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"Age Lasting" Hell of Universalist Church

“AGE LASTING”
HELL OF UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
William West
UNIVERSALIST - The "age lasting" Hell
Universalist (sometimes called "Restoration" and "Unitarian Universalist") believes
that all will end up saved. They believe no one will end up in Hell, that it is not possible
for anyone, the worst person that ever lived, to not go to Heaven. Whether death is death
or if death is only separation, they believe no one will die or be forever separated from
God; therefore, there is no death, no wages of sin, no second death after the Judgment
Day. There seems to be some who believe in a universal salvation mixed in many
denominations, also there are Universalist groups like the "Tentmakers" with the one
thing all have in common is the belief in universal salvation. There seems to be two kinds
of Universalist. [1] Some who do not believe in any kind of Hell and that all sins are paid
in full in this lifetime. [2] Some who believe there will be a Hell but a very different Hell
than the Protestant versions for it will last only for an "age," and will be more of a
disciplinary character than punishment. Both destroy the character of the sinner and turns
them into them saints.
They do much writing to prove the word that is translated everlasting, eternal, forever,
age, and world in the King James Version, is from the Greek word "aion," which means
"age." In Matthew 24:3 the King James Version says, "end of the world," but the New
King James Version, New American Standard Version, New International Version and
many more say "end of the age." They have written hundreds of pages to prove that
"aion" means "age," and their purpose was to prove that Hell will last for only an age.
They may be right in their translation of aion to mean age, but not one of the repeatedly
times "aion" is used says anything about Hell, aion (age) is not used in the same passage
with any of the four words translated Hell in the King James Version (sheol, hades,
Gehenna, Tartarus).
Without proving there is a Hell, and without "age lasting" (aion) being used with any
word translated Hell, they make Hell be "age lasting," with a beginning and ending but
not everlasting.
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