HEAVEN & HELL
 

Heaven and hell are Biblical names for the everlasting dwelling places of the mankind that God has created!  Most all literate nations recognize the terms–or some mangled forms of them–because most literate nations have at one time or another accepted the Bible to be the Word of God.  Of hell, the following is from the New Testament. (The Words of Jesus are in red):

Luke 12:4-5
4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
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But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Revelation 20:14
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

The Old Testament saints were also aware of the importance of a reverential fear of God.

Psalms 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
 

NEITHER

Of those who don't want to believe that God is or that He has created a heaven and a hell, the Old Testament psalmist said:

Psalms 53:1
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Jesus also had a word for those who do not want to recognize their Creator.

Luke 12:16-21
16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
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And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
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And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
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And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
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But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
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So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Is there a heaven and a hell? is there even a God?  The answers to these questions we each must make in our own hearts!  Our opinions won't make much difference in this worldexcept, maybe, to those we know who love and trust us.  However, what if one day we find that what we have believed makes all the difference as to where we will spend the rest of eternity?!?

SALVATION

GRACE AGE

(Men and women can be saved from hell!)

It is from the Bible that we learn of heaven and hell, and it is also from the Bible that we in our present Age of God's Grace learn how to be saved from hell and how to receive God's gift of eternal life!

John 3:16-20
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
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And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
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For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

 

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 Rule of the BEAST

 (Men and women can be saved from hell!)

Revelations 20:4
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand
years.

Here in Revelation we are told that those who are left after Jesus takes His Church up in the Rapture, those who refuse to worship the "beast" (The term "beast" in Bible prophecy is used to represent an earthly ruler.), those who refuse to worship the image he made of himself, and those who refuse to accept his mark upon their person will rule a 1,000 years with Jesus when He returns to set up His Kingdom on earth.

If you find yourself left on the earth after the Church disappears, this word is for you.  YOU STILL CAN ESCAPE THE FIRES OF HELL!!!

DoWeKnow studies END-TIME REVELATIONS by looking at Old Testament Revelations and 
    New Testament Revelations--seeing how they relate to today's churches and seeing how 
    many of today's churches are fast fulfilling those Biblical revelations...especially 
    the revelations concerning the end-time apostate churches.