Sinners are never interned in Hell but annihilated. In religion, it is an afterlife location. The place where evil souls are subjected to punitive suffering,
The concept of a punitive place of eternal damnation for sinners has always been part of the Christian dogma.
This study will show that GOD is not like man. HE does not intern sinners everlastingly with punishment; HE mercifully Annihilates them from existence forever. The following verse summarizes this fact.
Psa_101:8 Into the morning I killed all the sinners of the land; to utterly destroy from out of the city of the LORD all the ones practicing lawlessness.
A physical Hell was a Gentile concept of the Greeks and Romans. They carried it over to the Christian religion. Through the eons, none of their theologians and scholars questioned it.
The false Idea that man has a dual nature
The Christians claim that man has a dual nature. He has a physical body and a spiritual one that survives the body after the breath of life leaves the body.
But not so says the Bible. Man has a singular nature. Whenever the breath of life comes out of him, he ceases to exist except for the lifeless body interned in a grave. He has not survived by any other nature or conscientiousness. The “Second Death” is where sinners are annihilated, not interned in Hell.
sinners were sentenced to be annihilated from the beginning, not interned in Hell
We earlier understood from the Bible that GOD created man in his image and tested them in the garden of Eden.
Gen_2:17 but from the tree of the knowing good and evil, you shall not eat from it; but in whatever day you should eat from it, to death you shall die
However, we later learned that mankind’s head, Adam, and his wife Eve failed the test miserably. They disobeyed GOD and obeyed Satan. Therefore, Judgment was passed on them and their generations. The consequences for Adam disobedience are summed up in the phrase “to death you shall die”
To Death you shall die: what does that mean?
The term “To Death, you shall die” is repeated in the books of “Genesis”, “Exodus”, “Leviticus”, and “Numbers” several times. We notice that Adam, even though sentenced to death, did not die immediately. He remained alive to see several generations. Therefore, GOD could not have physically sentenced him to die. But he eventually died. Therefore, what should we make of that? The term signifies that Adam, and his generation are subject to two deaths.
The first death is when the breath of life comes out of his body and put in the grave. Therefore, Adam did die this death-the first death. He had no consciousness and had not survived by another nature. But after that, there is another death coming his way. We learned of that in the following verse.
Rev_21:8 But to the timid ones, and unbelieving ones, and sinful ones, and ones being abhorrent, and murderers, and fornicators, and dealers in potions, and idolaters, and to all the liars, their part is in the lake burning with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.
It is “the lake burning with fire and Sulphur, which is the second death.” This term appears four times in Revelation. In the following two verses, the term is further explained as a “Lake of Fire” or “lake burning with fire and sulfur”
Rev_20:14 And death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death -- the lake of fire. Rev_21:8 But to the timid ones, and unbelieving ones, and sinful ones, and ones being abhorrent, and murderers, and fornicators, and dealers in potions, and idolaters, and to all the liars, their part is in the lake burning with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.
Therefore the “Lake of Fire” guarantee the sinners are never interned in Hell but annihilated forever.
Other Bible verses substantiate this fact
Virtually every utterance of the word, “fire” by the LORD JESUS is in reference to this “lake of fire”—the second death principle. For example
Mat_3:12 of which the winnowing fan is in his hand, and he shall thoroughly cleanse his threshing-floor, and shall gather together his grain into the storehouse; but the straw he shall incinerate by inextinguishable fire.
Even those mentioned by the Apostle Paul. For example:
2Th_1:8 in fire of flame, giving punishment to the ones not knowing God, and to the ones not obeying the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Some more examples are in the book of 2Peter, for example:
2Pe_3:10 But shall come the day of the Lord as a thief in the night, in which the heavens by a loud noise shall pass away, and the elements being destroyed by fire shall be loosed; and the earth and the works in it shall be incinerated.
All references are to the Lake of fire, otherwise called the second death. On judgment day-the last day, GOD will cleanse this earth with fire–extreme fire. This will evaporate the very DNA of sinful man. It will also destroy the elements of the created things that man corrupted. This is where Adam and his sinful generations meet their final end. God’s recreation of the New Heavens and Earth will no longer remember them.
Let us illustrate how this works in real life
Instead of Adam who was died the second death, let us consider the case of another man, King David, of Israel. We read:
2Sa 12:13 And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said to David, And the LORD cast aside your sin, and you shall not die.
Putting this into context. Nathan the prophet is relaying a message from GOD to King David. This was after he has adulterous sex with the wife of one of his generals. The woman became pregnant. In order to cover up the pregnancy, David concocted to murder that man and succeeded. David had committed the act of adultery among his many other sins. This is a sin that should get him the death penalty. The following verse demonstrates it.
Lev 20:10 And a man, a man who ever should commit adultery with a man's wife, or who ever should commit adultery with a wife of his neighbor, to death let them be put to death! the man committing adultery and the woman committing adultery.
