Before I start to answer this mind numbingly dumb question, let me be clear about its origin, for it is not from my pen. It’s from the pen of a wretch from the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion, now there’s a surprise!! Now just for the record, these articles could and, perhaps, should have been entitled: Does a Man Have an Immortal Soul? For this is what these two articles are really about i.e. the mythical, fairies at the bottom of your garden, immortal soul.
However, before we start, the first thing we need to know is what ‘Soul Sleep’ is, or perhaps it would be better to know what it isn’t. ‘Soul sleep’ is just a confusing term conjured up by the deluded tricksters of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion, with some saying it was one of Calvin’s, little gem, turns of phrase. So why do they do this? They do this as a service to The Devil in order to challenge The Truth – The Truth that born of God Christians die just like everyone else and know nothing after they have died. Always remember, folks, confusion is the name of the game and it’s one of Satan’s favourite tools and he uses it regularly, through his servants in the counterfeit Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion.
So what is the nub of this matter? Well, as always, it depends upon whom you are asking, for it can mean different things to different people. ‘Soul sleep’ in Truth or to those who are seekers of The Truth it means death, for to ‘fall asleep’ in New Testament terminology means to die, plain and simple. The problem papists cause, with their mickey mouse ideas, is this: “Yes, we die, but our ‘immortal souls’ then float off to heaven to be with The Lord or they’re whisked off to hell (purgatory) to burn for all eternity.” Now is this true, and if it is true, how do ‘immortal souls’ burn anyway? Are you getting the picture? I do hope so.
1 Corinthians 15:6 (KJV) After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. (Emphasis mine)
Some have fallen asleep = some have died, are still in their graves, and know nothing. Furthermore, they will continue to know nothing until the first resurrection which will take place at the time of Yashua Messiah’s return to this earth.
1 Corinthians 15:20 (KJV) But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. (Emphasis mine)
For “of them that slept,” the Greek MSS reads: “of the ones having been put to repose” or those that have been laid in their graves – dead, and who now know nothing.
1 Corinthians 15:20 (Greek Transliteral) And now yet Anointed (Christ) has been-roused out of-dead-ones first-fruit of-the ones-having-been-reposed or having-been-put-to-repose became.
1 Corinthians 15:21-23 (KJV) For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at His coming. (Emphasis mine)
Notice, first, what Paul says: “since by man came death and by a man came the resurrection.” Notice also, he doesn’t say; and by a man came ‘immortality of the soul’. Then, second, he says: “as in Adam all die” well that’s pretty universal for mankind, is it not? He then says: Christ is the first to be resurrected and afterwards they that are His at His coming; i.e. those in their graves first and then those that are still alive when He returns.
There is no resurrection of the dead until Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) returns to this earth – none!! This, in turn, means that any teaching that states Christians are floating around aimlessly in heaven ALREADY ALIVE is nothing but a pack of lies and/or “fantasy world” twaddle. It also means, too, that those who have died in their sins are not burning in their cuckoo land, non existent fiery hell, either.
