Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Although I will be semi-paraphrasing scriptures, I will not give Bible location because that would mean me searching scriptures, and that's what I'm going to avoid this time. I want to speak right from my heart, and as Jesus Christ said: "His sheep know His voice. "Those Christians of whom this was designed for know Truth from deceptions and will draw strength accordingly. Okay, I'll add more bible verses.
Our Father (God) put before us life and
death, hoping we choose life. Jesus Christ brought us abundant life, even life
everlasting. He died so we would not have to; He paid for our sins. Shall not
perish: Flesh is perishable, Spirit is not. When Jesus said we shall not
perish He meant that literally. The Kingdom of God is within us. No one, since
the resurrection of Jesus Christ has gone to a place called Heaven, as in he/she
has literally died and went to Heaven. The wages of sin is death *and death
is the gateway to hell. (Romans
6:23, ST. John 3:13).
The soul is also perishable; not to say that it will
but only acknowledging God's power. Man is not a spirit "For a spirit hath
not flesh and bones", as you have. Unlike before Jesus paid for our sins,
whereas if you died, your soul entered Hell or paradise. Paradise was a place of
comforting until the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the saints; the saints
unto everlasting life, had they remained worthy, and Jesus unto the Father
whom is Spirit of which we have received. During this resurrection, those who
were in Hell also resurrected, but unto damnation. Think, if you were in Hell
and was brought back to the grave to be resurrected only to acknowledge The
Truth (Jesus Christ) and eventually be cast right back to Hell for eternity, you
would say "damn" too! among other things.
(ST. John 3:6, 5:28-29; ST. Matthew 7:22-23, 27:52-53)
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