Our Triune God
This is an answer to all those unfortunates out there who say "Our god
has no son", or those who, like the Greeks and Romans of old have many
gods that they worship.
This is also for those who say "There is no God" or "I am not religious".
Not knowing the beliefs of those other religions, here is an unanswerable
truth to those, who in their ignorance of our belief say that Christianity
is just another religion, that Jesus Christ did not rise from the dead
Christians believe in a triune God. God the Father; God the Son; and God
the Holy Spirit. All three are God and all are equal in our eyes because
all three minister to us in holiness, righteousness, and lovingkindness:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let
them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he
it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father,
and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and
bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Everyone is born with the knowledge of good from evil, righteousness from
Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest:
for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that
judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God
is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest
thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the
same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the
riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that
the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness
and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of
wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render
to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance
in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey
unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every
soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew
first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with
God. For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law:
and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For
not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of
the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law,
do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law,
are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their
hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts
the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when
God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto
wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith
the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give
him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be
not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Great Truth is that God is LOVE.
The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his
For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with
All three persons of the Godhead love us and all three love each other
with such perfect love that they are ONE.
Jesus came on to the earth in a human body in response to the loving Covenant
with Father God, showing to us His Oneness with the Father in that He,
Jesus, allowed Himself to be killed by those whom He created; to prove
to us, when He was raised from the dead in His new body, one that could
pass through walls by the Power of the Godhead, that the Heavenly Father
was faithful to that Covenant.
Jesus came without knowing all the ins and outs of what He was to accomplish,
but trusted that the Heavenly Father would fully inform Him thereof after
He had already committed Himself to the Covenant in a worldly body. In
other words, there was no question in His mind that He might be abandoned
by His Covenant Partners.
Therefore Jesus showed us the Oneness of the Covenant and the Power thereof.
MOST OTHER RELIGIONS RULE BY BODILY FEAR because their "god" is fearful
of being overthrown. Where there is fear there is the possibility that
they are fearful of being oppressed or overthrown by still other gods more
powerful or evil that themselves and therefore promote a religion of repression
and martyrdom. The base cause of this is that they are not the "God of
gods" and their master is the one who would be as God, Satan himself.
Watch my lips: Any religion or cult that goes in the name of Christianity
and represses another religion does so by the will of Satan, who is trying
to be "as God".
Because our God is the Supreme Being, They need not fear any other!
God the Father so trusts His two "Partners" because there is no fear of
Therefore the mere fact that there are three Persons in the Godhead surely
proves that God is holy and righteous.
Therefore the mere fact that there are three persons in the Godhead
surely proves that God is LOVE.
Now, if there are any persons who are not reborn Christians and are still
reading this far, here is an extract from a writing from a world famous
Bible expositor, a writing that can be proved by reading from God's word
and the books of history.
Another Christmas season is here. Why December 25, since it's unlikely
that Jesus was born at this time of year? The Roman Church simply took
the Saturnalia, a licentious celebration of the winter solstice dedicated
to Saturn, and Christianized it in order to convert pagan Rome. The actual
effect was to paganise official Christianity. For example, statues of Isis
and Horus were renamed Mary and Jesus so that pagans could continue their
idolatry under Christian names. Pagan customs involving vestments, candles,
incense, images and processions were incorporated into Church worship and
continue today. No authentic history denies these facts.
Christ's birth and the details of His life, death, and resurrection
were foretold centuries before by the Hebrew prophets. No such prophecies
preceded the births of Buddha, Confucius, Muhammad, et al. Biblical prophecy
fulfilled is the most powerful persuader we have. Paul used it in converting
the lost and turned the world of his day upside down. So should we.
In Romans 1:1-4 we see Paul's approach. He refers to "the gospel of
God, (which he [God] had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures)."
Christianity is not a first-century invention. It is, in fact, the fulfillment
of that which, with one voice, the Hebrew prophets consistently foretold
There are more than 300 Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament. Why?
So Israel could identify Him, when in the fullness of time God would send
forth his Son (Galatians 4:4). The third chapter in the Bible contains
the first prophecy of the Messiah's coming, His virgin birth ("the seed
of the woman") and His destruction of Satan (Genesis 3:15). The prophets
declared that He must be of the "lineage of David" (2 Samuel 7:10-16; Psalm
89:3-4; Jeremiah 23:5) and rule upon David's throne. To prove that Jesus
met this criteria, Matthew and Luke begin with the genealogy of Joseph
Having rejected Jesus, the Jews still hope for their Messiah to come
- but they hope in vain. Jesus Christ fulfilled Malachi 3:1 ("the Lord
[Messiah], whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple") when He cast
out the money changers and merchants (Mark 11:15). The destruction of the
temple 38 years later in A.D. 70 made it impossible during the last 1,923
years for any would-be Messiah to fulfill that scripture. Moreover, all
genealogic records were lost in the destruction of the temple, so a future
"Messiah" would not be able to prove the necessary descent from David.
