THOUGHTS ARE AS FOLLOW...
God does not send anyone to hell. Souls go to
hell, to be destroyed, because of their inability
to transcend into the born-again, spiritual being
that is required to enter the Kingdom. Those
failed beings that may not enter the Kingdom will
be destroyed by the fires of hell. My
understanding about hell disagrees with most
definitions that I have heard.
MY UNDERSTANDING IS AS
FOLLOWS... It is my
understanding that hell was compared with the
fire that burned continually outside the gates of
Jerusalem. A fire that burned the garbage or
refuse... a fire that burned around the clock.
This constant-burning fire was where the garbage
was burned... the refuse
that was thrown away. Dead animals, garbage, a
place where it is burned and consumed by the
constant burning garbage dump. That was Gehenna or I
always thought was Hades... and
that was the comparison. The consuming fire was
NOT a place used for punishment but for disposal!
I hope and pray that is the case for all who do
not make heaven... Simply destruction of the
spirit and not an eternal, on-going process! I am
not clear on that. All I have read and studied
would tell me that nobody is... or at least that
I have heard or read. I know Jesus indicated that
it was not good... HE did not recommend it and
warned us to avoid it! I am taking HIS advice. I
"Punishment" was added by teachers who
wanted to scare the listener. Some preachers and
teachers use fear to try to coerce a commitment
from an unwilling person who does not respond out
of love for Christ.
Hell is where the failed
souls and spirits would be detained and
destroyed... the souls of the persons who are not
granted the resurrected, spiritual, born-again
body of the eternal kind.
The spirit is
indestructible. The spirit is eternal unless the
spirit suffers the "SECOND DEATH" to
which Jesus referred. Because GOD AND HIS SON
JESUS created the soul and spirit to be
indestructible. That was necessary or Satan could
have destroyed the soul. Only Jesus and HIS
Father can do that. The scriptures tell us not to
fear those who can kill the body but to fear the
one who can destroy the BODY AND SOUL! That would
God created a device with
which to destroy the failed souls that will not
enter the KINGDOM OF GOD... THAT DEVICE IS
HELL... THAT ETERNAL FIRE THAT CONSUMES THE
SPIRIT. I am writing about the souls and spirit
of mankind, not Satan and the fallen angels... As
I understand there is a different fate awaiting
them... For Satan and the fallen angels, hell is
eternal punishment... BUT... for mankind, there
is the "second death." At least that is
the way I read the scripture. I am not clear on
this! I am the first to admit that I have mixed
feelings and mixed interpretations where hell is
concerned. At best, it is not a place I want to
experience. All of my spiritual life, I have felt
that love and trust of God was the sure ticket to
the Kingdom, not fear of hell. In recent years, I
have thought more about the possibility of
an eternal place of torment rather than the soul
being destroyed. There is more on this at www.john33.com/hell.
Break for a short story...
A wayward fellow wanted me
to believe that Jesus is kind and forgiving and
will not cast us into hell, I referred him to Rev
eyes were bright like flames of fire,
and on his head were many crowns. A name was
written on him, and only he knew what it meant. 13He
was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and his
title was the Word of God. 14The
armies of heaven, dressed in pure white linen,
followed him on white horses. 15From
his mouth came a sharp sword, and with it he
struck down the nations.
I asked the new-ager if that
sounded like a "push-over" that would
not enforce HIS warnings for those who ignored
HIS Father's laws or the lifestyle that HE
(Jesus) taught us. HE suffered and died a
physical, painful death to become our savior, our
"ticket" to the kingdom... The new-age
follower who went by the nickname,
"ASHKELON" did not answer.
BACK TO THE TOPIC...
When a person (properly) uses the terms,
"born-again," or "saved" they
are referring to the same state of being. I use
the terms intermittently for learning purposes.
"Born Again" may be used to describe
two different thoughts... The birth of the spirit
while in this earth suit... our flesh body. OR...
the resurrected spirit-body that enters the
Kingdom upon our physical death. Flesh cannot
enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Many people, in defiance,
have their bodies cremated to show the world that
they do not believe in the resurrection... they
fail to realize that the resurrection is a
spiritual thing. Makes no difference what happens
to this earthly, flesh body... if you are hell
bound, you're going to hell regardless of what a
person may try to avoid it.
Jesus was resurrected, body
This following explanation
is my opinion... The way I see it...
Jesus' flesh body was
resurrected to show the "unbelieving"
the power of God and that there is another life
that comes after physical death. It was made very
clear when Jesus' body was raised from the dead,
as was predicted in previous scriptures, the Old
Testament, as we know it. However, our
resurrection will be spiritual. Jesus was very
clear about this. The third chapter of the gospel
of John is very clear, among other scriptures. We
are resurrected Spiritually. "Ye Must Be
Born Again." Born again of the Spirit.
