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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:9 From the glory of his power - Tremble, ye stout - hearted. Everlasting destruction - As there can be no end of their sins, (the same enmity against God continuing,) so neither of their punishment; sin and its punishment running parallel throughout eternity itself. They must of necessity, therefore, be cut off from all good, and all possibility of it. From the presence of the Lord - Wherein chiefly consists the salvation of the righteous. What unspeakable punishment is implied even in falling short of this, supposing that nothing more were implied in his taking vengeance!
2Th 1:9 Who shall be punished. Those who obey not the gospel shall be punished. The punishment is everlasting destruction. This does not mean annihilation, but an eternal banishment from the presence of the Lord. In Matthew, the doom of the wicked is "Depart from me" (Mt 25:41). The saints are "ever with the Lord" (1Th 4:17); the wicked are driven forever from his presence.
IKECHUKWU AGOHA's comment on 2014-01-11 04:07:05:
That bible portion is self explanatory. The word "destruction" means to destroy, to remove, to cut off, to annihilate, to exterminate, to obiliterate. So when the bible therein, said that the wicked shall under go eternal destruction, it simply mean the wicked shall be destroyed entirely. For instance, let us assume, that you have some of your cloths that are no longer useful to you, when you put them into fire, will the cloths remain the same? NO. The cloths will burn to ashes. Let us also cite the example of noah's day. When the bad people where destroyed, did the bible record that they went to hell fire? No. They were destroyed entirely. So this bible portion suggests total destruction, which means that the wicked wont receive any punishment in any place of torment, rather they will be destroyed. Psalms 37 verses 9, 10, 20, 34, 38.) JEREMIAH 25 verses 31 to 33,) 2PETER 2 Verse 9, ) and PROVERB 2 Verses 21 and 22, Will help Us to understand the meaning of that 2thessalonia 1 verse 6. And also help us to understand that, there is nothing like hell fire. Hell means grave, and not a place meant for bad ppl only, both bad and good people go to bible hell. Example, Jesus . Acts 2 verse 31. And also the thief that died on the tree with Jesus. Luke 23 verse 43. He will be resurrected from the hell or grave. Acts 24 verse 15. Bible said therein, the unjust will be resurrected, which means that thief is among the unjust that will be resurrected in the last day.
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