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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: Kristian To: The Path of Truth Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:30 PM Subject: God bless you!! I was flipping thru tv channels trying to find a station for kids that teach the Bible and seen on tbn them talking about Joseph Prince i am new in my walk with God and was wondering who he was and found your article on him and i am so thankful i did!!! Thank you Lord for putting me where i needed to go!!! It is so scary for new believers like myself not knowing who is true and who is false because one false person can ruin everything if we do not know what to be looking for... Thanks again for having that article on him..!!! May God bless you!! "Riding 4 the brand" From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk To: Kristian Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:57 AM Subject: Re: God bless you!! Hi Kristian, Bless the Lord for the truth ministered to you here, on His website. There’s much more available. You may register on the Forum and are welcome to join our meetings for fellowship in Christ and keeping in touch. Paul and Victor
From: Jason To: The Path of Truth Sent: Monday, May 09, 2016 2:30 PM Subject: Trinity RE: You article on the Trinity: https://www.thepathoftruth.com/falsehood-exposed/trinity/asininity-of-the-trinity.htm I enjoyed reading your article, and have long had issues reconciling the "trinity" myself. Thus, this is why I find your perspective very interesting. The one verse that I was hoping to see an explanation for was John 3:16 which is obviously one of the most quoted verses in the Bible. "16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." I read this as a gift ("gave") of something that God possessed ("his") [other than himself]. I'm curious as to how you reconcile this into your example that the "Son" is just a role and not another persona or manifestation of the one true God. This could have easily been written by the sovereign God to say, "For God so loved the world, that he gave himself as a Son..." But, it does not, it says that "he" (God) gave his only Son (a "person" or "persona" that was not himself)... Can you share your thoughts on this verse? Thanks in advance!!! Jason From: Paul Cohen To: Jason Cc: Victor Hafichuk Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:47 AM Subject: Re: Trinity “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among nations, believed on in the w...
From: Anna Groeschel <email@example.com> To: The Path of Truth Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:24 AM Subject: Fan Mail Hey punk. From: Victor Hafichuk To: Anna Groeschel Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 7:16 AM Subject: Re: Fan Mail So, Anna, you don’t want your father to stop serving Satan because the works of the flesh suit you very well, don’t they? You can have the best of both worlds - or so you think. The truth is, you haven’t entered the Kingdom of God, and that which you think to have according to your father’s false gospel, you’ll lose. “For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away” (Luke 8:17-18 ESV). “Whoever will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for My sake and the Gospel's, he shall save it” (Mark 8:34-35 MKJV). The Cross - Only the Death Sentence Will Avail How One Is Saved So You Want to Walk with Jesus Does your father know that you’ve written us? He should. Share this reply with him. He needs to hear the truth, too, and as guardian responsible for your welfare, he should know that your acid tongue is out there on the internet, doing as it pleases. James 3:5-18 ESV (5...