Hi, thanks for adding me as a friend. Lol, I'm in a lot of Genshin Impact servers, been kicked from plenty of character main Discords for spreading Christian Universalism. Feel free to ask my anything you're curious about my friend! I'm grateful and honored you would choose to talk with me :D
No problem, I was also an atheist before, nihilistic. In the past, I rejected Christianity, no loving God would torture people forever. I am a Christian. I developed scrupulosity, an intense religious fear, because I worried about being tormented in a physical lake of fire. When I learned the truth, Christian Universalism, that God is love and will save everyone many of my mental problems went away.
Hell is Leaving the Bible Forever
The best Bible translations do not contain the concept of Hell or everlasting punishment. Your Bible translation may be harmful to your spiritual health. Read this article and see what we mean.
Here’s a list of Bible translations and their “Hell” word count. Notice how many of them is “0”. Literally, Hell is not in these versions. The idea of Hell was taken from Greek Mythology and translators added it into their own versions. The original scriptures don’t describe physical endless torment at all, not even permanent destruction.
When people die, they go to Sheol (Hebrew, OT) the realm of the dead. It’s the grave. People go there because the wages of sin is death. And we all have sin from the first human, Adam, who disobeyed God. Christ died for us, so His blood = life, it washes away sin = death (Romans 5:18). That’s why, when Jesus died, He preached to the dead.
Psalm 16:10 You will not leave my soul in Sheol.
1 Peter 4:6 For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead
1 Corinthians 15:22 "In Christ shall all be made alive"
And people escaped Sheol, were resurrected, because they believed in Christ and were given permanent life, like Lazarus (John 11). Even those who die before they believe will always have the chance to be saved. Nobody will stay dead forever. :D
The requirements to get into Heaven is to have no sin. Since we all have sin, we must get rid of sin. The only way to be clean is to be washed by the blood of Christ who has no sin aka have faith alone in Him. People who don’t believe in Him still have sin, so still stay dead when they die, they stay in Sheol. Eventually, Sheol will be emptied out and all people will be believers in Him and thus everyone gets into Heaven.
Glad I can help clear up those fears my friend. Took me a while to regian access to my Discord, but luckily can reply to you. In terms of improtant Leviticus context, these were specific laws (Mosaic Laws) that applied only to the people of Israel. As Christians, not all of us are the Israelites under Moses, so we are not under Mosaic laws, Leviticus 26:46 These are the decrees, the laws and the regulations that the Lord established at Mount Sinai between himself and the Israelites through Moses.
We are under the Law of Love, of Christ, the fulfillment of the law. To love the Lord and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Murdering people is not loving them, so we don't do that. Bearing false witness is not loving them, so we don't do that. This is why the section of the Ten Commandments are repeated in the New Testament, that's moral law, which we obey. To be forgiven of sin, there's no good works we do to make us a good person. The only way to be washed of sin is to believe in Christ with faith alone, since He paid the wages of sin, death, for us. When you believe, even by the smallest amount, you are permanently saved as the Holy Spirit dwells inside of you.
Thank you for your concern, can.of.soup my friend though in general I’ve been banned more times that I can count lol. Mullvad VPN is a great bypass.
Satan = Garden of Eden Serpent (Genesis 3:4) = The Devil = Anointed Cherub who became a Fallen Angel
Ezekiel 28:13-14 You were in Eden, the garden of God … You were anointed as a guardian cherub
Revelation 12:9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Satan will be saved. He will become a believer in Jesus Christ and be washed of all his sins. (Phil. 3:21)
God is Almighty. If He wanted to, He can appear to everyone and perform miracles to prove His existence. However, Satan must be convinced to believe in Jesus. Satan already knows that God exists, so do the demons. So, Earth is like a chess game between the Lord and the Devil. God lets Satan harm people (Job 1:6-22). Eventually, Satan will be convinced to have faith in God, he will understand that God is good, and then our suffering will stop. (1 Cor 13:1-3)
Romans 5:3-5 …suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. …
This hope is faith in Christ. (Titus 2:13)
One way Satan leads the whole world astray is with the false belief of Forever Conscious Torment from Greek Mythology that has unfortunately infiltrated many Christian churches.
2 Corinthians 11:14 Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
Think about it. No loving God would torture people forever. Who would really want to torture people forever? And promote that? For me, it’s clear it’s the work of the Devil. (John 8:44) So many people, myself included, was traumatized and turned away from Christianity because of that horrible hellish belief. Even when I was saved, I had survivors guilt for the rest of the world, how can I possibly be happy in Heaven if people are suffering “for eternity”. (Lam 3:31).
The truth is that Eternal = aionios (Greek) olam (Hebrew) meaning “pertaining to an age”. We are in the age of condemnation, suffering from sin, eventually all will believe in Christ and be washed of sin, and a new age will be made with no more pain (Revelation 21:4).
Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.
