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See, I wasn't following you! Death and Hell are cast into the Lake of Fire:

Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 11 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. 12 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. 13 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. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The book of life...a whole other subject!

Jeff is a teacher…I throw verses and expect people to understand :) Jeff spent the whole summer preaching about heaven and hell on Sunday evenings. Hell is not a popular topic these days. A lot of people want to hear what makes them feel good or better about themselves.

Yes, verbal language can be hard to use to breech a gap and I would say the written form is even more difficult because words can mean so many different things and the hearer hears things from their own place of being and may hear that which may not be what the writer intends at all. There is no voice inflection or facial expression to go with the written words. One cannot interject for clarification, etc.

Here is a verse opposite of the Lake of Fire:
• 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written , Eye hath not seen , nor ear heard , neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

A stark contrast to the Lake of Fire. Eternity with God is something so wonderful we cannot fathom it in our human minds. Maybe loneliness will be gone forever. I don’t do a lot of experiental Christian stuff, but I will share an experience with you that I have only shared with Jeff. In one of my times of dark depression where I could feel no love and where I could not feel that even God loved me, I asked Him to let me know of his love. Joe, for a split second I was overwhelmed so much that it scared me and I backed away from it (not physically) but mentally. Oh how I wish I had basked in that time. Maybe I wasn’t expecting an answer? Maybe I was not prepared for how the love of God would impact me for a split second? I cannot imagine eternity! For some reason I am unable to feel people. Like music. I cannot feel the love of family and friends. I know it is there. It is evident, but the feeling escapes me.

Anyways, I read about clinical narcissism. I suppose it is people who love themselves so much that they cannot love others?