Let Us escape Hell and Inherit Heaven

"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

Let Us Escape Hell and Inherit Heaven

If you like to see the video clip simultaneously with this lesson, you may please click on this link: "Escape Hell."

This is the fourth lesson in the topic of "different levels in heaven and in hell." The previous three lessons were about the levels in heaven. New earth, which is paradise, has two levels, and new heavens also has two levels. In this lesson we will study how to escape hell, and we will also see the three levels in hell. Hell is the holding place for the evil people until the judgment day, and then it will be passed on into the lake of fire. Lake of fire is the severity and the terror of God, and those who do evil, will be cast in the lake of fire. Our present solar system will burn as a ball of fire, and it will be the lake of fire.

The deception of Satan

1 John 5:3 says, "his commandments are not grievous." So, it is not difficult to obey the commandments of God in level one, and get to paradise, which is also heaven. What all we have to do is, not to hurt our neighbor. It is explained in Romans 13:8-10. It is very easy to get to heaven in paradise. But, to get to heaven in the highest level, as New Jerusalem, is difficult and we have to become as pure as Jesus Christ is pure. That also be possible by more grace and more power from God. Satan and his servants, will show you the scriptures for New Jerusalem, and tell you that it is impossible to go to heaven by obeying God. And, they teach you to live in sin and go to heaven by a fake grace, which is not from God, and it is by fabrication. When pastors and famous preachers preach this lie, we fall for it, without knowing that they themselves are in deception. "2 Corinthians 11:13-15, explains how they serve the devil and put up a show as if they serve God." These preachers have good prestige and reputation, and they have a good profession, but they don't even know that they serve the devil. If it is the case, how can common Christian detect the deception of Satan? They can find it by this. Look how Satan deceived Eve. Satan promised her that they will not die if they disobey God and eat the fruit. Satan is still a deceiver, and he says the same thing that you will not go to hell, if you disobey God. And he also says that you nobody can obey God anyway. No! Begin to obey God in the first level, and it is very easy to obey God. Then you will go to paradise of heaven. If you want to strive for higher levels, it is up to you. It will be difficult, but it is possible by the grace and power of God. Please, don't accept any alternate salvation plans, other than obeying God. Study the gospel preached by Jesus Christ himself. His life story is true. But, believing his life story, his death and resurrection, will not take you to heaven. So, it is not the gospel. Gospel is the good news that will take you to heaven. Obey the gospel preached by Jesus Christ and it will take you to heaven. I will put a link on the transcript page. It shows how easy it is to obey God and go to paradise, which is heaven. Link: "Text", "Video".

The Judgment of God and Hell

Our preachers teach the judgment of God as if there will be a trial, and the verdict will be decided on the trial. It is not true. Our every deed is being written in the books in heaven, as we do them. The verdict of God's judgment will be based on our deeds in life. It is not by what we say, claim, confess, believe, preach, testify, and any such things, but it is strictly by what we do in our life. The verdict will be written in the book, even before we die. This verdict will be executed on the judgment day. Revelation 20:10 says, the devil and his followers, who engineered all evil against God's people, will be cast into the lake of fire. Verse 11 says, it is the end of the entire solar system. It will be made as one ball of fire, and it is the lake of fire. Verses 12&13 say, that all people will be brought before God. There will be no trial or court proceedings on the judgment day, but the verdicts on them will be executed on that day. Verse 14 says, the entire hell will be cast into the lake of fire on the same day. "15 says, ... whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." If our deeds are evil, our names will not be there, and we will be thrown into the lake of fire. If our deeds are good, we will be in heaven.

Hell, Fire, Darkness, and Torment

Hell is the holding place for those who did evil until the judgment day, and then it will be cast into the lake of fire. Let us see the names or descriptions of hell and the lake of fire. They are; "hell fire, unquenchable fire, furnace of fire, everlasting fire, flaming fire, eternal fire, and fire burning with brimstone." Here, be careful about one false teaching. Whatever we burn with fire will turn into ash. So, theologians interpret this as, those who are cast into the fire will be dead instantly and there will be no more suffering. In a way they say that hell is no big deal, because there is no suffering, but instant death. And, they very cunningly give the credit to God, saying God is so compassionate and so he will end all sufferings quickly. But the scripture says, "their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." It is not death, but suffering. There are also verses like; "there shall be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth" and such. More verses say, "every one shall be salted with fire, cast them into the fire, they are burned, tormented with fire, tormented day and night for ever and ever." So, the sufferings seem to continue. So, the teaching that the lake of fire will destroy the souls to non-existence, is not true. Their sufferings will be everlasting. There may be three levels of sufferings in hell also. Some are cast into outer darkness. It is the first level of suffering. Some are cast into fire, that is the next level. And some are salted with fire, that is to be pickled in fire, it will be severe punishment. This fire is not like our fire. The word 'fire' is given to understand the severe painful nature of suffering. The lake of fire will inflict torment in soul and spirit, whereas the fire we know will burn solid things, but it may not inflict pain in soul and spirit.

Easy steps to escape hell

Matthew 25:41 says, "everlasting fire, is prepared for the devil and his angels:" So, this everlasting fire is designed to torment spirits. John 5:29 says, "they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." If we do evil, we will be damned in hell. Most of us think that we will be raised from the dead like we are buried. But the scripture says that the body came from the dust and it will return to dust, the flesh and blood will not inherit heaven, and so our flesh bodies will not be raised. We are primarily soul persons, and our souls will be raised. Scripture says, that the lake of fire will torment for "day and night, and for ever and ever." So, the fire will torment the souls for a long time. But the good news is, that we do not have to go to hell to suffer. Jesus Christ says in Luke 14:28, "For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?" So, if you decide to go to heaven, decide how much effort you are willing to invest on it. Take the easiest deal first. It is new earth, which is paradise, and it in heaven. It is the easiest. Now, count the cost. What all you have to do is this: Love God and love your neighbor. Let me explain. First acknowledge that God is the truth. Accept that whatever Jesus Christ has preached as the gospel for our salvation is true. The resurrected Jesus Christ is with us in this world to turn us away from iniquities. Hebrew 9:26 says that "unto them that look for him he shall appear the second time to save them without sin." Ask this living, real, true, resurrected, omnipotent, Jesus Christ, who stands by your side, to help you. Love him. The first command is done. The second commandment is this: Don't do any harm to your neighbors. Leave them alone. "Romans 13:10 says Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." That is, if you love your neighbors, you will not do ill or harm to them. If you do these two simple things, which is no sweat at all, you have fulfilled the main two commandments of God, in the first level. Now you have escaped hell and you are qualified to enter paradise, which is heaven. Don't fall in the hands of fake grace preachers, or such deceivers. You can overcome them. You can explore heaven, even in higher levels.

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