Hell, the Lake of Fire and Universalism Part 6
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Bill Kochman


Published On :
September 22, 1997


Last Updated :
February 11, 2012


Zeta Reticuli And Solar Classifications, Theories Regarding Why Zeta Reticulan "Aliens" Wear Eye Coverings, Blinded By Divine Light, Flee From The Light, Unable To Understand The Light, Ignorance Fear And Hate, Barney And Betty Hill Case, 1947 Roswell UFO Event, Increasing Rate Of Appearances And Boldness Of Alleged Aliens, God's Shield Of Protection Is Decreasing As More People Lose Faith And Rebel Against Him, The Lord Does Not Change, The Spiritual Wickedness In High Places, Surveys And The Popularity Of Aliens And UFOs, Will Satan And His Demons Manifest Themselves In The Near Future?, How Would God Destroy Satan And Demons?, Breath Of Life, Life Force Spirit And Energy, Our Sun And Nuclear Fusion, Fallen Angels Are Imprisoned In Chains Of Darkness In Tartaros, Why Did God Choose Tartaros?, Moses' Shining Face, Energized And Empowered By God's Presence, Antichrist Destroyed By Jesus' Brightness, Cocoon Movies, Spirits Flames Of Fire And Holy Ones In The Book Of Enoch, Devil And His Angels Cast Into An Everlasting Fire, Tormented Day And Night For Ever And Ever, The Lake Of Fire May Not Be Located At Center Of The Earth, Two Great Lights: Sun And Moon, Importance Of Perspective, Surface Of The Sun Is Very Similar To The Lake Of Fire, Will Planet Earth Be Thrown Off Course And Plunge Into The Sun?




Continuing our discussion from part five, the question in my mind is this: If, for the sake of argument, we accept that these so-called "alien" beings really exist, why is it that they wear coverings over their eyes? According to UFOlogists, it is because the Zeta Reticuli binary star system is not as bright as our own Sun. However, allow me to point out that according to astronomers, Zeta Reticuli is classified as a solar analog star system. This means that the binary stars are photometrically similar to our own Sun. The only higher classification is solar twin, which they are not.

Is it possible then that the real reason why these creatures wear such eye coverings is because they wish to conceal their true snake-like character and demonic origin? Is it just to shield themselves from the natural light of our brighter Sun; or is it really to protect themselves from the brightness of God's spiritual Light? In thinking about this, I am reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul, and what he wrote regarding the Antichrist, in the second chapter of his second Epistle to the Thessalonians. Paul wrote thusly:

"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:"
2 Thessalonians 2:8, KJV


Whether we choose to view them as real aliens or as demons, as I pointed out in part four, the truth of the matter is that these creatures of darkness absolutely hate the Light. They are afraid of it, and avoid it like the Plague. Perhaps they are even blinded by Divine Light. Furthermore, not only do they hate the Light of God's Truth, but they cannot begin to understand it either. Allow me to share these verses with you one more time:

"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
John 3:19-20, KJV


"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not."
John 1:5, KJV


"And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."
Matthew 13:14-15, KJV


This attitude is typical of so many people today. The things which people cannot understand, are quite often the things which they fear; and the things which they fear, are often the things which they likewise hate. The root cause is just ignorance, and a stubborn refusal to come to the Light of the knowledge of the Truth. I am reminded of this verse:

"Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."
2 Timothy 3:7, KJV


As we have seen, one of the reasons why these Denizens of Darkness refuse to come to the Light is because their works are evil, and they simply do not wish to forsake them. But could there be another reason why they purposely avoid the Light? In considering this, I pondered what would be the easiest and quickest way to destroy them.

Earlier in this series we discovered that in Psalm 84, King David compared the Lord to the Sun. We also learned that it is the brilliance of God's spiritual presence in our lives which serves to protect or shield us from the influence of the Demons of Darkness which lurk in the perimeters of our lives, just as "aliens" and UFOs are said to originate in the darkness of Outer Space. While the Barney and Betty Hill alleged abduction case brought the topic of aliens and UFOs to the fore of the public conscience during the 1960's, as many UFO buffs will already know, these beings -- regardless of whether they are real aliens or just demons -- have been encroaching on God's territory -- that is, our Solar System -- and making their presence known to us in an increasing rate since the 1947 Roswell incident.

From all of the information I have read online, it seems we are at a point where these Demons Of Darkness are becoming very bold; so much so that they are even making many daylight appearances all around the world. It is almost as if they are proclaiming, "We are here, and we are about to take over the Earth!" Why is this happening? Why is God allowing this? Why is it occurring now? Let me emphasize that my comments are based on information which is freely available online, much of which should obviously not be trusted. Personally, during my lifetime, I have never experienced, witnessed or seen an alien or a UFO of any kind.

