What does the lake of fire represent? Scripture tells us the lake of fire isn’t real. The lake of fire is symbolic. The lake of fire is mentioned five times scripture. Two of those verses explain what the lake of fire represents. The lake of fire is the second death. This agrees with the word perish in John 3:16.
Revelation 20:14 Then death and the grave were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
According to an extra-Biblical source Abraham grew up in the house of Shem learning God’s Law. Abraham knew it was wrong to marry his sister. The answer is that Abraham actually married his niece.
Genesis 11:29 with a change of one letter. “And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughters of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.”
The change of the word daughter to daughters is a valid grammatical adjustment in the Hebrew. Also there was no Hebrew word for nephew or niece so brother and sister are used. For more about the Scripture recommended reading, The Book of Jasher, see http://www.gospelminutes.org/jasher.php
Malachi 2:16 “For Yahweh God of Israel says That He hates the putting away (separation, shalach H7971), For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says Yahweh of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.”
Malachi 2:14-16 is about men who kicked out a wife without cause. In doing so they refused to give the wife a bill of divorcement so that she could continue coverature under another man. This is violence and evil in the sight of Yahweh. The man and woman were only separated, not divorced. This verse is not about divorce.
After a long sermon on the subject, “God Hates Divorce”, I asked the preacher if he knew that Malachi 2:16 is not about divorce. His response was, “Yes”, he knew it.
“Be fruitful, and multiply and fill the earth, and subdue it. And have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the heavens, and all animals that move upon the earth.” Genesis 1:28
Psalm 127:3 “Lo, children are the inheritance of Yahweh; the fruit of the womb is a reward.”
Based on current growth numbers Yahweh’s true Israel will cease to exist in the near future and the last of our people will not have a pleasant time as is seen in locations of the world now. I don’t believe that our God will let us go out of existence. At the same time should we ignore scripture?
God is a divorcee.
Jeremiah 3:8 “I saw, when, for this very cause that backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce, yet treacherous Judah, her sister, didn’t fear; but she also went and played the prostitute.”
That is just one of many verses. The whole of scripture from the Exodus from Egypt to the end of Revelation is about the marriage, divorce and remarriage of God to his special treasure, Israel. Here is the story.
If heaven is where we spend eternity then why will there be a new or renewed earth?
Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.”
Psalm 37:9 – 11 “For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on Yahweh, They shall inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. 11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
Yahweh God’s Law has three components, command, statute and judgment. Each part must be considered when you read the word Law in scripture.
Romans 10:4 “For Christ is the end of the judgment of death (law) for righteousness to every one that believes”.
This is simple logic as the phrase “for righteousness” requires this understanding. God did not destroy His morals. Without Yahweh’s righteous Law there is no new covenant.
Rapture you say? The rapture doctrine is backwards.
Proverbs 10:30 “The righteous will never be removed, But the wicked will not inhabit the earth.”
Matthew 13:49 “So shall it be at the end of the age: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just”
Wherever those “raptured” are taken will be found by Eagles, scavengers. See Luke 17:34-37.
If Jacob-Israel were to visit your church next Sunday with his four wives would he be welcome to place membership? God does not change his morals. The true nation of Israel began with one man and four women with God’s blessings.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not have eternal life in torture, but have eternal life (in peace, joy and love).”
Hmmmm, what does John 3:16 really say?