Best Joke in all Greek Scholarship is discussed in Video in link above (an example of such a phrase in Original Koine Biblical Greek with regard to translating the Bible correctly or accurately first).
As the video (please take time and view both sides first as it is Commanded in Holy Scripture, John 7:51, Matthew 12:37, Luke 12:57) also proves this same fact:
“They didn’t even translate a word of the Original Greek in the phrase concerned as it is found in Revelation 20:10”.
Please carefully note that the question in Luke 12:57 is mentioned by Lord Jesus Christ in the Context of understanding first that any afterlife Judgment or Punishment is NOT forever but “only till the last penny is paid” (Luke 12:59, implying limitedness, not unending beating but few or more stripes accordingly only where measurability of “few” or “many” itself proves that it is NOT “infinite” but “finite”) as our Blessed Savior mentioned ‘such Proper afterlife Judgment Principle’ in Consecutive Verses Prior (in Luke 12:47 – 48 first) in regards to the UNKINDLED FIRE of afterlife Judgment (which refers only to the LAKE OF FIRE, Luke 12:49, Revelation 20:11 – 15, Matthew 25:31) Proving Context Irrefutably “as it is Written”.
Isn’t it Amazingly Clear in Holy Scripture and God does NOT change from all this? Please ponder this Deeply. Thank-you.
What shocks me is the Warning in this Verse:
“I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.” – apostle John (Revelation 22:18 – 19, NASB)
Please note carefully that the Verse above (Revelation 22:18 – 19) warns against “adding or removing” from ‘the Revelation Prophecy Book’ (Context, e. g. the Verse containing the phrase “ages of the Ages” in Revelation 20:10).
Are you sure that the popular translations which did NOT even translate almost any word of this Original Phrase in Greek are going to be considered as ‘not adding or removing’?
Number of people believing something doesn’t prove anything as ONLY HIS WORD proves TRUTH (John 17:17, Romans 10:17). For example, it is well known (but not spoken openly) that ‘most Catholics consider Protestants to be unsaved’ and ‘most Protestants consider Catholics to be unsaved’ due to Doctrinal differences.
As for me, I believe that despite our theological errors, God can Save any Christian (be it Catholic or Protestant) as that’s what HE SAVES by HIS MERCY ONLY means (Titus 3:5) and it DOES NOT depend on HUMAN WILL or MINISTRY or GOOD WORKS or EFFORTS AT ALL (Romans 9:15 – 16) as the quoted Verses clearly mean:
“He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His Mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,” – apostle Paul (Titus 3:5, NASB)
“For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.” So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.” – apostle Paul (Romans 9:15 – 16, NASB)
Thus the only Scriptural solution to this is that I plead to our Blessed Savior, Lord Jesus Christ to have MERCY on our DOCTRINAL ERRORS and SAVE US regardless toward BELIEVERS (John 3:16, Titus 3:5) who have Partook of His Flesh and Blood First (Spiritually Life Giving, John 6:54) to be His Bride in the First Resurrection ‘during the early hour which is the “hour now is” within the Last Day’ (John 5:25, Revelation 20:4 – 6, Luke 20:35 – 36, Romans 8:19, John 6:44).
As for non-believers, I pray that some may be saved as soon as possible from their afterlife Judgment in Hell now (1 Peter 3:18 – 19) if ‘they believe after seeing Him’ (John 3:14 – 15, John 6:40) in the ‘Second Resurrection at the later hour which is the “hour which is coming” in the Last Day’ in the “Resurrection of the righteous” (Luke 14:14, John 5:25, John 5:28 – 29, Daniel 12:2) or post Lake of Fire Judgment (1 Peter 4:5 – 6) being Reconciled as these “thirsty ones from the Lake of Fire” (as the Fire makes one thirsty & His Bride is never thirsty and calls out to these too) to take the WATER of LIFE FREELY after their Judgment-part in the Lake of Fire first (Revelation 21:8 followed later by this Great Prophecy in Revelation 22:17).
An “age” is split into “days” which is further split into “hours” where each denotes an unspecified time as God Wills.
Please note carefully that the “Two Resurrections to life” are implied in John 5:25 during the Last Day which is signified by the words “hour now is” (at the start of the Last Day, First Resurrection of the righteous toward His Sheep in Sheepfold1, His Church, His Bride, who both KNOW His VOICE and HEAR Him, John 10:14) and the “hour which is coming” (at the end of this same Last Day of this current Age, Second Resurrection of the righteous toward His sheep which did NOT HEAR His VOICE NOR KNOW Him on earth (John 10:16) being Saved by the Good Shepherd in the afterlife only (Matthew 25:31 – 46), Sheepfold2 of those who believe Him in the afterlife AFTER SEEING Him, (John 3:14 – 15, John 6:40), Matthew 18:12).
God knows His Sheep where some sheep know Him in this life itself (“faith” – ‘believing before seeing Him’, John 10:14, Sheepfold1) while other sheep of His do NOT know His Voice NOR hear Him in this temporal life on earth (who only believe AFTER SEEING Him in the afterlife as He is Lifted Up only there, John 3:14 – 15), that is, they WILL HEAR His VOICE and HEAR Him in the afterlife (John 10:16, Sheepfold2) AFTER they SEE Him there (John 6:40) and are SAVED by Him too (Matthew 18:12, Luke 15:4).
Between the First and Second Resurrection is a thousand year time period of His Millennial Reign (Revelation 20:4 – 6).
Truly God Alone is Good and Perfect in all His Ways!
Blessed be the Savior of the World Who became Flesh to Save the World!
HalleluYah, O Great and Magnificent One!
That Video link (again):
P/S: Related Posts (Examples)
1) Age of the Ages – A Mystery of Highlighted Time Periods in Scripture for His Divine Purposes
2) FAQ – Sheep vs Goats – First and Second Resurrection – Millennial Reign – Judgment Day
3) FAQ – Great White Throne of Judgment
4) Millennial Reign – is it during this Age or the Next? is it with the New Earth or the Old Earth?
5) AGE1 – Timeline for the Current Age and its Major Events
6) Ages – Past, Present and Future
7) Ages – Beginning and End
8) Mature Wisdom & The Ages