Hell's Daily Body Count

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Not everyone is going to be judged on the basis of hearing + believing the gospel of
Christ. There are untold millions who never heard, nor will ever hear tell, of Jesus;
let alone his crucifixion for the sins of the world.

However, the beauties and complexities of nature: on earth and out in the void,
speak loudly and clearly enough that the cosmos-- all its forms of life, matter, and
energy --is the result of intelligent design. And the human conscience intuitively
knows that there is going to be a reckoning. This is what's known as the everlasting
gospel (Rev 14:6-7) and it has been preaching to men all over the globe from the
very beginning. (Ps 19:1-6, & Rom 1:18-20, & Rom 2:14-16)

According to Rom 10:18, nature itself is accounted as a gospel. This is pretty cool
because by nature's gospel, folks all over the globe-- those categorized as barbaric,
primitive, and uneducated --can qualify for God's good graces.

** Can you just imagine the indignation and outrage of an educated genius
doomed to the depths of Hell while an illiterate aboriginal with a bone in his nose is
carried up to the comforts of Heaven?


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,014 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 76,170,666 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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There's any number of ways the lost could be making their journey to the
netherworld. For example instead of being dragged underground by ghastly beings
such as those depicted in the movie 'GHOST", they may just fall down into the
ground like water through a sieve.

That's not a ridiculous idea seeing as deceased folk leave this world as disembodied
spirits. According to Luke 24:39 & John 4:24 spirit is immaterial, i.e. it has no mass
to speak of so its movement isn't impeded by solid materials like metal and dirt, or
wood and stone.

And spirit takes up no space. For example the feral man of Mark 5:1-13 was
possessed by a community of spirits who labeled themselves Legion, define by
Webster's as the principal unit of the Roman army comprising 3,000 to 6,000 foot
soldiers with cavalry. The legion of spirits that left that man went out and took up
residence in a herd of about 2,000 swine.

That's a pretty good example of how spirits take up no room in the physical world;
nor do they crowd each other. All 3,000 to 6,000 of those spirits managed to fit
inside the bodily cargo area of just that one guy. Just imagine the number of spirits
that could fit into the passenger area of an SUV.


NOTE: Those spirits slipped right out of that man. There was no need to cut him
open so they could evacuate.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,019 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 76,546,261 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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Job 14:14 . . If a man dies, will he live again?

Back in ancient times; men like Job were attuned to nature. In point of fact, Job
was a very successful rancher; a guy who made his living working outdoors.

Every year he watched things die in the Fall and come back in the Spring. If only
human life were like that; but alas, when people die they typically don't regenerate
like the new leaves on a dormant maple tree.

1Pet 1:24 . . All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the
field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of The Lord stands
forever.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,024 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 76,921,856 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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FAQ: Folks not found registered in the Lamb's book of life are sent to the second
death per Rev 20:11-15. Will they be consumed by the brimstone and gone
forever?


REPLY: Adam was warned that were he to taste the forbidden fruit, he would die
that very day (Gen 2:17) and he did, but not in a way readily apparent.

Up to that moment, Adam enjoyed perpetual youth, but upon tasting the fruit, he
lost perpetual youth and began to age, i.e. his body became infected with mortality,
which is a lingering kind of death rather than the kind of death where people drop
dead to the floor of a sudden from strokes, bullets, bludgeons, or falls from a very
high building down onto solid concrete.

In other words: Adam's death was an ongoing process that gradually wore him
down to the point where his body finally gave out, and he passed away.

By comparing the language and grammar of any and all passages related to the
second death, I think we can safely conclude that it too is a lingering death that
apparently will be a perpetual process with no definite end. (cf. Isa 66:23-24)


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,030 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 77,372,570 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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FAQ: There are no human sacrifices specified in the covenant that Moses' people
entered into with God on oath in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and
Deuteronomy. Plus, according to Deut 4:2 and Deut 5:29-30 it is prohibited to
revise the covenant. Since Jesus was a Jew whose religion was governed by that
covenant; then how was it legal for him to die for the sins of the world?


REPLY: The codified laws of God are not retroactive (Deut 5:2-4, Gal 3:17) This is
extremely important because Jesus was designated, and scheduled, to die on a
cross prior to the voice of God creating even a single atom for the current cosmos.
(1Pet 1:18-21 & Rev 13:8) In other words: the cross was anticipated.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,035 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 77,748,165 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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Insensitive folk who come from the womb unable to feel compassion, are in very
grave danger of the sum of all fears.

