All Scripture is*** THEO PNEUSTOS*** Greek GOD BREATHED( F.O.S.)from GOD to Jesus Christ To Paul who penned them.(his books)
2 Timothy 3:16 (King James Version)All scripture is given by ***inspiration of God, and is profitable for *doctrine, for **reproof, for*** correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Hebrews written to the Jews that are or were still zealous for the LAW it is reproving that practice of error setting them strait.
Titus , Philemon , Timothy written for leadership in the church of the body elders overseers.
The "sacred secret" or "mystery" kept secret hid in God revealed to Paul only.
Romans is* Doctrine= how to walk and believe rightly.
1+ 2 Corinthians ** Reproof of practical error of not following Romans.
Galatians *** correction of Doctrinal error of not following Romans.bring us back to right doctrine.
Ephesians=* DOCTRINAL(Greatest Revelation given to the "one body"church" =ekklesia Greek= called out.
Philippians = ** Reproves practical error of not following Ephesians.
Colossians= Correction*** Doctrinal error of not following Ephesians
1+2 Thessalonian s=* Doctrinal, no reproof no correction,return of Christ" THE HOPE."
Acts= book of transition from Old to New testament rise and expansion of the early church.example to us.
The 4 Gospels Matthew(king) ,Mark (servant),Luke (man), John( son of God) are technically in the Old testament and should be placed there.
Jesus came to his own "Israel" the Bride of Christ. Jesus is the" bride Groom", as king, messiah, promised seed, lamb.. Israel rejected him and Israel will be restored in the book of Revelation."resurrection of the just"ect.
ONE BODY... neither Jew or Gentile ...church of God.. one Body of Christ.
Jesus Christ is the head.We are in this group(all Christians) The church of the" one Body" started on the day of Pentecost.NO person was born again or Saved by birth until the day of Pentecost. Peter and the 11 were the first Christians ..THEY had Christ in them like all Christians do.Later many came to be saved.the Gift of holy spirit given.
All Christians are supposed to operate the gift of holy spirit but because of erroneous devil-sh teaching they not all do.
*F.O.S. figure of speech.... condencsio "God Breathed" giving God man made characteristics ie" hands of God " God doesn't have hands. God is Spirit , but man does ect.
Who is Jesus?Without a doubt, you have often heard the claim that Jesus is God, the second person in the "Holy trinity." However, the very Bible which is used as a basis for knowledge about Jesus and as the basis for doctrine within Christianity clearly belies this claim. We urge you to consult your own Bible and verify that the following conclusions are not drawn out of context:
1. God is All Knowing.....but Jesus was notWhen speaking of the day of judgment, Jesus clearly gave evidence of a limitation on his knowledge when he said, "but of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in Heaven, neither the son, but the Father." Mark 13:32, and Matt 24:36. But God knows all. His knowledge is without any limitations. That Jesus, of his own admission, did not know when the day of judgment would be, is clear proof that Jesus is not all-knowing, and that Jesus is therefore not God.
2. God is All Powerful.....but Jesus was notWhile Jesus performed many miracles, he himself admitted that the power he had was not his own but was derived from God when he said, "Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do..." St. John 5:19. Again he said, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." St. John 5:30. But God is not only all-powerful, He is also the source of all power and authority. That Jesus, of his own admission, could do nothing on his own is clear proof that Jesus is not all-powerful, and that therefore Jesus is not God.
3. God does not have a God.....but Jesus did have a God.God is the ultimate judge and refuge for all, and He does not call upon nor pray to any others. But Jesus acknowledged that there was one whom he worshipped and to whom he prayed when he said, "l ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God." St. John 20:17. He is also reported to have cried out while on the cross, "My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?" Matt 27:46. If Jesus were God, then couldn't this be read, "Myself, myself why hast thou forsaken me?" Would that not be pure nonsense? When Jesus prayed the Lord's prayer (Luke 11:2-4), was he praying to himself? When in the garden of Gethsemane he prayed, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: Nevertheless not as I will but as thou wilt." Matt 26:36-39. Was Jesus praying to himself? That Jesus, of his own admission and by his own actions, acknowledged, worshipped, and prayed to another being as God is clear proof that Jesus himself is not God.
