Yet today a WHOLE doctrine has been made out of this most potent of symbols...read study notes
According to the majority of Christian Theologians and Evangelists, the scriptures speak explicitly of a future "never ending" punishment, to be exacted upon most of humanity - namely the agonizing torture of "the lake of fire."
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These teachers of the Word too easily forget that before the later half of the First Century, this"lake of fire" didn't even exist in the scriptures! Indeed the early church grew up in complete ignorance of such a concept. Not Abraham, nor Moses, nor David, not even Solomon in all his wisdom knew anything about it - let alone teach it. No Prophet warned of it and neither Jesus or any of the Apostles mention a "lake of fire" even ONCE before Revelation was written!
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