A young man asked the Dean of the Bible Institution that he was at “did Christ pay it all?” “Yes” said the dean.
The young man then asked, “Then why isn’t He in Hell?” “If unending hell torment is the wages of sin then how did Jesus manage to escape the Full Penalty?” “Why isn’t He in Hell now, or is the bible true when it says: “THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH… (Romans 6:23), and that is all that Christ paid”. I have been told that the Dean of the school just glared at him and never said a word.
Questions that Honest Christians Must Answer:
1. Must Christ pay the full penalty of sin for man in order for man to be saved? Yes, Christ came to suffer, die, and completely pay the penalty for sinful man. Jesus would not leave this work incomplete.
There would have been no hope for fallen man unless Christ accomplished 3 things:
1. Christ must stand in the place of the sinner and pay the complete penalty for sin, and the broken law.
2. Christ must be able to pronounce a man perfectly just before the Throne of God at the Judgment by crediting to man’s bankrupt account His perfect life and righteousness which He lived out on earth for 33 and 1/2 years. = Justification
3. Christ must be able to empower man with a hatred for sin, and a love for righteousness. He must enable man to develop a character fit to live in heaven, overcome sin, and “go and sin no more = sanctification. He must put hatred between His Church and Satan. “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Gen_3:15 ”
Could the Gospel have any Saving Benefit to Mankind if One these 3 Things did not take place: If even one of the three did not take place the gospel would be a failure, and inadequate to save fallen man.
Then why is Christ not suffering in Hell even now if the penalty for sin is unending torment in the flames of Hell forever. The answer can only be either the penalty for sin is not eternally burning Hell, or Christ is in Hell suffering the penalty right now.
Which is it: Is the penalty for sin death, or is the penalty for sin eternal torment in Hell Fire? Well, the bible record is that after Christ died on Calvary He was resurrected, not to descend into Hell and suffer, but to ascend to Heaven. Joh_20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
Oh friends, who has been telling us such stories as God’s plan of salvation included burning sinners in Eternal Hell Forever, and Ever. This was not the plan of God, and it never entered into His mind. He asks you the question: “What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. Nah_1:9” People have imagined a lot of evil against God, and it has suited the Devil’s plans very well. One of the number one songs on hit radio for a long time was “Imagine” by John Lennon.
As you read a few of the words of this hit song that was so popular among the people, I ask you who was really the author of such imaginative ideas: Rolling Stone ranked “Imagine” #3 on its list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
It’s easy if you try = (Doubt is Easy to Come By)
No hell below us = (There’s no judgment for our actions)
Above us only sky = (There’s No God… Atheism)
Imagine all the people Living for today = (No greater goals than just daily living, heathenism, eat drink, and be merry for tomorrow ye die.)
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too = (No Gospel)
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you will join us = ( Evangelistic call to a New Religion (through the ecumenical movement of the uniting of all churches to persecute the few who disagree. This falsely united movement under the name of Christianity with unite with spiritualism to usher in the New Age Movement with Satan at the Head)
And the world will be as one = ( A One World Order) that must have a One World Religion, One Currency, the Nations Must become One…
Now do you know why Rolling Stone ranked this song so highly?
Now who does this song benefit most? Does it benefit mankind? If this song were true then mankind has nothing to live for no purpose at all. Everything God does is with specific purpose, for all His works are perfect, “The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. Psa_145:17 “. If this is true then what is the purpose of Eternally Burning Hell Fire and Unending Suffering. There is no purpose for it since it never entered into the mind of God it is only an imagination of Satan. It does not magnify God’s Holy Name rather it is an insinuation against God by Satan, and an attack on the character of Christ. There is no benefit of a hell fire that lasts for eternity whatsoever in the plan of salvation for,”For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom_6:23 “. Yes there is a hell fire but thank God that He has made provision for it to come to an end.
That’s what the penalty of sin is: death. If the penalty were anything other then Christ would have been a liar if He withheld that information from Adam for He only said in the garden, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Gen_2:17″. “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…Rom_3:4”
Who protested that statement? “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: Gen_3:4″
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Jesus Paid It by – Crystal Lewis
I hear the Savior say
“Thy strength indeed is small
Child of weakness, watch and pray
Find in me thine all in all”
Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow
And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete
Jesus died my soul to save
My lips shall still repeat
Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain
He washed it white as snow
Have you ever wondered how the redeemed in Heaven could be truly joyful in heaven knowing that a vast majority of the human race are burning in hell while they are enjoying paradise. Wouldn’t that be the epitome of the selfish heart which Jesus came to replace with a heart of compassion for others. Friends Jesus and His followers have lost none of their compassion for the human race while they will be enjoying eternity for trillions of years; it’s just that sinners on longer exist.
Psa_37:10 “For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.” No being… think about it.
Mal 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.” They shall be burnt up and their will not be left a root or branch of them… think about it.
In the book of Malachi as quoted above the wicked are burnt in the flames of hell. Are we sure then that the wicked are nothing but stubble, and there’s nothing left of them as Psalms 37:10 says that “their place shall not be”? Here’s the answer: “And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts Mal 4:3”. That’s it, after the day of the Lord comes that burns them up they shall be ashes.
What day is that? It’s the second coming of the Lord of course: “Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. (Does destroy mean to live forever… of course not)
For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
Isaiah chapter 13:6
Friends it’s Satan who wants man to focus on the justice of God and pervert it so that we cannot comprehend the mercy of God. It is Satan who invited an unending hell that last through eternity. It never, never entered the mind of God who’s compassion and love for the human race far outweighs the love that any Mother or Father has ever shown towards their children. “God is love”, He is, and we can believe that when the God of love formulated the plan of salvation in the courts of Heaven He made a way to end divine justice according to His tender mercy and compassion for people. Yes their is a judgment, yes man will give an account for their deeds but praise God that His word states what the penalty of sin is, ” For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom 6:23 “. Now that is exactly from the mouth of God, that’s what He says about it, that the wages of sin is death. Man will die for his sins not live forever and if anyone says anything other than that… God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. Rom_3:4 .” Those who lie about the loving character of God will one day stand at the judgment for the words they have stated, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Mat_12:37 “.
We should be careful, considerate and fearful as we handle God’s words… “but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. Isa 66:2″. Jesus said to be so careful because not even the smallest fraction in a letter of His word would ever be changed.”
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Mat 5:17-19.” On jot is the dot of a letter as the letter I and one title is the crossing of a letter as T.
What does that mean that the person who breaks one of the least of these commandments shall be called least. It means he will not be there. Look at where this man is. “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Rev 22:18″.
After knowing that whoever alters God’s word receives the plagues and has his name removed from the books of heaven what do you think we should do with God’s word? Learn it, keep it, do it, that’s what God’s word says: ” Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Rev 22:7 “. And “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. Rev 1:3”. Learn God’s word and you will learn that eternal burning hell fire is a lie and that the flames of hell fire come to an end as the wicked are destroyed in them.
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