Yes, the temple will soon be rebuilt. Instead of cleansing it, however,
as Christ did, Antichrist will defile it with his image and force the world
to worship him as God: "he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing
himself that he is God" (2 Thessalonians 2:4).
Jacob prophesied, "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah...until Shiloh
[Messiah] come..." (Genesis 49:10). Shortly after the birth of Jesus, about
A.D. 7, the sceptre departed when the Jews lost the right to enforce the
death penalty. Thereafter, it was forever too late for Messiah to come.
By God's grace, however, He had already come; and He will come again to
rescue at Armageddon those who rejected Him the first time. They will know
Him by the marks of Calvary ("they shall look upon me whom they have pierced";
Zechariah 12:10). The sceptre having departed from Judah, Christ, instead
of being stoned by the Jews, was executed by the Romans, whose supreme
penalty was crucifixion. Thus was fulfilled yet another prophecy: "...they
pierced my hands and my feet" (Psalm 22:16)!
But back to the cradle. Caesar Augustus had no inkling
of the momentous effect of his decree "that all the world should [return
to the city of one's birth to] be taxed" (Luke 2:1). That decree brought
Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem in time for the birth of her "firstborn son"
(so she had other children) in fulfillment of Micah 5:2: "But thou, Bethlehem...out
of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel...."
What depth of meaning there is in the simple statement, "when the fulness
of time was come, God sent forth his Son" (Galatians 4:4)! His birth had
to occur before the sceptre departed from Judah; His death, after. His
birthplace was determined by a Roman decree; His death and its method of
execution, by the Roman occupation of Israel. He had to come before the
temple was destroyed and with it the genealogic records.
The "fulness of time" has passed. No one else can meet the Messianic
criteria laid down by the Hebrew prophets! That simple phrase, however,
carries a much deeper meaning than we have seen above. If the timing of
His birth causes us to marvel, the timing of Christ's death is even more
precise and full of meaning. Daniel prophesied the very day of His death.
Through the writings of Jeremiah, Daniel learned that the Babylonian
captivity would last 70 years (Daniel 9:2). God had commanded that each
seven years the Hebrew slaves should be set free, debtors forgiven and
the land given a one-year sabbath of rest (Exodus 21:2; Leviticus 25:2-4;
Deuteronomy 15: 1, 2,12). For 490 years Israel had disobeyed this precept.
As judgment, Jews became slaves of Babylon while their land rested the
70 years of sabbaths it had been denied.
While confessing this sin, pondering and praying, Daniel was given the
revelation that another period of 490 years (70 weeks of years) lay ahead
for his people and for Jerusalem (Daniel 9:24). At the end of that time
all of Israel's sins would be purged, all prophecy fulfilled and ended,
and the Messiah would be reigning on David's throne in Jerusalem. These
70 weeks of years (490 years) were to be counted "from the going forth
of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" (verse 25). That
crucial date is given to us in Scripture.
Nehemiah tells us that it was "in the month Nisan, in the twentieth
year of Artaxerxes the king" (Nehemiah 2:1) that he received the authorization
to rebuild Jerusalem. When the day of the month was not given, the first
day was intended. There were several Artaxerxes, but only one, Longimanus,
who ruled more than 20 years-from 465-425 B.C. Thus we have the key date
from which this incredible prophecy was to be calculated: Nisan 1, 445
At the end of 69 of these "weeks" (7x69 = 483 years) "Messiah the Prince"
would be made known to Israel (Daniel 9:25) and then "be cut off [slain],
but not for himself" (verse 26). Counting 483 years of 360 days each (the
Hebrew and Babylonian calendar), a total of 173,880 days from Nisan 1,
445 B.C., brings us to Sunday, April 6, A.D. 32. On that very day, now
celebrated as Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a young donkey
and was hailed as Messiah the Prince! (Zechariah 9:9 was fulfilled at the
There is, however, an even deeper meaning to the phrase,
"In the fulness of time...." April 6, A.D. 32 was, on the Hebrew calendar,
Nisan 10. On that day the passover lamb was taken from the flock and placed
under observation for four days to make certain that it was "without blemish."