OK, so what does all this mean from the deluded Cainite-Judeo-Christian religious perspective? Well, as mentioned earlier, I received an e-mail recently from a Roman Catholic directing me to a certain wretched web page where they actually say the Holy Scriptures don’t say what they are saying. How amazing is that? Now, I know that these delusional mortal souls put their faith in a certain pathetic hu-man being whom they consider to be infallible, but this is syllogistic premise mind games gone mad. Here are the first of the Holy Scriptures involved:
Ecclesiastes 9:5 (KJV) For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. (Emphasis mine)
These people say that the above verse is used to ‘defend’ ‘soul sleep’. Well I have news for them, it not only defends it, but it proves ‘soul sleep’ i.e. death, unless of course they have a problem with basic English. They then quote this next verse to try and make a case for their ‘soul awake’ or ‘immortal soul’ nonsense, but, notice what they are doing:
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the SPIRIT shall return unto God who gave it. (Emphasis mine)
What these people are doing is jumping to the fantastical conclusion that the spirit that returns to God is the ‘soul awake’ or our ‘immortal soul’ returning to God, i.e. that the soul does not die, and it returns to God, but is this true? As always, let’s check it out to see if it is so, and I will go to Ezekiel for the first proof:
Ezekiel 18:4 (KJV) Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. (Emphasis mine)
Ezekiel 18:20 (KJV) The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him. (Emphasis mine)
Now if you had any doubt about the mortality of the soul, that doubt should now no longer exist, for Yashua Messiah, through Ezekiel, has taken the trouble to tell us twice that souls that sin, die, and just in case you are not sure who that includes, that’s all of mankind and all of hu-man kind. So if souls die, where do these Christian religious blasphemers get the idea that souls are immortal? Easy, from Ancient Egypt, that’s where, plus from all the other illegitimate idolatrous heathen religions that The Roman Cult has incorporated into its diabolical satanic system of beliefs. We need also to understand that nearly all the heathens of the ancient world were buried with as many personal effects as possible, for use in their hallucinatory and imaginary afterlife and none more so than the Egyptian Pharaohs. This is where Rome’s immortal soul idea originates, as do their trinity beliefs, and, none of it ever came from the Holy Scriptures.
As an aside, if we compare the Ancient Egyptians with the Ancient Celts and Anglo-Saxons (Isaac’s Sons) or, the migrating Israelites before Yashua Messiah’s time, as they crossed Europe from the Middle East, they would frequently go into battle naked, knowing that if they died in battle they would need nothing from this world in death or for their future, in any resurrection.
OK, I know, that for some stiff necked individuals, Ezekiel will not be enough proof to show that souls die, so I will now show how the words ‘spirit’ and ‘soul’ from Ecclesiastes mean two very different things. So what, exactly, is a ‘soul’? In the Hebrew it translates from the word ‘nephesh’ which means: “a breathing creature”. Now here’s a very straight forward question: since when did ‘a breathing creature’ ever have immortality? I will leave all you Cainite-Judeo-Christian religious ‘experts’, out there, the right to reply, but somehow I don’t think I am going to hear from you on this point.
Now what about this word ‘spirit’, that has obviously been taken as meaning the same thing as a ‘soul awake’ or an ‘immortal soul’ by these bright sparks? All very assumptious on their part, I hasten to add, for when we look at the word ‘spirit’ in the Hebrew it confirms what I have already said i.e. that they are two different words entirely. ‘Spirit’ in Hebrew is called ‘ruach’ – a wind or to blow. The Holy Spirit is also referred to as a ‘baffling wind’ i.e. ‘pnuema’ in the Greek New Testament and Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) uses the same descriptive terminology in His discourse with Nicodemus:
John 3:8 (KJV) The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of The Spirit (‘pnuema’).
Now from this evidence and proof we can plainly see that ‘spirit’ whether Holy or otherwise is abstract in nature. This, too, is how we know The Trinity teaching is a fabrication and a lie, (Please see my articles Exposing The Trinity Lie Parts 1-5 for the details) for the Holy Spirit is a Power or an enabler, whereas the spirit that is mentioned in Ecclesiastes 12:7 is the spirit that is in man in general. It is the spirit in man that enables men to be men rather than just dumb animals or beasts with nothing but instinct. This spirit is in every man and woman and it has no individual identity, shape or form – it’s an invisible wind ‘ruach’ or ‘pnuema’ that gives our breathing creature i.e. our soul, mankind abilities and intelligence in order for us to be made in the image of God. Without this spirit we would not be made in God’s image, even though we would look physically just the same.
Job 32:8 (KJV) But there is a spirit in man (a spirit, NOT a soul): and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. (Brackets and emphasis mine)
Here from the Book of Job we can see that the spirit given to man is given generally, it’s just one spirit, a spirit and it has no individual characteristics of the man within it. We need now to understand that when this ‘spirit’ that is in man returns to God it is His spirit, not ours. He gave it to us, even whilst still in the womb and He takes it back when we die – His spirit returns to Him. Now when we die, all our individual memories, experiences, idiosyncrasies, characteristics and identities die with us, but no doubt recorded by God on His limitless Spiritual data base.
