If you find the truth, will you believe it?

If any man desires to do God's will, he will have the needed illumination to recognize, and can tell for himself whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking from myself and on my own accord.  John 7:17 

HELL  -- The Slanderous Lie of Satan 

If you have ever had someone tell slanderous lies about you, then you know how difficult it is to regain the trust and confidence of the ones who have listened to those lies about you and believed them to be true.  So it is with our Elohim (God) Who created the Universe. There have been many lies perpetrated by the enemy of Elohim and man, Satan, and it is sad to see how successful he has been in carrying out what he began in heaven over six thousand years ago and has continued to do on this earth.

In Revelation 12:9, we are told, “And the great dragon was cast out [of heaven], that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world:  he was cast out into the earth" (emphasis added).  He was not cast out of heaven into a place called “hell," but he was cast of heaven “into the earth” where he has been perfecting his work of deception. Satan is using many lies in his deception of “the whole world,” but in this article, we will be focusing on just one of them.  It may be the most insidious (having a gradual and cumulative effect) one of all of them. “Hell." 

Most of the world, including sad to say most in the Christian Community, believe hell is a place where the wicked or lost are tortured in a fire that burns forever but are never consumed and this is imposed upon them by Elohim.  A loving Elohim (1 John 4:8) and a just Elohim (Isa. 45:21).  The Elohim Who said “an eye for eye and a tooth for tooth” (Lev. 24:20). 

The teaching of hell, as most have come to know it, sounds more like what a sadistic being like Satan would do than a Being described as “love” and “just."

Satan has taken a truth found in the Bible and has twisted it into a diabolical lie in order to turn humanity away from Elohim and to even lead humanity to hate such a Being that would supposedly do such a thing to His creatures.  "Who changed the truth of Elohim into a lie" (Rom. 1:25). We wonder sometimes why it is more people do not come to Elohim. Many have had such a dreadful picture painted in their minds of what Elohim is like, that we cannot blame them for not turning to our Elohim when you consider how Satan has portrayed Him.

The “hell” that a majority of people have pictured in their minds is Satan’s invention for the purpose of slandering Elohim and causing the people of this earth to turn from Him and to even hate Him.  The saddest part of it all is Satan has men and women, who profess faith in the Elohim of the Holy Bible, believing in this slanderous accusation and then repeating and promoting Satan’s slander. Nothing could be more blasphemous than how Elohim has been portrayed to humanity by Satan, through men and women who are professed ministers of Yahuwah Elohim!

According to the Bible who is it that lives in “devouring fire” and “everlasting burnings?"  “The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites.  Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell in everlasting burnings?  He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood [does not listen to gossip and lies], and shuts his eyes from seeing evil; he shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure” (Isa. 33:14-17, emphasis added). 

Most, I dare say, do not even know verses such as these exist in the Holy Bible which clearly tells us who lives in eternal burning fire.  As we shall see in the following Bible texts, the wicked are “burned up” or “perish” by that “devouring fire," but the righteous are able to live in its presence. Why? Because the “devouring fire” consumes the sin which sinners cling to, along with the sinner, while the righteous have been “cleansed from all unrighteousness [sin]” (1 John 1:9) and will not be harmed by Elohim’s presence. Elohim is described as a consuming fire. "For our Elohim is a consuming fire" (Heb. 12:29; Deut. 4:24).  He is never described as a “torturing fire.”

Some may ask, is it possible to live in a "devouring fire?" Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego can answer that best for us. They were faced with the choice of bowing down to the image of gold Nebuchadnezzar had set up or being thrown into a burning fiery furnace. “Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury . . . and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated . . . Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up in haste, and spoke, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?  They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of Elohim.  Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spoke, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the most high Elohim, come forth, and come hither.  Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came forth of the midst of the fire . . . upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them” (Dan. 3:19-27, emphasis added).

Even amidst a furnace that was heated “seven times more than it was wont to be heated” fire could not harm those who were loyal to Elohim.  You might even say that it was a “devouring fire” or a "consuming fire."  A promise to Yahuwah’s faithful followers found in the book of Isaiah says, “when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” (Isa. 43:2).

The Holy Bible is very clear that “the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).  What does the truth set you free from? From the “lies” Satan is using to deceive the whole world.  And the biggest one of them all is on the subject of “hell."

The word translated as “hell” in the Old Testament is "sheol" which should have been translated as “grave.”  When the Bible was translated, the prejudices of those who did the translating were included in how they interpreted “sheol.”  

The word translated as “hell” in the New Testament is "hades" which should have been translated as “grave.”  Again the prejudices or preconceived opinions of the translators are apparent in how they translated from the old manuscripts to what we find written in the Bible today.

If you go to the Strong’s Concordance and in the Old Testament look up the words “grave” and “hell” you will see the same Hebrew word, “sheol,” translated into two different words (the grave and hell) (#7585). 

If you go to the New Testament and look up the words “grave” and “hell,” you will see there are instances where both “grave” and “hell” are translated from the Greek word, “hades” (#86). The prejudices of the translators are apparent in their use of “hell” over the use of “grave.”  This is not to disparage the translators for they had been taught a false concept for so long that it just naturally came through their translations.

In the New Testament, another Greek word translated as “hell” is “gehenna” (Strong’s Concordance #1067) or the Valley of Hinnom, which was a place like the “city dump” some of you might still remember as always burning or smoldering until new trash was thrown on it and that never went out.  “Gehenna” is used in Matthew 10:28.  “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:  but rather fear Him [Elohim] which is able to destroy both the soul and body in hell [‘gehenna’ – the ‘lake of fire’]” (emphasis added).

The following section will show what happens to the wicked or lost according to the Holy Bible. According to the Bible, the wicked or lost will be “cut off," “perish," “consumed," “devoured," “destroyed,” and will be “no more." They “shall be as though they have never been."  The wicked will not be tormented or tortured throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity! 

In order for the wicked to be tormented throughout eternity they would have had to have immortality bestowed upon them, but according to 1 Corinthians 15:53, 54 only the righteous receive immortality at the return of Yahushua.  See my study on the State of the Dead and Associated Topics for what happens to man after he dies.


Job 20:7, 26

“Yet he [the wicked] shall perish forever like his own dung: they which have seen him shall say. Where is he?" 

Psalm 5:6

“You will destroy those who speak lies:  Yahuwah abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.”

Psalm 9:5, 6

“You have rebuked the nations.  You have destroyed the wicked; You have blotted out their name forever and ever.  O enemy, destructions are finished forever!   You have destroyed cities; their memory has perished .”

Psalm 9:17

“The wicked shall be turned into hell.”   “The wicked return to the grave.” NIV   “The wicked will return to 'Sheol.'” NAS    [“hell” = H7585:   Sheol (the grave)]

Psalm 11:6

“Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest:  this shall be the portion of their cup.”

Revelation 20:9

“And fire came down from Elohim out of heaven, and devoured them.”

Psalm 21:9

“You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Thine anger:  Yahuwah shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them .”

Psalm 28:3, 5

“The workers of iniquity. . . because they regard not the works of Yahuwah, nor the operation of His hands, He shall destroy them, and not build them up.”

Psalm 37:9-11

“For evildoers shall be cut off :  but those that wait upon Yahuwah, they shall inherit the earth.  For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be; yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.  But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

Psalm 37:20

“But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Yahuwah shall be as the fat of the lambs:  they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.”

Psalm 37:34-38

“Wait on Yahuwah, and keep His way, and He shall exalt thee to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.  I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.  Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not:  yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.  Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright:  for the end of that man is peace.  But the transgressors shall be destroyed together:  the end of the wicked shall be cut off.”

Psalm 51:1, 5

“Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? . . . Elohim shall likewise destroy thee forever, He shall take thee away, and pluck you out of thy dwellingplace, and root you out of the land of the living. Selah.”

Psalm 55:23

“But Thou, O Elohim, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction.”

Psalm 59:13

Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be:  let them know that Elohim ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth.  Selah.”

Psalm 73:18, 27

“Surely Thou didst set them in slippery places:  Thou castest them down into destruction . . . For, lo, they that are far from Thee shall perish:  Thou hast destroyed all them that go a – whoring from Thee.”

Psalm 145:20

“Elohim preserves all them that love Him:  but all the wicked will He destroy.”

Psalm 83:14, 17

“As the fire burneth a wood, and a flame setteth the mountains on fire . . . Let them be confounded and troubled forever, yea, let them be put to shame, and perish.”

Psalm 92:7, 9

“When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish:  it is that they shall be destroyed forever . . . For, lo, Thine enemies, O Yahuwah, for, lo, Thine enemies shall perish; all workers of iniquity shall be scattered.”

Proverbs 2:22

“But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.”

Proverbs 5:11, 12

“And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed.  And I say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof.”


“As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more :  but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.”

Proverbs 10:28-30

“The hope of the righteous shall be gladness:  but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.  The way of Yahuwah is strength to the upright:  but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.  The righteous shall never be removed:  but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.”

Proverbs 12:7

The wicked are overthrown, and are not:  but the house of the righteous shall stand.”

Proverbs 13:13

“Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed:  but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.”

Isaiah 1:28, 31

“And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake Yahuwah shall be consumed . . . And the strong shall be as tinder, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall burn together, and none shall quench them.”  

Note:  To quench simply means to extinguish.  None will be able to put this fire out until everything is consumed or burned up . The wicked will be turned to ashes just as when wood is burned up.

Isaiah 5:24

“Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust:  because they have cast away the law of Yahuwah of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 10:16-18, 25

“Therefore shall Yahuwah, Yahuwah of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under His glory He shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.  And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and His Holy One for a flame:  and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day. And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body:  and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth . . . For yet a little while, and the indignation shall cease, and Mine anger in their destruction.”

Note:  When the destruction of the wicked has been completed Elohim’s “indignation shall cease, and Mine anger [shall cease] in their destruction."

Isaiah 13:9

“Behold, the day of Yahuwah comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate:  and He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.”

Isaiah 26:14

“They are dead, they shall not live, they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast Thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.”

Note:  When the wicked are cast into the “lake of fire” and turned into ashes, they will experience the “second death” from which there is no resurrection and their memory will eventually be forgotten.

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.  This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:14, 15).

Isaiah 29:6

“Thou shalt be visited of Yahuwah of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.”

Isaiah 30:27, 30

“Behold, the name of Yahuwah comes from far, burning with His anger, and the burden thereof is heavy:  His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue as a devouring fire . . . And Yahuwah shall cause His glorious voice to be heard, and shall show the lighting down of His arm, with the indignation of His anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.”

Isaiah 47:14

“Behold, they shall be stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame : there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before.”

Note:  Some have made a covenant with the devil which will carry no weight with Elohim.  Their covenant with the devil will be declared null and void.

“Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we in agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us:  for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we hid ourselves: . . . And your covenant with death shall be disannulled , and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden by it” (Isa. 28:15, 18).

Ezekiel 18:4

“Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine:  the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”  

Note:  “The soul that sinneth it shall die” the second death and not just the first death.  See Revelation 20:14, 15.


“For the day of Yahuwah is near upon all the heathen:  as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee:  thy reward shall return upon thine own head.  For as you have drunk upon My holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.”

Nahum 1:9, 10

“What do you imagine against Yahuwah?  He will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.  For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.”

Note:  “Affliction shall not rise up a second time.”  What a comforting thought, that sin with all its accompanying results will be forever eradicated and never enter into the Universe of Elohim again!


“And this shall be the plague wherewith Yahuwah will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem:   Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.”

Note:  Zechariah 14 is talking about when the New Jerusalem comes down from heaven and Yahushua stands on the Mt. of Olives and prepares a place for the city to land (Zechariah 14:4) as it comes down from heaven to be on this earth forever.  The wicked will attack the city after they have been resurrected and fire comes down from Elohim out heaven and consumes the wicked as described in Zechariah 14:12.  See Revelation 20:9 and 21:2.

Malachi 4:1, 3

“FOR, BEHOLD, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble:  and the day that comes shall burn them up, saith Yahuwah of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch . . . And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Yahuwah of hosts.”

Note:  When anything is burnt up, only ashes remain.  When someone is cremated the only thing left of them is their ashes.

John 3:16

“For Elohim so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Note:  Probably the most familiar verse in the entire Bible and probably the least understood.  Eternal life or perish.  The only two options available to mankind.

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of Elohim is eternal life through Yahushua Messiah our Master.”

Note:  The wages of sin is not everlasting torture.  The wages of sin is the second death which the wicked or lost shall suffer when they are cast into the lake of fire and are burned up and only their ashes remain.  See Revelation 20:14, 15.

Phil. 3:18-19

“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Messiah: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.”

Note:  They are enemies of the cross of Messiah who would perpetuate the most slanderous lie invented by Satan that Elohim would torture and torment His enemies throughout eternity.

2 Thess. 1:8-9

“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not Elohim, and that obey not the gospel of our Master Yahushua Messiah: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of Yahuwah, and from the glory of His power.”

Note:  The wicked will be punished with “everlasting destruction” and not with everlasting punishing or torture or torment.  The punishment they will receive will be everlasting in its results.

2 Peter 2:9-12

“Yahuwah knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:  but chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government.  Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.  Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not a railing accusation against them before the Lord.  But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption.”

Note:  The unjust do not receive their reward upon dying.  They sleep in the graves until they are resurrected after the 1,000 year period to meet their judgment on the “day of judgment."  The lost or wicked will be punished, but it will be a fair and just punishment for their rebellion against Elohim.  See Revelation 20:5.

2 Peter 3:7, 9

“But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men . . . Yahuwah is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward , not willing that any should perish , but that all should come to repentance.”

Note:  Perdition by definition means “eternal death” which is what the second death is all about.  The second death will be eternal.  There will be no resurrection from it.  But Elohim wants as many as are willing, to be saved and have eternal life .  He is not seeing how many He can keep out of heaven, but how many can be gathered into heaven to spend eternity with Him and with His Son, Yahushua.  He has paid an enormous price for our redemption (ransom)!


“And the nations were angry, and Thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto Thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear Thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”

Note:  The wicked are not punished until they are judged.  As in earthly tribunals so in the heavenly court.  There are two phases of judgment that take place in the trials of earth.  The first phase determines the guilt or innocence of the defendant.  The second phase determines the length and type of punishment.  The righteous will even determine the length of punishment which the fallen angels and Satan must endure (1 Corinthians 6:3).  Be certain that the wicked will suffer for their crimes, but it will be a fair and just ruling and not an unjust ruling of eternal torture for their crimes.  They will be eventually “destroyed” once they have suffered the length of time that has been determined.

Revelation 20:7-9

“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.  And he shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle:  the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints [New Jerusalem] about, and the beloved city:  and fire came down from Elohim out of heaven, and devoured them.

Note:  The fire that “devours” the wicked cleanses the earth and Elohim recreates the earth back to its original Edenic beauty, where He will dwell throughout eternity with those whom He has redeemed from among men.

Jude 7

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

Note:  Sodom and Gomorrha suffered the “vengeance of eternal fire”, but they are not suffering eternally.   They are not still burning, are they?  The results of the fire that destroyed those cities and their inhabitants are eternal.

Hebrews 12:29

"For our Elohim is a consuming fire."

Note:  Elohim is a "consuming fire" not a torturing fire. Also Deuteronomy 4:24

From the abundance of evidence we find written in the Word of Elohim, we see we serve a merciful and just Elohim Who does not delight in the suffering of His creatures, including those who will be lost for eternity but will do the compassionate thing and will put them out of their misery. “There is no peace [of mind] for the wicked” (Isa. 57:21). This will be done after bringing upon them their just punishment. 

He would have cured them of the dreadful disease of sin, but they would not come to Him that He might purge them of their inherited, fallen, human nature.  “Him that comes to Me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). Yahushua told Peter and He tells us: “If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me” (John 13:8).  Only Yahushua can wash us from our sins and make us pure and holy (without sin).  In the lives of all who are lost, there will come a time when they will recall the pleadings of Elohim they have rejected, and they themselves will admit “just and true are Thy ways” (Rev. 15:3).

I pray the picture of Yahuwah Elohim you have in your mind has become clearer as to what type of a Being He really is. He has declared of Himself, I am “Yahuwah, Yahuwah Elohim, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands [millions], forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty” (Ex. 34:6, 7). 

The guilty will be punished but in a just manner.  We have all at one time been guilty, but Elohim is more than willing to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness if we will confess and forsake our sins.  See 1 John 1:9 and Proverbs 28:13.  Yahushua has paid the debt our sins have incurred when His life was offered as our atoning sacrifice!  “Yet it pleased Yahuwah to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin” (Isa. 53:10).

“Thus saith Yahuwah, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in His might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:  but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am Yahuwah which exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith Yahuwah” (Jer. 9:23-24, emphasis added).

“And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true Elohim, and Yahushua Messiah Whom Thou hast sent” (John 17:3).  Many preachers and denominations have used the slanderous lies of Satan to try and scare people out of hell and into heaven, and in doing so they have greatly distorted the character of our loving, Heavenly Father Who said, “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love:  therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee” (Jer. 31:3, emphasis added). There is no use of fear or intimidation by our Elohim in drawing us to Himself.  Those are the methods of our enemy, Satan, who is the greatest terrorist and sadist on this earth.

“And the times of this ignorance Elohim winked at; but now commands all men everywhere to repent:  because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness” (Acts 17:30, 31, emphasis added) and not in unrighteousness. Elohim is not going to allow what is taking place in this world to continue forever.  He will put an end to what is going on in the near future, and He is seeking to save all those who will come unto Him. He is offering you a deal too good to be refused.  “For Elohim so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever should believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, emphasis added). “Today, if you will hear His voice harden not your heart” (Heb. 3:15, emphasis added) and accept the terms of salvation given to us in the Scriptures.

In concluding this article on the subject of “hell,” I am including two parables of Yahushua found in the thirteenth chapter of the book of Matthew, and the interpretation of one of those parables is also included.

“Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man [Yahushua] which sows good seed in His field:  but while men slept, his enemy [Satan] came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the householder [Messiah's disciples] came and said unto Him, Sir, didst not Thou sow good seed in Thy field? From whence then hath it tares?  He said unto them, An enemy [Satan] hath done this.  The servants said unto Him, Wilt Thou then that we go and gather them up?  But He said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.  Let them both grow together until the harvest:  and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them [how the wicked will be destroyed]:  but gather the wheat into My barn” (Matt. 13:24-30, emphasis added). What do the pre-rapture theorists do with these verses which show the wicked are gathered first?

“Then Yahushua sent the multitude away, and went into the house:  and His disciples came unto Him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.  He answered and said unto them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man [Yahushua]:  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.  The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire:  there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth” (Matt. 13:36-42, emphasis added). Nowhere in Scripture do we find a fire that burns forever.  What it burns goes up in smoke or turns to ashes when the fire goes out for lack of material to burn (Ps. 37:20).  There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth by the wicked while they are burning but will come to an end once they are completely burned up.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: which when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.  So shall it be at the end of the world:  the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire  ['lake of fire' (Rev. 20:14, 15)]:  there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Yahushua saith unto them, Have you understood all these things? They say unto Him, Yea, Master” (Matt. 13:47-51).

“All these things spoke Yahushua unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke He not unto them: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world” (Matt. 13:34-35). Yahushua was trying to make things pertaining to His kingdom understandable to His followers.  It is men and women, pastors and ministers of His, who make the truths He taught difficult to comprehend. 

For the most part, people have not taken it upon themselves to study the Holy Bible for themselves under the guidance of the Spirit of Elohim Who has been promised to those who will seek Elohim with all their hearts.  “Study to show thyself approved unto Elohim, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).  “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come” (John 16:13).  Follow what He has told you to do and claim His promises as your own and you will come to a knowledge of the truth.

The problem is we have been told this lie about "hell" for so long by so many people that when the truth on this subject is presented, people have a very difficult time accepting it. When Ezekiel was told to go to the house of Israel, he was told to tell them what Yahuwah had told him, regardless of whether they would listen or whether they would forbear (not listen). See Ezekiel 3:1-11. 

Some will be upset by what is presented in this article because it contradicts what they have been taught and have held as truth. Whenever the Apostle Paul presented a subject to the people, he reminded the audience of the noble Bereans who studied what they heard from him to see whether the things he was saying were according to the Word of Elohim.  “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11, emphasis added). That is all I am asking of you. Study this subject out on your own and see if what is presented here is according to the Scriptures.

To scatter the darkness Satan is enshrouding the earth, we must let the light of truth shine forth and not let it be hidden under a basket, as is so often the case with those who come to know the truth! Satan is deceiving “the whole world” (Rev. 12:9), and it is your privilege, duty, and responsibility as the children of the most High to help make the truth of Elohim known in all the earth. I pray you will help the truth of Elohim (God) to be made known in all the earth. There are other areas Satan is deceiving the multitudes of the earth, and if you go to my Contents Page at Global Impact Studies you will find articles that will help you understand the truth according to the Scriptures. Many of those studies found on my website are contained in the book you are now reading.  We are not to be ignorant of what Satan is up to (2 Cor. 2:11). We must expose him. I thank you on behalf of our Heavenly Father!