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1 Corinthians 6:9,10 Unrighteous Won't Inherit Kingdom

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jabcat:
1 Cor 6:9-10   Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Quaesitor:
To use this passage to support the doctrine of hell is a manifestation that they have misunderstood (read: they are veilled) what the Kingdom of God is.
It is not the Heavens the place where God dwells.
It is the manifestation of God's power and rule through Christ in the elect.
It is a spiritual Kingdom.
The unrighteous do not inherit this Kingdom because they love not God and do not remain in His Love.

1 John 4:
7 Beloved, we should be loving one another, for love is of God, and everyone who is loving God is begotten of God, and knows God.
8 He who is not loving knew not God, for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God among us, that God has dispatched His only-begotten Son into the world that we should be living through Him.
10 In this is love, not that we love God, but that He loves us, and dispatches His son, a propitiatory shelter concerned with our sins.
11 Beloved, if thus God loves us, we also ought to be loving one another.

legoman:
1 Cor 6:9-10   Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Using this verse and the many others like it to prove "eternal hell" is a fallacy on many levels.  The "eternal hell" view relies on these two incorrect assumptions:

1.  The assumption that the Kingdom of heaven is "heaven" (AKA a final blissful end-state)
2.  The assumption that the unrighteous cannot be converted to become righteous

Point 2 is the real kicker here - ultimately, there will be no unrighteous people in existence.  They will have been converted to be righteous, for that is what Jesus will do - He makes "the many" (all men) righteous - see Romans 5.  This is done through a process of judgment - which teaches people what is right (ie. righteousness). 

Lets face it - we are all unrighteous (at some point).  This verse would condemn us all if we could not be converted.  So why allow the possibility that are unrighteous souls will be saved but discount it for others?

The Beautiful Heresy:

--- Quote from: Quaesitor on December 11, 2010, 05:30:40 PM ---To use this passage to support the doctrine of hell is a manifestation that they have misunderstood (read: they are veilled) what the Kingdom of God is.
It is not the Heavens the place where God dwells.
It is the manifestation of God's power and rule through Christ in the elect.
It is a spiritual Kingdom.
The unrighteous do not inherit this Kingdom because they love not God and do not remain in His Love.

1 John 4:
7 Beloved, we should be loving one another, for love is of God, and everyone who is loving God is begotten of God, and knows God.
8 He who is not loving knew not God, for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God among us, that God has dispatched His only-begotten Son into the world that we should be living through Him.
10 In this is love, not that we love God, but that He loves us, and dispatches His son, a propitiatory shelter concerned with our sins.
11 Beloved, if thus God loves us, we also ought to be loving one another.

--- End quote ---

Pretty much..Amen..

The Beautiful Heresy:

--- Quote from: legoman on December 13, 2010, 09:01:22 PM ---1 Cor 6:9-10   Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Using this verse and the many others like it to prove "eternal hell" is a fallacy on many levels.  The "eternal hell" view relies on these two incorrect assumptions:

1.  The assumption that the Kingdom of heaven is "heaven" (AKA a final blissful end-state)
2.  The assumption that the unrighteous cannot be converted to become righteous

Point 2 is the real kicker here - ultimately, there will be no unrighteous people in existence.  They will have been converted to be righteous, for that is what Jesus will do - He makes "the many" (all men) righteous - see Romans 5.  This is done through a process of judgment - which teaches people what is right (ie. righteousness). 

Lets face it - we are all unrighteous (at some point).  This verse would condemn us all if we could not be converted.  So why allow the possibility that are unrighteous souls will be saved but discount it for others?

--- End quote ---

Yes, this assumption that the Kingdom of Heaven is "heaven" is also where a lot of confusion comes in.

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