1. What is faith? Answer
2. Does Hell really burn forever and ever? Answer
3. When we die and are buried, we are going to rise up when Christ returns. Am I correct? Answer
4. When we die, our souls return to God. What are they doing right now? What do they look like? Answer
5. I have read the Bible, but I do not understand much of it. How can I learn? Answer
6. I have many evil thoughts. How can I rid myself of them? Answer
7. Is there really a lake of fire? How can water burn? Answer
8. Why do you say that the King James Version of the Bible is the only one that people should use? Answer
9. Jesus said to forgive seventy times seven. What does this mean to us as both a forgiver, and also as one who is seeking forgiveness? What happens to those who do and do not follow the rule? Answer
10. Is the rapture theory true? Answer
11. How do I know if I am being taught truth or fiction at my church? Answer
(Hebrews 11:1) 1“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Everyone has faith of some sort or to some degree. No one is faithless. You do not have to see something to know that it exists. Examples: How about air. You cannot see it, but you have faith that it exists. What about cashing a check? When you cash a check at the bank, you have faith that they will not give you fake money.
It appears, though, that some people do not have faith in the living God, our Creator. Everyone has faith in something, but be sure not to put your faith into something negative.
No, it does not. Many preachers teach hell, fire, and brimstone stuff, but that is a false teaching. You must raise your thinking to a higher level of understanding to learn that God is a consuming fire.
29 “For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29)
20 “The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.” (Deuteronomy 29:20)
28 “Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.” (Psalms 69:28)
25 “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins
God, the consuming fire, is warm to the touch to those who love Him but deadly to those condemned to Hell. You see, our spiritual bodies do not burn as we think of burning. God simply blots them out of existence, never to be remembered again. Therefore, there are no tears shed in Heaven for any relative or friend because God cleanses our minds of them. We will never know that they existed!
God simply blots out all evil and unrepentant evil doers. God likes for all things to be one-hundred percent clean, and everything will be pure.
No, you are not correct. When we die, our soul, the real us, will instantly return to God. Our dead flesh bodies will return to the dirt that we were originally from. Our dead bodies are simply organic materials, and while we are here in the flesh, we all survive ingesting organic materials. God designed our bodies to eventually wear out. When our bodies become worn out, we die and return to the soil as organic materials, never to rise out of the grave.
Why would we want these old, wrinkled bodies anyway? We have a perfect body waiting on us the very second that these flesh bodies die. Our new bodies will never age, never get hurt, or never get sick. They will be with us forever, except for the ones who are sentenced to the lake of fire.
God never takes anything from us that he does not replace. Always remember that. It is God’s promise, and He always keeps His promises.
6 “Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.”
7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
When the silver cord be loosed: simply means (in Hebrew) when we die. Then, our souls, the real us, return to God who created us in the first place. That is a reality. It is the way things will happen.
44 “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”
(1 Corinthians 15:44)
6 “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”
(2 Corinthians 5:6-7)
We have two bodies. We have one earthly (flesh) body, and one Heavenly (soul) body. When our flesh dies, our soul exits the flesh and it returns to our Heavenly Father.
When we die, we go to paradise to await judgment. Paradise is where every person will go that has lived in the flesh since God created us in the second earth age. Upon the death of these flesh bodies the people who are living in the flesh right now will go to paradise instantly.
People might think that paradise sounds like a good place to be. However, there are two sides to paradise. One is good, and one is bad. On the bad side, there are the ones who did not make the cut. They are the ones who lived their individual lives void of knowledge concerning God’s Word. They had no time for God. They were indifferent when it came to God’s commands. Some claimed to be Christians, they thought they were Christians, but instead they found that they had been listening to nonsense and lies from an undereducated preacher. They did not verify his sermons to see if they were fact or fiction.
As you can see, being placed on the bad side is a huge problem. Remember, they created the problem for themselves, not God. They used their free will, and they made the wrong choices.
The ones that are placed on the good side of paradise have truly earned it. They proved to God that they love Him by learning His demands and doing His commands.
The people on both (the bad and the good) sides are awaiting God’s judgment on the last day of the Millennium, which is referred to as the Lord’s Day. The Millennium is a 1000 year span of time, set aside by God, to teach those who did not have the opportunity to learn, nor hear, God’s Word while here in the flesh.
There are no second chances. However, there are many communist counties that have not allowed God’s Word to be taught and they will have the opportunity to learn. They can accept God or they can reject Him, because they still have free will. They can choose God or Satan. Also, there are still remote areas where the people have never heard about our Savior. It might be hard to believe, but it is true. They will be able to have the same opportunity as anyone else to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our one and only Savior. The point is that every single person will have the same right to salvation if they so choose.
God is always totally fair. Even in foreign countries with modern technology, everyone has the opportunity to learn God’s Word. Some are just too lazy or do not care to look for it.
Read the following verses, and give them deep thought because these verses will tell you exactly what is going on in paradise.
19 “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:”
20 “And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,”
21 “And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.”
22 “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;”
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.”
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.”
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.”
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:”
28 “For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.”
29 “Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.”
30 “And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.”
31 “And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” (Luke 16:19-31)
Heaven is not free. We have to pay the price to make it there. We are not talking about money; we are talking about making an honest effort to learn God’s truth and verifying the things that we are being taught. We need to learn the truth because it will take our knowledge of truth to make it through the gates of Heaven. Believing the lies that go along with man’s traditions will, no doubt, take us straight to Hell. God is the judge, and He will give every single person everything (all at one time) that they have coming to them.
It would be good to get busy and show God that you truly care.
The best way to learn is to acquire the study aids that are shown in the back of this book and use them to study on your own. If you do that, you will see that it is the very best road to take to gain God’s knowledge and truth of His Word that you will need to be in His favor. (You can acquire these study aids at any good Christian book store).
