Apothnesko simply means “to die off” (Strong 14)—to cease to live—and is exclusively translated as “die,” “died,” “dies,” “dead,” “dying” and “death” in the New International Version of the bible. A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, Bart Ehrman Argues Eternal Torment isn’t in the Bible, after a sustained conversation on the r/AcademicBiblical subreddit, Matthew 5 Doesn’t Prove We Should Continue Following the Old Testament, Christianity Actually Passes the Slavery Test, Mohammed Hijab Fails on Evolutionary Theory, Five Reasons to Doubt the Resurrection by Matthew Hartke, Debunked, Follow Faithful Philosophy on WordPress.com. The oldest references to eternal torment of evil individuals in any writings of the ancient world are in Homer’s Odyssey, described during Odysseus’s visit into Hades. Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? Revelation 20:11-15 verifies this; verses 14 b and 15 of this passage state: “The lake of fire is the second death. Visit author's web site at www.hellhadesafterlife.com. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. The Lord did this so that we could fellowship with him forever instead of reaping the wages of sin, which is death. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. ‣ They don’t believe that the two polar opposites are life and death; they believe the two polar opposites are eternal life in heavenly bliss and eternal life in burning torment. And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. Who would possibly want to accept salvation from such a God? Matthew 25:41 & 46 King James Version (KJV)41. And God separated the light from the darkness. Yet the Church, for the most part, has allowed it to go unnoticed. Yet the devil told Eve she would not surely die. Jesus paid the death penalty that we’ve all earned so that we can have the free gift of eternal life. - Bullinger, Rise Of The Theory Of Universal Restoration - Henry Constable, Universal Restoration Substituted for Eternal Torment, Absent From The Body—Present With The Lord, Cross Purposes: Atonement, Death and the Fate of the Wicked. The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’ ... You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. So the fire is eternal, not the conscious punishment. Eternal life is only for those who accept Christ as their Saviour. Daniel 12:1-3: At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There are three individuals, in particular, whom this Greek mythology described as suffering this punishment: They are Tityus, the Titan who had tried to rape the goddess Leto, and who is sprawled out over nine acres while vultures eternally eat his liver; Tantalus, who had sacrificed his own son and cooked him in a meal provided to the gods, who for his torment has lovely food and drink kept barely outside his reach forever and ever; and Sisyphus, who had captured Death when it had been sent to him and locked it up, preventing people from dying, and who, as punishment, is compelled to push a boulder uphill only to have it roll down again over and over and over again without stopping.