In order to know and understand WHY what happens when we die then you first need to understand that the Bible teaches us about THREE different kinds of DEATH. The reason that I believe it is important to know not ONLY what happens when we die but also to know WHY what happens. For you see, the thing that happens when an unsaved person dies does not happen to EVERYONE. TWO very opposite things happen to people when they die. And some people think that it is UNFAIR what happens to some people and NOT to other people. And that is because they do not fully understand WHY.

So then, the first of the three different types of death is the death that Christians call or refer to as people being “SPIRITUALLY” dead. So the first kind of death is “Spiritual death”.

The second kind of death, pretty much everyone knows and understands is “PHYSICAL” death. But what most people in the world do not know is that ONLY the physical BODY dies at what is called “physical” death.

And the third kind of death is called the “SECOND” death in the Bible.

So then, what is the DIFFERENCE between these three different kinds of death?

Let us begin this study in God’s word by reading Colossians 2:13 so that you can see that, in the Bible itself, that some people who are still yet living are CALLED DEAD even though they are still yet “PHYSICALLY” alive and breathing. In fact, most unsaved people do not even know that they are “SPIRITUALLY” dead, let alone know what that even means to be spiritually dead. In this verse, the Apostle Paul is preaching the gospel to unsaved Gentiles warning them that they are DEAD. But how can a living and breathing live person be DEAD?

Colossians  2:13.  

“And YOU, being DEAD in your SINS and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened (Or made ALIVE “SPIRITUALLY”) together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;”

Now, what this verse of Scripture is saying is that a PART of every unsaved person is DEAD because they have SINNED. And the ONLY way for that part of an unsaved person to be made ALIVE again is to be FORGIVEN of all their past sins which is what the Bible calls being SAVED. I will explain what part of a person dies spiritually in a moment.

But first, I what you to understand WHY some people remain spiritually dead while other people are made spiritually alive again because people are NOT BORN spiritually dead.  Let me begin by saying what Jesus said in John 8:24 and what Jesus said, in so many words collectively from other verses as well. Jesus said that those who do NOT believe in him as being the Savior who died on the cross for their sins shall remain dead in their SINS. This means that ALL spiritually dead people will die another death that the Bible calls the SECOND DEATH if so be that they are not made spiritually ALIVE again BEFORE they die a physical death.

Now, so you understand what the Bible teaches, the second death happens ONLY to those who REMAIN spiritually dead people and they DIE the physical death while being Spiritually dead. But they do not actually suffer the second death UNTIL the final Day of Judgment when they will be judged UNWORTHY to receive immortal LIFE to live forever in what the world would call a paradise. Let us go ahead and read the verse where Jesus talks about those who will die in their sins and WHY they will die in their sins.

John 5:24.

“I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for IF you believe NOT that I am he, you shall die IN your SINS.”

Now, it is NOT possible for an ALREADY “spiritually” dead UNSAVED person who has NOT been FORGIVEN of their sins to die “spiritually” because they are ALREADY “spiritually” DEAD. So then, Jesus must be talking about a different kind of death that the already spiritually dead people who are dead in their sins will die. And since BOTH saved people AND unsaved people all die a “PHYSICAL” death then that means Jesus must be talking about unforgiven sinners dying the SECOND DEATH which is the only other kind of death that the Bible talks about. Let us look at one more verse that describes what being spiritually dead means and WHY some people remain spiritually dead when they do not HAVE to remain spiritually dead. For you see, God has made it so EASY to be made spiritually ALIVE AGAIN so that no one HAS to die the SECOND death. God has appointed people to die only ONCE, according to Hebrews 9:27. We will talk about that in a moment but first let us read John 3:14-18 to better understand God's so great of a plan of SALVATION for EVERYONE who BELIEVES in His Son, Jesus.

Please read John 3:14-18.

