TEN REASONS NOT TO BELIEVE THE TEACHING OF ETERNAL TORTURE
#10: THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, NOT ETERNAL TORTURE!
-It is AMAZING that the majority of Christians continue to teach eternal torture. This is done despite what
the Bible teaches about the love of God. Romans 6:23 states, … For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of
God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord … I thought that the wages of sin was eternal torture? Well …
Isn’t it? That is what Evangelical Christianity teaches … doesn’t it?
-Preachers have gotten so comfortable with teaching eternal torture that they do not even use the scriptures
to do so. When they do use the scriptures, they quote a scripture and then teach something else that does not line up with
the scripture that they just quoted. For example, how many times have you heard someone use Romans 6:23 ( the wages of sin
is death ) to support their belief in eternal torture. This scripture has nothing to do with being tortured in a literal hell
or flying off to a mansion in the sky after you die. People have become masters at TWISTING SCRIPTURES TO MAKE THEM FIT THEIR
DOCTRINAL BELIEFS. Someone who is interested in rightly dividing the Word of truth will not do that. The correct approach
is to use the Holy Scriptures as the guideline for forming correct and proper doctrinal beliefs, not trying to make the scriptures
fit your doctrinal beliefs.
-If the wages of sin is eternal torture, then Jesus would have to be eternally tortured to pay the price for
the sin of the world. THIS ONE THOUGHT IN AND OF ITSELF IS PROOF THAT THE TEACHING OF ETERNAL TORTURE IS A LIE! If the wages
of sin is death, then Jesus did pay the price for the sin of the world in being made flesh, overcoming all things, dying on
the cross, and being raised again on the third day. He experienced the spiritual aspect of death ( the carnal mind ) and the
physical aspect of death ( His crucifixion ).
-Thank God that the wages of sin is not eternal torture, for if it were then our Lord Himself would need to
be tortured forever in order to deliver the human race. Can you begin to see how ridiculous that teaching ( eternal torture
-In conclusion, let us summarize the reasons that the teaching of eternal torture is to be discarded as false
… It is not true … / The Bible does not teach it … / It goes against the character and nature of God …
/ It declares the cross of Jesus Christ as a failure … / The majority of the early church did not teach it … /
The scriptures teach the salvation of all men … / It points to a victorious Devil, and to sin as triumphant over God
… / It is unjust … / It produces immature converts who are motivated to serve God out of fear rather than love
… / The wages of sin is death, not eternal torture …
-It has been my privilege to serve all who have taken the time to read this daily devotional. May the Father
give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him! Remember … GOD IS LOVE! HE LOVES ALL! GOD IS ALL-POWERFUL!
HE CANNOT FAIL! HE WILL NOT FAIL! HE IS …
-THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!- Thomas