Monday, December 27, 2010

List of Questions and Some Scriptures

List Compiled by Paolo S. Macachor

1. Did you know that brimstone (ancient name for sulphur) was also used to purify and had the power to ward off disease?

It appears in seven verses in the New Testament from the Greek word "theion," (Strong's number 2303) which has the definitions:
1) brimstone
1a) divine incense, because it was regarded as having power to purify, and to ward off disease
2. Did you know that the word "torment" in the Book of Revelation primarily meant to test metals?

Cognate: 931 básanos – originally, a black, silicon-based stone used as "a touchstone" to test the purity of precious metals (like silver and gold). See 928 (basanízō).

3. Did you also know that "forever and ever" was mistranslated, because the word Aionios Ton Aionion literally means "the ages of the ages"... because the word for "and" is "Kai" and "ton" should always mean, of the ?  Have you considered that this refers to an era, and not a duration?

4. Did you know that "everlasting punishment" in Matthew 25: 46 literally means chastening eonian (Concordant Literal Translation)... and that the Greek adjective Aionios can NOT take on a form greater than the noun it modifies? In other words, Life eonian/life eternal (Zoen Aionion) ... and Chastening eonian/Everlasting Punishment do not necessarily have to have the same duration?

And the word Kolasis, which is what the Lord Jesus used in this verse means corrective punishment, because KOLAZO in Greek originally meant the pruning of trees to make them better?

Aion does not always have to be eternal because it modifies God. Aion doesn't make God eternal, but God makes Aion eternal. (Gerry Beauchemin, HOPE BEYOND HELL).

5.  We know that God has kindled fires that shall "not be quenched" in the past (See Jeremiah 7: 20, KJV) ... As yourself the question: Are those fires still burning?

If you have carefully considered these things... I want you to take a look at the following Scriptures,that I have compiled, in no particular order from the Bible... different versions of it which can be viewed at

Psalm 22:27-29 (New International Version, ©2010)

 27 All the ends of the earth
   will remember and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations
   will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the LORD
   and he rules over the nations.
 29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
   all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
   those who cannot keep themselves alive.

Isaiah 25:6-8 (New International Version, ©2010)

 6 On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare
   a feast of rich food for all peoples,
a banquet of aged wine—
   the best of meats and the finest of wines.
7 On this mountain he will destroy
   the shroud that enfolds all peoples,
the sheet that covers all nations;
 8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears
   from all faces;
he will remove his people’s disgrace
   from all the earth.
            The LORD has spoken.

Isaiah 45:22-24 (New International Version, ©2010)

 22 “Turn to me and be saved,
   all you ends of the earth;
   for I am God, and there is no other.
23 By myself I have sworn,
   my mouth has uttered in all integrity
   a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow;
   by me every tongue will swear.
24 They will say of me, ‘In the LORD alone
   are deliverance and strength.’”

All who have raged against him
   will come to him and be put to shame.

Isaiah 57:16 (King James Version)

 16For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Psalm 30:5 (New International Version, ©2010)

5 For his anger lasts only a moment,
   but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
   but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Malachi 3:3 (New International Version, ©2010)

3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,

Zechariah 13:9 (New International Version, ©2010)

9 This third I will put into the fire;
   I will refine them like silver
   and test them like gold.
They will call on my name
   and I will answer them;
I will say, ‘They are my people,’
   and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’”

Lamentations 3:31-33 (New King James Version)

31 For the Lord will not cast off forever.
       32 Though He causes grief,
      Yet He will show compassion
      According to the multitude of His mercies.
       33 For He does not afflict willingly,
      Nor grieve the children of men.

2 Samuel 14:14 (New International Version, ©2010)

14 Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.

Matthew 18:34-35 (New International Version, ©2010)

34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
   35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

Luke 13:28-35 (New International Version, ©2010)

   28 “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. 29 People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. 30 Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”


34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’  

Romans 8:19-21 (New King James Version)

19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Acts 3:20-21 (New King James Version)

20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,[a] 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

Romans 11:26-32 (New King James Version)

26 And so all Israel will be saved,[a] as it is written:

      “ The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
      And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
       27 For this is My covenant with them,
      When I take away their sins.”[b]

28 Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, 31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.

Romans 5:18-19 (Young's Literal Translation)

 18So, then, as through one offence to all men [it is] to condemnation, so also through one declaration of `Righteous' [it is] to all men to justification of life;
 19for as through the disobedience of the one man, the many were constituted sinners: so also through the obedience of the one, shall the many be constituted righteous. 

1 Corinthians 15:22-28 (Young's Literal Translation)

 22for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive,
 23and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ's, in his presence,
 24then -- the end, when he may deliver up the reign to God, even the Father, when he may have made useless all rule, and all authority and power --
 25for it behoveth him to reign till he may have put all the enemies under his feet --
 26the last enemy is done away -- death;
 27for all things He did put under his feet, and, when one may say that all things have been subjected, [it is] evident that He is excepted who did subject the all things to him,
 28and when the all things may be subjected to him, then the Son also himself shall be subject to Him, who did subject to him the all things, that God may be the all in all.

John 3:17 (Young's Literal Translation)

 17For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him; 

John 17:2 (King James Version)

 2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

Ephesians 1:9-10 (King James Version)

 9Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
 10That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

1 Corinthians 13:8 (New King James Version)

8 Love never fails.

Revelation 22:17 (New King James Version)

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

Luke 6:35 (New King James Version)

35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

Matthew 12:20 (Young's Literal Translation)

 20a bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, till he may put forth judgment to victory,

Psalm 98:9 (King James Version)

 9Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

1 Timothy 2:4-6 (King James Version)

 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
 5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
 6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

1 John 4:14 (King James Version)

 14And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

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See also: for "Forever and Ever" excerpt from An Analytical Study of Words by Louis Abbott