“And the smoke of their torment rises for ages of ages”
– Revelation of John 14:11; The New Testament: A Translation, David Bentley Hart
The smoke of the torment of the damned is the incense of their righteousness. So this smoke will ascend to the presence of God forever and ever; so, that this offering will become the means of their rectification after their chastisement is complete. The damned, whose wickedness is consumed by the fire of God’s indignation against their sin shall purify them of all unrighteousness and restore them to the blessed company of those made just by the blood of the Lamb. The damned will be damned no more, while their incense offering will burn before his throne unto the ending of ages when God will be all in all.
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Smoke of their torment rises. Are you saying their sin is being burned away?
On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 10:49 PM ST. JUDE’S TAVERN wrote:
> jedidiahpaschall posted: “”And the smoke of their torment rises for ages > of ages” – Revelation of John 14:11; The New Testament: A Translation, > David Bentley Hart The smoke of the torment of the damned is the incense of > their righteousness. So this smoke will ascend to the prese” >
Hey Gary, that is essentially what I am saying. Sins are finite because finite creatures cannot produce infinite actions, so as the sins of those under God’s judgement are burned away, they are becoming more of the creatures he made them to be in the first place. In a way, it is very similar to our process of sanctification in this life, only it is more intense.