Do Souls burn in hell forever?

By in The Reel Truth on November 11, 2018

Is it true that sinners will languish in hell fire for all eternity? Or is it merely a fear tool to manipulate the sheep?

The doctrine of eternal suffering hinges entirely on the pagan concept of the immortality of the Soul. But is this true? Is your Soul immortal?

Do you have a Soul or are you a Soul?

Scripture says: The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life … Romans 6:23

Eternal life is a gift granted ONLY to those who are saved. Whereas (eternal) death is the reward for sinners, as opposed to the erroneous popular teaching of eternal life of suffering in hell fire.

Eternal life in ANY form is a gift (for obedience).

This is also simply spelled out in one of the most popular verses of scrupture: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

To perish is to die. The fate of man is either one or the other. A Soul is either sentenced to death and ceases to exist, OR gifted eternal life in the kingdom.

Only eternal beings can be sentenced to eternal punishment. But for every other mortal, the regular rule applies – “the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” 

Ezekiel 18:4
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.

[20] 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.

So where did the misconception of eternal suffering come from?

The false concept of eternal damnation originated from the pagan belief in the immortality of the Soul, and has since been supported with all the ambiguous verses of scripture, maliciously neglecting all the other univocal verses which state otherwise!

Some of the common misunderstanding arose from these verses:

Matthew 18:8
Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

Matthew 25:41
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

But most arguably from this verse: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Revelation 14:11

Apparently, the last verse seems to imply that sinners would be tormented for ever and ever in some fiery furnace who’s smoke ascends up for ever. Or does it?

On the contrary, it actually says that the SMOKE of their torment – (fire and brimstone Rev 14:10) – ascends up for ever and ever. Basically, the fire is an everlasting fire, unquenchable, but the mortal Soul is quickly extinguished by it, while the smoke of the fire continues to rise up for ever.

2 Peter 2:6
If by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;

 

Why an everlasting fire?

All angels were created immortal. They cannot experience death in any form or by any means. Lucifer was an arch-angel, and when he fell, he fell along with a host of angels with him. Precisely one third of the entire host.

So for these eternal beings, their punishment would necessarily be eternal. And the everlasting fire was prepared for just that!

Matthew 25:41
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Revelation 20:10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

There you have it!

Eternal beings face eternal punishment in the everlasting fire.
Mortal human Soul faces instantaneous death in the everlasting fire.
And the smoke of the everlasting fire will continue to ascend for ever and ever.

The entire scriptures makes references to the mortal human Soul, fully capable of death. And eternal life has always been a gift, only to the deserving. Not even the worst of sinners would be bestowed eternal life just for the purpose of immense retribution. That would be truly sadistic.

More references to the mortality of the human Soul and the error of eternal suffering in hell…

James 5:20
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Revelation 16:3
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man : and every living soul died in the sea.

2 Thessalonians 1:9
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Revelation 21:8
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.

John 3:36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Do you have a Soul or are you a Soul?

Genesis 2:7
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.