Is Hell A Real Place?

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Written by: Tamara Schmitz

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If there is not such a thing as hell, why would Jesus have died for us? For those of you that doubt hell’s existence, or have been lied to, here is exactly what Jesus had to say about it…

(Matthew 5:22 KJV)But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
(Matthew 5:29 KJV)And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
(Matthew 5:30 KJV)And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
(Matthew 7:13 KJV)Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
(Matthew 7:19 KJV)Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
(Matthew 7:21 KJV)Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
(Matthew 7:22 KJV)Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
(Matthew 7:23 KJV)And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
(Matthew 8:12 KJV)But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 10:15 KJV)Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
(Matthew 10:28 KJV)And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
(Matthew 11:23 KJV)And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
(Matthew 11:22 KJV)But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
(Matthew 11:24 KJV)But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
(Matthew 12:32 KJV)And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
(Matthew 12:36 KJV)But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
(Matthew 12:40 KJV)For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
(Matthew 12:41 KJV)The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
(Matthew 12:42 KJV)The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
(Matthew 13:30 KJV)Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
(Matthew 13:40 KJV)As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
(Matthew 13:42 KJV)And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 13:48 KJV)Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
(Matthew 13:49 KJV)So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
(Matthew 13:50 KJV)And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 16:18 KJV)And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
(Matthew 16:26 KJV)For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
(Matthew 16:27 KJV)For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
(Matthew 18:8 KJV)Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
(Matthew 18:9 KJV)And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
(Matthew 18:34 KJV)And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
(Matthew 21:44 KJV)And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
(Matthew 22:7 KJV)But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
(Matthew 22:13 KJV)Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 23:14 KJV)Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
(Matthew 23:15 KJV)Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
(Matthew 23:33 KJV)Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
(Matthew 25:30 KJV)And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(Matthew 25:41 KJV)Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
(Matthew 25:46 KJV)And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
(Mark 9:43 KJV)And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
(Mark 9:44 KJV)Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
(Mark 9:45 KJV)And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
(Mark 9:46 KJV)Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
(Mark 9:47 KJV)And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
(Mark 9:48 KJV)Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
(Mark 12:40 KJV)Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
(Luke 10:15 KJV)And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
(Luke 12:5 KJV)But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
(Luke 12:46 KJV)The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
(Luke 13:3 KJV)I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
(Luke 13:27 KJV)But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
(Luke 13:28 KJV)There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
(Luke 16:23 KJV)And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
(Luke 16:24 KJV)And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
(John 15:6 KJV)If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
(John 5:29 KJV)And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
(Revelation 2:11 KJV)He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
(Revelation 2:21 KJV)And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not
(Revelation 2:22 KJV)Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
(Revelation 2:23 KJV)And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
(Revelation 21:8 KJV)But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

1 Peter 2:24 = “fact,” not past tense!

(Garth D. Wiebe, Jan 2015, added additional “‘Aorist’…” paragraph May 2015)

Entire sermons have been delivered, usually by preachers in the “word of faith” movement, on a fallacy about 1 Peter 2:24 that comes from an ambiguity in the English language.

Peter did not misquote Isa 53:5, strategically changing the tense from present to past tense, as some claim. And I will prove it here without a doubt.

The verb in 1 Pet 2:24 is not spelled

ιασθε = “iasthe” = “you(plural) have been healed (Perfect passive)

The verb in 1 Pet 2:24 is spelled

ιαθητε = “iathete” = “you(plural) are healed” (Aorist passive, emphasis mine)

This matches Isaiah 53:5 in the Septuagint translation:

ιαθημεν = “iathemen” =”we are healed” (Aorist passive, emphasis mine)

The only difference between those last two words is the 2nd vs. 3rd person (“you” vs. “we”) conjugation of the verb.

This corresponds to Isaiah 53:5 in the Hebrew text:

נִרְפָּא־ לָֽנוּ׃ = “lnu -nrpha” = “he-has-been-healed (niphal, perfect) to/toward-us”

The Greek indefinite, aorist verb tense specifies state, not action, fact rather than act, what timelessly just “is” rather than something happening in time. We don’t have an explicit way of writing that verb tense in English, either with verb endings (-s, -ed, -ing, etc.) or with helper verbs (has-, will-, etc.) So we can’t translate it very easily, or at least not unambiguously. But it conveys that healing applies to us. It is a “done deal.” Just like you see that Isaiah 53:5 says in the Hebrew (which also makes for awkward English).

