THE FALSE PROPHET AND THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS

IDENTIFYING THE FALSE PROPHET IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION

Revelation16:13 And I saw three unclean inspired expressions [that looked] like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 They are, in fact, expressions inspired by demons and perform signs, and they go forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth, to gather them together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.

Verse 14 shows that they are the ones who inspired by demons and making signs and wonders around the world. Well, certainly there is no single person or group that would refer to these identities. How do we say that? It says they are going forth to the kings of the entire inhabited earth. Who’s group represented by a single person would go to kings all over the earth and would lead or deceive them or whose person would lead the world against the truth? Continents have different religions. There are Islams, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christian denominations etc. So definitely, no single group or a single person can conquer or deceive the heart of the people of the world. Islam is different with the teachings of Christianity, so as the Buddhism to Hinduism. So by this the false prophet can refer to another identity. So let us identify the identity of the False Prophet.

Mark 13:21 “Then, too, if anyone says to YOU, ‘See! Here is the Christ,’ ‘See! There he is,’ do not believe [it]. 22 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will give signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, the chosen ones. 23 YOU, then, watch out; I have told YOU all things beforehand.

This is also the same in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 where the Man of Lawlessness or the Son of Destruction were used by Satan to give signs and wonders to misled the people. Please read my other blog below entitled “The man of Lawlessness as the False Prophet”.

The actions of the false prophets mentioned by Jesus in Mark 13:21 were the same in the Revelation 16:13. They are both performing signs. Giving wonders to the eyes of the people.

Matthew 7:15 “Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to YOU in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves.

Why there is a single false prophet mention in the Revelation, when in fact there are lots of false prophets in the world who are making wonders and signs in the sight of the people? Would it make a difference against the other false prophets? There is no difference between these verses. They all fall to as the false prophet. All preachers who tell lies or unscriptural teachings belong to Satan for Satan is the Father of Lie. – John 8:44. Those false prophets tell lies as what mention in 1 Timothy 4:1 – 2 which says, “However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons, 2 by the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, marked in their conscience as with a branding iron; …”

So the False Prophet mention in Revelation was already foretold in 1 Timothy 4:1. These people were inspired by the teachings of demons. He is not just a single person but referred to people who belong to “the hypocrisy of men who speak lies”. We can definitely agree on it through the words of Jesus in Mark 13:21.

Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean inspired expressions [that looked] like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the wild beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Some people may think that this unclean inspired expressions show as in speaking of vulgar or obscene words. People are seeking for a false prophet that would speak of vulgar or obscene and bad words. I doubt if there is a false prophet claims to be a real prophet who would speak of vulgar and obscene words in public. Well, these false prophets would definitely speak in gentle words to gather many people. Just like Satan is portraying as an angel of light. So how come the false prophet speak of unclean words or expressions? Clean words don’t show only decency of words but rather showing purity and truthfulness. The words of God are clean for he never lie (Titus 1:2). Once a person teaches of things he thinks and never consider the truth in the Bible, then can you say his words are pure and clean? Of course it is not. A true preacher follows the verse below.

Titus 2:6 Likewise keep on exhorting the younger men to be sound in mind, 7 in all things showing yourself an example of fine works; showing uncorruptness in your teaching, seriousness, 8 wholesome speech which cannot be condemned; so that the man on the opposing side may get ashamed, having nothing vile to say about us. And also this verse.

2 Peter1:2 May undeserved kindness and peace be increased to YOU by an accurate knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 for as much as his divine power has given us freely all the things that concern life and godly devotion, through the accurate knowledge of the one who called us through glory and virtue. 4 Through these things he has freely given us the precious and very grand promises, that through these YOU may become sharers in divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Of course if you have an accurate knowledge from God and from Jesus, then certainly you will also have an accurate knowledge to teach with the other people.

God’s people have talked and wrote the Scriptures through the Holy Spirit of God. They were inspired by Jehovah. – 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16.

On the other hand false prophets were inspired by demons and Satan – spreading false teachings to people.