4. God is an invisible spirit.....but Jesus was flesh and bloodWhile thousands saw Jesus and heard his voice, Jesus himself said that this could not be done with God when he said. "No man hath seen God at any time." St. John 1:18. '"Ye have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His shape." St. John 5:37. He also said in St. John 4:24. "God is a spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." That Jesus would say that no one had seen or heard God at any time, while his followers both saw and heard him, is clear proof that Jesus was not God.
5. No one is greater than God and no one can direct Him but Jesus acknowledged someone greater than himself whose will was distinct from his own.Perhaps the clearest indication we have that Jesus and God are not equal, and therefore not one and the same, come again from the mouth of Jesus himself who said in St. John 14:28, "My Father is greater than I." When someone referred to him as good master in Matt 19:17, Jesus responded, "Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God..." Furthermore, Jesus drew clear distinctions between himself and God when he said, "I proceeded forth and came from God, neither came I of myself but He sent me." St. John 8:42. Jesus gave clear evidence of his subordination to God, rather than his equality with God,when he said in Luke 22:42, "not my will but thine be done" and in St. John 5:30, "I seek not mine own will but the will of the Father which hath sent me." That Jesus would admit that he did not come into the world on his own initiative but was directed to do so, that he would acknowledge another being as greater than himself, and that he would negate his own will in deference to affirming the will of another, give clear proof that Jesus is not the Supreme One and therefore Jesus is not God.
Conclusion The Church recognizes the Bible as the primary source of knowledge about God and Jesus. But since the Bible makes it clear that Jesus is not the Supreme Being and the Supreme Being is not Jesus, upon what basis have you come to believe otherwise?My brother or sister, the belief that the Supreme Being is a Trinity is false and completely inconsistent with the words of Jesus as presented in the Bible. God is one, not three. He is a perfect unity.
Religion says I am because I do.....Godliness and truth say..... I do because I am.
It is amazing of all the religions and philosophies that are in the world and yet the scriptures tell us what is true and as we go to God's word we can glean from it the truth and get proper understanding.John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Taken from A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament E. W. Bullinger p.335
Religion Biblically is the opposite of Godliness.
*********The Greek word for Godliness is "Eusebeia" which relates to a Real ,True,Vital, Spiritual relationship with God...While Thresekeia relates to the outward acts of religious observances or ceremonies ,which can be performed by the Flesh.Our English word"religion"was never used in the sense of true godliness.It always meant outward forms of worship In 1 Timothy 3:16 the" mystery or "sacred secret" connected with true Christianity as distinct from religion.
Remember in John , Jesus said ,that the flesh profit nothing.(out ward acts)
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.Also note fig.of speech metonymy spirit and life or =spiritual divine life.Our English word" religion" was never used in the sense of True Godliness.
It was always meant the out ward forms of worship .
The mystery gr. mysterion or "sacred secret" connected with True Christianity as distinct from religion. In other words.. True Christianity is Not a religion.. it is the only one that isn't a religion, there may be a lot of religion observance in Christianity ,but true Christianity has to do with Godliness a True, vital spiritual relationship with God.. biblically.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.We see the fig of speech Hendiadays .."in spirit and in truth" used twice" in spirit and in truth" or TRUTHFULLY BY THE SPIRIT! two things said one thing meant."True worship is spiritual".
WOW! God wants us to worship him truthfully by the spirit. It was said twice means it is established.... Not with the Flesh or ceremonies, beads, candles, kneeling, name tags, titles chanting, human sacrifices, animal sacrifices, fasting, Musical talents.. hierarchy structures, frameworks...but...by the spirit! for the Father seeketh such to worship him.THE HOUR IS NOW COMETH AND NOW IS....
The Lord Jesus Christ said, God is Spirit and he God wants us to worship him, God in spirit and in truth,or literally by or in truthfully by the spirit.
Religion has to do with what man does in and with his Flesh to get to God his own works pulling himself up by his own boot straps works with his own hands."ceremonies ,which can be performed by the Flesh".
