Seventh Day Adventists
Eternal Torment For Unsaved Wicked
By David J. Stewart | September 2013 | Updated May 2015
Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Few people these days believe in a literal place called “hell” that burns with fire and brimstone as the Bible teaches. As you've just read, the Bible describes the “second death” as burning with “fire and brimstone.” Seventh Day Adventism (SDA) totally denies the reality of Hell, even calling it a cruel hoax and demonizing fundamental Gospel preachers who still preach the inspired Word of God faithfully. I say this kindly, with love, a broken heart and with no desire to offend anyone. I am simply standing for God, contending for the Christian faith (Jude 1:3). If the shoe fits, wear it. 2nd Corinthians 11:6, “But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.”
In “THE GREAT HOPE” by Ellen G. White, she errantly and foolishly states on page 28:
“The heresy of Eternal Torment
Untold evil has come from the heresy of eternal torment. It takes the religion of the Bible, so full of love and goodness, darkens it by superstition and clothes it with terror. Satan has painted the character of God in false colors, making people fear, dread, and even hate our merciful Creator. The repulsive views of God that have spread over the world from the teachings of the pulpit have made millions of people skeptics and unbelievers.
Eternal torment is one of the false doctrines, the wine of abomination (revelation 14:8, 17:2), which Babylon makes all nations drink. Ministers of Christ accepted this heresy from Rome, just as they received the false sabbath...”
SOURCE: Ellen G. White, “THE GREAT HOPE,” pg. 28; Pacific Press Publishing Association; Nampa, Idaho; ISBN:978-082-802-6765
Is hell a superstition? Ellen G. White appeals to the lack of conviction over sin in most people's lives, saying that Satan uses the teaching of eternal torment to distort God's true character of love, love, love. However, only a woefully ignorant fool, devoid of the holy Scriptures would dare claim that the teaching of eternal damnation for Christ-rejecting sinners is a distortion of God's character. Quite the contrary, it it 100% in line and agreement with God's character. Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
Did you read that? Hebrews 10:31 warns that it is A FEARFUL THING to fall into the hands of the Living God. In John 3:36 John the Baptist said, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Does God's wrath abide on you? If there is no hell-fire, no torment and no eternal misery, then what would there be to fear from God's judgment? Clearly, hell involves torment, and it is forever and ever and ever! ...
Revelation14:11, “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Clearly, SDA's are false prophets who deny the plain teaching in the Bible of eternal torment of the unsaved. There is NO REST for the wicked!!! We are warned in 2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9, “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” Revelation 20:14-15, “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.” The Bible plainly teaches that God will punish all Christ-rejecters who die in their sins with flaming fire in the Lake of Fire. There is no teaching in the Bible of temporal punishment of annihilation as Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists errantly teach.
Psalms 9:17 warns, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” The word “hell” here is the Hebrew sheol, meaning “the grave, that is, the realm of the dead.” But the meaning of sheol has a wide application, not limited to the physical grave alone; but rather, it simply referred to the place where the dead go, which can imply Heaven or Hell, as well as the earth. Psalms 9:17 clearly implies that the wicked don't go to the same place (sheol) as the righteous, for what sense would the Bible make if both the wicked and the righteous go to the same place in eternity? Clearly, the wicked go to a place of suffering, whereas the righteous do not. Psalms 9:17 pronounces a curse upon the wicked and all the nations (not just some of them) that forget God (which certainly includes America today).
Beware of SDA Sinister Minister Doug Batchelor
Kindly, one of the most spiritually dangerous religious leaders in the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) cult is Pastor Doug Batchelor. Mr. Batchelor is likable, suave and a gifted speaker, but he is not a true Christian in any sense of the word. The Bible plainly warns us in 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15 that Satan's ministers are transformed into ministers of righteousness. ...
2nd Corinthians 11:13-15, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
You need to memorize this important passage of Holy Scripture, as a continual reminder that Satan appears as Christ, and false ministers appear as righteous servants of God. The Devil is a liar, deceiver and manipulator, and so are those blinded men and women who serve him. Have you believed a lie my friend? Seventh Day Adventism is a lie of Satan.