We see here that GOD did not order David’s death. GOD promised David that he should not die. But David did die eventually. But GOD forgave David’s sins. sparing him from the lake of fire—the second death. Let the Apostle Paul explain it:
Act 13:36 For David indeed having assisted his own generation by the counsel of God, went to sleep, and was added to his fathers, and saw corruption.
Therefore, king David and all those pre-ordained to life would pass on from death to being with GOD in spirit.
Hell is only a creation of the The Christians. Sinners are annihilated, not interned
For most of Christian history, it has been axiomatic to the Christian establishment that those who died unsaved would suffer conscious torment in an eternal hell. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death, the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, ‘eternal fire.’ (CCC 1035).
But this has no reference in the entire Old Testament. YESHUA and the Apostles never mentioned any such doctrines. Therefore, it could have only originated in the minds of the early Christians-Romans. It is a carry-over from Gentile mythology. The early Church Fathers like Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and others were firm on the reality of an eternal hell
What the Early Church Believed: Hell
The Christians wanted to grasp at the tree of life-Salvation
It all started in the Garden of Eden. The tree of Life” represents eternal life. All man yearns for eternal life (immortality). But since Adams sin, it became unavailable, as we read the following:
Gen_3:22 And God said, Behold, Adam has become as one of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest at any time he might stretch out the hand, and should take from the tree of life, and should eat, and will live into the eon -- Gen 3:23 that the LORD God ejected him from the paradise of the delicacy, to work the earth from which he was taken.
Therefore, GOD snatched away eternal life from the unsaved man. There is no possibility of eternal life for them. Then it got worse because they would have read epistles from the Apostles.
Act 5:31 This one -- God, chief and deliverer, exalted by his right hand, to give repentance to Israel and release of sins
You see the Roman Christians would understand this to mean, YESHUA did not provide repentance and release of sins for them. This was how they formulated the “Replacement hypothesis”
Before the Romans met the Israelites, their mythology believed that when they died, they went to the underworld. Both good and bad souls, regardless. They believed that the worst of them went to a place called Tartarus, where they are subjected to eternal torment. But they also believed that the better ones end up in Elysium (Heaven) once properly initiated and pay the required fee. Incidentally, the Catholic Church teaches the same thing today.
But when the Greek Romans-Christians met the Israelites and their Torah and the Epistles from the Apostles. They obviously read these verses and knew that Salvation for them was impossible. Their destiny was “the Lake of fire”. They enmeshed their doctrines of the afterlife into their newly created Christian religion.
The KJV Bible and Hell
The word “Hell” is mostly found in the KJV and its derivative translations. But other translations usually use the terms “Hades”, “Sheol”, and “Gehenna”. Without any authority or precedence, the KJV claims it to be the place of the future punishment “Gehenna” or “Gehenna of fire”.
1) Hell is the place of the future punishment call “Gehenna” or “Gehenna of fire”.
“This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.“
Did you see that? The Thayer definition just made up the eternal “hell” from the word “Gehenna.” This gives rise to the Christian dogma of a physical and eternal Hell. But the “Gehenna” or “Gehenna of fire” is simply the lake of fire. You see the connection in the following verse:
Mark 9:43 And if your hand should cause you to stumble, cut it off! It is good to you to enter crippled into life, rather than having two hands to go forth into Gehenna, into the inextinguishable fire,
It is clear that Sinners are never interned in Hell but annihilated
The Bible doesn’t teach a physical Hell. There will be no hell to imprison them from eternity. But what does it say concerning their end? The sinners will not exist after death or on Judgment Day. GOD effects that by Annihilating them in the lake of fire as we discussed earlier.
The Christians knew their end was Annihilation, so they created Hell as a last grasp of immortality
Eze_34:25 And I will ordain with them a covenant of peace. And I will obliterate the ferocious wild beasts from the land; and they shall dwell in the wilderness, and shall sleep in the forests.
To understand who the wild beasts represent in this verse, It would be helpful to see my YouTube video who is the wild beast in the Bible. But simply put it is the gentiles who oppressed Israel.
This verse reasserts GOD’s plan to complete HIS covenant “with them” (with Abraham’s seed) (Gen 15:8-18). It had already been ordained in the past; therefore, HE must be talking about its completion. Then this is followed by the plan to obliterate the Wild Beasts from the land. This is a good time to look at the word “obliterate”
From G852; to render unapparent, that is, (actively) consume (becloud), or (passively) disappear (be destroyed): – corrupt, disfigure, perish, vanish away.
Therefore, this passage is talking about annihilation. Bear in mind that Annihilation is an English word. So, if you chose to use the word “obliterate” instead that is what it means: to snatch out of sight, to put out of view, to make unseen, to cause to vanish away, to destroy, consume, to render unapparent, that is, (actively) consume, disappear, perish, vanish away.
This is the cause and result of the lake of fire. This is a flame so hot that it melts the elements of the earth itself.