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"Hell" definition disclaimer

(Garth D. Wiebe, originally from previous disclaimer Aug 2014, "hell" as separate entry April 2017)

This is a disclaimer about what I said about the English word "hell," as well as some other comments I have made about tripartite dogma. First of all, my discussion might on the surface smack of a similarity to that of Jehovah's Witnesses. It is not. Jehovah's Witnesses claim that man's spirit is only his "breath" or "life force" (with an analogy to "electricity"), so they say that when a man dies, he ceases to exist, and the body without that "life force" is all that's left, decaying in the grave, so that the man becomes spiritually and physically annihilated. This is also used by them as part of an argument that there is no eternal "hell," but only annihilation. Then they redefine the "resurrection" as God re-creating a man from God's memory of him (i.e. from scratch). Since they believe this about Jesus, in actual effect they deny that Jesus rose from the dead, since there would be nothing of Jesus that died which rose. Then they go so far as to say that the "holy spirit" (they de-capitalize the name) is "God's active force," not a person, not God himself, again, analogous to "electricity." This is all terribly wrong, and I want to make sure that I am not associated with any such teaching or ideas. They have created a clever counterfeit of the Christian faith.

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