SDA is a creepy religion. They sing, dress and behave as born-again Christians, but they are merely religious without Christ. Literally, they have churchianity without Christianity. For the baby believer or unlearned Bible student, SDA can be a challenge to discern. The reason is because they superficially profess to believe in the Gospel, Christ's deity, the Godhead and other fundamental doctrines. However, when you research deeper into their religious system of beliefs, it becomes clearly evident that SDA is far from Biblical Christianity. In fact, their most highly praised leader, prophetess Ellen G. White, openly denied Christ's deity in her writings. Although SDA's claim to believe that Jesus is God, they believe much like Jehovah's Witnesses that Michael the archangel became Jesus. That is what SDA's believe!
Please read, Seventh Day Adventist Lies!
Doug Batchelor is a Satanic minister (servant). Dr. Doug Batchelor is a prolific author, who teaches that Hell does not exist. He believes that Hell will be here upon the earth for 1,000 years and then the wicked will be annihilated . . .
http://www.bibleprophecytruth.com/topics/hell.aspx (see video)
May I say, the Adventist religious organization has done much good by promoting better health through exercise, nutritious eating and taking care of one's body. I like that about SDA's. Most people could all eat better and do more exercise. Americans have more diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer than any nation on earth. It's because of our poor diet, lack of exercise and toxic culture (fluoridated water, toxins in food, et cetera).
This makes SDA more luring for healthy-minded people to join. California in particular is a very health-conscious state. When I stayed in West Hollywood in 2009 while getting neck surgery, I saw health stores all over the place. I didn't see too many fat people. Californians are healthier, on average, than the rest of the country. Yet, this makes SDA a very dangerous false religion because of its appeal to people seeking a healthy lifestyle. In reality, SDA is exploiting the health industry market to bolster their Satanic false religion.
Satanic Cults Deny the Existence of Hell
SDA is a satanic cult that denies a literal place that burns with fire, where the unsaved who die in their sins (John 8:24) are tormented forever and ever (Revelation 14:11).
- Mark 9:44, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
- Mark 9:46, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
- Mark 9:48, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
- Matthew 25:41, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
- Matthew 25:46, “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”
There are serious issues and theological flaws with the Seventh Day Adventist denial of a literal Hell where the wicked are tormented for their sins for ever and ever. If the wicked are all annihilated - unconscious of fire, torment or punishment for their sins and crimes against God and humanity - then how can there be justice? Adolf Hitler murdered millions of innocent Jews. George W. Bush murdered millions of innocent Iraqis. Pol Pot murdered millions of innocent Cambodians. Stalin murdered millions of innocent Russians. Will these evil men merely be denied eternal life and sent back to an unconscious state of the dead? Will they suffer the same fate as the dear old sweet Catholic Mother Teresa who spent her life helping others, yet she died in her sins without Christ, having placed her trust in the Roman Catholic religion instead of the blood of Jesus Christ? I think not.
Will the man who dies in his sins, having committed 5,000 sins in his lifetime suffer the same eternal penalty as the man who committed 50,000,000 sins? The Bible gives us the plain answer in Revelation 20:12-13, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” As you have just learned, God plainly warns that the DEAD (the unsaved) will be judged from the books according to THEIR WORKS. It would make absolutely no sense if the SDA's are correct that the dead will all be sent back into an unconscious state as punishment.
So what would be the benefit or purpose of holding wicked men and women accountable for THEIR WORKS? If Adolf Hitler and the 15-year-old boy who die in the sin of unbelief both suffer the same eternal fate, then God would be unjust and Hitler got away with all his heinous evils. Scripturally, men like Hitler will be tormented more for each sin committed. If a person goes to Hell, then they MUST pay for their own sins, each and every one of them without exception. Ecclesiastes 12:14, “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”
Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” What “fear” would there be if evil men and women knew that their worst fate will be annihilation, a second death that brings total unconsciousness? There would be no fear. But read carefully what the Lord said in Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” SDA's are a demonic cult, who will discover the second they enter into eternity how wrong they are concerning eternal punishment. The Bible teaches a literal place called Hell. I say this kindly, with love, a broken heart and with no desire to offend anyone. I am simply standing for God, contending for the Christian faith (Jude 1:3).
