The Assumption of Additional Pain and Suffering-A Theoretical Thought
We have been taught for many years that hell is “a place of evil and suffering where the wicked are punished after death” but what if that was only partially true. What if the real hell was here on earth and all of the planets and the wicked are those of us who chooses not to follow the path of Jesus at every junction of our earthly lives when we must make a choice between doing what is right and doing what is wrong. When we choose to do what we believe is right in the eyes of God we live believing in Jesus but when we choose to do what is wrong we become the wicked.
Wouldn’t it make sense since so much pain and suffering is endured here on earth and as soon as we make the decision to do what is wrong we are immediately consumed by the fires of hatred, anger, hypocrisy, jealousy, greed, regret and so many other sins. Let’s take for example, the taking of another human life. The mind has always had a problem with reconciling unnatural acts and there is none greater than the taking of another human life. The mind searches for justification for this act and when one cannot be found, it walls off this act and slowly feeds it to the sub-conscientious in bits and pieces until the body can handle what has just happened. This may explain why the recent revelation of the Navy Seals increased drug use or the life of those who commit murder will never be the same. Somewhere, I believe that it adds to the pain and suffering you were already headed for by an addition of the pain and suffering of those whose life you’ve taken were destined for. In other words, when you take a human life, you now take on all the pain and suffering that was in store for them.
So what would be the punishment for this? I believe that it is a constant return to this hell maybe not on earth but another planet and maybe not in the form of a human but an animal or other until at such time we seek God’s forgiveness for the sins of our past earthly lives and are forgiven. I believe that for a few minutes between leaving this world in our earthly form and awaiting our return to this hell-hole, we will experience a little of what it would feel like to live forever in the body God has designed for each of us individually. 2nd Corinthians Chapter 5 is reported to read “For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands”. There we will finally get a taste of the promise of ever-lasting life but lose it due to our actions while surviving in this earthly hell.
What is it that we must do to insure when we leave this world in the earthly form that we continue to live this eternal life promise in the body designed especially for us by God? John Chapter 11 verses 25-26 are reported to read “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die”. So each and every time we come upon a choice, we truly need to study on that choice and make sure that when the decision is made, it is made with the confidence that the action you are about to take is believed to be right in the eyes of God because making any other choice may have just confined you to a repeat of all this pain and suffering you have endured so far with a possibility of an assumption of addition pain and suffering.