In an earlier post I wrote about the physical law of entropy being not only the “curse” but the continuation of sin. The Lake of Fire, in my opinion, is not punishment from God, but the continuation of decomposition that we already experience through aging then, finally, physical death. It is decomposition in the spirit. Our human spirits are made of divine substance, according to the Bible, called, “the breath of life” (Gen. 2:7). This substance breathed into the nostrils of Adam came from God, therefore is everlasting. But our spirits became corrupted because of Adam’s sin, along with degeneration through the generations, compounded by our own sins. While the human spirit can not completely die, it will continue in corruption of decomposition in the Lake of Fire. This is our choice when we reject the gospel, which (as Wayne Jacobsen likes to say) is the cure. If you reject the cure, then you retain the disease.
My point in that post was to encourage everyone that this is not the wrath of God (I am not denying that God has wrath), but the Lake of Fire is the consequence of our own choices if we reject the gift of life in Christ. God’s wrath has already been poured out on sin through Jesus on the cross. Furthermore, I want the reader to understand that the fall of Adam affected the entire universe, whereas the redemption of Christ also affects the entire universe. This, then, is the purpose of this post. Read the rest of this entry →