There are three different Greek words for our English word “hell” (namely, Hades, Gehenna and Tartarus). Tartarus is a special place reserved for fallen angels, i.e., demons. Hades is a temporal place, compartmentalized between Paradise and Torment as evidenced in Luke 16:19-31. In the Old Testament the righteous went to Paradise (also known as “Abraham's Bosom”). The wicked went to the place of Torment, as did the rich unsaved man in Luke 16:19-31. Lazarus was poor, but righteous, and he was escorted by angels to Abraham's Bosom. When Jesus rose from the dead, He brought the souls in Paradise to Heaven.
I am not argumentative or dogmatic on this teaching of Paradise and Torment (that is, Hades), because many respected Bible scholars (like Dr. John R. Rice) disagree and rather, teach that all saints in the Old Testament went directly to Heaven, as they do today. Such scholars deny the existence of a temporal place called Paradise or Torment. I would not argue the point; however, I am firmly convinced that the former teaching is Biblical.
The primary reason why I believe that Hades was compartmentalized (besides the factual account of Luke 16:19-31) is the third Greek meaning of “hell,” which is Gehenna. “Gehenna” is the Lake of Fire. The Bible teaches in Revelation 20:14-15 that death and hell (Hades) were cast into the Lake of Fire (Gehenna). Revelation 20:14, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” What is the second death? It is Gehenna!!! “Gehenna” refers to the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, a place in the Old Testament where the city's garbage was burdened, dead bodies were cremated and all manner of filth was dumped...
The Book of Isaiah does not mention Gehenna by name, but the "burning place" 30:33 in which the Assyrian army is to be destroyed, may be read "Topheth", and the final verse of Isaiah which concerns the corpses of the same or a similar battle, Isaiah 66:24, "where their worm does not die" is cited by Jesus in reference to Gehenna in Mark 9:44, 9:46, and 9:48.
SOURCE: Gehenna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bible makes a distinct contrast between these three Greek words for “hell.” If SDA's are correct that there is no literal place of torment and burning flames of actual fire, then what would be the purpose of distinguishing between Hades and Gehenna? For an in-depth explanation of hell, please read the book, A BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF HELL (.pdf file) by Dr. Max D. Younce.
SDA's Teach The Unbiblical Heresy of “Soul Sleep”
SDA's refute the Biblical teaching of an immortal soul, whether in Heaven or Hell. According to SDA's, the soul ceases to be conscious upon the physical death of the human body, and will one day be resurrected, either to everlasting life or to be forever put back to rest unconscious. A group of Sadducees came to question the Lord, trying to stump Him. They didn't believe in the resurrection of the human body by God. They presented a hypothetical case to Jesus, concerning a woman whose husband had died. The man had six brothers. Under Mosaic law, when a man died without having any children to his name, the duty fell upon that man's brother to marry the widow and bear children for the deceased brother.
In this hypothetical situation, the Sadducees said that each brother married the wife, and then died, leaving the next brother to take her as a wife to fulfil Jewish law concerning carrying on a brother's seed. So all seven brothers had been married at different times to this same woman over her lifetime. Then the Sadducees asked the $64,000 question to Jesus... in the resurrection, whose wife amongst the seven brothers shall this woman be? Jesus answered their question.
Matthew 22:29-33, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.”
I have shared this passage of Scripture with you to plainly evidence from the holy Bible that “soul sleep” is unbiblical. The SDA heresy that the human soul is not immortal (alive forever) goes totally contrary to the plain teachings of the Scriptures. Jesus clearly taught that God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who are all alive presently in Heaven the Lord said. Jesus plainly said, “God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” SDA's foolishly teach that believers are asleep, unconscious in the grave, awaiting the resurrection. Jesus said that God is the God of the LIVING!!!
The apostle Paul said in 2nd Corinthians 5:8, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”
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