Identifying the Man of Lawlessness as the False Prophet

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no one seduce YOU in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He is set in opposition and lifts himself up over everyone who is called “god” or an object of reverence, so that he sits down in the temple of The God, publicly showing himself to be a god. 5 Do YOU not remember that, while I was yet with YOU, I used to tell YOU these things? 6 And so now YOU know the thing that acts as a restraint, with a view to his being revealed in his own due time. 7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work; but only till he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way. 8 Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence. 9 But the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved. 11 So that is why God lets an operation of error go to them, that they may get to believing the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.” – NWT

Verse 4 of the said chapter shows he is ready to oppose gods and to an object of reverence [object of worship in other translations]. Well some people could be gods both good and bad – 1 Corinthians 8:5. Now, let us focus on the highlight word “object of reverence” or “object of worship”. Definitely reverence is a word which determine for a good thing. A person can acquire reverence or respect if he can show and earn a status which is acceptable to Jehovah. So by this we can be sure that this lawless man is against the good things or simply not giving respect on the truth in the Bible. My first understanding before here is that this person is used by Satan to denounce the false religion. But I have changed my conception. If this is a single person that will be killed by Jesus on Armageddon (see the preceding verse of it) then how come he, with a false teachings in himself, would used by Satan against the false teachings? It was said in Mark 3:22 – 26 that Satan could not be against himself or a kingdom cannot stand against the kingdom itself.

9 But the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved.

We know a lie cannot correct another lie. Thus a deception would not lead to truth but leading again to another deception of false teachings. We also know that anyone who is against the truth is a transgressor. Therefore, the word “deception” here refers to the deception of the false prophets that bring perish to those who listen to them. Thus the son of destruction in verse 3 is not a single person. Satan would not be against himself. Would Satan give a chance for the other strayed people to get out from the false religion and let them enter to a true congregation of God? I don’t think he would do in favor of the truth because Satan is the Father of lie. – John 8:44 Why would Satan give a chance for the other people to find the truth? The truth is he would do everything to mislead the people. Verse 11 shows God is allowing the error to the strayed people for them to believe the lie so that they will be judged by God. Who is the “son of destruction”? If you are going to look what Jesus said on John 17:12 which states, ” When I was with them I used to watch over them on account of your own name which you have given me; and I have kept them, and not one of them is destroyed except the son of destruction, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled.”

He mentioned that none of his apostles have been destroyed except with the son of destruction. We know that one of his apostles namely Judas Iscariot betrayed him. This was the one whom Jesus referring to. The term destroy means there is no life after all, life had ceased already, no chance of having life again. Satan is the cause of death beginning from Adam and Eve. He is the reason for the death of mankind. The wicked people were considered as the sons of the wicked one, none other than Satan. – Matthew 13:38.

Verse 9 and 10 says that the lawless man one is under the power of Satan. Also Satan would not allow the truth to be seen by the people. He would always want to mislead the people. So this transgressor identified as “the lawless man” that Satan is telling lies to other people and bringing them all through the judgment of Almighty God. So I would also agree with the JW that these are the false prophets around the world.

2 Corinthians 11: 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light. 15 It is therefore nothing great if his ministers also keep transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. But their end shall be according to their works.

Verse 10 says the payment or retribution came to them (judging them by God) because they did not accept the love of truth for them to be saved. People around the world are rejecting the word of God which is being brought by his people, the Jehovah’s Witnesses. They believe on what most people say about JW and not examining the truth on the Scriptures that they present. These people who are in false religion were tickled their ears by the teachings of the false prophets. Jehovah would not let a person be misled if this person is really seeking for the truth. He would always send a minister or find a way to let this people be on his congregation. However, a person who is against JW and never listen or entertain them would not have the truth even he prayed for a million times to Almighty God because that person himself keeps rejecting the truth.

The links below talks about 666 and the Wild Beast.

http://www.watchtower.org/e/20040401/article_01.htm

http://www.watchtower.org/e/20040401/article_02.htm

The links below talks about the Anti-Christ.

http://www.watchtower.org/e/20061201/article_02.htm

http://www.watchtower.org/e/20061201/article_01.htm

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5 responses to this post.

  1. “There will be no peace on Earth until My Son’s Kingdom. I will crush every kingdom now standing and rock the earth off it’s foundation. I Yahweh will destroy every enemy to My throne, and who can stop Me? Who can turn back My anger? No one.”