When Jesus returns for His
people, the dead in Christ will be resurrected in
their new spiritual body and those who are living
and saved will be changed in a "twinkling of
the eye" and meet Him in the air. In a brief
moment we will be changed and leave our earthly
bodies and take on our new resurrected, spiritual
bodies. I have heard it explained that
"air" is "Spirit." There has
been much lost in translation.
From that time forth we are
incapable of sin. We are born-again of the
If that is the case, then we
must have been judged (to
some degree) here on earth,
while in our earthly bodies, on a day-to-day
basis! How can that be? Let's see...
For your consideration...
First, let's see where the
We have been taught that God
us for not living according to HIS laws. Perhaps It
is NOT punishment from the
creator, it's simply a matter of "Spiritual
Physics." God's laws of "Spiritual
Physics." Perhaps God does not punish us. No
more than he is punishing a caterpillar that did
not achieve the final "state of
physique" required for the caterpillar to
transform into a butterfly. it is simply a matter
of God's laws of physics. The scriptures tell us
that when we are "begotten" or
"Born of God" we become "New
Creatures." We have been taught and we know
the moment as "saved" or "born
again." At that birth we become a "new
creature." We are still in our same flesh
bodies but our spirit has been transformed into
that of a "new spiritual creature" with
new goals and feelings. WE ARE A NEW CREATION! I
remember the moment it happened! I talk with some
people who cannot point to a time and place when
it happened. I knew exactly when and where.
We are wrongly taught that a
kind, loving creator is incapable of allowing
them to be cast into HELL.
Hell, a dumping-place
provided for those who did not qualify for
eternity in Heaven. This "place" is
where the refuse
or the "failures" experience "The
Second Death," the death of the spirit...
this "second death" is not punishment,
it's just a place where the beings who were not
willing or incapable to make the change are
disposed of, like that of the
caterpillar/butterfly transformation. I say
incapable because, according to scripture, there
are those whose names are not written in The
Lamb's Book Of Life. These people will never be
able to become born again of the spirit.
Got time for a thought? A
What if... the burning, or
destruction, of the eternal spirit is an ongoing,
never ending process? A process that must
continue to constantly destroy the failed
spirit... If that is the case then the doctrines
that teach that hell is eternal suffering would
be correct! That is a very horrifying revelation!
This is the first time since I began publishing
this page that I have had the thought...
Isn't it time to find out if
your name is written in the Book of Life? Isn't
it time to earnestly seek the saving grace of
God, THROUGH HIS SON, Jesus, our friend, our High
Priest, our Savior who died for us... The time to
seek HIM and forgiveness is while we still have
presence of mind and body. That is the time to
enter into prayer with Jesus and ask for the
"begotten" or "saved" status
of a Kingdom bound follower of Christ. Jesus
tells us that we must work hard to find the
narrow path. Once you experience the
"begotten," "born again" or
"saved" experience you actually WANT to
walk the walk. It is not hard. simply take one
step at a time and pray.
The study of the non-physical forces affecting
our physical world.
I use the term spiritual
physics Instead of quantum
Perhaps This Explanation
Will Benefit You...
Age Doctrine leads people to
believe in a loving God that will surely be
forgiving and not convict us. Well... HE
doesn't convict us, we convict ourselves when we
do not pass the tests. When we fail to go through
the change that occurs to all who achieve the
"born again" status... The "New
Creature" status. When we fail to make the
change, we are unable to make the necessary
change required to transcend into the Kingdom.
I think it's a matter of "spiritual
physics." God created ALL things using HIS
laws of physics. Here in the physical realm we
learn about physical (material) physics. Little
if any is taught about "spiritual
physics." After all HE is spiritual! Perhaps
it's that simple, if we don't make the
"change" spiritually, we can't
transcend! I'll write more on this on this
page... Like all teachers, I repeat myself!
We must remember: God is
obviously a creator who establishes laws. Laws of
physics. We see them every day. Let's get down to
the basics; here on earth, oil and water don't
mix! There are billions upon billions of laws,
all developed by the creator. All of the universe
and nature abide by them.
HE created rules.. Rules
that will enable the people who live by HIS rules
and the example set by HIS Son, to make the
transformation into the spiritual being that
enables us to enter the Kingdom.
These aren't laws of curse
or punishment, only a process, when practiced,
allows us to become a "new creature"
capable of transcending. Simply put, if we don't
receive the "change" that happens to a
"begotten" - "justified" -
"saved" - "born-again"
person, we don't have the state of being that
allows us to transcend. By
practicing the laws of HIS "spiritual
physics" we are able to possess the physique
required for entry into the Kingdom.