But again, assuming that at least a small portion of these alleged alien and UFO experiences are genuine, why are they happening now? I have begun to suspect that there may be a correlation between people's diminishing faith, their lack of love for the Lord, and their failure to obey His Word, and the sudden spike in the appearances of these beings on the Earth. In other words, as people's faith and trust in God and in His Word grows weaker and less effective, and as they also lose their reverence for Him, and begin to rebel against Him, these beings are becoming more powerful, and bolder as well. I am reminded of the following verses:

"Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."
Ephesians 6:16, KJV


". . . Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"
Luke 18:8b, KJV


"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold."
Matthew 24:12, KJV


"Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me."
Matthew 15:7-8, KJV


"There is no fear of God before their eyes."
Romans 3:18, KJV


"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first . . ."
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3a, KJV


Perhaps God is not willing to continue to bless the people of Earth with the protection of His spiritual shield, if they are no longer willing to have faith in Him, nor love Him, nor have a fearful respect of Him. Such a possibility should not really come as a surprise to us. After all, as I explain in such articles as "The Fruits of Disobedience" and "Beholding the Evil and the Good", the Bible does reveal how the Lord temporarily abandoned His people, and left them to their own devices -- as well as exposed them to their enemies -- when they were rebellious against Him. This occurred time and time again throughout the Old Testament. Why shouldn't it happen today as well? Consider these verses:

"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."
Malachi 3:6, KJV


"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."
Hebrews 13:8, KJV


"Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come."
1 Corinthians 10:11, KJV


It seems quite possible then, that it may very well be the unbelief and rebellion which we harbor in our hearts, which is slowly destroying the Lord's spiritual forcefield around our planet, which is protecting us from the onslaught of the enemy; that is, the Prince of the Power of the Air and all of his evil followers who lurk in the depths of Outer Space; the "spiritual wickedness in high places". Whether you wish to view them as being real aliens, or as demons, God's Word indicates that they are indeed out there.

Many people today -- either through ignorance, or through the hardness of their hearts -- may not realize it, but by rejecting the one true God, they are in fact opening their hearts, spirits and lives to these false gods from the Realm of Darkness who want to suck out their spiritual lives. I discuss this topic in more detail in the article entitled "Dracula: Fighting Fear With the Word, Faith and Love". If you are wondering exactly how many people embrace a belief in aliens and UFOs, consider the following. According to one 1997 CNN report:

80% of Americans believe that the U.S. Government is hiding information regarding the existence of extraterrestrial life forms.

54% of Americans believe that intelligent life exists outside of planet Earth.

64% of Americans believe that aliens have contacted humans.

50% of Americans believe that aliens have abducted humans.

37% of Americans believe that aliens have contacted the U.S. Government.

That was fifteen years ago. I suspect that the percentages may be even higher today. In fact, according to a poll that was conducted by the Center for Survey and Research Analysis at the University of Connecticut, which was commissioned by the National Geographic Channel in 2005:

60% of respondents believe that extraterrestrial life exists on other planets.

77% of respondents believe that alien lifeforms can develop on planets that are very different from the Earth.

80% of respondents believe it is likely that intelligent aliens on other planets are more advanced than humans.

It is alarming to consider that there may be as many people in the world today who believe in aliens and UFOs, as those who believe in God and the Bible. Even more alarming is the sad fact that through New Age practices such as channeling, spirit writing, Eastern meditation and other mediums, these ignorant people may be inviting these demons to manifest themselves in our world and in their lives. Is it possible that the Prince of the Power of the Air and his demons are even now preparing to manifest themselves in a way that will totally astound the world? Please refer to some of my other alien and UFO related articles for a possible answer.

Returning to our main point, if God wanted to destroy all of these evil spirits, how would He accomplish it? As I stated in part five, I do not believe that the Lord is powerless to destroy them. If He created them, then He can most certainly destroy them as well. The challenge is in trying to determine what the method and place of destruction might be. Earlier, I proposed the theory that the very center of the Earth may be the Lake of Fire. While casting the physical bodies of these beings -- such as the human bodies that they possess -- into the Lake of Fire would certainly be a very effective way to destroy them, it is the destruction of the evil spirits -- or demons -- themselves, which is the real challenge.

