If you believe in hell, do you believe it is eternal? Do you believe it is a place of absolute separation from the presence of God, filled with screams and the terror of those suffering in everlasting torment? My intention in this page is to verify beyond a shadow of a doubt, especially to those who believe the words of the Bible, that if there is a hell, it can not be eternal. After all, smile, only God is eternal.

June 2, 2010

1 Corinthians 15:20-28

The glorious fact is that Christ did rise from the dead
and became the firstfruits of them that slept.
  • he has become the very first to rise of all who sleep the sleep of death -- Phi
  • the first in the harvest of those who are sleeping in their graves -- Beck
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrecton of the dead.
For as in Adam ALL die, even so in Christ shall ALL be made alive.

But every man in his own order;
  • Each, to be sure, in his turn -- Ber
Christ the firstfruits;
  • with Christ the very first -- Phi
afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
Then cometh the end,
  • Full completion comes after that -- Knox
when he shall have delivered up the Kingdom to God, even the Father;
  • when He is to surrender the Kingship to God the Father -- Wey
when he shall have put down ALL rule and ALL authority and power.
  • after absolishing every kind of domination -- NEB
  • after annulling every ruler and all government and power-- Ber
For he must reign till he hath put ALL enemies under his feet.
  • until every enemy has been conquered -- Phi
  • until He has destroyed all His enemies -- Tay
  • until God has put all his enemies under his feet -- TCNT
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
  • and the last enemy to be abolished is death -- DEB
  • As the last enemy, Death is done away with -- ABUV
For (God) hath put ALL THINGS under his feet.
  • For God has put all things in subjection under his feet -- RSV
  • for everything is to be reduced to subjection and put under Christ's feet -- Gspd
  • For the rule and authority over all things has been given to Christ by His Father -- Tay
But when he saith all things are put under him,
it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put ALL THINGS under him.
  • It is quite obvious that God, who brings them all under subjection to Christ, is himself excepted -- Phi
  • except of course Christ does not rule over the Father Himself, Who gave Him this power -- Tay
  • it is self-evident that God who reduced everything to subjection, is not included -- Nor
And when ALL THINGS shall be subdued unto him,
  • And when all things have been subjected unto him -- ASV
  • and when that subjection is complete -- Knox
then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put ALL THINGS under him,
  • He will put Himself also under His Father's orders -- Tay
  • shall subject Himself to the One whom all obey -- Ber
  • then shall the Son acknowledge himself subject to God the Father, who gave the Son power over all things -- Phi
  • then the Son himself will also become subject to God, who had given Him power over everything -- Nor
that God may be ALL IN ALL.
  • utterly supreme -- Tay
  • everything to everyone -- Mof
  • Thus, in the end, shall God be wholly and absolutely God -- Phi