Moreover, King Solomon is unambiguous about it when he says elsewhere:
Ecclesiastes 3:19 (KJV) For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
There it is folks, men and beasts have one breath, and as one dies so dies the other and this is a verse that the wretched web page most definitely did not quote. To support the above it states in the Psalms:
Psalm 115:17 (KJV) The dead praise not The LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
Psalm 6:5 (KJV) For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
Lets be clear, if we are ‘immortal souls’ and don’t experience ‘soul sleep’ you would think there would be just a tad of praise for Yashua Messiah, having been rescued from death by Him and even a little thanks perhaps!!?? Not so according to the Psalms for we go down into the ground in silence.
Now, even with all this evidence and proof, the numb skulls of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion will still not believe what I have said. Why is that? Easy, because they do not want to believe it and because they do not want to believe it, they won’t believe it – they prefer, instead, to believe lies. OK, so why are you wasting your time writing this article, I hear some of you say? Why, because there are a FEW, a minority, who will be reading it and will understand it as The Truth. I am not writing for the deluded masses, anymore than Yashua Messiah came to give salvation to the masses, at that time, when He walked this earth, and it’s the same today. So all you fake Christians read this and take note: Matthew 13:10-16.
Right, I will now move on to the New Testament where we will find a new linguistic dimension to this ‘immortal soul’ or ‘soul awake’ nonsense. Again, we have the issue of: Are there any contradictions in the Holy Word of God? No. So why am I asking this question? Why, because in the New Testament we are no longer dealing with the Hebrew language but, rather, the Greek language and with the Greek language we unfortunately get words tainted indelibly with Greek mythological contaminations. Words like ‘hades’ which carry all manner of false, mythical, heathen, religious baggage. Anyone who has ever seen Offenbach’s light hearted operetta “Orpheus in the Underworld” will know what I mean about the Ancient Greeks and their laughable view of what they thought the afterlife was all about. Nevertheless, this is where Cainite-Judeo-Christians get their ideas from about the ‘immortal soul’ i.e. from Greek Hellenisers and philosophers, and, I might add, Roman mythology who mostly copied the Greeks. So there we have it, the Greek Hellenisers with their first century version of Ancient Egyptian fairy tales. All is meaningless; all is vanity.
Moving on, if we now analyse one or two New Testament words, we should find that they tie in nicely with the Old Testament Truth that I have already revealed. Obviously, the first word is ‘soul’ and in the Greek it is translated from the word ‘psuche’ which means the same thing as the Hebrew word ‘nephesh’ – ‘a breathing creature’. This means we do have consistency from the Old to the New Testaments with the word ‘soul’ meaning exactly the same thing. So this then beggars the question; where, in the Holy Scriptures, do these deluded religious types get their mumbo jumbo ideas from, to support their ‘Alice in Wonderland’ beliefs? I will tell you and I will quote the wretched verse of corrupted Scripture that they rely upon to support their illusion that the New Testament teaches a doctrine of the ‘immortal soul’ or a different doctrine from the Old Testament:
Matthew 10:28 (KJV And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul (‘psuche’): but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul (‘psuche’) and body in hell. (Brackets mine)
So what’s going on here, because we now know that a ‘soul’ is a ‘breathing creature’? Now breathing creatures are relatively easy to kill, especially if you shoot them, attack them from behind with an axe or take them by surprise and run them through with a sword. How then does this verse make any sense when we now know that the body and soul are one and the same thing. This verse is talking about killing the body yet not being able to kill the ‘soul’ (‘psuche’) which means not being able to kill a ‘living breathing creature’. Are not bodies all part and parcel of a living breathing creature!!?? I will repeat, does this verse make any sense? No, of course not, but then it’s not meant too, for it is an unholy corruption. If we now compare this verse with verse 39 of the same chapter we will begin to see what’s going on:
Matthew 10:39 (KJV) He that findeth his life (soul ‘psuche’) shall lose it: and he that loseth (destroys) his life (soul ‘psuche’) for my sake shall find it. (Brackets mine)
The word ‘life’ ‘psuche’ here is the same as ‘soul’ ‘psuche’ in verse 28 and the word ‘loseth’ ‘apollumi’ is the same as ‘destroys’ ‘apollumi’, so let’s rewrite verse 28 using these correct translations to see if we can begin to make any sense of it:
Matthew 10:28 (KJV) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the life blood (the heart’s desire to do God’s will whilst we are alive): but rather fear him which is able (or can cause us) to lose both life blood and body in hell. (Brackets and emphasis mine)
OK, from this, we can now see that this verse is taking on a new meaning. Furthermore, we also have to ask ourselves who the ‘him’ is, that we are supposed to fear in this verse, for those of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion have led us to believe that it is God whom we are supposed to fear, but this, dear friends, is a damnable lie.