Matt 5:7 . . Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Jas 2:13 . . For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy.

As an experiment, keep an ear attuned for people who respond to the news of
someone's misfortune by saying "It could've been worse." That's a sympathy
challenged person.


NOTE: There are a number instructional web sites offering lists of helpful do's and
don'ts to assist sympathy-challenged people to at least respond properly to others'
misfortunes.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,040 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 78,123,760 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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God cautioned Cain.

Gen 4:7 . . If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do
what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must
master it.

"to have you" indicates complete control over one's life so that Cain wouldn't just
be slipping into sin now and then, rather; sin would become his lifestyle should he
become independent enough to allow ignoring God to become a habit.


FAQ: How was Cain supposed to know what's right seeing as how God had not yet
codified any of His laws?


REPLY: His brother Abel was a prophet. (Luke 11:50-51)

BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,045 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 78,499,355 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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Rev 20:13 . . I saw the dead, and they were judged, every one of them

That verse says that "every one" of them were judged. Well; I don't know precisely
how many every one will eventually number, but let's say that it's 100,000.

If each of these 100,000 cases were to take an hour to complete, we'd be looking
at roughly 4,167 calendar days, i.e. 11½ years-- that's if the judging by a solo
judge goes around the clock 24/7/365.

According to Daniel 7:13-14, John 5:22-3, and Acts 17:31, Messiah has been
designated to preside at the event. However, there's reason to suggest that he
won't be handling every case himself.

1Cor 6:2-3 . . Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the
world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law
courts? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? (cf. Matt 12:28)

Moses was assisted in his judicial duties by a select group of Jewish men. (Ex
18:17-26) It's possible that certain among Messiah's followers will be recruited to
serve as judges with him in the same manner, which will expedite his case load
considerably.

There's a few points related to that scene worth special mention.

1» According to Jude 1:14-15 the dead will be given a fair trial.

2» According to Matt 12:36, every word that the dead have spoken will be used as
evidence both against them and/or for them; not just their serious words, but also
their careless words.

3» The scene doesn't depict one future out of a variety of possible futures; no, it
depicts the actual future.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,050 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 78,874,950 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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1Kings 22:18-23 . . I saw the Lord God sitting on His throne, and all the host of
heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left. And Jehovah said: Who will
entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And one said this while another
said that.

. . .Then a spirit came forward and stood before The Lord and said: I will entice
him. And The Lord said to him: How? And he said: I will go out and be a deceiving
spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. Then He said: You are to entice him and also
prevail. Go and do so. Now therefore, behold, The Lord has put a deceiving spirit in
the mouth of all these your prophets; and Jehovah has proclaimed disaster against
you.

Now that's scary. Can you just imagine the horror of being targeted like that and
not aware of it! (cf. 2Thess 2:8-12)


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,056 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 79,325,664 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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Canadian folk singer Gordon Lightfoot released a sentimental song back in 1975
that speaks volumes about sympathy. Its lyrics are very touching. Here's a few that
I feel especially appropriate when talking about things like sickness, death, and the
hereafter.

Rainy day people always seem to know when it's time to call.
Rainy day people don't talk, they just listen till they've heard it all.
Rainy day lovers don't lie when they tell 'ya they've been down like you.
Rainy day people don't mind if you're cryin' a tear or two.

I sometimes wonder how much sympathy one can expect in the fiery netherworld. I
mean; sure they'll understand how we might feel about the unfortunate
circumstances in life that led us down there, but once you're there, everyone's
pretty much in the same boat and the others are all longing for sympathy too.

In point of fact, I'd not be surprised if the competition for sympathy down there is
on the level of dog eat dog; and likely a fair number of sympathy hoarders
demanding total market share of it. I can just hear their feigned indignity; like this:

"Oh, stop whining already! Don't be such a baby. I deserve a lot more pity than
you. I've been down here for two millennia and you've only been down here for a
decade. What've you got to cry about? You should be grateful that your time down
here is shorter than mine."

I'd imagine that after a few years in that place the only sympathy that people can
feel after a while is sympathy for themselves because nobody is getting out down
there; they're all lifers so it's not unlikely that the only humanity that inmates pay
forward in that place is misery.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,064 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 79,926,616 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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1Cor 1:26 . . Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in
the world's eyes, or powerful, or wealthy when God called you.

