED RELIGION!
AS WELL, YOU WILL BE PERSECUTED ( BY CHRISTIANS )! It will take many hours of study, prayer, and being honest with
yourself and God. God will bring you to the place where you begin to pray for truth. He will have you to pray, asking Him to
show you not what you want to see, but what is true. As you ask, seek, and knock, your Heavenly Father will give you what
you ask for. He will give you …
-THE TRUTH!-

#2: THE BIBLE DOES NOT TEACH IT
-It is not the goal of our Creator to torture any of His created beings forever. This will become clear as one reads and
studies the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The “hell” that is taught by Evangelical Christianity IS NOT THE “HELL” OF
THE BIBLE. The words “Sheol”, “Hades”, “Gehenna”, and “Tartaroo” ( the four words translated as “hell” in the King James
Version ) DO NOT in any way denote a physical location where God plans to quarantine people for the purpose of torturing
them forever in literal fire. They do however speak of the grave, the fiery correction of God ( spiritually speaking ), and the
corrective judgments of God, BUT THEY DEFINITELY DO NOT SPEAK OF A PHYSICAL LOCATION THAT IS PREPARED
FOR THE PURPOSE OF TORTURING PEOPLE FOREVER!
-In addition to this, the Bible teaches that man’s torment ( period of severe trial and testing ) and God’s judgments are age-
lasting ( “aionios” … of the ages ), and that they are for the purpose of CORRECTION. They are not eternal or everlasting.
The King James translators did a very poor job in their translation of the words “olam”, “aion”, and “aionios”, which refer to
the AGES OF TIME, but not eternity. These words ( “olam”, “aion”, and “aionios” ) speak of things that take place within the
ages of time ( God’s purpose of the ages ), but they certainly do not mean or refer to eternity. The strongest meaning that
they can possibly have is one of belonging to eternity, but not lasting through it. We must also understand that there is a
difference between eternity and time. “Eternity” is not time that goes on forever, but it is TIMELESSNESS. Something that is
eternal has no beginning and no end, such as God Himself. The Bible, when speaking of God, mainly refers to Him as the
God of the ages ( “aionios” ). This in no way negates the fact that He is eternal, for He is the GOD OF THE AGES AND THE
GOD OF ETERNITY. HE IS BOTH! HE BELONGS TO THE REALM OF TIME AND ETERNITY.
-After studying what the Bible actually teaches about “hell” and the “ages”, a person will be well on their way to seeing right
through the false teaching of eternal torture. The reason that most people do not know that this teaching ( eternal torture )
is false stems from: The negative power of the traditions and doctrines of men, the ability of the organized church to instill
the fear of eternal torture in people, and that people ( for the most part ) do not read and study the Bible for themselves. In
fact, most Christians are absolutely CLUELESS as to what the Bible actually teaches on many subjects.
-It will take some courage to begin the journey of seeking to know the God of the Bible for yourself. You will most certainly
be persecuted ( especially by Christians ) for this courageous effort, BUT FEAR NOT, for your reward is the assurance that
…-GOD IS THE SAVIOR OF ALL MEN!-

#3: IT GOES AGAINST THE CHARACTER AND NATURE OF GOD
According to J. Preston Eby:
-"When we speak of God's attributes we may say, and many do, that God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable in
His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth. This is a very beautiful definition; but it largely defines only
God's attributes, whereas the text, "God is Love," tells us WHAT HE HIMSELF IS. This text reveals His nature, His state of
being. For instance, in speaking of justice, we know that God has justice as one of His attributes, but He is not justice; God
IS love. This fact gives us a revelation of GOD'S VERY NATURE. This brings us face to face with the great central message
of the Bible which is a message of love. We need to remember that the Personage about whom the Bible is written IS LOVE
- a Being Whose very nature is love." ( God Is Love, J. Preston Eby )
-The teaching of eternal torture goes against the character and nature of God. If God is love, then how can we so
confidently teach that he is going to torture billions forever? How could we not call Him a hypocrite for doing such a thing?
JESUS TOLD US TO LOVE OUR ENEMIES, BUT HE IS GOING TO TORTURE HIS FOREVER??? He taught us that we must
learn to forgive, yet He will never forgive anyone who has rejected Him in this life???