During the same four days, Christ, whom John the Baptist had hailed as
"the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29),
was likewise on display before Israel. On the fourteenth of Nisan, "the
whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it [the passover
lamb] in the evening [between 3:00 and 6:00 P.M.]" (Exodus 12:6). It was
during that precise time period that Jesus died on the cross!
It is fascinating to see how God uses man's decrees and even man's
connivings against Him to fulfill His Word. The rabbis had determined not
to arrest Jesus during Passover, "lest there be an uproar of the people"
(Mark 14:2). Yet that was when He had to die. Judas was not only Satan's
pawn, but God's. Even the "thirty pieces of silver" he so shrewdly bargained
for fulfilled prophecy (Zechariah 11:12-13). As Peter would declare in
his Pentecost sermon, "Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel
and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified
and slain" (Acts 2:23). Paul wrote, "Christ our passover [lamb] is sacrificed
for us" (1 Corinthians 5:7).
The fourteenth of Nisan began, as Jewish days did, at sunset Wednesday
evening. That night Jesus and His disciples had the "last supper" in the
upper room where they were preparing to eat the passover the following
night. At this meal "before the feast of the passover" (John 13:1), Jesus
told His disciples, "One of you shall betray me" (John 13:21). Earlier
He said, significantly, "I tell you before...that, when it is come to pass,
ye may believe that I am he" (John 13:1). The word "he" is in italics and
does not appear in the original. Jesus was declaring once again to His
disciples that He was Yahweh, the I AM of Israel, who tells beforehand
what will happen and makes certain that it comes to pass (Isaiah 46:9-10).
Arrested by the Judas-led troop in the Garden later that night, Christ
was taken secretly to the palace of Caiaphas, the high priest. A sham trial
before the Sanhedrin, with hastily called false witnesses, convened sometime
after midnight, condemned Christ to death as dawn broke. Shortly thereafter,
Pilate, the Roman governor, was notified of the emergency. Hurriedly taken
down side streets, the prisoner was received into the citadel at "the third
hour" (Mark 15:25), about 9:00 A.M., Nisan 14. All over Israel preparations
were underway to kill the passover lamb, which was to be eaten that night.
Jerusalem was crowded and in a state of great excitement.
Valuing public relations, Pilate consulted his ever-volatile citizens and
let them decide the prisoner's fate. Incited by the rabbis, the bloodthirsty
rabble suddenly turned against the One who had miraculously healed and
fed so many of them. "Crucify him, crucify him" (Luke 23:21). "His blood
be on us, and on our children" (Matthew 27:25). The horrible chant echoed
down Jerusalem's narrow streets.
Shortly before noon, the soldiers had finished their vicious, depraved
sport. Jesus, scourged almost into unconsciousness and beaten about the
face until He was nearly unrecognizable, was led through the frenzied,
screaming mob out of the city to "the place of the skull." By high noon,
the One whom Jerusalem, in fulfillment of prophecy, had the previous Sunday
hailed as its long-awaited Messiah, was hanging naked, in shame and agony,
on the center cross between two thieves. Man had crucified his Creator!
Angels recoiled in horror and the sun hid its face.
The next three hours of that Thursday afternoon the earth was darkened
mysteriously (Matthew 27:45) as God "laid on him the iniquity of us all"
(Isaiah 53:6). Thursday? Not "Good Friday"? Indeed not. Jesus himself had
said, "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly;
so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of
the earth [i.e., in that part of Hades known as 'Abraham's bosom']" (Matthew
12:40; Luke 16:22). The gospel includes the declaration that Christ "rose
again the third day" (1 Corinthians 15:4).
Obviously, had Christ been crucified on Friday, He couldn't possibly
have spent three days and three nights in the grave by Sunday morning.
We are distinctly told that the angel rolled away the stone "as it began
to dawn toward the first day of the week" (Matthew 28:1). The tomb was
already empty at that point, so Christ must have risen from the dead sometime
prior to dawn.
Yet the myth of a "Good Friday" crucifixion persists, with much ritual
and dogma built upon that obvious mistake. In this fact alone we have sufficient
evidence of Rome's manufacture and endorsement of untruth to cast doubt
upon everything else it affirms with equal dogmatism. And what can be said
for the Protestants who, by the millions, so willingly go along with this
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday--does it really matter? Yes! The day of
our Lord's crucifixion is of the utmost importance. If Christ was not three
days and three nights in the grave, then He lied. Moreover, His death,
to fulfill prophecy, had to occur at the very time the passover lambs were
being slain throughout Israel. It is an astronomical fact that Nisan 14,
A.D. 32, fell on Thursday.
