Your Daily Meditation on December 05, 2017 at 07:50AM

And these shall be coming away into chastening eonian, yet the just into life eonian. Matthew 26:46 CLNT

Eonian chastening is here limited to the nations who will not succor the faithful of Israel in their time of sore distress. It has no bearing on the sins of individuals. The justice of fire eonian is disciplinary and corrective (cf Jude 7).

From the “Concordent Commentary on the New Testament” by A. E. Knoch

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Your Daily Meditation on December 04, 2017 at 07:00AM

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8

The Greek word theion translated “brimstone” is exactly the same word theion which means “divine.”… The verb derived from theion is theioo, which means to hallow, to make divine, or to dedicate to a god (See Liddell and Scott Greek-English Lexicon, 1897 Edition). To any Greek, or any trained in the Greek language, a “lake of fire and brimstone” would mean a “lake of divine purification.”… Divine purification and divine consecration are the plain meaning in ancient Greek. In the ordinary explanation, this fundamental meaning of the word is entirely left out, and nothing but eternal torment is associated with it.

From “Is Hell Eternal, or Will God’s Plan Fail?” by Charles Hamilton Pridgeon (1863-1932)
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Your Daily Meditation on December 02, 2017 at 07:00AM

Weeked Wisdom – Jacob M. Wright

Religious fear makes you afraid of not being afraid. It’s this self-perpetuating system that keeps you locked in. You fear that being set free from fear is “deception” and will bring upon you the very thing you fear. You fear that if you don’t fear a wrathful God then it will incur his wrath.

I can’t tell you how hard it was for me to be set free from the fear of eternal torment simply because I feared not believing in eternal torment would land me in eternal torment.

Jacob M. Wright, Lead Vocalist for The Wright Brothers.

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Your Daily Meditation on December 01, 2017 at 07:00AM

On this Rock will I build my Assembly, and the
gates of Hadēs shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18

Leaving aside the meaning of the word ecclesia, or “assembly,” we note that the word rendered “prevail” over; to overcome and vanquish. It occurs elsewhere only in Luke 23:23, where “the voices of them prevailed, and Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they desired.” They “prevailed” against Pilate, but neither they nor the grave could prevail against Christ – He rose again from Hadēs, or the grave. He gained the victory over death and Hadēs, and His Assembly will be conquerors too.

They will one day shout, O Hadēs, where is thy victory …Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord (I Corinthians 15:55-57).

This victory will be in resurrection, and resurrection will be the great and abiding proof that Hadēs will not prevail against “the dead in Christ,” even as it prevailed not against Him.

From “Sheol and Hades: Their Meaning and Usage in the Word of God” by E. W. Bullinger

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Your Daily Meditation on November 30, 2017 at 07:00AM

How do we know that God does not burn people in a place called “Hell”?

Because when people burned their children in sacrifices to false gods in the past, God himself clearly told them it was something detestable to him and something that had never even crossed his mind or his heart.

They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind: Jer. 19:5

And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. Jer. 32:35

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How Do We Know God Doesn’t Burn People?

How do we know that God does not burn people in a place called “Hell”?

Because when people burned their children in sacrifices to false gods in the past, God himself clearly told them it was something detestable to him and something that had never even crossed his mind or his heart.

They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind: Jer. 19:5

And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. Jer. 32:35

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Your Daily Meditation on November 29, 2017 at 07:00AM

Which Account is True?

Christianity’s account?

The number of people who are condemned in Adam to date:
Approximately 109 billion

The number of people who are redeemed in Christ to date:
Approximately 5 billion (taking liberty)

The number of people being tortured forever and ever by a loving “God” to date:
Approximately 104 billion

Success rate of “the Savior of the world:”
Approximately 4.59%

Or, the Scripture’s account?

“For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified. Yet each in his own class: the Firstfruit, Christ; thereupon those who are Christ’s in His presence; thereafter the consummation, whenever He may be giving up the kingdom to His God and Father, whenever He should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power. For He must be reigning until He should be placing all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy is being abolished: death. For He subjects all under His feet. Now whenever He may be saying that all is subject, it is evident that it is outside of Him Who subjects all to Him. Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him, that God may be All in all” (I Corinthians 15:22-28).

Harsh Bhavsar, Daily Email Goodies. http://bit.ly/2iQZN5p

Which Account is True?

Christianity’s account?

The number of people who are condemned in Adam to date:
Approximately 109 billion

The number of people who are redeemed in Christ to date:
Approximately 5 billion (taking liberty)

The number of people being tortured forever and ever by a loving “God” to date:
Approximately 104 billion

Success rate of “the Savior of the world:”
Approximately 4.59%

Or, the Scripture’s account?

“For even as, in Adam, all are dying, thus also, in Christ, shall all be vivified. Yet each in his own class: the Firstfruit, Christ; thereupon those who are Christ’s in His presence; thereafter the consummation, whenever He may be giving up the kingdom to His God and Father, whenever He should be nullifying all sovereignty and all authority and power. For He must be reigning until He should be placing all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy is being abolished: death. For He subjects all under His feet. Now whenever He may be saying that all is subject, it is evident that it is outside of Him Who subjects all to Him. Now, whenever all may be subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also shall be subjected to Him Who subjects all to Him, that God may be All in all” (I Corinthians 15:22-28).

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Your Daily Meditation on November 28, 2017 at 07:00AM

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22

Did you know that what Adam did, Christ undid?

Christ’s work on Calvary is greater than Adam’s sin. All of God’s creation will be gloriously saved by the successful work of “the Savior of the world” (John 4:42).

Salvation is not dependent on us at all. Salvation is ALL about Christ and His work alone. Paul taught that the exact same “all men” who are condemned in Adam are the exact same “all men” who are justified in Christ (Romans 5:18); and that the exact same “all who die in Adam are the exact same “all who are “made alive” in Christ (I Corinthians 15:22). What a victorious Savior we have!

Christ is greater than Adam!

From “Daily Email Goodies” by Clyde Pilkington. http://bit.ly/2iLAxNL

Christ Undid What Adam Did

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22

Did you know that what Adam did, Christ undid?
Christ’s work on Calvary is greater than Adam’s sin. All of God’s creation will be gloriously saved by the successful work of “the Savior of the world” (John 4:42).
Salvation is not dependent on us at all. Salvation is ALL about Christ and His work alone. Paul taught that the exact same “all men” who are condemned in Adam are the exact same “all men” who are justified in Christ (Romans 5:18); and that the exact same “all who die in Adam are the exact same “all who are “made alive” in Christ (I Corinthians 15:22). What a victorious Savior we have!
Christ is greater than Adam!

From “Daily Email Goodies” by Clyde Pilkington. http://bit.ly/2iLAxNL