If we had left the word ‘destroy’ in there, instead of ‘loseth’, we would then have to ask who the Destroyer is. Now is it God or the Devil? Well we know the answer to that, don’t we? The Destroyer is one of Satan’s numerous titles. God is never known as the Destroyer; on the contrary, God is love and love is the opposite of fear, for love casts out fear, so this is yet more proof that if fear is involved, then God is not. Here is another point; would God be referred to as a ‘him’? Wouldn’t it have been more appropriate (if it were correct) to have written it: “But rather fear God who is able to” etc. etc.? The thing is, it isn’t written that way because the ‘him’ here is the Devil and he is the one who can cause us to lose our way as disciples and then end up in Yashua Messiah’s metaphorical purifying furnace having lost our part in the first resurrection. The best part of salvation.
What is Soul Sleep and Do the Holy Scriptures Disprove It? – Part 2 of 2
Continuing with the New Testament and its supposed teaching on the ‘immortal soul’ I will now explain the next passage of Holy Scripture that the wretched web page uses to try and prove its flawed teaching:
Revelation 6:9-10 (KJV) And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls (life blood) of them that were slain for The Word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, Holy and True, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? (Brackets mine)
Now this passage is very interesting and if read as literal then the reader has lost the plot entirely, which, of course, is what Spiritually dead people do, especially Spiritually dead Cainite-Judeo-Christian religious types. In Truth they are not qualified to read and understand the Book of Revelation. With Revelation it’s all a vision that John saw, just like a hologram. He saw images in his mind, images given him by Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ). There was no physical substance to anything that John saw, just visual images. The Transfiguration was exactly the same. Moses and Elijah appeared as visual images in the Learner’s (disciple’s) minds.
Revelation is also full of symbolism as are other parts of The Holy Scriptures and one of those places, which is also relevant to this study, is Genesis:
Genesis 4:10 (KJV) And He said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Here we can see that Abel’s blood metaphorically cries out to Yashua Messiah (the Lord) from the ground and so it is with these ‘souls’ under the altar (more symbolism). Now John sees images of them crying aloud just like Abel’s blood. Not forgetting, too, that the word ‘soul’ is also translated from ‘breathing creature’ or ‘life’ or ‘life blood’ in this case. We also need to realise that spilt blood is the crucial element here that must be avenged. As it was with Abel’s blood, so it is with the saint’s blood in verse 10 above. If I now copy verse 11 of Revelation 6 we will see how the wretched web page makes further mistakes:
Revelation 6:11 (KJV) And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
What is this verse actually saying, because the wretched web page is saying that this verse proves that our souls live after death, but we know already from all the evidence and proof I have given in part one that this is not true, so they must be reading into this verse something that is not there. We mustn’t forget that John is still in vision mode and is not seeing real men and women, only images of men and women, who are receiving white robes. Now who receives white robes? Why, those who are born of God (Born Again) in this life. Do we, as born of God, sons and daughters of God, physically, see these white robes? No, but do they exist? Yes. As the Father looks down from heaven at us He sees us wearing these same white robes. When we are born of God and gifted with the Holy Spirit we are immediately clothed in white robes just as our names are written in the Book of Life. Can we physically prove that these things have taken place? No. Do we know, as faithful followers of Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) that they have taken place? Yes, most definitely.
