- Sep 11, 2008
Death Thread II: The Second Death.
Welcome to my second Real Discussion thread about the only thing that really matters at the end: the end. In this installment I will present my thoughts about the Second Death, also known as Hell in simple English.
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
In my First Death Thread we firmly established that death -- regular, visible death -- does exist.
What about Hell? What about this invisible death after death? Is Hell real? Does it exist in some invisible reality which we can only experience after we experience our first death? Is it reasonable to expect that something like hell must exist somewhere?
Can it be possible that everything you do matters? Everything you ever did and forgot or tried to forget or still remember and feel proud or ashamed about, everything will become a subject of evaluation. Can it be possible that every bad thing you did will be examined and shown to have potentially infinitely many bad consequences which will cause your consciousness burning pain again and again in a place where time and end do not exist?