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Old 03-27-2014, 03:10 PM
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Re: Hell and Mr. Fudge Movie

Originally Posted by Carl View Post
Michael, I've always heard the passage in Mark chapter 9, verses 42-48, which says "Where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched." as proof that gehenna and thus punishment is forever. Any thoughts or opinions on this?
Also consider that Hebrew word that we derive the meaning of "forever" from.

Case in point.

Jonah 2:1-6

2:1 Then Jonah prayed to Yahweh, his God, out of the fishs belly. 2:2 He said,
I called because of my affliction to Yahweh. He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried. You heard my voice. 2:3 For you threw me into the depths, in the heart of the seas. The flood was all around me. All your waves and your billows passed over me. 2:4 I said, I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple. 2:5 The waters surrounded me, even to the soul. The deep was around me. The weeds were wrapped around my head. 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains. The earth barred me in forever: yet have you brought up my life from the pit, Yahweh my God.

Verse 2 Jonah cries out from Sheol. That is "Hell" in the KJV.

Verse 6 he says he was there FOREVER!

And yet we have it on the authority of Yeshua Christ he was there 3 days!

12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matt 1240

Which one was right? They both were! The word forever in Hebrew can go all the way from as short as three days to infinity or "the vanishing point".
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