“Aorist” was the ancient Greeks’ definition for the verb tense, and not a modern scholar’s definition (see LSJ “ἀόριστος” definition II.3.). The word “aorist” is from Greek “α-οριστος” = “a-oristos,” where “a” = “without,” and “oristos” = “defined boundary.” Strong’s G3724 (“οριζω”) is the verb form used in “α-οριζω” = “a-[h]orizo.” We get the English transliteration “horizon” from this Greek word (without the “a-“). A “horizon” is a fixed boundary that can be viewed a reference point. “A-orist” has no reference point. It is indefinite.

If I were to say “I play the piano,” then according to the rules of English grammar, that would be a simple present tense. But if I tell you “I play the piano” while sitting at the computer typing at a computer keyboard, you would implicitly understand it as aorist, that “I am a piano player,” as a matter of fact, not action on a time line. See this post for more detailed discussion of this.

Many translators use the English present perfect (“have been ___-ed”) or past tense (“were ___-ed”), because that conveys the sense of something having been accomplished. And although it is true that the price for healing was paid, completed in time, in an event that occurred, past tense, 2000 years ago, that’s not what either Isa 53:5 or 1 Pet 2:24 actually recite. Both recite the fact of it as it applies to us, which is timeless.

Note that the Greek Septuagint (LXX), which was the Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures in use in Biblical times, uses the same aorist tense. This proves that it cannot be translated as “past tense” or “perfect tense,” because Isaiah 53 was a prophecy that was yet to be fulfilled at the time the prophecy was written! The tense of the Greek Septuagint (LXX) Old Testament matches the tense of the Greek New Testament! However you render it in the New Testament Greek you would need to render the same way in an Old Testament Greek translation. The verb tense in Isaiah certainly can’t be “past tense”!

Hebrew has no “aorist” tense, either. But notice how it is expressed. The Hebrew “נִרְפָּא־” = “nrpha” is perfect tense, 3rd person singular (“he-has-been-healed”), combined with “לָֽנוּ” = “lnu” = “to/toward-us,” which is 1st person plural. Since the Hebrew combines 3rd person singular (“he,” as in Jesus) with 1st person plural (“we,” as in us), it is a timeless proposition, when the prophecy was made by Isaiah. At the time of Isaiah, Jesus “has been healed” (i.e. it has been accomplished) as applying to “us,” where “us” would be the audience reading the book of Isaiah, hundreds of years before the time of the cross! So, you see that the Hebrew shows the same sense of accomplishment as 1 Pet 2:24.

In Matt 8:17, translations often read, referring to the fulfillment of Isaiah 53:4 (one verse before verse 5),

“he took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.”

But this was before the cross, when Jesus was walking around healing the sick during his earthly ministry, not yet having atoned for sicknesses. How can this be?

It is the same issue. It is not past tense.

“ελαβεν” = “elaben” = aorist “take”

“εβαστασεν” = “ebastasen” = aorist “bear”

Therefore, it is more appropriate to translate Matt 8:17

“he takes our infirmities and bears our sicknesses”

In other words, this can be paraphrased,

“by him our infirmities are taken and our sicknesses are carried

This resolves how Matt 8:17 can say that Jesus, by healing people, was fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah even before he went to the cross! Jesus believed that Isaiah’s statement about him was true and simply applied as fact, and that the future fulfillment in the atonement was certain, without any doubt in his mind!

The fact of healing just “is,” if you believe the word of God. If you don’t believe it, then it does not apply; you nullify the word of God by whatever tradition you throw in to hinder it, exempt yourself from it, and “healing” does not apply to you. You either believe and “are healed,” or don’t believe and are not.

If we can all get a hold of this, I think it will help immensely. We proclaim healing over someone, according to the truth of the word of God, and declare it to apply, 100%, fact. Period. It is not “will be healed” (English future verb tense) or “will be being healed” (English future progressive verb tense). It is not “were healed” (English past tense) or “have been healed” (English present perfect tense); the person was not previously in a “healed” state, because of ignorance or unbelief. On the timeline, they were afflicted, not “healed.” When we put healing on the timeline, we are adding a hindrance or condition to what the word of God declares as simple truth.