With that thought in mind,
It's pretty critical to live the doctrine of
Jesus Christ in our daily affairs. In other
words, you have to walk-the-walk in your daily
affairs. The way we treat each other, the way we
refrain from lying, cheating, stealing,
murdering, worship of money (material), adultery,
the complete doctrine. Repentance is a must.
Confession of our sins and repentance is required
to be forgiven by our Father in heaven. The
confession and repentance must be truly from the
heart and genuine. Simple "lip service"
won't work. By the way, I'm not talking about
confession to a priest or another man! No man can
forgive the sins of another man! I'm talking
about a pouring out of the heart to the person
you sinned against and our Father in heaven! It
may also be required of you to ask the person you
sinned against or a person who was hurt by your
transgression that you confess to that person.
How Do You Acquire The
Spiritual Physique Required To Transcend...
There is only one way! One
way to be resurrected (for admittance into the
Kingdom) and receive your new spiritual body...
Only one way to be changed from the mortal, flesh
body of this world in a twinkling of the eye and
take on your new resurrected, spiritual body. That
one way is made through Jesus Christ...
NOW. We not only believe, receive and trust HIM
but we must do our very best to pattern our lives
and conduct after HIS example. When we fail we
must confess and repent! The easiest way to
describe a hypocrite is to describe a professed
Christian who sins BUT does not confess the sin
and repent! That is the only difference... of
course you would have to assume that sorrow is
not in the heart of the hypocrite. If there is no
sorrow for the sin, the confession is not
Jesus promised to send the
"Comforter." The last promise HE made
before ascending to HIS Father was HIS promise to
send help in the form of the Comforter or
"Holy Spirit." It is through the act of
acquiring the Holy Spirit that we are able to
make the transformation into the "New
Creature," that the scriptures teach us.
This enables us to make the transition into the
spiritual body that allows us to enter the
Kingdom of God.
There is only ONE WAY,
through accepting Jesus and loving and trusting
HIM, we are able to receive the Holy Spirit. The
"ONE WAY" is the means by which we are
able to receive assurance of transformation into
the spiritual being, possessing the required
physique that permits us
entrance to the Kingdom of God... Heaven,
as we call it..
If we fail to receive
Jesus while of this world of physical reality, we
will surely be judged, as we are taught in the
I don't know of any one
person that truly and completely understands this
supernatural process. Do you suppose that's the
reason The Lord Jesus must send the Spirit to
live within us? When The Spirit resides in us we
are able to learn and absorb the doctrine and
"will" of God, enabling us to grow as a
Speaking Of Becoming A New
According to biblical
teaching, when we are begotten, saved or born
again, we are a new creation! Now, don't take
that lightly! When the word of God tells us we
are a "new creation," it means exactly
what it says... We become different... We have
been endowed with the new feature of spiritual
physics which allows us to develop through a
gestation period as a NEW CREATURE, born and
glorified as a mature spiritual being!
When we are begotten, saved
or born again you could compare that to
conception. At that moment we are conceived (in
the spirit) and become a CHILD OF GOD. Before
that time we are the child of a human... At any
time after we are saved, regardless of how far
along we are in our stage of development, we are
kingdom-bound; that is, UNLESS WE REFUSE TO TAKE
ON THE NATURE OF GOD. For if we, at some point,
renounce the nature and likeness of Christ, we
abort ourselves from the spiritual womb. That is
not to say you can't confess your sin, truly
repent and be reinstated. However, I can tell you
from experience; that is hard to achieve! After a
person is saved and knows the power and
redemption of Christ, then backslides into an
unrepentant, sinful life... this makes it nearly
impossible to return to your Christ-sanctioned
state of being. That's not to say it won't
happen, it's just plain hard to achieve it.
The Great White Throne
Could it be... The
judgment, that so many folks feel will allow them
to plead their case... is for those who were not
able to acquire the saved, born-again status to
make the change from flesh and blood to a
spiritual being. A spiritual being that becomes
the type of being that can enter into the
Could it be that the
judgement is for those who lived before Christ
sent the Holy Spirit? Jesus sent The Holy Spirit,
50 days after
"Judgement" also be for those who never
had the opportunity to accept Christ, such as,
those who were never told about Christ? Those who
never heard the gospel of salvation through
Jesus? If Jesus is the
required ingredient for spiritual salvation and
recreation, how can someone
achieve that spiritual physique if they have
never known Jesus or heard HIS gospel? I believe
I know that God can and does
save HIS own, whose names are written in The
Lamb's Book Of Life. Later, we'll talk about this
in depth. For now, just accept the written word
that Jesus declared that HE IS THE WAY! I know it
because I know Jesus! I have felt HIS presence, I
have been healed by HIM, I know HIM well. I am
very fortunate. I thank God for the trials and
hardships that brought me low enough to reach up
for HIM. It is a worthwhile ambition! I highly
recommend it! It is within your grasp if you WANT
it. If you truly want it and need it, you will
pray, you will try, you will seek HIM. HE will
respond. Keep knocking! He will open the door!