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so, must the Son of man be lifted up: (This verse is speaking of the Son of man, Jesus, becoming the Messiah by being crucified as an innocent man on the cross to become the only atonement for sins. This means that the only way to be forgiven of your sins to be made spiritually alive again is through your FAITH in Jesus as your Savior)

15.  That whosoever BELIEVES IN HIM should NOT PERISH, but have eternal life. (Or more specifically, whoever believes in Jesus to be forgiven of all their sins should NOT DIE the SECOND DEATH to PERISH in the lake of fire. We will get to those verses about the lake of fire being one and the same thing as the SECOND DEATH in a moment. But for now, please know that Jesus died on the cross so that WHOSOEVER of any person in the entire world who BELIEVES in Jesus as their Savior will NOT DIE the SECOND DEATH to PERISH in the lake of fire. And that is the SIMPLEST form of the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ which is really GOOD NEWS to hear. So then, WHY would anyone REJECT such an easy way to live forever without ANY of the hardships that people face in this present world? It is because they do not KNOW what God has prepared for those that love Him)

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

17.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED. (So then, it is God’s perfect WILL that ALL of mankind be SAVED. BUT there is something that each individual person MUST DO first in order to receive FORGIVENESS of their SINS so that they can be made ALIVE SPIRITUALLY once again. For you see, all babies and young children are INNOCENT in the eyes of God even though they may not always seem so innocent to some people. So babies and young children are NOT spiritually dead UNTIL they reach the age of accountability which is known only to God. For you see, only God knows the heart of each individual person. Please read the study “THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY?” if you have not heard of this before. But for now, let us continue reading this passage of Scripture)

18.  He that believes on him is not condemned: BUT he that believes NOT is CONDEMNED ALREADY, BECAUSE he has NOT BELIEVED in the NAME of the only begotten Son of God.”

And that is WHY Jesus said in John 8:25 that those who do NOT BELIEVE that he is who he says he is will DIE in their SINS. So what Jesus is saying here in verse 18 is that EVERYONE over the age of accountability is spiritually DEAD in their SINS and MUST be FORGIVEN of those sins in order to be made SPIRITUALLY ALIVE again. And IF a person does NOT believe in Jesus then they will remain condemned to die the second death in the lake of fire to PERISH. 

Let me slow that down for you. EVERYONE is BORN spiritually ALIVE to God. BUT when each individual person reaches a certain age of maturity then they DIE SPIRITUALLY BECAUSE they have SINNED at one time or another in their innocence or in their ignorance. In other words, even small children sin. However, God does not hold them ACCOUNTABLE until they reach an age of spiritual maturity to truly know to refuse the evil and choose the good. We all go through an age where we have LEARNED right from wrong and we willfully rebel against doing the good in order to please our flesh by choosing to do evil. It is during that transitional age of knowing the consequences of doing wrong that we become ACCOUNTABLE to God. And those who reach the age of accountability will REMAIN spiritually DEAD in their sins UNTIL they BELIEVE in Jesus, the ONLY NAME given by God among mankind whereby we MUST be saved. And WHEN a person truly and sincerely BELIEVES in Jesus as their Savior then they are FORGIVEN of ALL their past sins and they are made ALIVE SPIRITUALLY once again. 

And that means that IF you were to die PHYSICALLY WHILE you are SPIRITUALLY ALIVE then you will NOT SEE DEATH, speaking of the SECOND DEATH to be burned alive in the lake of fire to PERISH. 

So then, all unsaved unforgiven people are ALREADY CONDEMNED to DIE the SECOND DEATH in the lake of fire. But WHY? It is because they have sinned against their creator and because they have NOT BELIEVED in the NAME of Jesus, the ONLY name that Almighty God the creator has given to ALL of mankind whereby we MUST ALL be saved. 

