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Lesson 24

Unworthy former Christians will be cast alive into the lake of fire. Many will think they have done the work of Jesus during their lives and be shocked by their fate. Death and the grave will be destroyed at the same time, they will never be needed again. There are now no mortal humans left to pass through them. Everyone who has ever lived will have had their opportunity to accept salvation. At the Great White Throne Judgement, anyone who has not accepted Jesus will die for the second time and will remain dead for the rest of eternity. They will never be resurrected back to life again, the second death is permanent. Unworthy Christians, death, the grave and Satan will all be thrown into the lake of fire. Satan will remain there alive and in torment, for he is an immortal being. Those who faithfully follow Jesus will not be hurt by the second death, they will be resurrected as incorruptible spirit beings. Why won’t everyone follow God and live? Why are some called by God to Jesus during their first life? What attributes do the people called by God have?

Matthew 7:21-23 Good News Translation
21 “Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do. 22 When the Judgment Day comes, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! In your name we spoke God’s message, by your name we drove out many demons and performed many miracles!’ 23 Then I will say to them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people!’

Revelation 20:14-15 Easy-to-Read Version
14 And Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. 15 And anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:10 King James Version
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.

Revelation 20:6 GOD’S WORD Translation
6 Blessed and holy are those who are included the first time that people come back to life. The second death has no power over them. They will continue to be priests of God and Christ. They will rule with him for 1,000 years.

1 Corinthians 15:26-28Good News Translation
 26 The last enemy to be defeated will be death. 27 For the scripture says, “God put all things under his feet.” It is clear, of course, that the words “all things” do not include God himself, who puts all things under Christ. 28 But when all things have been placed under Christ’s rule, then he himself, the Son, will place himself under God, who placed all things under him; and God will rule completely over all.

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