That's HIS promise!
Here's a thought: Jesus said
that the road to the Kingdom is narrow and FEW
will EVER find it. Here's the "other
thought" We all know that there are precious
few in all religions and doctrines who are
visibly different and truly kind, loving and
forgiving... in other words there are those who
reflect the nature of Christ but have never heard
the doctrine. I KNOW THERE ARE VERY FEW but Jesus
said that only a few
will ever find that narrow road to heaven. Is it
egotistical for us to believe that God cannot
save a person HIMSELF? I think it is absurd,
ridiculous and vain to think we
are so important that we
are needed to direct traffic into the Kingdom! It
is written in the scriptures that God can make
this decision while the infant is in the mother's
womb... a good case for
The scriptures tell us we
are ALL judged. On this page I'm talking about
the initial judgement that allows us to be
changed in a twinkling...
those who died in Christ are
immediately resurrected upon
His return or at death. Sounds to me like we have
already been judged, daily... by our lifestyle...
by repenting and asking forgiveness. Each act of
kindness or sin, each minute, each hour, each
day.... Developing into that "New
Creature".... that spiritual being that has
acquired the "Spiritual Physique"
required to transcend.
This law, God's laws of
physics is what determines which door we enter
into eternity... The Kingdom of God or that
It appears to be a matter of
development: as surely as His laws allow a
caterpillar to change into a butterfly or the
seed from a man (when combined with the egg of
the woman) allows a human to develop. Such are
HIS laws! HIS laws, which govern these miracles
that we witness everyday, should be PROOF that
the same laws determine our type of spiritual
being after physical death.
Seems to me it's pretty
important to "do right" and work hard,
ask HIM to allow you to become "Saved"
However you choose to refer to the act becoming
Christ-like and allowed to achieve the
"spiritual physique" required to
I hope this helps you
understand that the New Age doctrine, which
wrongly teaches that "God is love" and
will not punish us for a failed lifestyle is a
half-truth; a half-truth that may keep a lot of
people from achieving that spiritual
state-of-being which will allow them to
Now, if you think you are
safe because your church isn't classified as
"New-Age" be afraid, be very afraid,
because many churches teach the new-age doctrine
and don't know the difference! Remember? Jesus
said on that day of judgment MANY will say,
"Lord, I cast out demons in your name,"
and Jesus will reply, "Depart from me, I
never knew you." This verse alone should be
proof enough that there are churches that teach a
false Jesus, misleading well-intentioned people
through false doctrine. You may want to read the
series on this site that deals with the churches
who teach a false doctrine. I repeat myself...
Jesus said on that day of
judgment many will say,
"Lord, I cast out demons in your name,"
and Jesus will reply, "Depart from me, I
never knew you." The simple fact that they
were being judged
tells you that they did not make it into the
(After finishing this page,
check out the link: So,
You Want To Be A Christian)
God doesn't punish us. Those who don't make
it simply did not comply with the process... The
process of God's law of spiritual physics, which
is taught us through the word of God and through
the Holy Spirit which enters into us and a new
creature is born, much like the transition of the
butterfly. God's law of spiritual physics is
required for us to achieve the state-of-being
that allows us to transcend.
Consider this: I believe
that if a person's name was written in the book
of life the Holy Spirit will enter that person
and transform them. Some could and should suggest
that there is contradiction here... yes, I
believe there is room for consideration,
according to what we know - but remember - God is
far too complex for us to think that mere mortals
should understand everything. Remember, Jesus
compared those of us who trust HIM with
"little children." Meaning that little
children trust without having complete
understanding. It's a heart felt thing, called
love... DIVINE LOVE.
It's a matter of physics,
ask any scientist:
"The laws of physics are true and will not
I would not like to try to
understand this page without the help of The Holy
Spirit. I just write what He gives me, it's up to
the reader to comprehend and act. I respectfully
suggest you do it as I do it, with help from the
Holy Spirit through prayer. Time is wasting and
we are all running out of it! Maybe it's time to
get started? YOU SEE - TODAY IS JUDGEMENT DAY.
What about the Final