And that means that ALL OTHER religions can NOT save you. Sorry, but I am not God. I did not write the Bible. The creator wrote the Bible as His MANUAL on how to FIX the problem of being spiritually dead. And ALL other religious holy books do NOT fix the sin problem because they were NOT ordained by Almighty God to be written. So if you think that God is NOT being FAIR by having only ONE religion that fixes the sin problem then take it up with your creator. There is only ONE TRUE God who alone is your creator and he does not have to forgive ANYONE. So be thankful that God has provided a very EASY WAY to be saved in order to fix the sin problem that He did NOT cause. It is important to know and understand why God created us in the first place and our purpose in life. So please read the study WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE? But for right now, I want you to know that every human being is born with a CONSCIENCE to know right from wrong. God says that the very creation is more than enough evidence of His existence and that is why no person has any EXCUSE on the Day of Judgment.

Please read Romans 1:18-32.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against ALL UNGODLINESS and UNRIGHTEOUSNESS of men, who HOLD the truth in UNRIGHTEOUSNESS; 

19.  BECAUSE that which may be known of God is manifest IN them; (Speaking of their CONSCIENCE) for God has shown it unto them. 

20.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood BY the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are WITHOUT EXCUSE: (And that means even those people who have never even had a chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ to be saved have NO EXCUSE to HOLD fast to living unrighteous ungodly lives)

21.  Because that, when they knew God, (Through God’s creation and through their CONSCIENCE to know right from wrong) they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; (Or they dishonored God by disobeying their conscience to do things that they knew are wrong and they were also UNTHANKFUL for that which is good) but BECAME vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened

22.  Professing themselves to be wise, they BECAME fools

23.  And (THEY THEMSELVES) changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (Meaning that those who follow other religions of the world listened to the WRONG voice, the ENEMY of God, Satan, the Devil, to make idols and false gods that are not gods at all)

24.  Wherefore (Or for those very reasons) God also gave them up (Or allowed them to make their OWN CHOICES) to uncleanness through the lusts of their OWN HEARTS, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 

25.  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 

26.  For this CAUSE God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 

27.  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 

28.  And even as they did not LIKE to RETAIN God in their KNOWLEDGE, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (Simple put, God has given the freedom for every person to CHOOSE their OWN way for themselves. BUT God has also given every person a CONSCIENCE to KNOW which choice is the RIGHT choice and which choice is the WRONG choice. But some people do not LIKE to RETAIN in their conscience what is the RIGHT choice so God allows them to go their own way)

29.  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers

30.  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents

31.  Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful

32.  Who KNOWING the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them.” 

And how again do they KNOW the things they do are WRONG?

Please read Romans 2:14-16.  

“For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do BY NATURE the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves

15.  Which SHOW the work of the law written in their hearts, their CONSCIENCE also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 

16.  In the day when God shall judge the SECRETS of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.”


This means that God KNOWS the HEART of every person. God KNOWS all those arguments that every person has argued with their CONSCIENCE making EXCUSES to disobey what they KNOW in their HEART is the RIGHT thing to do but they LOVE the pleasures of sin more than they love God. And to EASE their conscience some people get rid of God in their thinking. They convince themselves that there is no God despite all the evidence of creation that shows everyone that there is a CREATOR who created them. So they are WITHOUT EXCUSE on the Day of Judgment because God KNOWS all their SECRET thoughts and their secret INTENTS of their heart.

Now let us look at what Jesus means by passing from DEATH UNTO LIFE. Is there an after-life when people die? Is there a heaven? And if there is a heaven then is there a hell? What is heaven? And what is hell? Do all people go to the same place when they die? All these questions and more will be answered in this study in God’s word.

Please read John 5:24.  

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” 

Now, we all know that the very Apostles of Jesus met all of the above qualifications of hearing the words of Jesus and believing in him but yet they all DIED physically. They were all ALREADY SPIRITUALLY ALIVE so Jesus must be speaking of a different kind of LIFE and DEATH here in this verse. And when we read other verses we can know that in this verse Jesus is talking about ONLY what happens when a SAVED forgiven spiritually ALIVE person dies. 