    Christ Jesus said at Matthew 10:34 “Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

    While Satan works to maintain “peace on earth” and halt prophecy, mankind is alienated from God. What was prophesied long ago is currently taking place and will continue to until the battle of Armageddon.

    Ezekiel 29:8 “Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I am going to bring a sword against you and wipe out man and animal from you.”

    Yes, that means God is angry.

    Revelation 16:21 “Enormous hailstones, each weighing about 100 pounds, fell from heaven on the people, and they blasphemed God for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe.”

    We are currently in the Tribulation and the severity is about to become much worse. If you think things are bad now, you can’t imagine how bad they will become.

    Satan is not the cause of what is occurring in the world via natural disasters, plagues, pestilence, financial crisis and all the rest. It is Yahweh’s will and it comes directly from Him. He is the One in control, and the One whom is nature.

    Psalm 83:18 “May they know that You alone – whose name is Yahweh – are the Most High over all the earth.”

    Calamity will come upon mankind and it will be via Yahweh’s hand. Satan is powerless to stop Him and mankind is powerless to stop Him.

    Ezekiel 28:23 “I will send a plague against her and bloodshed in her streets; the slain will fall within her, while the sword is against her on every side. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”

    Yahweh is about to bring full rebellion to Satan’s empire. As hard as he works to try and keep peace, he will not be able to halt the people from rebelling against the governments. There is a reason the job failures and the staggering economy, and the lost homes. They are all designed to culminate against each government of every nation affected by this curse from God.

    Malachi 1:4 “Though Edom says: “We have been devastated, but we will rebuild the ruins,” the LORD of Hosts says this: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called a wicked country and the people the LORD has cursed forever.”

    Satan will bring the nations back up from ruin for a short while, but they will not hold together. During that period of destruction, the people will curse God and seek their true benefactor that is opposed to Christ and Yahweh – Satan. The Antichrist will then make his appearance. The people will be awed by Satan’s regained powers and his strength to bring peace to this world of people. But it will not last. Yahweh will see to that.

    Matthew 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!”

    All of mankind is cursed except for the remnant. Think. How many people survived the Great Flood? Sodom and Gomorrah? It will not be any different. Those events were precursors to what will occur in these End Times.

    Mark 11:12 “[ The Barren Fig Tree Is Cursed ] The next day when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry.”

    Mark 11:21 “Then Peter remembered and said to Him, ” Rabbi, look! The fig tree that You cursed is withered.”

    Satan’s family tree is barren and was cursed long ago. Mankind is withering under our Creator’s curse.

    Jeremiah 17:5 “[ Curse and Blessing ] This is what the LORD says: Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes [human] flesh his strength and turns his heart from the LORD.”

    Mankind is under a curse and belongs to Satan. It requires effort – action on the part of anyone hearing this wake up call to get out of Satan’s empire. Those that have remained are to receive the plagues just ahead. Everything else has just been foreplay. The worst is just ahead, and it’s all from Yahweh.

    When Satan’s empire totally crumbles out from under him and them as their Antichrist, this is what will happen:

    Ezekiel 33:27 “Tell them this: This is what the Lord GOD says: As surely as I live, those who are in the ruins will fall by the sword, those in the open field I have given to wild animals to be devoured, and those in the strongholds and caves will die by plague.”

    Ezekiel 38:22 “I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him, as well as his troops and the many peoples who are with him.”

    Habakkuk 3:5 “Plague goes before Him, and pestilence follows in His steps.”

    That is the path Yahweh will lead Satan’s followers down.

    Deuteronomy 28:16 “You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.”

    There will be nowhere to hide.

    For the so-called Christian churches that claim to reveal Yahweh’s Word in truth:

    Revelation 2:23 “I will kill her children with the plague. Then all the churches will know that I am the One who examines minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you according to your works.”

    They are cursed especially for their lying conduct in reference to Yahweh and Christ. Remember when Yahweh killed the first born males of ancient Egypt? Now He will kill the children of Satan that make up the false churches.