According to J. Preston Eby:
-"Even the hardest, cruelest, most brutal men cannot torture their fellow men for more than two or three hours without
growing weak, faint, and sick (see Fox Book of Martyrs). However, Christian leaders teach that our Lord will torture His
victims through endless ages. The scripture reveals that Christ Jesus is the kindest, the most tender-hearted and merciful
Person this world has ever known. His mercy endures forever, or to all generations of time. The doctrine of eternal torment
pictures Him to be the most horrible monster, the most beastly, brutal, cruel, vicious Person this world has ever known. The
governments of this world, ruled by unregenerated men, put their rebels in prisons, and the very worst offenders they put to
death. But our Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator and Redeemer of the world, will mercilessly torture those who offend Him to
the most hideous and incomprehensible degree. Surely, this pagan and Romish doctrine of eternal torture does NOT glorify
HIM!" ( The Law Of Circularity, J. Preston Eby )
-As you begin to meditate on the love of God, you will see in your heart that the TEACHING OF ETERNAL TORTURE IS
NOT TRUE! IF IT WERE TRUE, THEN JESUS IS A MILLION TIMES MORE VICIOUS AND VINDICTIVE THAN HITLER! It is
impossible for God to torture someone forever, for it goes against His character and nature. It is contrary to Who He is, for
…-GOD IS LOVE!-

#4: IT DECLARES THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST AS AN ABSOLUTE FAILURE
According to J. Preston Eby:
-"It is estimated that about one hundred and sixty billions of human beings have lived on the earth in the six thousand years
since Adam departed from Eden. Of these, the very broadest estimate that could be made with reason would be that less
than five billion were saints of God. This broad estimate would leave the immense aggregate of one hundred and fifty-five
billions (155,000,000,000) who went down into death without faith and hope in the only name given under heaven or among
men whereby we must be saved. Indeed, the vast majority of these never knew or heard of Jesus, and could not believe in
Him of Whom they had not heard. What, I ask, has become of this vast multitude, of which figures give a wholly inadequate
idea? What is, and is to be, their condition? Did God make no provision for these, whose condition and circumstances He
must have foreseen? Or did He, from the foundation of the world, make a wretched and merciless provision for their
hopeless, eternal torment, as many of His children claim?" ( The Law Of Circularity, J. Preston Eby )
-If what Evangelical Christianity teaches about eternal torture is true, then that means that almost every person ( well over
95% ) who has ever lived will be tortured forever. What does it say about God if 155,000,000,000 of the 160,000,000,000
people who have ever lived will be tortured forever? Could we call this a victory? Could we still call God all-powerful? Could
we still say that God is love? Could we still call Jesus the Savior of the world? NO! NO! NO! NO!
-THE HORRIBLE TEACHING OF ETERNAL TORTURE IS A SLAP IN THE FACE OF THE LOVE AND POWER OF GOD! This
teaching would cause us to come to the conclusion that the saving effort of the Lord Jesus Christ ( His death, burial, and
resurrection ) WAS AN ABSOLUTE FAILURE! We know that Satan was able to deceive Eve, causing Adam to fall, bringing
down the entire human race. If the Lord Jesus Christ was only able to save about 3% of the human race, then who would be
declared as the winner? Well … SATAN OF COURSE! Most people have never thought about what was just said. They just
keep on believing something ( eternal torture ) that does not glorify God and is not scriptural. BUT THANK GOD THAT THIS
HORRIFIC TEACHING IS NOT TRUE!
-The scriptures declare to us in 1st Corinthians 15:22-28 … that in Adam ALL DIE, even so in Christ shall ALL BE MADE
ALIVE. BUT EVERY MAN IN HIS OWN ORDER: … THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL!!! The power of God’s love is eternal! Its
glory is supernal! HIS LOVE GOES BEYOND THE HIGHEST STAR, …
-AND REACHES TO THE LOWEST HELL!-

#5: THE MAJORITY OF THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS DID NOT TEACH IT
( The following is an excerpt from: The Power Of Life And Death In A Greek Four Letter Word--Aion, Gary Amirault )
According to Gary Amirault:
-"Many orthodox Christian historians acknowledge that the majority of the early church did not teach eternal torment. A
couple of examples: Geisler-"The belief in the inalienable capability of improvement of all rational beings, and the limited
duration of future punishment was so general in the West, and among the opponents of Origen, that it seems entirely
independent of his system." (Eccles. Hist., 1-212). (Origen has been accused of bringing into the church the heresy of the
salvation of all. Geisler points out the belief was prevalent even apart from Origen's influence.) The German theologian and
historian Johann Christoph Doerderlin writes: "In proportion as any man was eminent in learning in Christian antiquity, the
more he cherished and defended the hope of the termination of future torments." Professor and historian Henry Oxenham
informs us that the, "Doctrine of endless punishment was not believed at all by some of the holiest and wisest of the
Fathers, and was not taught as an integral part of the Christian faith by any, even of those who believed it as an opinion."