“Healed” is truth, which we accept by faith, and then it just applies.

Now, for the case of the commonplace teaching that says that Peter changed Isaiah 53:5 from present to past tense, on the face of it, this cannot be, either, because if 1 Peter 2:24 was supposed to be in the past tense, looking back at the cross, then Isaiah 53:5 ought to be translated in the future tense, looking forward to the cross! Yet it is not.

This is a matter of “truth,” not temporal circumstances. We declare “truth” and expect the temporal circumstances to change to line up with the Word of God.

This may seem a little complicated at first, but when you understand it, it actually simplifies things immensely. You can proclaim “healed” with integrity, without having to fuss with all of the timeline objections to your proclamation by worldly-thinking people who look with their physical (instead of spiritual) eyes at circumstances in the here-and-now, judging based on what their eyes see, instead of what the Word of God declares.

OriginOld English bēon, an irregular and defective verb, whose full conjugation derives from several originally distinct verbs. The forms am and is are from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sum and est . The forms was and were are from an Indo-European root meaning ‘remain’. The forms be and been are from an Indo-European root shared by Latin fui ‘I was’, fio ‘I become’, and Greek phuein ‘bring forth, cause to grow’. The origin of are is uncertain.

It’s not past tense like we were taught. Always dig deeper in the word. We may be misinterpreting many scriptures not understanding what they mean.

Would Have Been Nice To Celebrate His 50th Birthday…………

Today would have been Nick’s 50th birthday. He died in the VA hospital from servere neglect.
My Mom wanted him to go to his friend that was an allergy specialist. Because a mysterious rash from his medicines appeared. He said Mom “I have to follow protocol as a Veteran or I’ll have to pay all of my bills out of pocket”. He put his trust in the hospital staff there at the Veterans hospital. They failed him grossly.
My Mom requested a private autopsy, they went ahead and did their own against her request.

We weren’t able to get the autopsy on our own. Peter King’s office had to step in advocate for us. It took one year for us to get it. When we finally had the autopsy to see what took his life it was devistating. My Mom’s friend that is a hospital nurse read it for us. She said there were no times listed, which was odd because they always have them. Then she saw what was very alarming. Towards the very end narcaden was administered. This is a medicine given when someone is over dosed.

The turn of events from that day in the hospital started to make sense now. My Mom was at his bedside and held his hand as he past. Just close to 30 minutes prior she saw him laboring to breath. She ran to get his nurse and was rudely dismissed as if she she was overreacting. The nurse actually said she was crazy she wasn’t going to see him. My Mom attempted to have the doctor take a look at him he said he was under staffed and would get to him as soon as he could. As my Mom watched Nick struggle to breath she knew she had to get someone to help and frantically grabbed a nurse from another desk to come see him. It was at that point the nurse called code blue.

Normally there’s a crash cart on every floor it’s required to be there. This time it wasn’t. They had to get one from another floor it took them 19 minutes to get one. At that point he went into anflatic shock and they lost him. It was from the combination of the allergic reaction he originally had from medication and the over dose of his pain medication they gave him on an empty stomach.

I’m not sharing this to give you negative information. My Brother’s death wasn’t in vain. He was a seed planted in the ground. After losing my Dad to chemo 7 months prior to my brothers death. It made me do more on depth studies on the dangers of pharmacy the medical feild and the like. Medications took my two loved ones along with a system that is very flawed. They practice medicine and truly are do the best with what they know to do. But my Bible says healing through casting out devil’s and laying on hands is what makes people recover.

As much as many of you are putting your trust in this medical feild like my Dad and Brother did you aren’t saving your lives you’re losing them.

Please let my families testimonies be a warning to you.

God So Loved The World

Most know this scripture:

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

When Tim Tebow had black stripes under his eyes with 3:16. The verse gained popularity amoungst the unbelievers. Many looked up this verse. It’s a scripture of hope for us all. But, the sad reality many will perish for lack of knowledge not understanding the true meaning of it.

The word believe means to have confidence in or put trust in. In today’s day and age are we seeing much trust with this covid disease? Or circumstances with all of the natural calamities happening?

Could this lack of believing be because there isn’t a conversion described in the scripture:

John 3:3

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Being born again means you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Once this happens you become a true believer and have the confidence you need in God to not live in fear of facing challenges of the day.