‘Hell’ as an invention
John Shelby Spong, a retired Episcopal bishop from Newark, New Jersey, USA, talks about why Christianity must change its view of hell. In this video interview, John said:
“I don’t think hell exists. I happen to believe in life after death, but I don’t think it’s got something to do with reward and punishment.
Religion is always in the control business. And that’s something people don’t really understand. It’s in a guilt tradition, controlling business. And if you have heaven – that’s a place where you are rewarded for your goodness – and hell is a place where you are punished for your evil, then you sort of have control of the population. And so they create this fiery place which has quite literally scared the hell out of a lot of people who are Christians, and it’s part of the control tactic.”
Also, in view of the gospel of grace and peace, salvation has come to everyone since the new covenant age began in AD70 — so there’s no need for people to be “born again” (which was a term Jesus used only when he addressed to Nicodemus the Pharisee before the cross). I like what Bishop John said about people don’t need to be born again — they need to grow up, because religion cannot control those who are grown up. Yes, when people are established in knowing their true identity in Christ, they will not be bound by any condemning messages.
This extract by Don Nicoloff :
What we are taught about history in American schools is not history, but a fairy tale. Better yet, it is propaganda designed to hoodwink an unsuspecting society about its true heritage and the treasonous acts and sabotage that were conceived in order to bring about a New World Order. You are about to learn the real identities of those who have infiltrated your nation on behalf of secret societies intent on bringing about the total slavery of mankind. In the past, others have written about the numerous conspiracies to control natural resources, energy, food and our sovereign right to live on planet Earth — not as slaves of a wealthy few — but as free men, women, and children exercising the free will given to them by God.
Imagine you were a member of a secret organization whose sole agenda was to control the entire planet. If your plan was to accomplish this goal without being perceived by your intended victims, discretion would be paramount. Your organization would devise a series of historical events that, on the surface, would appear to be everyday, happenstance occurrences (natural disasters, man-made diseases, acts of murder, assassination, terror, manipulation of money and energy supplies, contamination of foods, pollution of natural resources, and war). The timing of these events would require patience, careful planning, and cooperation from others in positions of trust, stealth and deceit. In essence, the whole mission must derive its power through deception and concealment and must have a master plan.