Faith in Christ isn't an achievement like a Nobel prize in chemistry nor as if one ran
for public office or climbed a corporate ladder. None of us would be an integral
member of Christ's body were it not for God's incredible IQ and His access to a
remarkable variety of supernatural resources.

1Cor 1:30 . . God alone made it possible for you to be in Christ Jesus. For our
benefit God made Christ to be wisdom itself; he is the one who made us acceptable
to God. He made us pure and holy, and he gave himself to purchase our
freedom.


NOTE: If there's a Devil, then I think we can safely assume he's been doing his best
to make it impossible be in Christ; but God's free will trumps the Devils' free will
along with everybody else's free will.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,069 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 80,302,211 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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Education and/or a high IQ have their uses; but are insufficient when it comes to
spiritual matters. In point of fact, too many smarts can actually be an impediment.
Take for example Carl Sagan. Had his knowledge and his IQ been a spiritual
advantage, then Carl would've stood on the side of intelligent design instead of
opposing it.

It's tragic that Carl went to his grave with his curiosity and so many scientific
questions about the cosmos unanswered, and to top it off, a day is coming when
even Carl's pale blue dot will no longer be available for study.

"For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be
remembered, nor come into mind." (Isa 65:17)

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away." (Rev 21:1)

Can you imagine how delighted Carl would've been to explore Heaven's libraries
where everything to know that can be known about the cosmos is stored? But alas,
Carl will never find out because he was at best an agnostic, at worst an
atheist.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,074 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 80,677,806 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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2Cor 5:11 . . Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;

The Greek word translated "knowing" means to know firsthand, viz: by experience
rather than by education and/or instruction.

In other words: there were incidents at various times in the lives of Paul and his
contemporaries when God frightened them, i.e. scared 'em out of their wits.

Well; there's nothing like a good old fashioned close encounter of a third kind to
convince even the most resistant skeptics; and Paul's history attests that his was a
really stubborn case.

Of course if any of us were to claim we've experienced the terror of the Lord, we'd
be singled out as kooks and crackpots; but for some folks, fear is the only
persuasion that works.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,080 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 81,128,520 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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Rev 16:17-18 predicts a global earthquake so powerful on the Richter scale that
cities all over the world will collapse at once.

Something like 2,829 lost their lives when the World Trade Center was demolished
by a terrorist attack in 2001. Well that was only a few acres of New York City. Just
imagine the body count when all of Manhattan comes down at once. along with
other major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico City, Paris, Moscow,
Beijing, Tokyo, et al. The carnage will be beyond belief; and a great many of the
dead will be infants and underage children.

The Bible says that we should consider not only God's benevolence, but also His
severity. We're dealing with a someone far more terrifying than even the tyrants of
North Korea, Communist China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the awful regimes
in Africa. They can only exercise local control whereas God is global.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,085 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 81,504,115 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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Years ago it wasn't unusual to be called a religious fanatic for believing the Genesis
account of the creation of Man. Well; recently somebody online called me an
ignorant bigot because I stand by the Bible's physical gender designations and
refuse to accept the new political designations, e.g. gender fluid, and non binary, et
al.

Do they honestly believe that the One who intelligently designed the cosmos-- all of
its forms of life, matter, and energy --won't have the last word on gender identity?

Ps 2:1-5 . . Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The
kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against The
Lord, and against His anointed, saying: Let us break their bands asunder, and cast
away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: The Lord shall
have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them
in His sore displeasure.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,092 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 82,029,948 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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When God is ignored; He can be expected to reciprocate.

Prv 1:24-33 . . I called you so often, but you didn't come. I reached out to you,
but you paid no attention. You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I
offered. So I will laugh when you are in trouble! I will mock you when disaster
overtakes you-- when calamity overcomes you like a storm, when you are engulfed
by trouble, and when anguish and distress overwhelm you.

. . . I will not answer when they cry for help. Even though they anxiously search for
me, they will not find me. For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear The
Lord. They rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected them. That is
why they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way. They must experience the
full terror of the path they have chosen. For they are simpletons who turn away
from me-- to death. They are fools, and their own complacency will destroy them.
But all who listen to me will live in peace and safety, unafraid of harm.