When the truly born-again faithful Christians die, the SENTENCE of death cannot be found against them because all their sins have been forgiven and their inner man or their inner being of their heart has been washed clean by the blood of Jesus Christ that he shed on the cross. So ONLY faithful Christians, who endure unto the end to be saved, pass right on by the judgment that sentences all spiritually dead people to die the SECOND death. So then, ONLY faithful Christians pass from this world to the next world with a NEW glorified IMMORTAL body of flesh and bone just like Jesus was given when God resurrected Him from being PHYSICALLY DEAD and his BODY was buried in the grave.

Let us move on to what actually HAPPENS when a person dies PHYSICALLY. When ALL people die physically their SOUL leaves their physical body. The souls of the spiritually DEAD people go DOWN to the holding place of the spiritually dead to await their JUDGMENT on the FINAL Day of Judgment at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And the souls of the spiritually ALIVE go UP to rest under the altar in heaven UNTIL the resurrection of the dead IN Jesus Christ AT the coming of Jesus BEFORE the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And ONLY those who belong to Jesus AT his coming will pass over the judgment of the second death to be given immortality to rule and reign WITH Jesus in the world to come which is called the 1000 year reign of Jesus also known as the Millennium. 

AGAIN, not ALL people will receive a new glorified immortal body when they are resurrected. Let me slow this down again and explain what I mean in a little more detail.

A person is made up of three parts. And all those three parts put together are called a LIVING soul. But that is not the ONLY meaning of the word “SOUL” in the Bible. The soul is also referred to as the inner man. Let us start with the three parts of a person so that you can see that a person is BOTH a living soul AND that every person POSSESSES a soul as being their OWN soul.

Please read 1 Thessalonians 5:23.

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole SPIRIT and SOUL and BODY be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 

So then the whole being of a person is made up of their SPIRIT, their SOUL, and their physical BODY. Other verses in the Bible teach us that our body is like a HOUSE that our spirit and soul live in. 

Please read 2 Corinthians 5:1-10.  

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 

2.  For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 

3.  If so be that being clothed we shall not be found NAKED. (Or WITHOUT a NEW glorified IMMORTAL body)

4.  For we that are IN this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life

5.  Now he that has wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 

6.  Therefore, we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at HOME IN the body, we are absent from the Lord: 

7.  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 

8.  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 

9.  Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 

10.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad.” 

 So then, the REAL you possess a soul and lives in a MORTAL body. And a Christian who truly knows and understands what happens we they die are looking toward that day of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to receive our NEW glorified IMMORTAL body that will not suffer pain, hunger, sickness, disease, or death ever again.

Now the spirit part of a person is on loan so to speak. The spirit is the part of a person that gives LIFE to a person. The Bible refers to the spirit of a man as if the spirit belongs to a person and also as the BREATH of God. The spirit and the soul of a person are the INNER part of a person that goes on LIVING after the physical body dies.

Please read Zechariah 12:1.

“The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the SPIRIT OF of man WITHIN him.” 

Then the Bible also calls the spirit of man that is within every person the INNER man and also the HEART of man. Let us look at those verses.

Ephesians 3:16.  

“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the INNER man;”

Psalm 143:4.  

“Therefore, is MY SPIRIT overwhelmed within me; MY HEART WITHIN me is desolate.”

Also, please read Psalm 34:18.  

The LORD is NIGH unto THEM that are of a broken HEART; and SAVES such as be of a contrite SPIRIT.

So the process of fixing the sin problem STARTS by God nudging a person's HEART or their INNER man called the SPIRIT of man. But before we get into the process of being saved and why some people are not saved let us read a verse in the Bible that teaches us that our spirit is CONNECTED TO our SOUL.