OK, so these mankind images in John’s vision were given white robes that John could actually see; how’s that? Easy, he was seeing things, via this vision, from the heavenly perspective; he was seeing these people just as the Father sees them from His throne in heaven. Now notice what takes place: it was said unto them that they should now take a rest. What does this mean? Quite simply it means they died. You see, ‘immortal souls’ don’t get tired, they are supposed to be spirit, and spirit never rests, nor does it need to. The word ‘rest’ in Strong’s Concordance states it as ‘repose’ which is also the word they use for describing the laying down of people in their graves, and of course this is what John is seeing in his vision, the saints falling asleep until it’s time for them to be resurrected when Yashua Messiah returns.
The wretched web page then goes on to cite the story of Lazarus and the rich man as another pathetic example of so called evidence for the ‘immortal soul’. Fortunately I have already written two articles on this subject entitled: “The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man – Parts 1 and 2,” so I don’t have to say anything here.
We then get a verse or two from 1 Peter:
1 Peter 3:18-19 (KJV) For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by The Spirit: 19 By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison.
I am not going to spend too much time on this subject either, for there are only one group of spirits that are in prison and they are evil spirits – demons. They were imprisoned after they fell from their original estate as mentioned in Jude:
Jude 1:6 (KJV) And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of The Great Day.
These are the spirits that Yashua Messiah preached to, not the ‘immortal souls’ of mankind, that do not exist. I would cry with laughing if these people were not so wretched with their foolish ideas.
Their next comment about 2 Corinthians 5 displays their total Spiritual blindness, for they have no grasp of what it means to be born of God (Born Again):
2 Corinthians 5:6-9 (KJV) Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from The Lord: 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with The Lord. 9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him.
Ha, ha, this one is even more hilarious than the last. OK, I’m sure I haven’t got to explain to you what these silly people are trying to make out of this, so I will go straight into what it does mean. What Paul is saying here is the same thing that he said in Romans 7:14-25. Please see my article: “Was the Apostle Paul a Schizophrenic? – Romans 7:14-25.” Once born of God (Born Again) we become two people; new Spiritual beings in old dead carnal bodies of sin. If, therefore, we are “at home” with the body we are being too comfortable with it and we are, by default, in our thoughts and possibly in our actions, ‘absent from Yashua Messiah’. Our attention has most likely drifted entirely on to the wrong things. Obviously, it would be better if we were absent from the body and present with Yashua Messiah i.e. keeping our focus on Him. This passage of Holy Scripture is all about how, or if, our walk with Yashua Messiah is on track or, maybe, at times, not on track, but at the same time knowing that if our inner desire is always to be present with Yashua Messiah, whether present or absent, we are still accepted of Him – this is Grace in action, folks, and has nothing to do with Roman Catholic spiritual exercises (demonism) and/or hallucinations of ‘immortal souls’.
Now is my explanation here just an excuse to carry on sinning come what may? Nay, God forbid, and He will if we go too far with being too comfortable with the body for too long. In the worst case scenarios He will allow us to end up in the pig’s sty eating out their troughs, just like the Prodigal Son if necessary in order to bring us to our senses.
Matthew 22:32 (KJV) I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
Now does this verse tell us that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are still alive as ‘immortal souls’ floating around in heaven doing nothing? No. OK, so what does it tell us? Easy, it tells us God is the God of the Spiritually alive as were the aforementioned patriarchs. We must understand that those who are Spiritually dead are, to all intents and purposes, completely dead to God. Yes, they are alive, physically, but without the Holy Spirit residing in them they are as good as dead, for they will never experience eternal Spiritual life until they do get given the Holy Spirit and this will not take place until after the second resurrection.