Historian Pfaff says: "The ultimate restoration of the lost was an opinion held by very many Jewish teachers, and some of
the Fathers." Dietelmaier: "Universalism in the fourth century drove its roots down deeply, alike in the East and West, and
had very many defenders." Reuss: "The doctrine of a general restoration of all rational creatures has been recommended
by very many of the greatest thinkers of the ancient church, and of modern times." (Hist. De la Theol. Apost.). Prior to
Augustine in the 5th century, the vast majority of Christians, including the leadership, believed in the Salvation Of All
Mankind through Jesus Christ. St. Basil the Great (c. 329-379) in his De Asceticis wrote: "The mass of men (Christians) say
that there is to be an end of punishment to those who are punished." St. Jerome (342-420): "I know that most understand
the story of Nineveh and its King, the ultimate forgiveness of the devil and all rational creatures." The Christian leader most
instrumental in bringing in the damnable heresy of eternal torment, Augustine, admits himself that "There are very many
(imo quam plurimi, which can be translated majority) who though not denying the Holy Scriptures do not believe in endless
torments." (Enchiria, ad Laurent. c.29) Imagine, the champion of the doctrine of eternal torment admitting out of his own
mouth that as late as the 5th century many or the majority of believers did not believe in eternal torment and he said they
did not deny the scriptures in believing so. Of the six theological schools known to the early church, 4 taught the Salvation
Of All, one taught annihilation, and only one taught eternal torment. The Greek word aion was not used to mean eternal in
the early church writings. The President of the Second Ecumenical Council of Constantinople in 381, St. Gregory of
Nazianzus, was an outspoken Universalist, that is, he believed in the Salvation Of All Mankind Through Jesus Christ. Would
the church designate a heretic as its head at such an important meeting? When Emperor Justinian finally declared the
teaching of the Salvation Of All as heresy, he used the word "ateleutetos" to describe "eternal punishment," not aionion
which is the Biblical term. If aionion meant "eternal" why didn't he use it? He didn't because it didn't mean eternal! Many
writings are still preserved from the early Christian bishops which clearly show they did not teach eternal torment. To
mention just a few: Clement Alexandrinus, Gregory Thaumaturgus, Ambrose, Titus of Bostra, Diodore of Tarsus, Isidore of
Alexandria, Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, St. Gregory of Nazianzus, etc. When studying the lives of the early leaders,
those embracing the Salvation Of All clearly showed much more love and fruit in their lives than those who taught eternal
torment. Compare Origen and St. Gregory of Nyssa with Tertullian and Cyprian. If the doctrine of the Salvation Of All was
heresy, why didn't the church declare it as such until the church entered the dark ages? Could it be that when the pagan
doctrine of eternal torment entered the church, this very doctrine brought about the gross darkness which the church
plunged into? It was not until the church left the Greek text and went to the Latin Vulgate Text that large numbers began to
believe in eternal torment. That was because Jerome mistranslated those very words we have just been talking about. The
Latin Vulgate perpetuated the error. As long as the church primarily used the Greek Text, it taught the Salvation Of All
Mankind. As late as the 16th century lexicographers such as Phavorinus knew that aion was just a time word. But he also
noted where the idea of changing the meaning came from. He writes, "Aion, time also life, also habit, or way of life. Aion is
also the eternal and endless as it seems to the theologian." Here we see where the deception came from, the theologian!" (
Gary Amirault )
-So … If you believe in the Salvation Of All Mankind through Jesus Christ, …
-YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY!-

#6: THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THE SALVATION OF ALL MEN
-The Bible is the story of the fall and rise of the human race. It depicts all as going into Adam. As well, it depicts all as going
into Christ in the dispensation of the fullness of times. Many are not aware that the Bible teaches that the same ALL that
went into Adam will eventually go into Christ. As you approach the Bible with this mindset you will begin to see this theme
from Genesis to Revelation. The teaching of the salvation of all men ( through the Lord Jesus Christ ) will literally jump off
the pages of the Book ( the Bible ). It has always been there, but many are not able to see it due to the fact that their
consciences have been seared with a hot iron by the teaching of eternal torture. It is difficult to see the truth when we
approach the Bible with our minds already made up.