Please read Hebrews 4:12.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the DIVIDING ASUNDER of SOUL and SPIRIT, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

I do not want to get into explaining the meaning of this whole verse right at this moment. For now, I want you to see that before two separate different things can be cut apart or divided from each other they first have to be CONNECTED together. So then, the SOUL and spirit CONNECTED together is called the INNER man, the HEART of a person, the SOUL of a person, and the SPIRIT of a person. All these terms are interchangeable.

Now, as I said before, the spirit that gives LIFE to the soul is on LOAN so to speak from God. What I mean by this is that God is the SOURCE of all life and he alone gives life to every living thing. And without that LIFE given from Almighty God the creator then everything would die. So why do I say that this spirit that gives life to every person's soul is on loan to each person? I say that because when a person dies their body turns back to the dust from which God formed the physical body and the spirit returns to God.

Genesis 2:7.  

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the BREATH OF LIFE, and man became a LIVING SOUL.” 

Now read Ecclesiastes 12:7.  

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall RETURN unto God who gave it.” 

But what happens to the SOUL? Does the spirit return to God IMMEDIATELY when a person dies? Or does the spirit remain CONNECTED TO the soul UNTIL the Day of Judgment? Well, the only SURE way to find out the CORRECT sound Biblical answer is to search the Scriptures. And, according to Ephesians, when Jesus died on the cross his SOUL went to hell or the holding place of ALL the dead in Old Testament times before the resurrection of Jesus.

Ephesians 4:9.  

“(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended FIRST into the lower parts of the earth?” 

And one of the things that Jesus did while he was in the belly of the earth for three days and three nights, was he PREACHED the gospel to the spirits or the SOULS of the Old Testament saints. Let us read a couple of verses in 1 Peter chapter 3 and chapter 4.

1 Peter 3:19.

“By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;”

Now let us read 1 Peter 4:5,6.

“Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 

6.  For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.”

In other words, God gave only the ONE NAME Jesus whereby we ALL MUST be saved, according to Acts 4:10-12. And since there is NO OTHER WAY to be saved, then it was necessary for the gospel of salvation to be preached to the SOULS of those who died during the Old Testament times BEFORE the resurrection of Jesus so that they could be SAVED BY the only name given among men as the ONLY way to be saved.

So then, the souls or the spirits of the dead are ALIVE even after the physical bodies die because Jesus PREACH the gospel to the spirits of the DEAD who were in the belly of the earth called hell where Jesus went for three days and three nights. Now, that teaches us that the spirit that gives life to the soul does NOT return to God UNTIL the Day of Judgment. And the spirit of God will be divided apart from ONLY the soul of the WICKED dead when they are cast into the lake of fire ALIVE to PERISH. And AFTER God DESTROYS BOTH the body and the SOUL of the wicked ONLY THEN the life-giving spirit will RETURN to God from where it came.

But what happens to the soul of the RIGHTEOUS IN Jesus Christ. First of all, the SAVED people IN Jesus Christ get to KEEP the spirit God gives to every person to have mortal life. In other words, God does NOT divide asunder the soul and spirit of the RIGHTEOUS in Jesus Christ. But rather, the soul and the spirit of the righteous remain CONNECTED together. And then God will resurrect the dead IN Jesus Christ and restores their mortal body. And then BOTH the newly resurrected dead in Jesus Christ along with those Christians who remain ALIVE in their mortal bodies unto the COMING of Jesus will be CHANGED from mortal to immortal all at the same time. And then they will all be caught up TOGETHER into the air to MEET Jesus in the air over the place called Armageddon. And then they will be given the honor to help Jesus execute the wrath and vengeance of God upon the wicked and the disobedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

So then, AT the Coming of Jesus, ONLY those who are SAVED IN Jesus Christ will receive new glorified IMMORTAL bodies to rule and reign with Jesus for 1000 years.

All the OTHER dead who died from Adam to the coming of Jesus will REMAIN in the grave until the second and final resurrection of the dead at the END of the 1000 year reign of Jesus to face the FINAL Day of Judgment called the white throne judgment.