Several decades ago I was an upcoming science fiction writer; at least until God -- in His wisdom -- placed my feet on a better track with my writing skills. In my unpublished novel entitled "The Encephalon Project: Quest For Immortality", I endeavored to help atheists and scientists to understand the spiritual truths of God's Word by using terminology which they could more easily relate to. For example, consider the word "spirit". One definition of "spirit" is the following:

"The animating or life-giving principle within a living being."
(1981 American Heritage dictionary)

As I have explained in a number of my other articles, God breathed into Adam the breath of life; and it was then that he became a living soul. Consider the following verses that discuss the breath of life, and the spirit that will return to God when the physical body passes away:

"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
Genesis 2:7, KJV


"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
Genesis 3:19, KJV


"And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die."
Genesis 6:17, KJV


"And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life . . . All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died."
Genesis 7:15, 22, KJV


"Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD."
Psalms 150:6, KJV


"Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it."
Ecclesiastes 12:7, KJV


"And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:"
John 20:22, KJV


Exactly what is this "breath of life"? It is a life force. It is some form of energy which originates with -- and proceeds from -- God, in order to animate our physical flesh. It is similar to placing batteries in a toy. Without that source of energy, the toy is dead. So, in that sense, we can say that the breath of life is spirit, and that spirit is some form of Divine Energy. It is the Divine Spark which gives life to all living things, and it is something which even science cannot emulate.

Let's proceed now to connect a few of the dots. According to astrophysicists, our Sun is likewise a ball of energy. It is a type of furnace that is characterized by nuclear fusion in which hydrogen nuclei are fused into helium, and matter is converted into energy. Some of this energy escapes the Sun and travels through Outer Space in the form of Solar Flares, CME's -- or Coronal Mass Ejections -- and the Solar Wind.

If Spirit Beings are indeed composed of some type of energy which is currently beyond our human comprehension, and if the Fallen Angels and other evil entities hate the light, that is, both God's spiritual Light, as well as physical light, is it possible that casting them into a brilliant sphere of energy and light might destroy them? As we saw earlier in this series, due to their rebellion against the Lord, and the great wickedness which they wrought upon the Earth, at this current time, the antediluvian Watchers, or Fallen Angels, are currently imprisoned deep in the Earth, bound in chains of darkness, where they await their final judgment. As the Apostle Peter wrote:

"For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;"
2 Peter 2:4, KJV


Thus again we see that these evil spirits are presently in one of the lowest tiers of Hell, which in the New Testament Koine Greek language is known as Tartaros. The question in my mind is this: Why did God choose Tartaros as their place of imprisonment? My personal theory is that it is because it is extremely dark there. In other words, my suspicion is that being separated from God for such a long period of time, and being kept in the dark, may possibly rob them of their energy and power. It may possibly weaken them. To understand this, let me remind you of what happened after Moses received the Commandments on the summit of Mount Horeb:

"And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them. And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai. And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face. But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him."
Exodus 34:29-35, KJV


My impression is that during the time that Moses spent on the top of Mount Sinai -- or Horeb -- he may have absorbed energy -- or Spirit -- from God. Maybe that is why his skin shone as it did. Now consider Spirit Beings who are permitted to be in the presence of God for an undetermined amount of time. Is it possible that just like rechargeable batteries, it is this process which gives the Angels their brilliance and power? Is it possible that by constantly being in God's presence, they absorb His Essence, and are actually energized and empowered by the same? In contrast, if Angels are banished from God's presence, would it have the exact opposite effect? In other words, would their energy eventually be drained, particularly if they are imprisoned in darkness, as the Fallen Angels are? Would it render them relatively harmless, at least compared to their former powerful and glorious state?

As I have already mentioned, these Fallen Angels are reserved for their final judgment; and as we saw in part two, in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus Himself speaks of "everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels". Whether or not this includes the Fallen Angels of Genesis notoriety remains to be seen. It is interesting to note that in discussing the fate of the Jewish false messiah in his second Epistle to the Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul likewise informs us that this deceptive antichrist will be destroyed by the very brightness of the Lord's Coming, as we see here:

"And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:"
2 Thessalonians 2:8, KJV


Returning to the nature of Angelic Beings, obviously, none of us really knows with any degree of certainty what they are actually made out of, because we don't understand what Spirit really is. My theory regarding it being some form of energy which is beyond our current comprehension is the best that I can offer you at this current time. In thinking about these possibilities I am reminded of two sci-fi movies that were made by director Ron Howard a few decades ago: Cocoon and Cocoon II. In those movies, the hibernating alien beings -- who were called Antareans -- lost their energy -- or life force -- when it was absorbed by a group of old fogies from a nearby rest home. When the life force was strong in these alien beings, they glowed brilliantly. This reminds me of a number of verses in the Bible such as the following:

"His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:"
Matthew 28:3, KJV


"And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground."
Exodus 3:2-5, KJV


"Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:"
Psalms 104:4, KJV


"And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;"
Revelation 2:18, KJV


"And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."
Revelation 4:5, KJV


"I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
Revelation 22:16, KJV


You may also recall the verses that I shared with you in part three that are found in the Book of Enoch. They describe the fiery Throne of God with the "most holy ones" who are close by the Lord's side. It is possible that these may be the same Seven Spirits who are mentioned in the previous verses in the Book of Revelation.