First Heaven = Satan and the fallen angel’s rebellion. New Heaven = All creation made alive in Christ (Rom 8:38)
First Earth = Adam’s descendants cursed with sin. New Earth = All creation made alive in Christ (1 Cor. 15:22)
Colossians 1:20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
All = all
I pray to the Holy Spirit that you are blessed with understanding and protection can.of.soup my friend :D
No worries about the questions my friend. :D To be honest, I really appreciate the material! <3 I like to write articles for my website www.jesus-saves-all.com and it can be tricky to come up with content sometimes. Or whether someone really reads it or not lol. But at least by making these responses, and then posting these answers on my site, I guarantee that you, a person, at least read it. I naturally type a lot and fast, so I hope you don’t mind the word length.
James 2:19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!
Satan was the Appointed Cherub. Appointed by who? By God. Thus, he knows God exists. And the line above confirms the other fallen angels know this too. Naturally, they would have to know what exactly they were rebelling against.
Genesis 1:1 tells us God created the angels before the humans. (Ezekiel 28:13) Which is how the Serpent was in the Garden of Eden.
Mark 5:9 And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” (Mark 5:15)
Luke 8:30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him.
“Legion” is more than just a title, it’s a reference to a quantity.
Matthew 26:53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?
Thus, there can be both legions of demons and legions of angels.
Some history sites tell us that legions were made up of 3 600 to 6 000 men.
Since a “demon” is just an angel who is against God, we can assume a legion of angels and a legion of demons are around the same quantity. With some quick math we can found this out.
Legion = 3 600 to 6 000 demons
Fatherly Appeal = 12 * 3 600 or 12 * 6 000 = 43 200 to 72 000 angels
So there’s at least minimum this many demons and angels. Probably much more, since there were many demonically-possessed people at the time. By this comparison, the angels vastly outnumber the demons. Which is why the 12 disciples were given the power to cast out demons, there were so many of them.
Matthew 10:1 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.
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Satan’s goal is to be equal or greater than God.
Isaiah 14:12-15 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.
Thus, the demons goal is to also be equal or greater than God. That’s why the demons pretend to be gods, false gods, to humans. Like Molech, the Canaanite false god of child sacrifice where parents would burn their own children alive as evil offerings. (1 Kings 11:4-7). They destroy God’s creation, which is us, the humans (John 8:44). Another is Abaddon in Hebrew, Apollyon in Greek = Fallen angel of the pit, the grave, of death, Sheol (Revelation 9:11, Proverbs 15:11, Proverbs 27:20 Job 28:22, Psalm 88:11)
And any sort of false religion or mythology mentioned in the Bible in general, like Greek Mythology where the false belief of hell comes from
Acts 14:12 Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.
The Lord is Almighty (Jeremiah 32:17, Genesis 17:1) and can stop Satan and all the demons whenever He wants. Like mentioned above in Matthew 26:53, Jesus can summon 12 legions of angels and defeat the devil’s forces right now.
But God works in ages, olam in Hebrewk, aionios in Greek. Like with Job, the Lord uses the demons to ultimately benefit us. That’s their role to the Lord.
ISAIAH 48:10 See, I have refined you ... I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
The Lake of Fire is a metaphor for the suffering we experience from the curse of sin, due to being descendants of Adam, who disobeyed God. And the fallen angels will experience suffering from their sin of disobeying God.
Like a blacksmith that heats up iron in a furnace before molding it into a shape. No blacksmith would put something in a furnace forever, that would be a waste. No baker would leave their bread in the oven forever.
1 Corinthians 15:55: "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?"
Romans 5:3-4 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
The suffering teaches us that nothing we do can save us. No good work, no following the commandments, no obeying the law saves us, because sin, death, is still in us, only faith alone in Jesus Christ, who is our Blessed Hope, washes away our sin and frees us from Sheol, the grave.
Therefore, the fallen angels will suffer, just like we suffer, because to have sin is to naturally be in pain, which will last until they become believers in Christ Jesus so they are made clean, free of sin.
Psalm 145:3-17 The Lord upholds all those who fall ... The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all He has made.
So, no matter how many fallen angels there are, they will all be saved, including Satan. They were made by God and the Lord upholds all those who fall. <3
Another question I just thought of, do animals go to heaven or Sheol when they die?
Yes, it’s no problem at all my friend! To be honest, I greatly appreciate you listening to me. Oftentimes, I post in Discord servers to receive no reply at all. The fact that I was able to find you and help you, for me, makes all of those posts worth it :)
In terms of a “human believing in this religion”, the only thing that matters for salvation is in believing in Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh, and who paid the wages of sin, death, for us. So we believe in Him and are washed from all death, as the Holy Spirit dwells within us permanently.
There’s a lot of denomination names out there, but as long as a person believes in Christ, then they are permanently saved. Doesn’t matter if that person calls themselves a “Catholic”, “Orthodox”, or “Protestant”, any can have faith in Jesus and gain permanent salvation. So those people are already permanent followers of God.
1 John 3:4-10 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning