The First Ones Into The Lake Of Fire

Q. I have a question concerning Matt 25:  We know that at the great white throne judgment Hades and death will be cast into the lake of fire.  However, are the “goats” in Matt 25 the 1st inhabitants of the lake of fire after the beast and false prophet? Jesus` description “the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” is NOT a description of Hades, but of the lake of fire, so it seems to me the “goats” go to the lake of fire at this point rather than after the white throne. am I correct?

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Second Chance Theology?

Q.  Today my husband and I watched a television broadcast from a well known ministry. He was teaching about different kinds of hell and everyone who has already died, that was NOT saved will have a second chance to be saved at the White Throne Judgment, using Revelation 20 as scripture backing this up. What are your thoughts on this?

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Are We Fighting Against The Will Of God?

Q. Re: The Holocaust.  Since the holocaust, the tribulation, etc., are a judgment from God for rejecting Him, does helping the Jews, such as what happened in WWII and will happen in the tribulation, constitute fighting against the will of God – God’s will apparently being that they suffer under that judgment?

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When Does Matt. 7:21-23 Take Place?

Q.  My question is this… Jesus said “I never knew you, Depart from Me ye that work iniquity.” ( Matt. 7: 21 – 23 ) When will this incident occur? Will it be at the Great White Throne Judgement? If this is the case, then these people must be in hell waiting trial and sentencing; there is no “get out of jail” card if you find yourself in hell, so why would they try to talk their way out of the situation?  Would they not know that it is over for them once they are in hell?

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Was The Holocaust A Judgment Against Israel?

Q.  In view of a new book coming out about the holocaust, do you believe that Leviticus 26:14-39 was fulfilled (at least in part) by the holocaust?  In other words, was the holocaust a judgment brought about by Israel’s rejection of God?

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What Is God’s Wrath?

Q. In the book of Thessalonians in chapter 1:10 and 5:9 we see scripture that says clearly we are not appointed to wrath. However, how can we be certain that the wrath mentioned doesn’t mean eternal punishment from God? I appreciate your thoughts as always.

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Punishment Day?

Q.  I was reading an answer you gave to the question: Am I forgiven enough?  Your reply was that all our sins were forgiven the moment we were born again. This raises another question that’s been bothering me. If, like you say that all our sins were forgiven the moment we were born again, then, why do I see so much written about the judgment day?  I’ve been told we will be brought before our Lord and be held accountable for everything we did, or didn’t do, said or didn’t say: Punishment Day?

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More On The Judgment Seat Of Christ

Q.  When a Christian commits a sin or sins, in our flesh, and we confess this to the Lord, is that sin going to be brought up at the Judgment Seat of Christ and effect our rewards? I know all of our sins, past, present, and future,  have been paid for in full by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. But: When it comes to rewards, do confessed sins get “wiped out”?

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Noah, Daniel, And Job

Q.  Here I am still studying Ezekiel and he mentions the curious combination of Noah, Daniel, and Job.  What is the purpose of this combination? Thanks again for your continued help in my studies.

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Understanding Rev. 14:9-11 Follow Up

Q.  Re:  Understanding Rev. 14:9-11.  I am one of those that hopes/believes in the “punishment fits the crime” principle where a non-believer’s time in hell will be determined by the “goodness” of their life, after which the person will be destroyed and will cease to exist in any form. Why should a “good” person receive the same punishment as Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Saddam Hussein?  Also, Jesus talked of the “Second death” in the Bible.  If non-believers suffer for all eternity, then Jesus is a liar and there is no second death.

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