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Bible Reference for Destruction of the Wicked?

How does the Bible refer to God's destruction of the wicked? Isaiah chapter 28:21 It says "The Lord shall be wroth that he might do his work, his strange work, and bring to pass his act his strange act" God is a giver of life, the Lord wants to create life. He's a God of love and blessing.

Look at the Garden of Eden if you want to find out what God is like. He made a paradise, and he put man in paradise that we might enjoy bliss. He said everything was good, good, very good. If you want to know what God's design is for you, you've got to look back at the garden in Eden.

You need to look ahead at the Garden in the new city, right? God wants you to be happy. When he has to cast the wicked in the lake of fire, do you think he enjoys that? It says the Bible says it's his strange act. He takes no pleasure at all in the destruction of the wicked.

When I lived up in the cave my cat, cats are a little sadistic when they catch mice, they don't just catch them and take out their fork and knife and eat them, they like to play with their food. I remember I appreciated that the cat would do that from time to time.

Matter of fact we've got mice in our apartment right now, but we're trying to dispatch them quickly. Well, my cat one time caught a little kangaroo rat, while I was cooking my dinner. They beat it up and then they let it go, let it run and then catch it again, and the poor little-dazed creature tried to bolt for freedom and he hopped off into the fire.

It only took, now, listen to the reaction here in Manhattan among all these people. Aw, little kangaroo rat, and you know what that's how I felt, it only suffered a few seconds but it seemed like an eternity.

I thought, oh, the poor little thing is suffering it was bad enough when my cat was torturing, but in the fire, I could not bear to see a mouse suffer that way. Do you think that God is going to do that to his rebellious creatures? Through all eternity?

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Hell in the Bible

The word “hell” is used 54 times in the Bible. It is translated from several different words with various meanings, as indicated below:
In the Old Testament:
  • 31 times from the Hebrew “Sheol,” which means “the grave”
In the New Testament:
  • 10 times from the Greek “Hades,” which means “the grave”
  • 12 times from the Greek “Gehenna,” which means “a place of burning”
  • 1 time from the Greek “Tartarus,” which means “a place of darkness”

What is Purgatory?

A tradition held by the Catholic Church that teaches people who are not good enough to be worthy of heaven, but not bad enough to deserve hell, suffer in an intermediary state until their sins are purged.

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