While beings in the Spirit World are obviously more powerful than human beings, as I stated in part five, I do not believe that they are indestructible. I suspect that God may possibly have some fail-safe mechanism in place, in the event that it becomes necessary to use it. The question that we need to consider is whether or not this is what the Lake of Fire is for. While Jesus tells us that the Devil and his angels will be cast into everlasting fire, will this result in their destruction? I will provide some possible answers shortly.

In part four, I explained why I am not currently convinced that the Lake of Fire is located at the center of the Earth. To reiterate, based on our knowledge of the destruction of the current Earth, as described by both the Apostle Peter in his Epistle, and the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation, this would prevent the Lake of Fire from being an eternal place of imprisonment, torment, or destruction, being as it would be destroyed right along with the Earth, if it were located in the center of the Earth. That is why I stated that we need to find an alternative solution in order to explain how death and hell can be cast into the Lake of Fire.

This brings us back to the topic of the Sun. Perspective is a very interesting thing. Depending on our actual location, the same object can appear very differently from place to place. For example, the Book of Genesis describes the Sun and the Moon in the following fashion:

"And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also."
Genesis 1:16, KJV


From our perspective on the Earth, the Sun and the Moon do indeed appear as two great "lights" in the day and night sky. However, imagine that you are the Apostle John two thousand years ago; and by His Power, God lifts you up in the Spirit, and draws you closer to the Sun. As you draw closer, what at first appeared as a brilliant light from your perspective on the Earth, suddenly acquires new characteristics. You begin to see new disturbing features which alarm and perhaps even frighten you. Whereas before the Sun appeared as a brilliant, smooth, featureless orb in the sky, you suddenly realize that its surface is in fact a superheated, roiling, explosive sea of plasma and violent magnetic storms. It is a veritable Lake of Fire and a very frightful place indeed! If you doubt that this is so, please consider the images below:



Solar Flare
06-07-2011


Sunspots
07-22-2004


Coronal Mass Ejection
09-30-2001

If you would like to see a very impressive GIF animation of the Sun which clearly reveals the Sun to be a Lake of Fire, please visit the URL below. The animation is about 20 MB in size, so it will take some time to load in your web browser. You can also download the GIF animation to your computer:

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/LATEST/current_eit_304.gif

Thus, as we saw in part four, if hell refers to the bowels of the physical Earth where the dead are buried, as well as the world where evil spirits are imprisoned; and if death refers to the state of laying dead in the Earth, then the act of the Earth being hurdled into the Sun would fulfill the Scriptural requirement of both death and hell being cast into the Lake of Fire, being as the multi-tiered hell is located inside of the Earth.

The Earth is obviously a physical object. Its destruction, as described by both Peter and John, is very physical in nature. Therefore, it must require a very physical process in order to destroy it, such as actual combustion. As I explained in part one, the Lord could simply set the current Earth on fire so that it burns down to the very foundation of the planet, thus destroying death and hell. However, we cannot ignore the fact that the Book of Revelation clearly informs us that the current heavens and the Earth flee away, and that death and hell are cast into the Lake of Fire. My emphasis is on the word "cast", as in being hurdled. Considering the size of the Earth, and the size of the Sun, it seems quite plausible to me that the Lord could use some mechanism -- such as a comet or asteroid -- to throw our current Earth off course, so that it is eventually captured by the Sun, and meets a fiery death as it plunges into that great orb.

Granted, this is only a personal theory, and I honestly do not know with any degree of certainty whether or not the Sun is actually the Lake of Fire. One could argue "Well, why did John refer to it as the Lake of Fire? Why didn't he just call it the Sun?" One possibility that has occurred to me is that if the surface of the Sun really is the Lake of Fire, perhaps John didn't realize that he was looking at the Sun up close. What he was accustomed to seeing is what you and I see every day; a whitish, brilliant orb in the sky and nothing more. He certainly wouldn't expect to see something like the previous images. If you would like to see even more amazing images and movies of the Sun, please consider visiting the SOHO website at the following URL:

https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime-images.html

Please go to part seven for the continuation of this series.

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