Intimidating greek translation
Revelation : "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Hell is not some Satanic or even apostate doctrine, but a clear and freighting one for the unrepentant sinner to get to grips with!
And please remember, the Lord spoke of Hell more times than Heaven! .) Therefore if the sinner is unwilling to receive Jesus' free gift of salvation (Acts ), than God's perfect justice is accomplished (Ps.
Clearly these verses were missed out by the heretics Westcott and Hort missed!
Yet if one takes the time to study the following passages, they will soon see that salvation is instant (Mark ; Luke ; John ; ; Acts ; Rom. Therefore, the Witnesses are incorrect to assume that this group refers to them, for Jehovah's Witnesses are predominantly Gentiles, not Jews, and the Tribulation has yet to occur.Yet with the wider understanding of Scripture, one can easily interpret it to mean that the dead have no knowledge of what is occurring on earth, while they are physically dead.We know from Luke -31 that the rich man in Hell was conscious of his surroundings, but was unaware of what was occurring on the earth.All he wanted to do was return and warn his unrepentant family members of the horrors that awaited them.Hidden shame Please see a brief transcript from the BBC1 Panorama programme that aired in the UK on the 14th July 2002: "Despite there being a total of 23,720 recorded cases of sexual abuse in the USA, Canada, and Europe in the secret database of Jehovah's Witnesses, one of their members stated: "Focusing on numbers isn't important." To date, campaigners from the US organisation have heard from 5,000 victims.