According to Hannah Whitall Smith:
-Hannah Whitall Smith testified in her book ( The Christian’s Secret Of A Happy Life ) how that she came to understand this
great truth … "Immediately the whole Book seemed to be illuminated. On every page the truth concerning the "times of
restitution of all things," of which the apostle Peter says "God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the
world began," shone forth and no room was left for questioning. I turned greedily from page to page of my Bible, fairly
laughing aloud for joy at the blaze of light that illuminated it all. It became a new Book. Another skin seemed to have been
peeled off every text, and my Bible fairly shone with new meaning. I do not say with a different meaning, for in no sense did
the new meaning contradict the old, but a deeper meaning, the true meaning hidden behind the outward form of words. The
words did not need to be changed; they only needed to be understood; and now at last I began to understand them." (
Hannah Whitall Smith )
-There are actually hundreds of scriptures that testify of THIS GREAT TRUTH. Here are a few to consider:
-Genesis 12:3 / Genesis 18:18 / Psalm 22:27-29 / Psalm 65:2 / Psalm 66:3,4 / Psalm 72:8-11 / Isaiah 25:7,8 / Isaiah 45:22-
25 / Luke 2:10 / John 12:32 / Acts 3:21 / Romans chapter 5 / Romans 11:26-36 / 1st Corinthians 15:22-28 / 2nd
Corinthians 5:18-21 / Ephesians 1:9-11 / Philippians 2:10,11 / Colossians 1:16-20 …
-KEEP DIGGING!
-YOU WILL FIND HUNDREDS MORE!-

#7: IT POINTS TO A VICTORIOUS DEVIL, AND TO SIN AS FINALLY TRIUMPHANT OVER GOD
According to Thomas Allin:
-"THE question of Universalism is usually argued on a basis altogether misleading, i.e., as though the point involved was
chiefly, or wholly, man's endless suffering. Odious and repulsive to every moral instinct, as is that dogma, it is not the
turning point of this controversy. The vital question is this, that the popular creed by teaching the perpetuity of evil, points
to a victorious Devil, and to sin as finally triumphant over God. It makes the corrupt, nay, the bestial in our fallen nature to
be eternal. It represents what is foulest and most loathsome in man, i.e., the most obstinate sin as being enduring as God
Himself. It confers the dignity of immortal life on what is morally abominable. It teaches perpetual Anarchy, and a final
Chaos. It enthrones Pandemonium as an eternal fact side by side with Paradise; and, gazing over its fetid and obscene
abysses, is not afraid to call this the triumph of Jesus Christ, this the realization of the promise that God shall be "All in All"."
( Christ Triumphant, Thomas Allin )
-Could we come to any other possible conclusion than this? How could it be said that God is victorious over the Devil, sin,
death, hell, and evil if the majority of all the people ever born will never be delivered from these vices? How can these
things co-exist as long as God Himself in light of the plain declaration of scripture that declares that God shall be all in all (
everything to everyone )? We would be left with no other conclusion than to declare evil as victorious over good. THE
POWERS OF DARKNESS WOULD BE ABLE TO FOREVER GLOAT DUE TO THEIR VICTORY! They would be able to claim
that they were able to take over 97% of God’s creation, bringing them into an eternal nightmare of torture.
-SEARCH YOUR HEART! SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES! If you are honest with yourself and the scriptures you will surely
begin to see the ABSOLUTE STUPIDITY of the teaching of eternal torture. THERE IS NO WAY TO DECLARE THAT GOD IS
BOTH ALL IN ALL AND THE GOD OF ETERNAL TORTURE AS WELL. These two thoughts drastically oppose one another.