"And it was the preparation of the passover....The Jews therefore...that
the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day...besought
Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away"
(John 19:14, 31). Wait! Not a bone of the passover lamb (Exodus 12:46)
or of the Messiah (Psalm 34:20) could be broken. Not knowing why he did
it, "one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side" (John 19:34), fulfilling
yet another scripture: "they shall look upon me whom they have pierced"
John explains that the "sabbath" which began at sunset the Thursday
Christ was crucified "was an high day." It was, in fact, the first day
of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, of which the first and last days were
special sabbaths during which no work was to be done. That "high" sabbath
ended Friday at sunset and was immediately followed by the weekly sabbath,
which ended at sunset on Saturday. Thus two sabbaths followed Christ's
death, preventing the women from coming to the grave until the third day,
The rabbis thought that having Jesus crucified proved He was not the
Messiah. In fact, it was one more proof that He was! In taking His clothes
for a souvenir, in gambling for his robe and giving Him vinegar mixed with
gall to drink, the soldiers unwittingly added to that proof the fulfillment
of yet more prophecies (Psalm 22:18, Psalm 69:21). The nails driven into
His hands and feet by Roman soldiers and the spear that pierced His side
drew forth the blood of our redemption--all in fulfillment of prophecy!
It is impossible to remain an honest skeptic after comparing what the
prophets said with the historical record of Jesus Christ, from the cradle
to the Cross. Proof of the Resurrection, which we must leave for another
time, is even more powerful! We have solid reasons for our faith in Christ.
Knowing the facts increases our joy and gives us courage to present the
gospel with boldness and conviction. TBC
If you are convicted on this matter, let us look at one last fact.
If God is who He says He is, then surely all the killing of innocents because
of their belief is unnecessary?
God can do any killing Himself. If He can create:
And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself.
Selah. Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify
against thee: I am God, even thy God. I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices
or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me. I will take
no bullock out of thy house, nor he goats out of thy folds. For every beast
of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all
the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the
fulness thereof. Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call
upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify
Then surely He can destroy His creation:
And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. And Er,
Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew
him. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry
her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should
not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife,
that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his
brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew
Who then has caused and is causing all these religious wars, inquisitions,
devilish torture and death today, to people who have a different religious
In countries where there is an "official" religion, where other religions
are banned, repressed or their adherents killed, their followers are fearful
of the power of the other religions, not so?
The mere fact that God is the Creator shows that He cares, that He created
you and I for a purpose. God is LOVE. He has to be - otherwise His Kingdom
would one day end:
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb:
and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out
devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their
thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided
against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided
against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided
against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub
cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they
shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then
the kingdom of God is come unto you. Or else how can one enter into a strong
man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man?
and then he will spoil his house. He that is not with me is against me;
and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Wherefore I say unto
you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the
blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever
speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever
speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither
in this world, neither in the world to come. Either make the tree good,
and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt:
for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation of vipers, how can ye,
being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the
mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth
forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth
evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words
thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
The destroyer, Satan, only wants to be there at the top and will use any
evil way in his striving to obtain his intended object.
The super ego - "I want".
Jesus Christ is the outpouring, the evidence of God's love to us, that
instead of killing men in God's name, He was the Covenant Sacrifice and
chose to be allowed to be killed:
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received
up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers
before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans,
to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was
as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John
saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down
from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked
them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit
ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to
save them. And they went to another village.
Oh! How God loves us, wants the best for us:
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my
love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and
that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another,
as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the
world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth
on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already,
because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men
loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress,
or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written,
For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep
for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor
life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor
things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be
able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our
The words of a well-know hymn that bless the souls of believers.
O Love That wilt not let me go
I rest my weary soul in Thee
I give Thee back the life I owe
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer fuller be
Should you wish to go further in the matter as to why there is a Holy Trinity
and why Jesus had to die for you, and of your everlasting destiny, it is
recommended that you go to this web site1 and start reading
from the beginning.
The discourse entitled The Burning Bush also deals with the above
This discourse does not imply that those who have died without the knowledge
of the saving power of the love of Christ Jesus will necessarily go to
hell fire. That subject has been discussed in another teaching on the web
site1, but here are a few Scriptural passages to start you on
your way. If you believe.
*A Psalm of David.* LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall
dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness,
and speaketh the truth in his heart.
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart
bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth
forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall
speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy
words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is
accepted with him.
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things
contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience
also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing
or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge the secrets
of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
However, your name shall have to be written in the Lamb's book of life:
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face
the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were
opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life:
and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the
books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were
in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and
they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell
were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever
was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither
whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they
which are written in the Lamb's book of life.