Also, ask God to give you the wisdom to gain full understanding. No one knows everything, but if you use the five W’s as a guide, you will be able to understand more. It will help you rightly divide the word for you. Always follow the subject being discussed. Who is doing the talking? What are they talking about? Where is the subject being discussed? When is the time period and why did it happen? Is it past, present, or future?
All knowledge and wisdom comes from God; therefore, you have to ask if you expect to receive! Never give up your studies because as you try, more information will come to you.
Always remember that God tells us that if we will truly try to learn His Word, He counts that as perfect. Most people do not even try, and therein lies the problem. God sees all things that we do. He hears all things that we say. God is a heart-knower, meaning that He can read our minds. We cannot con God. Never forget that! He does not play around with people. You either truly love God, or you do not love Him. Talk is cheap, so show God that you love Him. When you mess up, repent and move on with your life. Christ died for us so that we could have the gift of repentance. Use that gift daily!
7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:7-8)
In verse 8, God gives us all a guide to live by. As we learn, we automatically see how the eight positives will gradually come into our everyday lives.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” (Philippians 4:9)
In verse 9, God tells us that we have learned, received, and heard, so now we must do!
These three verses should stay in the forefront of our minds so that we will become pleasing to our Father. If we do not do, then those verses are not for us to understand.
God has given us power over such nonsense and He expects us to use it.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19)
In verse 19, God is telling us that we have power, in Christ’s name, over any and all living things. That includes Satan. All evil comes from Satan because his spirit is evil, and if you do not rid yourself of those evil spirits, Satan will absolutely ruin your life by claiming your soul for himself. This is serious business. You must act now. It is foolish to let Satan rule your thoughts.
As we look at the evil going on around the world, we can see Satan’s evil spirits at work. People are blowing people up, someone is killing church members during a church service, and someone is killing men, women and children at a movie house. Murder is on the rise in the Middle East and other places. It is all attributed to Satan’s evil spirits.
Pray to God, in Christ’s name, and order those evil thoughts out of your mind. Those spirits will run from you because they are deathly afraid of true Christians. They are aware of the power over them that God has bestowed upon us. Use that gift of power!
Naturally, water does not burn; however, there is a lake of fire. You have to look at it in a spiritual sense because the lake of fire does not exist until the last day of the Millennium (Judgment Day). At Christ’s return at the seventh trump, we will all instantly change into our spiritual bodies. There will be no flesh left because we will have passed into a different dimension. You must mentally put yourself there so that you can fully understand a spiritual lake of fire.
29 ”For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29)
With God being a consuming fire, along with His majestic powers, He can speak, and something can become nothing instantly! Compare being sentenced to Hell by God, to roasting meat on a spit with an open blaze. As the fat drips off of the fat, the smoke goes up forever, never to be seen again.
When God sentences a deserving person to Hell, they go into that spiritual lake of fire and are turned instantly to ashes from within. Their smoke goes up forever and ever! It is that simple. They get the same sentence that Satan has already been given.
18 “Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.”
19 “All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.” (Ezekiel 28:18-19)
In verses 18 and 19, God describes exactly how Hell will be to Satan and the ones who have listened to, and accepted his evil temptations during their time in their flesh bodies, in the second earth age.
There will never be anything in Heaven that will be negative in our memories. When God blots these people out, He even removes our memory of them from our minds. That is why there will be no tears in Heaven. All evil will be blotted out for once and all times.
It is because the King James Version (KJV) Bible is the only Bible that aligns with the original texts and with the best sets of the original manuscripts. If you have a New International Version (NIV) Bible or if you have one that is printed by your particular religion, you need to trash it…that’s right, trash it because it is misleading. These other versions do not align with God’s true Word; therefore, they will hinder you in learning God’s truth.
For instance: compare Ezekiel 13:20 in both the KJV and the NIV Bibles. You will find that the NIV negates God’s true word. Therefore, it is an abomination to our Heavenly Father for other versions to even be in print. (This is truth and a wise person will heed God’s words of truth.)
21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. (Matthew 18:21-22)
7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; (2 Corinthians 2:7, 10)
Verse 7 tells us that, at times, you can forgive the guilty, simply for the guilty one’s sake, because when they committed the sin against you and you fail to forgive them, it may be more than that person can bare…the burden may be too heavy for a weak person to carry. (Naturally you not want that person to commit suicide.)
God wants you to be a bigger person than that, whether you really mean it or not. It is just common sense that you would not intentionally want to hurt that person. (We must forgive to be able to be forgiven!)
In Matthew 18:22 (shown above), seventy times seven is a statement by Christ to make a point. (You know, like: “I’ve driven down this same highway a million times!”) Yes, it is actually a figure of speech. For a person to sin against a person 490 times in one day is a whole bunch of sinning! That is not likely.
In the manuscripts, the meaning of verse 22 runs much deeper. First of all, you cannot (and should not) forgive that person unless they ask for forgiveness. God operates the same way. If you want forgiveness from God, you have to repent first, right?
If the person asks you for forgiveness and you agree, then it obligates you to tell that person that they must prove that they are truly sorry and that they will do better in the future. The keyword is to prove it to you by their deeds. (That is exactly how God works.) Yes, we can repent to God but if we keep on asking for forgiveness for the same thing day in and day out, then God calls that habitual sinning; therefore, we are wasting His time and our time.
An example is for a smoker or a drinker to repent every day, knowing that they are going to do the same smoking or drinking tomorrow…don’t waste His time because He promises to turn a deaf ear to that particular prayer.
If you ask God to bless you with enough strength to break that habit, He will help you, if you will allow it.