    1 Chronicles 21:27 “Then the LORD spoke to the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.”

    The only way this will happen is if they repent and accept Yahweh for who He really is – in Truth.

    Otherwise, those churches professing to be true Christians will go the way of the rest of cursed mankind.

    Revelation 2:11 “Anyone who has an ear should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor will never be harmed by the second death.”

  2. REPLY:

    You said: “There will be no peace on Earth until My Son’s Kingdom. I will crush every kingdom now standing and rock the earth off it’s foundation. I Yahweh will destroy every enemy to My throne, and who can stop Me? Who can turn back My anger? No one.”

    My answer: I am looking for this text in the Bible and was wondering with the word “My Son’s Kingdom”. I don’t think it is originally written in the Scriptures. If so it would be a big proof for non-believers of Jesus as the Son of God and for the Trinity as not coequal with the Father (Jehovah). Could you please send me the exact Book, the chapter and verse where it was taken?

    Anyway, in your statement as it seems you get it from the Bible, you are saying indirectly yet clearly that Messianic Kingdom which rule by Jesus as appointed by God is yet to come after Armageddon. That is not right. The Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Millenial Reign of Jesus which consists of 1000 years will occur only after Armageddon. Of course, the Millenial Reign should start when the wicked people on earth will be destroyed and when Satan and his demons will put into pit for 1000 years. However, the Messianic Kingdom starts already in 1914. You can see the proofs in my article entitled “The Chronological Dates in the Bible”. The 1000 years will begin when resurrection takes place and the 144,000 started to rule over the earth as what it stated in Revelation 5:9, 10; Revelation 20:6. They will become judges too over the resurrected people and those who have saved from Armageddon. They too will execute judgment to all wicked people both in the coming Armageddon and during Millenial reign of Jesus (1000 years) – Revelation 20:4 – 6 (*v. 4 speaks that they will have the power to judge); 1 Corinthian 6:2. They will execute judgment to wicked people and those who opposed God’s will and truth in the coming Armageddon – Matthew 25:31 (all angels will come together with him in the battle of Armageddon). However, the Messianic Kingdom (the Kingdom of Heaven) was established in 1914 when Satan and his demons were cast out from heaven and thrown down on earth – Revelation 12:10. Please take note that in verse 10 it mentioned that the Kingdom of God has come and the authority of Christ has fulfilled already because Satan and his demons were cast down on earth. From this we could learn that the time has come for God to set his Kingdom in heaven through Jesus Christ as his appointed king. We should also remember in Daniel 2:44 the promised of God to set up a kingdom in heaven ON THE TIME OF THOSE KINGS (that is on the last days) and that IT WILL DESTROY ALL KINGDOMS ON EARTH which is about to happen on Armageddon. Please also take note that when Jesus prayed to His Father also known as the model prayer written in Matthew 6:9 – 13, he had prayed to let the kingdom of God come (*verse 10). This is in relation to the promised of God to set up a kingdom in heaven at the proper time which is prophesied in the book of Daniel which has the fulfillment in Revelation 12:10. Notice Daniel 4:10 – 17 spoke about this promise kingdom. The heavenly angels have waited and prayed for the kingdom in heaven to come (* see verse 17). Clearly, the request of the angels are granted when Satan and his demons were cast out from heaven and thrown down on earth and Jesus started to reign as the appointed king of Jehovah.

    You quote: Revelation 16:21 “Enormous hailstones, each weighing about 100 pounds, fell from heaven on the people, and they blasphemed God for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe.”

    My answer: The book of Revelation both speaks symbolically, figuratively and literally. In the verse you quote, the Jehovah’s Witnesses explained in the book “Revelation: The Grand Climax is at Hand” that this may refer to the great verbal judgment of Jehovah to mankind and it may also be literally the physical judgment of Jehovah to people on earth. It may come before Armageddon or it may be on Armageddon. The people who blasphemed may be killed consequently if this is on Armageddon or it is part of the final judgment of God before Armageddon takes place.

    You said: Satan is not the cause of what is occurring in the world via natural disasters, plagues, pestilence, financial crisis and all the rest. It is Yahweh’s will and it comes directly from Him. He is the One in control, and the One whom is nature.

