Saturday, April 17, 2010

Second death, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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Second death, Summary: “The second death” and the “lake of fire” are identical terms Revelation 20:14 and are used of the eternal state of the wicked. It is "second" relative to the preceding physical death of the wicked in unbelief and rejection of God; their eternal state is one of eternal “death” (i.e. separation from God) in sins John 8:21,24. That the second death is not annihilation is shown by a comparison of ; Revelation 19:20; 20:10. After one thousand years in the lake of fire the Beast and False Prophet are still there, undestroyed. The words “forever and forever” (“to the ages of the ages”) are used in Hebrews 1:8 for the duration of the throne of God, eternal in the sense of unending.

Further study (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Materials by Thomas Ross

[2] Pay Day Some Day (Revelation 20:1-15), by Keith Krell

[3] Eschatology: Consummation of All Things, by Greg Herrick

[4] Hell: Spiritual or Physical or Both? by Daniel B. Wallace

[5] What the Bible Says About Hell, by Sid Litke

Sermons on Hell (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] SF567 - WHY WE MUST WIN SOULS - THE DESTINY OF THE DAMNED (Revelation 14 9-13), by Timothy McGhee, First Baptist Church – Powell

[2] Hell is Forever, by David Palmer, East Side Baptist Church

[3] Unveiling the Mystery of the Soul After Death, by Ralph Sorter

[4] What Is Hell Like? Revelation 20a, by Stephen Maurice Caswell

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Scripture references

Revelation 20:14

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

John 8:21, 24

21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:10

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Hebrews 1:8

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

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