Christianity is a father with those he has fathered (birth= seed), a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ by or and with the spirit.
Christianity is what God wrought when God raised his Son the Lord Jesus Christ From the dead,and gave to us his holy spirit the gift,and now we can manifest his spirit with the nine manifestations.
One way to worship and praise God is to speak in tongues God Bless you! Doug Barker
The difference between a gift and a manifestation.
Godliness VS. Religion
Godliness and Religion It is amazing today of all the religions and philosophy that are in the world and yet the scriptures tell us what is true and as we go to God's word we can glean from it the truth and get proper understanding.
Taken from A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament E. W. Bullinger
Religion Biblically is the opposite of Godliness.the Greek word for Godliness is "Eusebeia". which relates to a Real ,True,Vital, Spiritual relation with God...
While Thresekeia relates to the outward acts of religious observances or ceremonies ,which can be performed by the Flesh. Remember in John , Jesus said ,that the flesh profit nothing.
John 6:63 (King James Version)
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
also note fig.of speech metonymy spirit and life or =spiritual divine life.
Our English word" religion" was never used in the sense of True Godliness.It was always meant the out ward forms of worship .The mystery gr. mysterion or "sacred secret" connected with True Christianity as distinct from religion.
In other words.. True Christianity is Not a religion.. it is the only one that isn't a religion, there may be a lot of religion observance in Christianity ,but true Christianity has to do with Godliness a True, vital spiritual relationship with God.. biblically. John 4:23,24
John 4:23 ,24
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
We see the fig of speech Hendiadays .."in spirit and in truth" used twice" in spirit and in truth" or TRUTHFULLY BY THE SPIRIT! two things said one thing meant. WOW! God wants us to worship him truthfully by the spirit. It was said twice means it is established.... Not with the Flesh or ceremonies, beads, candles, kneeling name tags titles chanting.human sacrifeces animal fastings Musical talents.. hierarchy structures. frameworks...but...by the spirit! f or the Father seeketh such to worship him.
When will mankind learn, The Lord Jesus Christ said; That God is Spirit and he God wants us to worship him, God in spirit and in truth,or literally by or in truthfully by the spirit.
Religion has to do with what man does in and with his Flesh to get to God his own works pulling himself up by his own boot straps works with his own hands..
Christianity is a father with those he has fathered a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ by or and with the spirit.
Christianity is what God wrought when God raised his Son the Lord Jesus Christ From the dead,and gave to us his holy spirit the gift,and now we can manifest his spirit with the nine manifestations .
God Bless you! Doug Barker
A Grave Question
Orthodox Christian teaching is that at death the soul departs to one of two literal places, “heaven” or “hell.” But this doctrine does not account for those believers who died prior to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe Charles F. Baker’s work entitled Dispensational Theology is representative of its confusion. In a chapter entitled “The Intermediate State: The Place of the Dead,” in the section “Sheol-Hades,” Baker writes:
It would appear that as far as the unsaved are concerned there has been no change in their state since the death of the first one. There seems to have been a change brought about by the resurrection of Christ which affects the state of the saved dead, but whether this is a change of actual location or a matter of more complete revelation is not clear. Of one thing we may be sure: the saved dead are now with the Lord awaiting resurrection. 
Can we really be “sure” when things are “not clear”? Such confusion is due to men making literal that which is figurative in the Bible.
What happens to the “soul” at the death of the body? In Scripture, the soul figuratively “departs.” Genesis 35:18a shows this figurative usage. “And it came to pass, as her soul [nephesh=life] was departing, (for she died)....” To where does the soul “depart”? It “departs” to sheol, which is often translated “hell,” but which biblically means the grave, or “gravedom.” [For a thorough examination of the meaning of the Old Testament Hebrew word sheol and the corresponding New Testament Greek word hades, the we refer you to the word “hell” in E.W. Bullinger’s A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament (Zondervan Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan) and our article Making the Dead Alive: Translating Sheol as Hades Brings the Dead to Life.]
The following verses show two things: first, that at death the soul departs to sheol, and second, that the believer’s hope of deliverance from the grave by resurrection is secure.
For Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell [sheol—gravedom]; Neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave [sheol— gravedom]: for He shall receive me. Selah.
It is significant that in Psalm 49:15 the Hebrew word for “receive” is laqach, which means “to take away.” God, through Christ, will “take away” the dead from the grave.
In Greek mythology, Hades was the god of the underworld, and his name came to represent this fictitious place. The Septuagint was a second-century B.C. Greek translation of the Old Testament, and in it the word hades was chosen as the counterpart to the Hebrew sheol. As they do with sheol, many English versions of the Bible erroneously translate the Greek word hades as “hell” rather than “grave.”
In his lexicon, Dr. E.W. Bullinger makes a thorough case for the translation of both sheol and hades as “gravedom,” a word he apparently coined to describe “the state of being of the dead” in the most biblically accurate manner. This state—the grave—is different than qeber—a grave, because sheol exists only as a concept, not an actual place. Bodies buried in a qeber, a literal grave, will eventually disappear. Sheol is the figurative state, or “dwelling place,” of the dead.
Though some who champion the traditional doctrine of immediate life after death have argued that sheol was a literal place of eternal torment, Scripture plainly says otherwise. The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible states: “Nowhere in the Old Testament is the abode of the dead regarded as a place of punishment or torment. The concept of an infernal “hell” developed in Israel only during the Hellenistic period...”  Edward Fudge quotes Baker’s Dictionary of Theology: “Sheol is uniformly depicted in the Old Testament as the eternal amoral abode of both righteous and unrighteous alike.” 
A figure of speech is a legitimate grammatical construction designed to emphasize a particular point. A figure of speech arrests our attention by its departure from literal fact or normal grammatical usage. Thus to recognize a figure of speech, we must first identify the literal truth regarding the subject.
Because sheol means “gravedom,” where there is no consciousness, Scripture references referring to those in sheol walking, talking, etc., must be figurative. For example:
(8) Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller [woodcutter] is come up against us.
(9) Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
(10) All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
The context of these verses is the fall of the king of Babylon (v. 4). His fall would have made the fir trees and cedars in Lebanon “rejoice,” because they were prized for lumber and often carried off to Babylon (v. 8). Via the figure of speech personification, the trees are vividly portrayed as rejoicing because no one has come to cut them down. Verse nine continues this figurative language, as the dead welcome their new companion.
When the Bible says that Jesus descended into “the lower parts of the earth” (Eph. 4:9), it means that he died and was buried in hades, or “gravedom.” In Hebrews 2:9, God’s Word says about Jesus “that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” For three days and three nights, Jesus was as dead as anyone else who ever tasted death. As Isaiah plainly stated regarding the death of the Messiah: “He was cut off from the land of the living” (53:8); “He was appointed a grave with the wicked in his death” (53:9).
It is too bad that sheol and hades have been translated into the English word “hell,” which has today taken on the mythological Greek meanings associated with the pagan idea of an “underworld” where the dead continue to live on in torment. E.W. Bullinger’s comments on the word hades in Appendix 131 of The Companion Bible are extremely enlightening:
The meaning which the Greeks put upon it does not concern us; nor have we anything to do with the imaginations of the heathen, or the traditions of Jews or Romanists, or the teachings of demons or evil spirits, or of any who still cling to them.
The Holy Spirit has used it as one of the “words pertaining to the earth,” and in so doing has “purified” it, “as silver tried in a furnace” (Ps. 12:6). From this we learn that His own words “are pure” but words belonging to this earth have to be “purified.”
The Old Testament is the fountain-head of the Hebrew language. It has no literature behind it. But the case is entirely different with the Greek language. The Hebrew Sheol is a word Divine in its origin and usage. The Greek Hades is human in its origin and comes down to us laden with centuries of development, in which it has acquired new senses, meanings, and usages.
Seeing that the Holy Spirit has used it in Acts 2:27, 31 as His own equivalent of Sheol in Psalm 16:10, He has settled, once for all, the sense in which we are to understand it. The meaning He has given to Sheol in Psalm 16:10 is the one meaning we are to give it wherever it occurs in the New Testament, whether we transliterate it or translate it. We have no liberty to do otherwise, and must discard everything outside the Word of God.