    My answer: Satan are not cause of natural disasters but he has influencing the people ever since for the destruction of earth. But we should also remember that Satan is the cause of death of the sons and daughters of Job by making a strong wind that caused the house to fell down on them thus, Jehovah allows Satan or the bad situation occurs on people (Job 1:12 – 19, take note verse 12). Satan has no power over the life of human and animals. Only Jehovah has the power over them for he was the One who gave it – 2 Kings 5:7. What happened on Job was that he allowed Satan to test Job by giving Satan’s authority to act over Job’s property including his sons and daughters. Because of Satan’s will of destroying Job’s faithfulness to God through taking away all the properties of Job, God allowed death to come on Job’s daughters and sons. The words of Jehovah to Satan to take care of Job’s life doesn’t mean that Satan can kill Job but rather it is a condition of saying that he should not do a certain thing that will put Job’s life in very critical situation that may end his life. Why Jehovah said this? It is because Jehovah doesn’t want his power to be involved in Job’s test situation. He gave all the authority to Satan. Now, because of irresponsible actions of people as well as the natural occurrence of calamities, the earth is being destroyed. Jehovah is not the source of destruction on these last days. We can assure from His words through Jesus and Jesus’ angels in Revelation 11:18 which states that he will destroy THOSE WHO DESTROY EARTH. From this we can learn that he values greatly the earth because he created it with purpose and want it to be inhabited by the people – Isaiah 45:18; Psalms 2:21,22; Psalms 37:9, 11, 29; Psalms 104:5. One thing, God is love (1 John 4:8). Why would he let his own people (true Christians) be suffered by his own hands? Look what happen in Haiti in the past earthquake? Some Christian (Jehovah’s Witnesses) were suffered in that tragic event. Would God do it just to let his own people suffer? What about the innocent people, the little children and the old ones even not Jehovah’s Witnesses? Would he want them died in that situation? Jehovah loves justice (Isaiah 61:8; Psalms 33:5). There is no injustice in him – Deuteronomy 32:4; Romans 9:14. Jehovah will not do wickedness and unjustly – Job 34:10. Jehovah does not test people in bad things or situation – James 1:13

    It is true in the Bible that God can cause the earth to quake just what happened in Jesus’ death. It is true that Jehovah God gave plagues and punishment to wicked people just as what recorded in the accounts of Hebrew Scriptures however, what is happening now is not cause by his will. He just let this occurrence takes place in its natural way. The climatic change has a big part of many natural calamities. If you will just study the atmosphere of the earth which cause the earth to become warmer because of the green house effect you will realize that people and animals are source of the destruction of the atmosphere which affects the climate change. Over population is the cause of this climatic change in which in return the people get suffered. I suggest you read an article pertaining to effects of green house effect and the source of climatic change. To end my answer and to give a clear view of the personality of Jehovah as having love, justice, wisdom and power, we should remember and take note that Jehovah as a loving-kindness and just God is very intelligent in executing his judgment through his power. See the four qualities that he is using always at SPECIFIC TIME? I may add, financial crisis is not from Jehovah. Remember, Satan is the ruler of this world – John 14:30; 1 John 5:19. The bad happenings on earth are not from Jehovah but are considered as the sign of the last days – Matthew 24:3 – 14. Consider also Ecclesiastes 9:11 – 12. Here Solomon is stating that not all are safe from danger. Anyone could fall in a danger situation. Jehovah is not the source of the accidents that people may encounter but he allows these things to happen. The verses you have quoted about the judgment of God are true for the wicked. It does not apply to those who are righteous. Jehovah doesn’t give judgment to those who are righteous instead he is saving his loyal ones by giving them hope for the true life – the eternal life.

    What about the Anti-Christ? Jesus mention the Anti-Christ (False Prophets) would come – Matthew 24:4 – 5, 24 (take note verse 24, Jesus called them False Christs/Messiahs (in other versions and plural form) because they will claim they are servants of God and teachings true teachings with some of them are making signs and wonders misleading many people through their false doctrines. Who is the Anti-Christ? Read 1 John 2:18, 22. The Anti-Christ is the one who reject the truth about Jehovah and Jesus that is those who are claiming that Jehovah and Jesus are coequal, those who are saying that Jesus is the true God and not believing that he is Michael the Archangel, those who reject the name Jehovah and those who reject the truth about the word of God or the Biblical doctrines. See the interlinear below of Matthew 24:24.

    http://interlinearbible.org/matthew/24.htm

    I may add Jehovah does not kill the righteous people along with the wicked ones – Genesis 18:25.

