What Are We Saved From If There Is No Hell?

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[Audio added September 18, 2021]

Hi H____,
Thank you for your question.
You ask:

That is an easy question to answer, because we are told what sin produces, and we are told what the wages of sin are. Sin does not produce an everburning hell, neither do the scriptures anywhere teach that ‘the wages of sin is eternal torment in eternal fire.’ It simply is nowhere to be found. Here is what the scriptures do teach from beginning to end:

Eze 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

That is what sin produces. That is what God has taught from the very beginning:

Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

If there were any truth to the false doctrine of eternal hell fire, then why, pray tell, didn’t God warn Adam and Eve of such a place from the very beginning? The reason is that there is no such place, and there is no such doctrine. The truth is that every time you see the word eternal or eternity or everlasting or forever and ever, you are always actually seeing some form of the word ‘age’ (Greek: aion) and not eternity at all.

Now what do the scriptures teach is “the wages of sin?” Do the scriptures teach that the wages of sin is eternal torment in physical flames of fire for eternity? No, of course not. Here is what the scriptures actually teach. Isn’t it interesting that the New Testament teaches the exact same doctrine as the Old Testament. Here is what the New Testament actually teaches concerning the wages of sin:

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

So, there it is. Let God be true and every man who wants the Greek word aion to mean ‘eternity’ a liar. As our sinful flesh produces death, Christ’s sacrifice and the forgiveness of God produces life after this sinful flesh is discarded.

I hope this helps you to see what the scripture really do teach concerning  what it is from which we are saved.

Your brother in Christ,

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