This is an interesting article from another writer. Readers at AATW will know that I am futurist, premillennial, pre-wrath in my eschatology.
I wanted to ask a question on the ending of the book of Isaiah in chapter 66, particularly in verse 24 where it says: “And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.” (ESV)
Jesus quotes this inMark 9:44, and in the next verse associates it with Gehenna (γέενναν; commonly translated as “hell”) in vs. 45. I want to read Isaiah as literally as possible in its original context, so that I do not import modern notions of what hell will be like into the text, and I have to grapple with the very vivid, earthy imagery there. If anything I want to get more literal, and less abstract and metaphorical with this imagery of a…
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