A Matter of Life or Death
Another corollary doctrine of pagan origin is promulgated along with the idea that the “dead” are “alive.” If man is “deathless,” there must be an everlasting dwelling place for the evil as well as the good. Thus arose the concept of “hell” as a place of eternal torture for all sinners, who supposedly go there immediately upon death.
“Hell” was a grossly erroneous word to choose for the meaning of hades. Despite the fact that today people are constantly being told to go there, there is no such place! [For further study read What is Hell?]
As we have seen, however, sheol/hades (gravedom) is a figurative “place.” The dead “exist” only in the mind of God, who remembers every person who has died. He will send His Son, “the firstborn from the dead” (Col. 1:18; Rev. 1:5), to raise the rest of the dead from this “place” (John 5:28 and 29).
There is a place of “everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord” (2 Thess. 1:9) mentioned in the Bible. This is gehenna, which refers to the fire of judgment in which the wicked will one day be consumed.
Gehenna is the Greek word for the Hebrew “valley of Hinnom,” which was the city dump outside of Jerusalem. It was common knowledge to the people Christ was addressing that garbage was thrown into “gehenna” to be burned up. No one listening to Christ teach believed that the garbage continued to exist in the fire without being consumed. The point of Jesus using the word “gehenna” was to clearly show that those who were not saved were like the garbage, to be burned up and destroyed.
Gehenna is also called “the lake of fire” in the book of Revelation. It is the place where fire will bring to pass the ultimate annihilation of the Devil and his hosts. Ezekiel 28:18 foretold this destruction by fire that would bring Satan “to ashes.” Apparently, as a fitting recompense for his monstrous evil, this will take quite a while. According to Revelation 20:10, “forever and ever” is better translated “unto the ages of the ages.” 
All people who have “done evil” will also one day be destroyed in this lake of fire. Why? Because the wages of sin is death—not eternal torment. Thus Jesus Christ died in place of sinners to pay the legal penalty for the sin of all men. In The Fire That Consumes, Edward Fudge quotes James D.G. Dunn in his essay, “Paul’s Understanding of the Death of Jesus:”
Had there been a way for fallen man to overcome his fallenness ... Christ would not have died ... But Christ, Man, died because there is no other way for man—any man. His death is an acknowledgement that there is no way out for fallen men except through death—no answer to sinful flesh except its destruction in death. 
In the same context, Fudge quotes Oscar Cullmann’s Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead? The Witness of the New Testament, that Jesus:
…can conquer death only by actually dying, by betaking Himself to the sphere of death, the destroyer of life, to the sphere of ‘nothingness,’ of abandonment by God ... Whoever wants to conquer death must die; he must really cease to live—not simply live on as an immortal soul, but die in body and soul, lose life itself, the most precious good which God has given us ... Furthermore, if life is to issue out of so genuine a death as this, a new divine act of creation is necessary. And this act of creation calls back to life not just a part of the man, but the whole man—all that God had created and death had annihilated. 
For those who believe in Jesus Christ, he has paid the price for their sin and given them the gift of life in the age to come. Those who do not believe in him will pay the penalty for sin themselves. How? By dying twice, once in this life and once and for all in the lake of fire, which is referred to as the “second death” (Rev. 20:6,14). Everlasting life is just that—life without end—and everlasting death is destruction without hope of recall—permanent extermination. This is God’s perfect justice, and it is definitely “a matter of life or death.”
John 5:28 and 29
(28) Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice,
(29) And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation [judgment].
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Scripture gives no hint that, when the unjust are raised from the dead for final judgment, they will be raised with new, immortal bodies as will the just. When human bodies are put into a crematorium, which is usually about 1700 degrees, they burn up. It is only a guess, but it seems likely that the “lake of fire” will be somewhat hotter than any man-made fire. Considering that one day “... the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10), it seems logical that human bodies will follow suit.
In the Bible, the purpose of fire is to purge the bad from the good by burning it up.
Whose fan is in His hand, and He will throughly purge His floor, and gather His wheat into the garner; but He will burn up [katakaio—to consume] the chaff with unquenchable fire.
