[This was first posted as “Truth we are near the end of man’s days”… a re-posting and is revamped]
We are approaching the dire days… the day has every sign of this truth apparent, a day before the coming days of “the Great Tribulation.” This is the time those that do believe need to strengthen their faith, secure your belief in Jesus Christ and know where you place your trust. This is the time many will come in the name of Jesus… but will they share from the Bible or entertain demons to dance under your feet? With the rise of ‘the emerging church’ there are many that have [even today] attempted to down play the: importance of Jesus, merging religions with one another, ways to improve your health and mental state or many other varied practices gaining world attention and followers. It is growing more important to know what God tells us in the Bible, and most importantly… to trust God first and not those that may claim they are of God- test the spirit(s) of what they are doing. The word of God, the Bible, tells us to test the claims of those that say they come in His name… as 1 John 4 tells us to, let alone those that would make their claims and open you to spirits other than God’s own.
There is a growing cadre of people that are preaching heretical doctrines. John Shelby Spong, a retired Episcopal bishop from Newark, New Jersey, is telling people there is no hell, and it is a construct of man… a means of controlling man’s behavior. Look here…
and see what he is saying to people (a bishop). How does this square with Matthew 10:28?
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.
There are also other thoughts to try and dispel the belief of hell… by many more. See a short list of two other people and hear their thoughts made plain below…
“Is hell really in the Bible?” This is Gary Amirault, with Tentmaker Ministries, and I ask if this is secured by “TRUTH?”
“Hell is no more than a myth… “ This is the New Covenant Group and Dr. Michael W. Jones.
(in the one above… they finish their message with,”its all good“)
I have found in the Bible references to Sheol [the Hebrew underworld, abode of the dead] and Abraham’s Bosom…
Luke 16:22 KJV And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
Even Abraham’s bosom brings with it many different interpretations, see here a few…
This is what the Bible says of it… found here.
Deuteronomy 32:22 KJV For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Psalm 9:17 KJV The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Psalm 139:8 KJV If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
Proverbs 15:11 KJV Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
Isaiah 14:9 KJV Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
2 Peter 2:4 KJV For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
Revelation 1:18 KJV I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Oprah gets her two cents in… and denies Jesus herself…
George W. Bush denies Jesus in favor of universalism [pluralism], and says the Bible is probably not true.
Is President Obama for life and the belief of Jesus [if he forces us to pay for abortion… even if we don’t agree with this practice] here? This is a very short video to see, one that ran as a commercial, put out by a group I do not endorse but cannot disagree with the message. See for yourself.
Even Paul Crouch gets into some areas of question here, and questions will be what we must then ask ourselves [if we say we are believers in Jesus Christ] and would seek the truth of who Jesus said He was. Please look here at some of them.
[This will be added to… please believe this]
Romans 1:17 (King James Version)
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written , The just shall live by faith.
Matthew 24:3-5 (King James Version)
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.