Case in point is Mr. Esau.

"Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. For you know that even
afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found
no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears." (Heb 12:16-17)

The Greek word translated "repentance" basically means to change one's mind; viz:
to reconsider.

Esau was secular to the bone. But he "got religion" right quick when he saw his way
of life costing him the blessing; but alas, the poor slob was a day late and a dollar
short; so to speak.

Lesson to be learned: The time for people to be giving Hell some serious thought is
not when they get there, rather, before they get there.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,098 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 82,480,662 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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John 3:16 . . For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son,
that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The love in that passage is translated from a Greek verb that expresses compassion
for the world without particularly liking anybody. In other words: that kind of love is
civil and sympathetic but doesn't necessarily express fondness or affection.


FAQ: God in His wrath condemns folks to the fiery netherworld while at the same
time feeling pity for them?


REPLY: God forbid that He be one to obstruct justice by letting His feelings overrule
and/or outweigh the facts. No doubt God would rather be kind than cruel; but
sometimes circumstances just won't permit.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,103 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 82,856,257 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs once said (in so many words) that people
don't know what they want till it's shown them. Steve may not've been as proficient
with electronics as his pal Woz, but I gotta say: Jobs was one heck of a promoter.

People penned up in the wrong side of the netherworld may or may not be fully
aware of all they've lost. Many are doubtless aware of at least their loss of creature
comforts; but I'm not so sure they know about the bulk of their loss because not
even that many Christians are aware of all they've gained by their unity with Christ.

Isa 52:13 . . Behold, My servant will prosper; he will be high and lifted up, and
greatly exalted.

The Word's flesh came into the world with limited acclaim, but departed the world
highly honored by means of the Father making that man His heir apparent.

John 3:35 . . The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.

Heb 1:1-2 . . In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at
many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by His
son, whom He appointed heir of all things

The benefit of this for those of us who at one time were alienated from God and on
a road to Hell is nigh unto impossible to believe.

Christ's believing followers have been adopted into God's family circle, thus making
them eligible for an inheritance.

Rom 8:14-17 . . For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear
again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out:
Abba! Father! The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children
of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ. (cf. Gal
4:4-7, Eph 1:4-5)

The Greek word translated "fellow heirs" actually means joint heirs; a.k.a. heirs in
common. Here's how that plays out:

A joint-heir is different than a regular heir. Regular heirs are apportioned an
individual percentage of their benefactor's estate. But joint-heirs inherit, not a
percentage, but the entire estate, as community property, i.e. whatever the Father
bequeathed Christ, that He also bequeathed everyone unified with Christ.

For example: supposing a benefactor's estate totals 60 acres of land, 18 gold bars,
a fleet of antique cars, plus a hedge fund worth 12 million US Dollars; and he left it
all to six heirs in common. In that situation; the heirs are corporately one
beneficiary instead of six; viz: all six inherit all the land, all the gold, all the cars,
and the entire fund as if each one were the only heir.

The extent of the Father's estate is astonishing. It encompasses not only all that is
in Heaven, but also all in the entire universe, plus whatever pertains to the new
cosmos spoken of in Isa 66:17, 2Pet 3:13, and Rev 21:1; and I don't know what
else.

John 16:15 . . All things that the Father has are mine

Point being: folks stuck in perdition are wretched paupers in the afterlife, whereas
those of us unified with Christ are wealthy and privileged beyond
imagination.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,108 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 83,231,852 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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FAQ: The Bible says that a Christian's life on earth terminates the day they come to
faith in Christ; and from then on, God stops keeping a record of their sins. (Rom
6:3-7, Col 3:3, and 2Cor 5:19). What about the afterlife? What's to be done about
the sins Christians commit there?


REPLY: They won't be committing any sins in the next life because of a special
circumcision performed by an act of God per Col 2:11.

* It must be very devastating when folks below find out too late about that
circumcision; and also when they find out too late about Jeremiah 31:31-34 and
Ezekiel 36:24-27 which, according to the language, would've rendered them easily
righteous enough to associate with God permanently.


BODY COUNT UPDATE: 1,114 days have elapsed since beginning the thread. If the figures
in post No.1 are in the ball park, then something like 83,682,566 new arrivals have
checked into the fiery sector of Hades since Feb 04, 2021.
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