It is not possible for both of these statements to be true. Either the apostle Paul was lying when he said that God would be
all in all ( 1st Corinthians 15:28 ), or Evangelical Christianity is lying in declaring that the vast majority of the human race will
be tortured forever. I would rather believe the inspired words of the apostle Paul than to side with the lie of Evangelical
Christianity. If this teaching ( eternal torture ) is a lie, which it is, then we should reject it no matter how many people believe
it.
-THAT SETTLES IT!-

#8: ETERNAL TORTURE IS UNJUST! THE PUNISHMENT DOES NOT FIT THE CRIME!
According to George Hawtin:
-The following words by George Hawtin are most challenging: “The established visible church has preached its multiplied
sermons seeking to prove its tradition that the vast majority of God’s human creation will be LOST, finally, irrevocably, and
eternally, and not only will they be lost to God forever and ever, but they will be given up to the most sadistic, inhuman,
ungodly torments that could be devised only by the vilest fiends. According to the tradition of the church this hellish torment
is to fall upon all who do not believe. It matters not a whit whether they had opportunity to believe or not. It matters not at all
if they were born in the darkest jungles of Africa, the swamps of Borneo, or the deserts of India or China. The fact that they
never heard there was a God will be no excuse whatever. The fact that they never heard that God had a Son will not
impede their dreadful destruction. Heathen who never heard that God had a Son are, according to this teaching, faced with
the same dreadful doom as men who heard the gospel from their birth and yet rejected it. To add to the stupidity of their
teaching they make pitiful attempts to prove that this is the justice of God and that God is manifesting His love in the
punishment of sin. The doctrine of eternal punishment is based on a literal interpretation of some of the metaphors of
scripture, to the complete neglect of many other scriptures. No doctrine has ever been propounded with more confidence
and greater bitterness nor with a grossness and coarseness more hideous and repugnant, and, in the face of the love and
kindness of God, more inconceivable and incredible.” -end quote ( According To The Purpose, George Hawtin )
-To eternally punish a person for 70, 80, or even 100 years of crimes ( sins ) is an UNJUST PUNISHMENT. Not only is it
unjust, but it is INSANE! Not only is it unjust and insane, but it is also a punishment that WOULD NEVER SERVE ANY
PURPOSE other than to be vindictive, spiteful, and barbaric in nature.
-The scriptures teach that THE JUSTICE OF GOD IS FOR THE SINNER, INSURING HIS SALVATION, NOT AGAINST HIM,
DEMANDING HIS CONDEMNATION. Exodus 22:5 states, … If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall
put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall
he make restitution … This law, when applied spiritually to the entire creation, makes God responsible to make a restitution
of all things, FOR GOD MADE THE BEAST ( THE SERPENT OF GENESIS 3:1 ), setting him in the field ( the Garden of
Eden, the world, or the beast nature that is in man ) to feed ( devour ). This is why God was responsible to send the best of
His own vineyard ( His only begotten Son ) to make a restitution of all things ( Acts 3:21 ).
-IT WOULD BE UNJUST FOR GOD TO ETERNALLY TORTURE THE VERY HUMAN BEINGS THAT HE CREATED! IT
WOULD BE UNJUST ACCORDING TO HIS OWN LAW ( Exodus 22:5 )! It would especially be unjust due to the fact that God
created all things ( good and evil ) and subjected the creation to vanity ( not willingly ). As a result of this we are all born
with a nature ( the sin nature ) that is contrary to the nature of God. This does not mean that man is not accountable to
God for his actions, but it surely does mean that it would be extremely unjust for God to torture him ( man ) forever.
-THANK GOD FOR HIS JUSTICE!-

#9: IT PRODUCES IMMATURE CONVERTS WHO ARE MOTIVATED TO SERVE GOD OUT OF FEAR RATHER THAN
LOVE
-The false teaching of eternal torture is a message of fear. IT IS NOT ONE OF LOVE! Not only is that teaching a message
of fear, but it breeds fear in the lives of all who embrace it. In other words, it causes a person to continually live in fear of
eternal torture at all times. I guess you could call it … “the good news of fear” … It is ironic, but nevertheless, Christianity
refers to their message as good news. How could it be good news to tell someone … You better get right or God is going to
torture you forever??? HOW IS THAT GOOD NEWS? WELL … IT’S NOT! IT IS BAD NEWS! IT IS VERY BAD NEWS! IT IS
NOT THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST! IT MAY BE THE GOSPEL OF CHRISTIANITY, BUT ONCE AGAIN, IT IS NOT THE
GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST!
