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To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 10:08 AM
I was reading an article you wrote on John Piper being a false teacher, and I had a question about it. Before I ask the question I would like to make clear that I am familiar with Piper, but do not completely know his doctrine. I have only watched a few short videos of him on youtube. However, your criticism of him as a false teacher revolved around the fact that he preaches about a place of eternal punishment for nonbelievers (Hell) as you can read from your own writing:
One of the biggest and worst lies ever told in manmade Christianity, one that John Piper subscribes to and teaches, is that there is a place of interminable torment and punishment for sinners. Men think to find this doctrine in the Bible, but while it is something the carnal man would wish on others, it is surely not something God has ever said or that ever entered into His mind. He made creation as an act of His love. He so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son for it. We are His, bought and paid for by His blood.
I was wondering where you got the idea that there is no hell, based on the fact that there are numerous verses in The Bible – some even spoken by Jesus, whom you believe to be God, as I also do – about the existence of a place of eternal punishment for people who do not believe in Christ. See a few examples, of many, below:
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,
“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. …
As much as I do not like the idea of a place of torment for nonbelievers, I have to except the fact that the Lord, whose ways are above mine, has created such a place, and I am nobody to discern what is fair and unfair compared to the all knowing, righteous God.
From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: Question
Court, you write:
“I am nobody to discern what is fair and unfair compared to the all knowing, righteous God.”
So if you are nobody to discern what’s fair and unfair, then who are you to discern the meaning of God’s Word? Plainly you don’t understand the Scriptures and have no business interpreting the Scriptures or relying on carnal men to do so for you.
For example, men have mistranslated the Greek words you interpret to mean “time without end.” Read The True, Scriptural Meanings of “Forever,” “Everlasting,” and “Hell”. All the Scriptures you cite are plainly answered in our Christ-inspired, Biblically-based writings (The Restitution of All Things). Read them, more than once, with your Bible.
Ask the Lord to open your heart and ears to the truth. But if you want to believe lies, then you will believe lies, because you haven’t received a love of the truth from God, Who has given you over to strong delusion.
Also read The Rich Man and Lazarus – A Pagan Parable.
Paul and Victor
From: Collete To: The Path of Truth Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 11:44 PM Subject: The Authority given in the Fathers Name. Hello, You ask the question in your heart if the name matters. I can testify to you that if you are willing to test the truth it will be revealed to you. Luke 10:19 And those seventy whom he had sent returned with great joy and they were saying to him, “Our Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name.” In whose Name do the demons flee? In which Name has been given the power and Authority over unclean spirits? Do you know? Have you seen? Would you be able to recognize and see for yourselves the real Power in the name of our Master Yahshua as the demons are cast out ONLY in that name? Test the Truth. Cry out to Jesus Christ and then cry out to Yahshua the Messiah for deliverance in a demon possessed soul, and see Which spirit will answer your pleas. Then the answer will be delivered to you in faith as a witness to the spoken word of YAH. 1 Kings 18:24 And call you on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the YAH: YHWH and the God that answers by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken. Deuteronomy 4:24 For the YHWH your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk To: Collete Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:15 AM Subject: Re: The Authority given in the Fathers Name. What need is there for your test, Collete? By the power of...
From: Chris To: The Path of Truth Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:23 AM Subject: Law n Grace Hello I stumbled out into your website Thank you for it. My name is Chris I am in England, I am a recovered alcoholic by His Grace. I'm due to marry a wonderfull girl who to God has brought into the light of life. I'm confused between all this law and grace teaching, in the sense of which way to go ? We both done the 12 steps off AA a couple of years ago. Now I know there is error there. God opened my eyes. But ever since Christ removed the sin in our life and cleared us out. We have been trying to be settled in a church. We have attended a Sabbath congregation ? But they kept law and feasts. But you will have to correct me here if needs be.... Didn't Hebrews say the old has gone ? Also didn't yeshua nail all the ordinances to the cross ?? Our heads are up the wall with this. Sunday church just doesn't preach truth at all. It's disheartning to us that we can't find a church that preaches bible. God give me the harlot in proverbs about church. But we just want to do right in His eyes Godbless and plz respond to this At wits end From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk To: Chris Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2016 7:49 AM Subject: Re: Law n Grace Hi Chris, Good to hear about how the Lord helped you stop drinking. Regarding your questions about law and grace, have you red our article, Law and Grace? You’ll find the answers there. The ...
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