The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet 1913 Rev. kc 52-2

Do we read in Revelation 20:10 that Satan will be tormented for ever and ever?
No, we do not.

We are now going to be taken behind that veil to the End of the Millennium,
and we must "transport" our minds to that time
with the understanding of those things which have been revealed to us thus far.

Remember, everyone is in an incorruptible, spiritual body.

Christ and His zadok (those of us who were part of the first resurrection) have been reigning for the 1000 years
during which time Satan has been imprisoned.

Everyone now fully understands God Word
and they have been taught the "difference" and how to "discern"
between the unclean (Satan's ways) and the clean (God's way).

They have all seen many times the video replays of the flesh age
and the results of following the unclean path.

So you would think that most everyone would SEE
and desire in their hearts to follow God and love Him
and live the clean way of life that produces happiness and joy.

That is our Father's desire,
but there is some sad news in the next two verses.

Rev. 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
It is soon time for the Great White Throne judgment of God.
Christ now let's Satan loose to test those who followed after him before.
[8] And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
And so Satan shall once again run "to and fro" and "up and down" in the earth
gathering together all who will still follow him,
although as you will recall he will not be afforded the one world political system
or his former role as the spurious messiah.

This beast and false prophet were destroyed for ever and ever (Rev. 19:20).

But as incredible as it may seem,
and as sad as it is,
the reality is that there will still be a lot of people who will follow Satan,
the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

So this verse documents the justification
and the reason for the release of Satan and the "testing".

All one can say is that the heart of the wicked and the kenite is a very hard thing to change.

The statements "in the four corners" and "Gog and Magog"
simply mean all those nations outside the Holy City.

Remember we are at the end of the Millennium
and this Gog and Magog is not to be confused
with the pre-millennial Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 and 39.

Here it means in both directions, East and West,
from Jerusalem into all the earth, i.e. into all four corners.

(For further documentation see notes in the Companion Bible on Rev. 20:8 and Ezek. 38:2)

[9] And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
When Satan has gathered all who will join him
and they have compassed Jerusalem then it's lake of fire time for them.

No need to even open up the book of works on these folks
for they have totally and completely failed the final exam.

They will not graduate into eternity.


[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.
Here we come to the favorite verse of Dante,
who gave us graphic descriptions,
complete with illustrations,
of an everlasting Burning Inferno,
known as Dante's Inferno,
where poor souls who didn't repent
weep and wail and writhe in pain and agony and torment forever and ever
while the saints sitting on the clouds with their harps look upon them
and sing the refrain "Burn, suckers, burn,
we told you so, we told you so"!

Some concept of heaven, eh?

Well it ain't so!

First of all,
it is documented time after time after time in the Bible
that the fate of the wicked is to PERISH,
to die the second death,

We've already quoted John 3:16 in the last study as well as Christ's own words in Mat. 10.

But let's read again His words:

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
And how about Satan's soul?

Did we just read that Satan will be tormented for ever and ever?

No we did not,
because we read an idiom of another language
translated into our English which completely lost the meaning.

It would be like translating the English expression "She got cold feet",
meaning "She lost her nerve" to do something, into French.

But in the French language there is no such expression
and so the best the readers of the expression can determine is
that the actual temperature of her feet must approach that of ice!

The root of the word "torment" in verse 10
is the Greek word basanos from where we get our word "basis",
and it means (through the notion of going to the bottom).

But the whole expression together simply means
that Satan will be consumed, debased, gone, day and night (for all eternity),
forever and ever (to be no more).

For further documentation,
let's look at a second witness,
another account of Satan's ultimate fate,
found in the 28th chapter of Ezekiel.

Here's how he DIES!

He perishes by fire!

Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Always remember from the last verse in Hebrews chapter 12
that our Father is a consuming fire.

He will destroy Satan and turn him into ashes forever and ever.

Does that mean he'll burn for ever and ever?

Of course not.

[19] All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
Satan will BE NO MORE!

You just read it!

His very name in Greek is "Apollyon" which means PERISH.

That is why he is called the "Son of Perdition", i.e. the son who will perish!

Do you realize that Satan has succeeded in taking a few mistranslated verses
and created an almost universally accepted Christian doctrine
so heinous that it even defies the nature of human love.

We have laws in human society against torturing both animals and people.

Even a parent of a child who became a despicable evil murderer
could not imagine nor accept and would certainly never decree that the child be heinously singed with fire,
poked with hot coals, and roasted in an oven.

What parent, brother or sister
could look upon one of their own being treated as such?

They could perhaps accept the humane execution of the child,
to put him or her out their torment for ever and ever,
for the protection and good of society.

And guess what?

 God says in Jer. 32:35
that He never ever thought of torturing children in fire!

Such is the doctrine of Molech!


And yet today it is a doctrine in most Christian churches.

But it is a tradition of men like Dante and not of God's Word!

And as it is written,
Death is exactly the punishment God decrees for the murderer in the flesh body,
and as it is written,
Death is exactly the punishment God decrees for the wicked in the spirit body.

And just as we don't have to put up with the evil (flesh) person anymore on earth
when they are executed (the first death),
so we will not have to put up with the wicked anymore for all eternity
when they are executed (the second death).

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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