Love Never Fails

We tend to see and experience God in the light of what we have learned from others and their views. Then we in turn approach Scripture with our minds already formed by popular viewpoints. Blinded by traditions that were handed down, our minds are molded to the larger viewpoints and beliefs. But let’s not stay enslaved to human tradition.

Joh 1:3 “All things were made and came into existence through Him, and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.”

God created all men, no one came into being by himself.

The problem starts when we think that God created some only to punish them one day, the Creator turning His back on His creation.

1Jn 4:18-19 “There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection]. We love Him, because He first loved us.”

We need to realize that we were loved first, that means from the beginning, and you will always be loved ” Nothing can separate us from His Love”

God is Love and Love never fails.

1Co 13:4-8 (AMP) “Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end].”

 No Hell in the Bible

The problem is that some of the Bible translations generally translate three different words in the Bible as hell: Sheol, Hades, and Gehenna. In Hebrew and Greek, the word hell does not exist.

Sheol 

In the Old Testament, the word for which hell is given in the King James Version is Sheol, a word whose root meaning is “unseen.” The King James Version translates Sheol as “hell” 31 times, “the grave” 31 times (since someone in the grave is unseen), and “the pit” three times.

Yet in the Old Testament Sheol was not exclusively a place of punishment, for faithful Jacob was there (Gen. 37:35, 42:38, 44:29, 31). Righteous Job also longed for it in Job 14:13. David spoke of going to Sheol in Ps. 49:15 and Jesus went there, Ps. 16:10 and Acts 2:24-31. In all these cases, these men were “unseen” because they were dead.

Hades 

The New Testament equivalent of Sheol is Hades, which occurs only eleven times. Like its synonym Sheol, the King James Version translates the word “hell.” However, the correct translation is Hades or the unseen. The Bible doesn’t use Hades exclusively as a place of punishment. Luke 16 pictures righteous Lazarus there. Acts 2:27, 31 says Jesus went there. In 1 Cor. 15:55, Paul used the same word when he said, “O grave, where is thy victory?”

Gehenna

Commonly translated as “hell” But Jesus is the first to use this word, Jesus uses this term in twelve passages in the New Testament.  Gehenna is a familiar valley on the southwest side of Jerusalem with a big history starting in the Old Testament kings of Judah sacrificed their children by fire and It became a place where thieves and murders were burnt with the garbage of the city, a city damp. so people understand this term well in Jesus time. Jesus told them in these passages of an imminent fiery judgment that was coming on the Jews of the generation in which He was crucified.

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