So are Abraham, Isaac and Jacob still dead in their graves? Yes of course and they will remain there until Yashua Messiah returns to this earth in the not too distant future to resurrect them. Again, we must understand that Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) is the firstfruits and He is the only man that has been resurrected to Spiritual Eternal Life. He has to come first in the order of things. There is no way that an ordinary man could precede Him into eternal life – no way and with that Truth I hope you can now see the blasphemy that is the idea that mere mortals were resurrected before Him.
The Holy Scriptures make it VERY CLEAR: King David; a man after God’s heart is still dead in his grave as are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and all the other Patriarchs and Prophets. No one is floating around in a Roman Catholic cuckoo land realm of ‘immortal souls.’ It doesn’t exist folks, it’s all Egyptian and Greek lies and fairy tales.
John 11:25-26 (KJV) Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
So, here we go with yet another attempt to try and prove that we have ‘immortal souls’, but is it just nonsense to assume that these verses say that? Yes, of course it’s nonsense. I will copy here the Living Bible version of these two verses for they are a more easily understood:
John 11:25-26 (The Living Bible) Jesus told her, “I am the one who raises the dead and gives them life again. Anyone who believes in me, even though he dies like anyone else, shall live again. 26 He is given eternal life for believing in me and shall never perish. Do you believe this Martha?”
Notice, straight away, what Yashua Messiah says; He is the one who raises THE DEAD, not raises people’s ‘immortal souls’. Nor does He say He changes ‘immortalised souls’ into resurrected Spirit beings. I have put this dimension in deliberately, just in case the deluded wretches think that their ‘immortal soul’ business is some kind of nonsensical half way house between our present physical existence and our future Spiritual existence!! Do not be surprised by the garbage that floats around in the minds of these religious weirdos.
Notice now what Yashua Messiah says next: “Anyone who believes in me, even though he dies, like anyone else, shall live again.” All people die and death means death i.e. no consciousness, just as King Solomon states in Ecclesiastes and as I quoted in part one. We must also take into consideration that after Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ), King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived. We therefore have to realise, based on this information, that he knew what he was talking about, unlike the men of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion!! Notice, too, that Yashua Messiah says “and shall live again” and by default this must mean death prior to living again. The scenario of “living again” cannot be achieved unless death has occurred first. If we are alive immediately after death or at the instant we die, then there can be no death; death does not occur and there can be no resurrection of the dead.
Genesis 35:18 (KJV) And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
This verse is a classic example of how not to read moronic rubbish into God’s Holy Word. Notice, her breath (soul) was departing and then it puts in brackets for the religious wackos: for — she — died – DOH! How do these silly people read immortality into this situation when it isn’t there!? All it is saying is this: her breath was failing and leaving her – she was dying – period.
Jude 1:7 (KJV) Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
“Note that they are presently suffering, and thus not unconscious.”
Now this is what the wretched web page is saying about this verse, but is the verse saying that? No, a thousand times no. Sodom and Gomorrah are there in the Holy Scriptures as an example for all time. They suffered the vengeance of fire that is eternal and the Greek word for eternal, i.e. aionios, which actually means ‘an age’ or ‘a period of time’ – a duration. God’s fire is ‘eternal’ or ‘perpetual’ until it has accomplished all that it is required of it – the purging of sin and rebelliousness in certain religious people, and when there is nothing further for it to burn, it will go out as all fire does. The fire and brimstone poured out over Sodom and Gomorrah did its job and then went out, it didn’t burn forever. The occupants were killed and that was that. God never stays angry forever, it is not part of His character and so it is with His fire, as Cainite-Judeo-Christians will find out in the near future, if they do not repent of their futile meaningless error filled religion – their religious dross will be burnt off in aionios fire.
Luke 23:43 (KJV) And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
I have dealt with this verse in an article entitled: “Verily I Say Unto Thee, Today Shalt Thou Be With Me in Paradise.” Again, Oh Really, Is That So!?”
The wretched web page then goes on to mention the Transfiguration which, like Revelation, was a vision given to the Learners (disciples). Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) was the only living soul revealed in that vision; Moses and Elijah were just miraculous visions or images in the Learner’s (disciple’s) minds. OK, that just about wraps it up. Any questions, you know what to do?