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For twenty weeks ReturningKing.com has been releasing the author’s The Spirit World book one chapter at a time.  Very soon this book will be complete in its online free distribution.  The Spirit World systematically traces the abodes of the departed spirits of men and angels throughout scripture.  It examines the nature of Sheol/Hades, the Abyss, [...]

The Spirit World: Ch. 14 (The Confinement of Jude 6) »

This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 16 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldThe Confinement of Jude 6 (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) No specific term is associated with this text other than a description:  “kept in darkness, bound [...]

The Spirit World: Chapter Thirteen (Tartarus) »

This entry is part 15 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 15 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldTartarus (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) Tarturus is another Greek term found only in a singular text: 2 Peter 2:4.  The term “Tartarus” finds its roots [...]

The Spirit World: Ch. 12 (The Great River Euphrates) »

This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldThe Great River Euphrates (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) The Euphrates River is noted several times in scripture in its common usage.  It normally refers to [...]

The Spirit World: Chapter Eleven (The Abyss) »

This entry is part 13 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 13 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldThe Abyss (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) While the preparation has been laid for the full procession of the unrighteous of humanity through the realms of [...]

The Spirit World: Introduction »

This entry is part 2 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 2 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldIntroduction (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) Numerous are the terms used in scripture to reference the other-worldly spiritual abodes which remain unseen to the human eye.  [...]

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This entry is part 1 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 1 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldWe’re giving away The Spirit World book to ReturningKing.com readers!  The Spirit World is a study of the afterlife in scripture.  Far from simply referring to “Heaven and Hell,” the scripture reveals an assortment of containers which temporarily sort the souls of men [...]

“The Spirit World” is released by ReturningKing.com »

Confusion abounds concerning the nature of the unseen spiritual worlds of men an angels. Biblical terms such as Hades, Abaddon, the abyss and others are often considered interchangeable by well-intended students of God’s Word. In some cases, the message of the text is no worse for the wear. In others, flagrant apostasy has developed because [...]

The Second Resurrection & Judgment »

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Spiritual Realms

Deductions from these texts clearly indicate: Some parts of Hell are worse than others The judgment of the lost will determine their punishment One’s knowledge of right and wrong will determine their punishment The judgment of the Great White Throne, being the judgment of all of the world’s historical lost, then, is the judgment which determines the degree of one’s punishment in Hell.

The Judgments of Believers »

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Spiritual Realms

This is the most ambiguous of the texts, but the other two indicate clearly that discipline is not the purpose of the judgment The timing of this judgment The timing of this judgment is when Jesus “comes” o 1 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV) 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time;