This word katakaio is used in Hebrews 13:11 regarding the sacrificial beasts that were burned outside the camp. Neither chaff nor beasts burn forever. They burn up and are gone. Many verses make this clear, such as the one that follows:
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Nowhere does the Word of God say that He will torment forever those who have refused to believe in Him. Among other things, this would be irreconcilable with Revelation 21:4, which states that from then on throughout eternity there will be no more sorrow, crying or pain.
Sidney Hatch well expresses how farfetched is the idea of a just God forever tormenting by fire those who refused to believe in Him.
A civilized society looks with horror upon the abuse and torture of children or adults. Even where capital punishment is practiced, the aim is to implement it as mercifully as possible. Are we to believe then that a holy God—our heavenly Father—is less just than the courts of men? Of course not. 
And with regard to this same subject, the late Swedish Lutheran Bishop John Persone wrote:
For me it is inexplainable how a person, who holds the orthodox view [of final punishment], can at any time have a glad moment in this life. He is constantly mingling with people whose final destiny will be to be tormented eternally without end. . . To me it is even more inexplainable that such an ‘orthodox’ person can expect even a happy moment in eternity, when he knows that contemporaneously with his blessed estate, continue the endless torment and agony of innumerable millions of the accursed. Can he, if he loves his neighbors as himself, yes, even if he has just a little bit of human love and is not solely a selfish wretch, have even a single happy moment? 
Another word, tartaros, is used once and translated “hell” in 2 Peter 2:4. It refers to the place of imprisoned evil spirits, rather than a place of torment for sinners.
Two verses in Proverbs are pertinent to this issue and help to make clear the truth that those who refuse to believe God's Word have no hope of everlasting life under any conditions.
Proverbs 24:19 and 20 (NIV)
(19) Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of the wicked,
(20) for the evil man has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out.
For a superb biblical exposition of the subject of everlasting death versus everlasting torment, the reader is referred to The Fire That Consumes, by Edward Fudge. Writing in the Fall 1990 issue of Resurrection Magazine, Fudge summarized some of the main points of his book as follows:
1. The Old Testament utilizes some 50 Hebrew verbs and 75 figures of speech to describe the ultimate end of the wicked—and every one sounds exactly like total extinction.
2. The notion of unending conscious torment arose for the first time in anything resembling biblical literature in the noncanonical book of Judith—in a clear “twisting” of words taken straight from Isaiah.
3. By Jesus’ day, there were at least three “Jewish” ideas about the end of the wicked: (a) annihilation at the grave; (b) resurrection for everlasting torture; and (c) resurrection for judgment followed by total and irreversible extinction in hell.
4. When our Lord taught on this subject, he generally used Old Testament language which most naturally describes complete disintegration of the entire person in the fire of the Age to Come.
5. New Testament writers choose the word “hell” (gehenna) to describe the fate of the lost only in the Gospels, only speaking to Jews, and only when addressing people familiar with the geography of Jerusalem.
6. Most often, New Testament authors use the words die, death, destroy, destruction, perish and corruption to describe the end of the wicked—in contexts which suggest the normal, straightforward meaning of these ordinary terms.
7. All New Testament expressions thought to teach eternal torment come from earlier biblical literature—where they regularly describe destruction that is irresistible, total, and which cannot be reversed.
8. No passage of Scripture teaches the inherent or natural immortality of the “soul” or of any other aspect of the human creature.
9. Although Scripture clearly affirms a resurrection of both just and unjust, the Bible nowhere says the lost will be raised immortal, as the saved will be.
10. The notion of everlasting torment appears explicitly in Christian literature for the first time in the writings of the Apologists, who expressly base it on the Platonic assumption that the soul is “immortal” and cannot be destroyed. 
In Robert H. Mounce’s work, “The Book of Revelation,” in The New International Commentary on the New Testament, his quote of Alford’s statement about “the second death” is appropriate to close this article.
Alford writes, “As there is a second and higher life, so there is also a second and deeper death. And as after that life there is no more death (Rev. 21:4), so after that death there is no more God Bless!