So is it Rob Bell or Hell’s Bells?


The notion that a loving God would allow people into  a place of destruction, damnation, or fire, which is eternal, or which will not end, is beyond a finite mind to comprehend.

Yet I know that it’s not God’s will for anyone to go there. The place of everlasting fire was prepared, not for humans, but for the devil and His angels.

Matt 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Interesting enough, though this verse tells us that everlasting fire was not prepared for humans, humans will enter it due to a choice of habitually obeying or disobeying God.

I guess that everlasting life or destruction is a matter of man’s freedom to choose?

The great preacher, G.K. Chesterton once remarked, “Hell is God’s great compliment to the reality of human freedom and the dignity of human personality.”

The purpose of this entry though, is not to talk about heaven or hell, Rob Bell, universalism, will a loving God send people to a place of eternal damnation, or the teaching of ultimate reconciliation.

I am not here to try to convince or debate with you.

I simply want to discuss Strong’s Word # <166>.

Strong’s Greek Word # <166> is αἰώνιος or  “aionios.”

The word “aionios ”is an adjective. An adjective modifies a noun.

In this instance, “aionios”, modifies such nouns as life, fire, or damnation, in the verses which will follow.

“Aionios” adjusts them to mean eternal or everlasting in nature.

The Greek definition of Strong’s Word # <166>, “aionios”, is as follows.

1) Without beginning and end, that which always has been and always will be

2) Without beginning

3) Without end, never to cease, everlasting

I would like to prove that Jesus, the Apostle Paul, the writer of Hebrews, and the Apostle John use the word “aionios”, both to describe eternal life, eternal damnation, judgment, or fire.

They did not discriminate between life as eternal, while punishment or separation from God, as not.

The same word, without prejudice, from the original Greek scriptures, is freely interchanged in the matters of life, separation from God, damnation, punishment and fire.

All of these verses use, “aionios”, Strong’s Word # <166>.

Mt 18:8  Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting <166> fire.

Mt 19:16  And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal <166> life?

Mt 19:29  And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting <166> life.

Mt 25:41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting <166> fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Mt 25:46  And these shall go away into everlasting <166> punishment: but the righteous into life eternal <166>.

Mr 3:29  But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal <166> damnation:

Mr 10:17  And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal <166> life?

Mr 10:30  But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal <166> life.

Joh 3:15  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal <166> life.

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting <166> life.

Joh 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting <166> life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Joh 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting <166> life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Joh 6:40  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting <166> life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Joh 6:47  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting <166> life.

Joh 17:2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal <166> life to as many as thou hast given him.

Joh 17:3  And this is life eternal <166>, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Ro 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal <166> life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2Co 4:17  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal <166> weight of glory;

2Co 5:1  For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal <166> in the heavens.

2Th 1:9  Who shall be punished with everlasting <166> destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

1Ti 1:16  Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting <166>.

1Ti 6:12  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal <166> life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Heb 6:2  Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal <166> judgment.

1Jo 1:2  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal <166> life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

1Jo 2:25  And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal <166> life.

1Jo 3:15  Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal <166> life abiding in him.

.Jude 1:7  Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal <166> fire.

Re 14:6  And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting <166> gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Let your conscience be the truth barometer.

Today, I am not attempting to convince you. We are not children who need to be banged over the head.

I come to you, highly intelligent people, as an exegetical teacher of the Scriptures.

There was a “ hard rock and roll” group in the 70’s named AC/ DC.

Even in my “druggie” days, I found AC/ DC too harsh, too crude, and too scary for my liking.

Their songs, “Highway to Hell”, or “Hell’s Bells”, were a bit much when I was high.

Yet, we see from their lyrics that AC/ DC knew that it was not God pulling people into hell, but Satan Himself.

And Satan can only do that when we give him the flexibility by free will.

So is it Rob Bell or Hell’s Bells?

Hell’s Bell’s by AC / DC.

“I’m rolling thunder, pouring rain

I’m coming on like a hurricane

My lightning’s flashing across the sky

You’re only young but you’re gonna die

I won’t take no prisoners won’t spare no lives

Nobody’s putting up a fight

I got my bell I’m gonna take you to hell

I’m gonna get ya, satan get ya

Hells bells

Hells bells, you got me ringing

Hells bells, my temperature’s high

Hells bells

I’ll give you black sensations up and down your spine

If you’re into evil, you’re a friend of mine

See the white light flashing as I split the night

Cos if good’s on the left then I’m sticking to the right

I won’t take no prisoners won’t spare no lives

Nobody’s puttin’ up a fight

I got my bell I’m gonna take you to hell

I’m gonna get ya satan get ya

Hells bells

Hells bells, you got me ringing

Hells bells, my temperature’s high

Hells bells

Hells bells, satan’s coming to you

Hells bells, he’s ringing them now

Those hells bells, the temperature’s high

Hells bells, across the sky

Hells bells, they’re taking you down

Hells bells, they’re dragging you down

Hells bells, gonna split the night

Hells bells, there’s no way to fight

Hells bells”

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