And all the mortal people who SURVIVE the wrath of God will go into the next world to come in their MORTAL bodies. There will be a REMNANT of Jews who will make it into the world to come. And there will be those who are LEFT alive of the nations AFTER the WRATH of God who will make it into the world to come.

The world to come will be divided into THREE groups of people. The first group will be the IMMORTALS which is the faithful Christians during THIS PRESENT world. And we will rule and reign with Jesus over all the MORTALS down on the surface of the earth. The mortals down on the surface of the earth will be divided into two groups of people. The first group will be the REMNANT of the Jews. God will restore the kingdom to the Remnant of the Jews and the second group of mortal, those left alive of the nations, will SERVE the Jews.

The age or the life span of the mortals in the world to come will be 100 years of age. There will be no premature deaths during the Millennium. Jesus will rule with a ROD of IRON. All the weapons of war will be turned into farming equipment. The people will not learn war during the Millennium. All the wild animals in this present world will be made tamed by God to live in peace with mankind. The mortals will marry and have families but the immortals will NOT be given in marriage.

The mortals will be taught of the Lord and EVERY mortal will KNOW that there is a God. Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit during the 1000 year reign of Jesus so that he can NOT tempt or deceive mankind during the Millennium. And then when the 1000 years are finished God will allow Satan to ascend out of the bottomless pit. Satan will then seal his own fate by deceiving the nations to make WAR one final time. God will then pour out the last half of his WRATH to devour all the wicked who will be deceived to make war with God’s people. Then the second and final resurrection of the dead will take place and the REST of the dead will be resurrected to face THEIR judgment according to their WORKS.

And those who will live righteous lives DURING the Millennium will receive eternal life to JOIN those of us who will have received eternal life AT the coming of Jesus BEFORE the Millennium. And all the WICKED dead from Adam to the slain in the final war at the end of the Millennium will be judged UNWORTHY to receive immortality and they will be cast into the lake of fire ALIVE where BOTH their physical body and their SOUL will be DESTROYED and PERISH in the lake of fire to die the SECOND DEATH never to rise again.

And that is why Jesus teaches us as Christians to NOT fear men who are able to ONLY kill the physical body. But rather, we are to FEAR God who is able to DESTROY BOTH the body and the soul in HELL.

Matthew 10:28.  

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” 

Now some Christians who have been deceived to believe that EVERYONE will eventually be saved argue that just because God is ABLE to destroy the soul does NOT mean that God WILL destroy the soul. To that argument, I say DUH! Then why did Jesus say to FEAR God if God is not going to punish the wicked by DESTROYING the soul in the lake of fire? Jesus teaches us to SHOUT this gospel message from the rooftops to give WARNING to the wicked and the disobedient to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Let us read that verse again with the context.

Matthew 10:27,28.

“What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what you hear in the ear, that PREACH you upon the HOUSETOPS

28.  And fear NOT them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: BUT RATHER FEAR HIM which is able to destroy both soul and body in HELL.” 

There would be no need to FEAR God if so be that Jesus taught his disciples that EVERYONE would eventually be saved. The one and only TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us that there is IMMORTAL LIFE to GAIN and a SECOND DEATH to AVOID. So to those who sincerely believe that the Lake of fire is a REFINING fire to purge away the sins of the wicked after they suffer for an age or a time to become saved by or through their suffering, I IMPLORE you to read the study “IS THE LAKE OF FIRE A REFINING FIRE?” Please read all the studies that I have under the headings >>>WILL EVERYONE BE SAVED?<<< and >>>IS CALVINISM BIBLICAL?<<< For you see, I am finding that a lot of Christians who came out of Calvinism to go to the other extreme to wrongly believe that everyone will be saved are still believing in the teaching of Calvinism that God ordained everything that happens. And one error often leads to another error. Calvinism started from the ERROR of the doctrine of original sin.

And to those who are not saved or you are not absolutely SURE that you are saved, then I implore you to read the studies under the heading >>>WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?<<<

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.