By: Robert Serreyn
Question? I was given an article by a Jehovah Witness TITLED “Origin of Hell” stating that “Hell DOES NOT exist” according to their main source of info for the article – Edward Fudge, Can you refute this?
Answer: YES I can…
Let’s take a look at 2 Thessalonians 1:8, & Revelation 14:9-11…
2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The word OBEY means to BELIEVE NOT
Revelation 14:9-11 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, (10) The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: (11) And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Just these two verses ALONE among many others STATE that hell DOES EXSIST and that as Revelation 14:11 says…And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever.
Those who don’t “Place their trust in Christ and his payment for their sins” will upon death enter ETERNAL TORMENT in a place called hell and they will wish that it did not exists for they will NEVER GET OUT.
Edward William Fudge was a American christian (liberal) theologian and Lawyer,
Born: July 13, 1944, Died November 25, 2017.
He is best known for his book TITLED: “The Fire that Consumes”
He believed and taught what is known as ANNIHILATIONISM.
It is NO WONDER and makes PERFECT SENSE that the WatchTower and Tract Society CHOSE this man as their MAIN SOURCE of information for he AGREED with their FALSE teaching and belief system that according to them there is “No Hell”.
If a Person, Religious Organization, or Church DENIES the two above stated Scriptures THEN there is NO POINT in wasting your time with them for if THEY REFUSE to believe those two verses then they WILL NOT accept any other Bible Passages that speaks of an “Eternal Hell”.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH