The Great Promise of the Lake of Fire
and the Second Death
Ray Frankling sent us this note:
From your letter to Ray Comfort:
“'And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book
of Life, he was cast into the Lake of Fire' (Revelation 20:15 EMTV).
That is where you are going, Ray, not without
purpose, as in your doctrine of punishment without restoration, but
to purge and cleanse
teach you not to blaspheme and to know the Lord in truth. Is
this not what the Word of God says?:”
It certainly does not! The Lake
of Fire is for non-believers (Rev 21:8) and certainly not to bring
them to Christ. We come
not by being purged and cleansed in a fire. We are purged and
cleansed only through the blood of Christ who suffered FOR
Heb:1:3: Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express
image of his person, and upholding all things by the word
of his power,
when he [i.e. Christ] had BY HIMSELF purged
our sins, sat down on the right
hand of the Majesty on high;
1Pt:3:18: For CHRIST also hath
once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that HE might bring
us to God, being
put to death
the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
It is God’s
grace that teaches us to live righteously and “not
Ti:2: 11: For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12: Teaching
us that, denying
lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly,
in this present world;
“'If the fire puts an end to any man’s work, it will be
his loss: but he will get salvation himself, though as by fire' (1
Corinthians 3:15 BBE).”
The CONTEXT of this passage is the
testing of the believer’s works for rewards. The “works” are tested
by fire, not the person. Salvation is a gift. Believers
for rewards not for
Gal:6:14: But God forbid that I should glory,
save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom
I unto the world.
In His Grace,,
Paul and Victor’s reply:
“The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the
LORD tries the hearts” (Proverbs 17:3 KJV).
Your letter has brought up some questions and considerations.
a problem with Ray Comfort being sent to the Lake of Fire for the purposes
God declared in the Scriptures - to put an end to
man’s unbelief and to be made right with Him. You write:
“We come to Christ by faith, not by being
purged and cleansed in a fire. We are purged and cleansed only through
the blood of Christ
suffered FOR US.”
His blood is much hotter than you realize. But
let us first make it clear that we are not preaching salvation by works or
other than the faith of Christ, which faith works effectually
in those who believe by producing acceptable fruits to God.
those necessary fruits, demonstrates his great need of saving
faith and the remedial action God prescribes for all who fall
“And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of
Life, he was cast into the Lake of Fire” (Revelation 20:15 EMTV).
For the Savior’s part, Jesus Christ does as He sees
fit with one, be it by saving fire or anything else He
deems suitable and necessary.
You also write:
“It is God’s grace that teaches us to live righteously and ‘not
To which we say that, having
the Spirit of Christ, we are not inclined to blaspheme,
but those who blaspheme are
walking in the flesh
and in the spirit of antiChrist. The apostle Paul wrote
“Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have delivered
to Satan so that they may learn not to blaspheme” (1 Timothy 1:20
These were not unbelievers, but those who believed and yet were
deemed in need of severe judgment. As Paul declared,
he had nothing
to judge those who are without:
“For what is it to me to also judge those who are outside? Do
you not judge those who are inside?” (1 Corinthians 5:12 MKJV)
appears there are other aspects of God’s power
to cleanse and deliver from sin and unrighteousness than
you allow. While you
emphasize Christ’s blood and grace as opposed
to the fire of God, we ask you a simple question:
John the Immerser say of Christ, “He shall baptize
you with the Holy Spirit and with His blood,” or
was it, “and with
fire”? Not that we refute the fact that remission
of sins comes by grace through faith in His shed blood – God
But what was John the Immerser talking about
when he said?:
“I indeed baptize you with water to repentance. But He Who comes
after me is mightier than I, Whose sandals I am not worthy
to carry. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire” (Matthew
How is it that believers (those who receive the Holy
Spirit) are immersed in fire, if such fire is only
say? Yet how
can those who receive the living God expect anything
other than fire?
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who will stand when He
appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire, and
soap; and He will sit as a refiner and purifier of
silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi, and refine
them as gold and silver; and they
shall offer to the LORD offerings in righteousness” (Malachi
(Only those offerings offered through faith are in righteousness, even
as it was with Abraham, whose faith was accounted to him for righteousness.)
Those who are of the household of faith are warned and exhorted to submit
to the fires of purification for their wellbeing and salvation:
(16) So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will
vomit you out of My mouth.
(17) Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods and have
need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched and miserable
poor and blind and naked,
(18) I counsel you to buy from Me gold purified by fire, so that
you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be clothed,
that the shame of your nakedness does not appear. And anoint your
eyes with eye salve, so that you may see.
And now to a key point,
given what I have said of Mr. Comfort and his lack of true faith
manifested by his works: What was Jesus talking
about when He said that every man would be salted with fire?
“For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice
shall be salted with salt” (Mark 9:49 MKJV).
He also said:
“Salt is good; but if the salt becomes saltless, with what will
you season? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another” (Mark
If salt is good and desirable, and fire brings out the desirable
effects of salt, is the fire of God an evil thing and an end in itself?
Scriptures say the fire is not an end in itself, as quoted in 1 Corinthians
“If the fire puts an end to any man’s work, it will be his
loss: but he will get salvation himself, though as by fire” (1
Corinthians 3:15 BBE).
In other words, though the works that
are not built on the Foundation Stone, Jesus Christ, are lost, the
person doing those works will
be saved, “though as by fire.”
You say, “The ‘works’ are
tested by fire, not the person.” What difference is
there, when the Scripture says the judgment of the works
is followed by the
of the doer of the
works? The Lord judges those brought before Him at His judgment
throne, after He finds their works lacking:
“Then will He say to those at His left, ‘Begone from Me,
with the curse resting upon you, into the Fire of the Ages,
which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels’“ (Matthew
What did these professing believers do to merit
this judgment? They did not recognize or receive the Lord in His servants:
“Then He shall answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch
as you did not do it to one of the least of these [His
you did not do it to Me” (Matthew 25:45 MKJV).
If a person (Ray Comfort,
for example) doesn’t recognize
or receive the Lord in His brethren, his works can’t
be founded on the Lord, wouldn’t you say? There
is something essentially amiss with this person’s
profession of faith. Isn’t faith without the works
of God dead, as James says? Isn’t that what the
Lord says here?
Matthew 7:21-23 MKJV
(21) Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! shall
enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does
the will of My
(22) Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord!
Did we not prophesy in Your Name, and through Your
throw out demons,
Your Name do many wonderful works?
(23) And then I will say to them I never knew you!
Depart from Me, those working lawlessness.
do these lawless professors of Christ go?
“Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down and
thrown into the fire” (Matthew 7:19 MKJV).
Is being thrown into
the fire good or bad for the one being thrown into it? We just heard
whose works are rejected will be saved “though
as by fire.” How
can the fire be an evil end, unto itself, if the
one subjected to it is saved by it?
Does God take
pleasure in the death of the wicked, or is it His
will that the wicked turns from his
glory? Aren’t all things created to glorify
“Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall
labor in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves
for very vanity? For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory
LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk
Can’t God turn men from their
wicked ways after death? How will all Israel be
saved if this isn’t so (Romans
many of Israel dead now, whether alive in this
world or having physically died? Mustn’t the covenant
with death, their present disconnection from God their
Savior, be put away for them to
“And your covenant with death shall be wiped out, and your vision
with hell shall not stand; when the overwhelming rod
shall pass through, then you shall be beaten down by it” (Isaiah 28:18
The Scriptures call the destruction of death and
hell “the second
“And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the
second death” (Revelation 20:14 MKJV).
What have you thought the
purpose of the Lake of Fire was?
All flesh, all of the First Adam,
must pass through the fires, the second death:
“But the fearful, and the unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters,
and all liars, will have their part in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone,
is the second death” (Revelation 21:8
The one who overcomes in Christ, however,
is formed in the image of the Last Adam and
not be hurt by the
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
He who overcomes will not be hurt by
The one who overcomes is not hurt
by the second death because there is no impurity left for
the fire to
remove. The baptism
has accomplished its purposes within. The
sting of death and sin are
gone! That person has been made one with
God through the blood of the sinless
Son; he is made a pillar in His Temple and
goes out no more (Revelation 3:12).
Comfort overcome? Is Ray Comfort sitting on the throne of Christ, ruling
rod of iron? By
the eye of faith, we do not see this. Instead,
we see him preaching blasphemous error,
and he is in
with so many others, wittingly or otherwise,
performs an egregious character
assassination on Jesus Christ.
or not Ray Comfort is an actual believer (rather than a tare), he has
not yet overcome,
all must if
they are to be
that endures unto the end,
the same shall be saved.” Not
having overcome, he can be hurt by the
second death, because his flesh is
still alive and well, and not crucified,
as Paul experienced and expressed:
“I have been crucified with Christ, and I live; yet no longer
I, but Christ lives in me. And that life I now
live in the flesh, I live by faith toward the Son of God, Who loved me and gave
Himself on my behalf” (Galatians
This is what all must experience
to enter the City of God, called the Garden of
to The Good
News of Jesus Christ.
Many who profess faith in Christ presume to have victory over death,
of Paul’s words, without having
overcome, but simply because they
have experienced Passover (repentance),
and perhaps Pentecost
(receiving the Spirit). But all must
finally keep Tabernacles, the third
and final feast, as well. As it is
that endures to the end, the same
shall be saved.”
in a year the males were to appear
before the Lord (Exodus
Once or twice
was not good
three feasts, not for nothing; the
third, with the fullness of fruits
important as the others.
to be kept.
Of what value is a sower’s
work if he cannot reap the main fruits
of his labors, which is what
the Feast of Tabernacles
is all about?
Why do you suppose
Zechariah mentions only the Feast
of Tabernacles for
the last day
“And it shall be, everyone who is left of all the nations which
came up against Jerusalem shall go up
from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to keep the Feast
of Tabernacles” (Zechariah
This is the feast that
counts at the last! The third feast included
Day of Atonement,
of the seventh
most solemn of all the solemn feasts,
the only day of the year when
the High Priest entered the Holy
of Holies to sprinkle blood on
seat on behalf of all Israel. Unless
one enters there, he cannot receive
Hebrews 10:19-23 MKJV
(19) Therefore, brothers, having
boldness to enter into the Holy
of Holies by
the blood of Jesus,
(20) by a new and living way
which He has consecrated for
is to say, His
(21) and having a High Priest
over the house of God,
(22) let us draw near with a
true heart in full assurance
from an evil
conscience and our bodies
having been washed with pure
(23) Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without
wavering (for He is faithful
If all were accomplished
in our first coming to Christ, and our
need for the
not to waver.
Faith and patience are necessary
to receive the promise and fulfillment
in you, the
hope of glory.
said that one
must endure to the end to be
Ray Comfort has not endured
to the end. His works, we have shown,
That is why
second death. Otherwise he
will not be saved,
according to the Word of God.
Mr. Comfort has knowledge and a form of godliness, but neither of
life. In fact,
the first death
of the Tree of Knowledge of
Good and Evil. In this state,
to eat from
“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of Us,
to know good and evil: and now, lest
he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for
ever…. So He drove out
the man; and He placed at the
east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every
way, to keep the way of the
Tree of Life” (Genesis
To overcome the
first death and to partake
of the Tree
men must go
The flaming sword
is the second
death. It is the fire that
crucifies and purifies the
carnal man through
It is the
to life. It
is how the carnal
professor of Christ, whose
corrupt works have been rejected
is saved by
fire. For “flesh and
blood,” it is written, “does
not inherit the Kingdom of
God, nor does corruption
inherit incorruption” (1
Corinthians 15:50 MKJV).
must be the second death (which
is spiritual) to put
away the corruption
the first death
why Christ tasted death for
every person and the cross
men, in order that they might
become dead to sin, but alive
God through Him. This is the
entrance and key to the Kingdom
The first death was to God’s
righteousness; the second is
this second death, it is written
“And He said, You cannot see My face. For there no man can see
Me and live” (Exodus 33:20 MKJV).
No carnal man can see Him and
live. But that all men will
God has ordained:
“Behold, He comes with the clouds, and every eye will
see Him, and those who pierced Him will see Him, and all the
kindreds of the earth will
wail because of Him. Even so,
Will they not therefore
die? And what death is that, since
the second death.
these things would happen to all people,
confirmed at Pentecost, when
Acts 2:16-18 KJV
(16) But this is that which
was spoken by the prophet
(17) And it shall come
to pass in the last days,
I will pour
of My Spirit
prophesy, and your young
men shall see visions,
old men shall
(18) And on My servants
and on My handmaidens I
days of My
Spirit; and they
Joel also spoke
of fire at the time of receiving
Joel 2:29-30 MKJV
(29) And also I will pour
out My Spirit on the
(30) And I will show
wonders in the heavens,
the earth, blood
and fire and
pillars of smoke.
we know that 120 in the upper room received
day, and then,
preaching, 3,000 more
believed and received
His Spirit (and fire),
but not all men were
Christ that day (or ever
since) as prophesied.
Those who have entered
God’s Kingdom by
His Spirit since Pentecost
have only been the firstfruits
of mankind. The rest
remains to be baptized
by fire after the firstfruits
have been gathered,
as Peter later wrote:
“But the present heavens and the earth being kept in store by
the same Word, are being kept
for fire until the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men” (2 Peter
This final Day of Judgment
comes through the saints,
of Christ who
in His Spirit with fire,
have overcome, and have
brought this testimony
of the Word made flesh
to the rest of the world:
“Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world?” (1
Corinthians 6:2 MKJV)
“Until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given to the
saints of the Most High; and
the time came that the saints possessed the Kingdom” (Daniel
Just as Noah
brought judgment to the world
so the saints
judgment to the world through
its baptism of fire.
“But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in
which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements
will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that
are in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10 HNV).
Notice the Scripture
does not say the people will be burned up, but that their works will
1 Corinthians 3:13-15 EMTV
(13) Each one’s work shall be made manifest; for the Day shall
reveal it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall
test each one’s work, as to what sort it is.
(14) If anyone’s work which he has built remains, he shall receive
(15) If anyone’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss;
but he himself shall be saved, but so as through fire.
of God (the coming of Christ!) brings pain, not
for the sake of pain, but for deliverance from the things that
What do you think it means to be hurt by the second
death? Those who have not overcome are still in need of the judgment
correction and deliverance. Doesn’t correction hurt?
“Now chastening for the present does not seem to be joyous, but
grievous. Nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness
to those who are exercised by it” (Hebrews 12:11
We who believe and have been chastened of God (which
chastisement we received as His sons and daughters – Hebrews
12:8) are delivered from the sin nature and the body of
Yes, the blood of Christ
atones for our sins, but only the walk of faith, made possible
by having His blood coursing through us, endures the correcting
fires of God
that bring deliverance from the sin nature:
“For whom the Lord loves, He disciplines, and whips every son whom He receives. If you endure
discipline, God is dealing with
you as with sons; for who is the son whom a father does not discipline? But if
you are without discipline, of which all have become sharers,
you are bastards, and not sons” (Hebrews 12:6-8 LITV).
Sons are sons by blood, and they inherit the nature of
their fathers. The sons of God inherit the Nature of God.
“Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, you also
arm yourselves with the same mind, because he who suffered
in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the remaining
in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the
Peter 4:1-2 EMTV).
Those who are consigned to the Lake
of Fire need the extra chastening, stripes, and purging that will deliver them
to their sin nature and bring them to the place where
they will finally
complete with God, producing the peaceable fruits of
righteousness in Christ. The works of those sent to the Lake of Fire
were found unacceptable because they themselves were
were walking in the
flesh, in which, Paul said (with the sure knowledge of
nothing good dwells (Romans 7:18).
The works of the flesh
are judged and disposed of by fire, but the workers, who by nature
produced those works,
by the same fire. Thereafter they will no longer walk
in the will of men and the flesh, but will be brought
Revelation 7:9-10 MKJV
(9) After these things I looked, and lo, a great multitude,
which no man could number [a
rather vast number then!],
out of all
kindreds and people and tongues, stood before the
throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with
palms in their
(10) And they cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation
to our God sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb.
They will have come through the great tribulation, without
which no man will see God:
Revelation 7:13-14 MKJV
(13) And one of the elders answered, saying to me,
Who are these who are arrayed in white robes, and
(14) And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said
to me, These are the ones who came out of the great
robes, and have whitened them in the blood of the
If the Lake of Fire is not for correction,
then how do you explain that death and hell are cast
“And death and hell were cast into the Lake of Fire. This is the
second death” (Revelation 20:14 MKJV).
The Lake of Fire and the
second death put away death and hell.
Those who overcome in Christ are
no longer subject to death and hell, because the fire has done its
work. They now live with God in Paradise:
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
To him who overcomes I will give to eat of the Tree of Life, which
is in the midst of the Paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7 MKJV).
“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire. And those
who had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and
over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass,
having the harps of God” (Revelation 15:2 MKJV).
who have the victory over the flesh and over this present evil
world eat from the Tree of Life and are no longer subject
and hell. Those who walk outside of Christ are yet subject
to the flesh, this world, death, and hell. But if those outside
to continue in those things indefinitely, why then are they,
along with death and hell, put in the all-consuming fire of
abolishes everything that offends and opposes Him? As it says:
“Then will be the end, when He [Christ] hands over the Kingdom
to God, even the Father, when He abolishes every ruler and every authority
and power. For He must reign till He puts all His enemies
His feet” (1 Corinthians 15:24-25 EMTV).
How can there be any more suffering
if death and hell are abolished?
“And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the
tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they
will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God
will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there
be no more
death, nor mourning, nor crying out, nor will there be
any more pain; for the first things passed away” (Revelation 21:3-4 MKJV).
all enemies and enmity are put away, the tabernacle of God will be with all men and not just with the believers
who live in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation
(Deuteronomy 32:5). The Lake of Fire and the second
death do away with the
first death for all those afflicted by it, which are
all those who are
not presently crucified with Christ and living by His
that overcomes death.
“Therefore as by one offense sentence came on all men to condemnation,
even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came
to all men to justification of life” (Romans 5:18 MKJV).
Praise God; the
second death is a very good thing!
The second death puts away the last enemy,
death, the tool by which the destroyer ruled over men! The second death
is the agent of Christ’s
salvation for which He paid the full price in His blood. Would God
shortchange Himself in anything for which He paid with the blood of
Put it this way: Christ’s blood paves the way for
our correction and sanctification at His hand, by His grace through
gift of His
faith; otherwise, we would be without hope. The journey through
fire and tribulation is needful, yes crucial, for reaching
the intended destination:
“…being confident of this very thing, that He Who
has begun a good work in you will perform it until the Day of Jesus
The journey begins with the revelation and recognition of
Jesus Christ, which is also something He will initiate for everyone
else, even as
He has with us:
“Behold, He comes with the clouds, and every eye will
and those who pierced Him will see Him, and all the kindreds of the earth
wail because of Him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7 MKJV).
you presumed because there is pain associated with the process
of judgment in the second death, that therefore no good comes
of it? Is this not a flesh-preserving notion? Are the saints in Christ
with fire to no good end? Does the pain that comes from the
correction of God by scourging have no purpose other than to hurt? Is
end in itself, the Omega - as is erroneously believed and ignorantly
blasphemously preached by orthodox Christendom - rather than
the Lord Jesus Christ? We know the answer, don’t we?
consider Peter’s words: “Beloved, do not
be astonished at the fiery trial which is to try you, as
though a strange thing happened
to you, but rejoice according as you are partakers of Christ’s
suffering, so that when His glory shall be revealed, you
may be glad also with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12-13
But you will say that those whose names are not written
in the Book of Life are cast into the Lake of Fire, rather
believers to whom Peter refers. That is true, because the
saints called and
in Christ in this life experience the fires of God presently for their perfection, as we have been telling you. There
is no need
of Fire once the work has been done. We have been baptized
with His Spirit and fire, by which we are consumed by God
“Therefore, receiving a Kingdom that can’t be shaken, let
us have grace, through which we serve God acceptably, with reverence
and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28-29 HNV).
(Note: These underlined words are addressed not to the
heathen, but to the
household of God, and declare that God Himself is the fire.
Whoever comes to God, or to whomever He comes, will be consumed.)
that Jesus was speaking to believers when He said that those who overcame would
not be hurt by the
of Fire). Does it not follow that those who are believers
but who have not overcome, WILL be hurt by the Lake of
Judgment (fire) begins at the House of God – 1
Peter 4:17. We enter the Kingdom through much tribulation:
confirming the souls of the disciples, calling on them
to continue in the faith and that through much
tribulation we must enter into the
Kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22 MKJV).
you: Have you, through much tribulation, entered
the Kingdom of God? If not, can you speak with
authority? Something to think about?
Speaking for ourselves
specifically in what God has done for us, we have overcome through
the blood of the Lamb.
and established in the Book of Life. Others, however,
who have not yet overcome, can be blotted out of His
“The one who overcomes, this one will be clothed in white clothing.
And I will not blot out his name out of the
Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels” (Revelation
To be blotted out of His Book of Life means
that you must first be recorded in It; is that not so? Therefore,
believe, such as you and Mr. Comfort, that you should
not be so self-assured and comfortable with your
you can be
blotted out of His Book, losing what you have or
think to have:
“Therefore be careful how you hear. For whoever has, to him shall
be given; and whoever has not, from him shall be taken
even that which he seems to have” (Luke 8:18 MKJV).
Ray Comfort has not
been careful how he hears. He misuses the Scriptures, abuses others through
his misuse, not
of Truth, and rejects the reproofs of life given
by the Spirit of God
through His servants. God’s Word, as fire
in our mouths, has come to burn up his (and
“For a place of fire has long been ready; yes, it has been made
ready for the king; he has made it deep and wide: it
is massed with fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of fire,
a light to it” (Isaiah 30:33 BBE).
of the Lord, the same that brings life (Job 33:4),
also brings fire:
“Is not My Word like fire? says the Lord; and like a hammer, smashing
the rock to bits?” (Jeremiah 23:29 BBE)
fire is His judgment that puts the flesh to death,
in order to give life through His Spirit:
“For to this end the gospel was preached also to the dead, that
they might be judged according to men in the flesh,
but live according to God in the Spirit” (1 Peter 4:6 MKJV).
you? Is your judgment complete?
Have you overcome to the end?
Have you entered into rest (Feast of Tabernacles),
as exhorted by the author of Hebrews?
no longer speaking your own words or doing your own works?
crucified with Christ and raised up by His Spirit to live in the
Temple of God forevermore?
Are you walking in the Spirit, rather than
the flesh at any time?
Are you manifesting
the works of Christ, the greater ones Jesus spoke of before
believed on Him would do?
If not, then the Lord is not confessing your name before the Father
and His angels. If not, then you have not yet endured to the end for
your salvation (Matthew 10:22).