-The Bible does speak of the “fear of the Lord”, but this “fear” pertains to a reverence and awe for God, not a fear of being
tortured forever. 2nd Timothy speaks of the fear that Evangelical Christianity promotes. It is referred to as “the spirit of
fear”. 2nd Timothy 1:7 states, … For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind
… Does the teaching of eternal torture produce power, love, and a sound mind? NO! IT PRODUCES WEAKNESS, HATE,
AND CONFUSION. Modern day Christianity could be characterized as weak, hateful, and confusing. It is unfortunate to have
to say these things, but nevertheless, they are true.
-Now … Are you ready for some GOOD NEWS? 1st John 4:18,19 states, … There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts
out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love. We love Him, because He first loved us …
THIS IS THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST! Jesus did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. He did not come to
bring condemnation, but to bring redemption. He did not come to bring hate, but love. He is not the author of eternal
torture, but of eternal salvation.
-Man must understand that he was born ( placed ) into vanity, a perished condition, and death ( the carnal mind ). When
the scriptures declare that God is not willing that any should perish, it is this that is being spoken of. He is not willing that
any should remain in their fallen condition. IT IS THIS CONDITION THAT HE CAME TO SAVE US OUT OF. As we come to
understand this, we should not serve Him because we are afraid of eternal torture, BUT BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US,
SAVED US, FORGAVE US, AND DELIVERED US FROM …
-THE WAGES OF SIN!-

#10: THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, NOT ETERNAL TORTURE!
-It is AMAZING that the majority of Christians continue to teach eternal torture. This is done despite what the Bible teaches
about the love of God. Romans 6:23 states, … For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord … I thought that the wages of sin was eternal torture? Well … Isn’t it? That is what Evangelical
Christianity teaches … doesn’t it?
-Preachers have gotten so comfortable with teaching eternal torture that they do not even use the scriptures to do so.
When they do use the scriptures, they quote a scripture and then teach something else that does not line up with the
scripture that they just quoted. For example, how many times have you heard someone use Romans 6:23 ( the wages of
sin is death ) to support their belief in eternal torture. This scripture has nothing to do with being tortured in a literal hell or
flying off to a mansion in the sky after you die. People have become masters at TWISTING SCRIPTURES TO MAKE THEM
FIT THEIR DOCTRINAL BELIEFS. Someone who is interested in rightly dividing the Word of truth will not do that. The
correct approach is to use the Holy Scriptures as the guideline for forming correct and proper doctrinal beliefs, not trying to
make the scriptures fit your doctrinal beliefs.
-If the wages of sin is eternal torture, then Jesus would have to be eternally tortured to pay the price for the sin of the world.
THIS ONE THOUGHT IN AND OF ITSELF IS PROOF THAT THE TEACHING OF ETERNAL TORTURE IS A LIE! If the wages
of sin is death, then Jesus did pay the price for the sin of the world in being made flesh, overcoming all things, dying on the
cross, and being raised again on the third day. He experienced the spiritual aspect of death ( the carnal mind ) and the
physical aspect of death ( His crucifixion ).
-Thank God that the wages of sin is not eternal torture, for if it were then our Lord Himself would need to be tortured
forever in order to deliver the human race. Can you begin to see how ridiculous that teaching ( eternal torture ) is?
-In conclusion, let us summarize the reasons that the teaching of eternal torture is to be discarded as false … It is not true
… / The Bible does not teach it … / It goes against the character and nature of God … / It declares the cross of Jesus
Christ as a failure … / The majority of the early church did not teach it … / The scriptures teach the salvation of all men … /
It points to a victorious Devil, and to sin as triumphant over God … / It is unjust … / It produces immature converts who are
motivated to serve God out of fear rather than love … / The wages of sin is death, not eternal torture …
-It has been my privilege to serve all who have taken the time to read this daily devotional. May the Father give you the
spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him! Remember … GOD IS LOVE! HE LOVES ALL! GOD IS ALL-
POWERFUL! HE CANNOT FAIL! HE WILL NOT FAIL! HE IS …
-THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!- Thomas Kissinger
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