Originally posted by network dude
A soul that sins will die.
I only know of One man who died without sin. I think a lot of his Dad. While I have sinned some, I still feel I have the right to believe in Life
after Death. So either you have never sinned, or you are destined for hell. Tell me, what is your motivation for trying to be a good person? A man
destined for hell might at least try to live it up while you are here. Spending eternity on the end of a stick at the devil's weenie roast just
doesn't sound like fun.
You do have the right to believe in life after death. I didn't mean to infer that you didn't. Now the Bible states very clearly that the the soul
dies. The teaching that it is immortal is not a Biblical teaching. If you believe in the Bible (and many people don't) then the teachings of
Freemasonry are not compatible.
Now that you asked me these sincere questions I will take the time to answer them briefly.
Firstly, a fiery hell is a pagan teaching that stems from ancient Babylon* and not found in the Bible. The Bible uses the word Hades and Sheol in
many places where that word in translated in certain Bibles as hell, and in Hebrew it simply means the pit, or common grave.
The Biblical teaching is not that of an immortal soul that cannot die, but rather that we do indeed die. In fact it likens death to a deep sleep. It
shows that we do not think or have wisdom, or anything while we are asleep in death. It is like to sleep in that Jehovah God has power over death,
and he has given the keys to death to his son Jesus. It also teaches that when Jesus comes in kingdom power to rule over mankind during the thousand
year reign, that all those now asleep in death will be raised back to life in a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous:
(John 5:28-29) . . .Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come
out. . .
Just as because in sin we are all dying, the ransom price has been paid by the perfect life of Jesus. Thus excersicing faith in that ransom a person
can attain everlasting life. Just as when the Israelite in the wilderness who was bite by the poisonous snake was able to turn to the copper serpent
and look on it and keep living, so too, all who have received the sting of sin may look to Jesus' ransom sacrifice and thus keep living.
So I believe in a resurrection. I try to do what is right because that is what I should be doing to please my heavenly Father. I do know also, since
I serve the true God and exercise faith in Jesus' ransom if I do die I will live again.
Before Jesus came to earth only one person had immortality, that is deathlessness, the inability to die, and that was Jehovah God himself. No one can
take his life from him, and he can never die. He did not give this awesome gift to anyone else. Only, after Jesus proved himself faithful under test
while on earth and died faithfully as a perfect human, was he resurrected a superior spirit with an immortal spirit body.
Likewise, all the called and chosen who are bought from among mankind to reign in heaven with Jesus as beings just as he is will also be given this
(1 Corinthians 15:50-55) . . .However, this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s kingdom, neither does corruption inherit
incorruption. 51 Look! I tell YOU a sacred secret: We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the
twinkling of an eye, during the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised up incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this which is corruptible must put on incorruption, and this which is mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when [this which is corruptible
puts on incorruption and] this which is mortal puts on immortality, then the saying will take place that is written: “Death is swallowed up
This gift is not given to any other spirit creature. And humans that will be granted forgiveness of their sins and that will be brought back to
perfection during the thousand year reign will, although living forever, still be mortal. There is a difference between having everlasting life, and
immortality. One you live without dying. Certainly the angels have everlasting life. Satan and his demons had it before they fell. Yet they are
destined to be destroyed. Another thing it is to have immortality. Being immortal is the impossibility of ever dying. The former your life depends
on an outside force to continue. The prior, immortality the person, the life force, as God himself, has life within himself and will depend on
nothing else to continue in existence, and will never be able to die again.
The teaching of an inherit immortal soul is Babylonian teaching and a lie spawned by the wicked father of the lie Satan the Devil. All institutions
that propagate the lie is false and leads to no enlightenment.
edit on 8-2-2012 by SubAce because: (no reason given)