    Genesis 18:25 It is unthinkable of you that you are acting in this manner to put to death the righteous man with the wicked one so that it has to occur with the righteous man as it does with the wicked! It is unthinkable of you. Is the Judge of all the earth not going to do what is right?”

  3. Jehovah is not glad with the death of the wicked – Ezekiel 33:11. In this verse, Jehovah does not only say that he is not happy with the death of the wicked but he asked them (the wicked) why would the wicked die? From this he is saying that he want the wicked to return to him and continue to live – Ezekiel 33:14 – 16, 19. If both righteous and unrighteous (those who are not in truth and are not in chance of knowing the truth but not wicked – consider the non-Christian countries) are going to die in his hands because of what you said his anger, where is his being just and loving person in that action? 1 Timothy 2:4 assures us that Jehovah want all to be saved and come to accurate knowledge of truth. Imagine this: we do feel sympathy to those who have lost lives and properties, to those who were victims of crime or injustices in this world, what more could God feel about the people he created when we only humans and not relatives of those victims feels pity for them? There is love that we feel, the care and concern about those people how much more with the Almighty God who is love?

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  5. A copy paste from Will All The Dead Be Raised?

    However, it makes the religionists conclude that there is a resurrection for all people whether they are wicked and righteous then after the resurrection, the judgment to each will be given. They base their belief in the verse of John 5:28, 29. However, the prophecy is for the resurrection of righteous and unrighteous (those who did not come to know the truth about Jehovah) – Acts 24:15. The proof that only those who did not reject the truth will come to life again is from John 5:25. It was said by Jesus himself that those “dead” who will respond to his words will be resurrected. When he was saying these words, he mention that the time is at that time while he was preaching the good news of kingdom to people thus the word “dead” is referring to spiritually dead on his time who listen to his words about the Good News of Kingdom. Spiritually dead can be seen in these Biblical texts: Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:13; 1 Timothy 5:6; 1 Peter 4:6.

    John 5:28“Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29and will come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment. – NASB

    We should note that in the first phrase that all who are in the tombs (not in Gehenna but only in Sheol or Hades) will come forth then after that they will be judged according to their new deeds that is if they are for eternal life or for eternal death.

    Acts 24:15 and I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.- NWT

    Acts 24:15 having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked. – NASB

    A person is said to be committed a sin because of the Law. The LAW was made because of transgressions thus those who had knew the law and acted against it are committing a sin. Therefore, to those who did not know the Law of God even they done bad things before, they MAY get a chance to live again because of the ignorance of the law. However, we should also know that right thinking and conscience dictates the person if he’s doing is bad. Just what happened to Adam and Eve, when they eat the fruit about the knowledge of good and bad they felt ashamed when they saw themselves that they are naked? It is because they knew about the knowledge of good and bad. Of course the law that is made to them is not to eat the forbidden fruit. But because they have eaten the forbidden fruit, even there was no LAW yet made for them (excluding not to eat the forbidden fruit) they can certainly know what is good and bad through their conscience – the ability to know what is right and wrong.

    Romans 4:15 In reality the Law produces wrath, but where there is no law, neither is there any transgression.

    Romans 5:13 For until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not charged against anyone when there is no law.

    However, we must be aware of these verses:

    Romans 2: 12 – 16

    12 For instance, all those who sinned without law will also perish without law; but all those who sinned under law will be judged by law. 13 For the hearers of law are not the ones righteous before God, but the doers of law will be declared righteous. 14 For whenever people of the nations that do not have law do by nature the things of the law, these people, although not having law, are a law to themselves. 15 They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts, while their conscience is bearing witness with them and, between their own thoughts, they are being accused or even excused. 16 This will be in the day when God through Christ Jesus judges the secret things of mankind, according to the good news I declare.

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