That is not necessarily a problem, if
you are walking on the path of truth and receiving instruction in the
things of God. But if you are
doing your own thing, thinking to know better than God and judging
the brothers in Christ whom He has sent, then you have a problem:
“Do not speak against one another, brothers. He who speaks against
his brother, and who judges his brother, speaks against the Law and judges
the Law. But if you judge the Law, you are not a doer of the
but a judge” (James 4:11 MKJV).
Those who are not establishing the
Law (Romans 3:31) are contrary to the King and His Kingdom (Matthew 5:17-20).
Ray Comfort in light of these words:
“He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous,
both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD” (Proverbs
All men have needed to be salted by fire, and
God has met, is meeting, and will meet this need by His grace through
sent His Spirit and fire to do a complete work. It is His
work, and it is
solely by His grace that any receive the necessary and
effectual judgment, which is not strictly for the sake of pain and
punishment, as you have
been falsely taught by men. It is for the salvation
of all men:
1 Corinthians 15:21-26 MKJV
(21) For since death is through man, the resurrection of
the dead also is through a Man.
(22) For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all will
be made alive.
(23) But each in his own order: Christ the first-fruit,
and afterward they who are Christ’s at His coming;
(24) then is the end, when He delivers the Kingdom to
God, even the Father; when He makes to cease all rule
authority and power.
(25) for it is right for Him to reign until He has put
all the enemies under His feet.
(26) The last enemy made to cease is death.
Shall death ever dwell with Him Who contains all things?
Will you tell us that the fire of God does not do away
entirely? And when death is gone, is not the sin that
generates death gone
as well? And if no more sin, there is no more need for
mercy or forgiveness,
for those are fulfilled by the unmerited favor God has
intended to bestow on all:
“For God has shut up all in unbelief, so that He might show mercy
to all” (Romans 11:32 MKJV).
When death is done away, there will
be no more suffering for sin, unlike what is blasphemously and deceitfully
reported by preachers
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 MKJV
(55) O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is
(56) The sting of death is sin, and the strength
of sin is the Law.
(57) But thanks be to God Who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We have something for you to read, an exposure of the ridiculous and
blasphemous doctrine that declares the Lake of Fire’s reason for
existence is the eternal, never-ending torment of sinners: A
Divine Revelation of Hell Debunked.
Do you know what the problem is with the nominal
orthodox Christian gospel preached primarily in Protestant evangelical
circles? No, you
don’t, so we speak:
It is a fireless, crossless gospel (the
cross is preached in name only), and they call it “grace.” It
is a counterfeit gospel that promises and encourages re-entry to
the Garden of Eden
by another way,
whereby the flesh remains intact. This false gospel uses the same
words that are found in the true, but with false application -
no cross (except
in word) and no fire.
This gospel is highly treacherous, so as to
deceive, if possible, the very elect of God. It is preached under
the Name of Jesus Christ so as
to lend it credibility and lead astray the simple and the wayward,
who choose to have their cake and eat it too. It is the perfect subtlety
of the serpent successfully at work, sowing and watering tares.
you cannot discern our Gospel, which is the Gospel, not of works, not
of iniquity called “grace,” but of true grace,
the same Gospel Paul and the apostles preached, we must conclude
or at least highly suspect that you have been snared by the destroyer
ever so wonderfully. He is a magnificent devourer of souls, pleasing
them even as he destroys. The whole world lies in darkness, but particularly
“The light of the body is the eye. Therefore if your eye is sound,
your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye is evil, your
whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is
in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23
How big is the victory you declare Jesus Christ has won
by such a great price as His holy blood? The Lord and His Scriptures
big enough. Your idea of victory is His idea of tragic and
We ask you, “What army general would be satisfied
with the ‘victory’ nominal
Christendom attributes to Christ, wherein the enemy destroys
far more than the winning general is able to save, even of
That is assuming you believe in eternal torment
for great multitudes, while relatively few will be redeemed.
we are wrong
in that assumption? If we are, you certainly did not
pay attention to the
content of our correspondence with Mr. Comfort or the
links provided to him
as evidence of his error.
Read The Restitution of All