- “The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.” (1 Samuel 2:6, NASB)*Sheol (Hebrew) = Hades (Greek) = Realm of the DeadPlease notice that the “ending” is “making alive” (of the dead) and “raising up” (of those bound in Sheol first).Yes, the verse clearly mentions the generality that any who goes to Sheol (including the punishment regions of Sheol called Gehenna or Hell in English, Luke 12:5 or from the reward location of Sheol called Paradise too, Luke 23:43),—> He Will “raise up” (Resurrect it Perfect) but for those in Hell, only after the necessary Judgments & Evil destroyed from it first, e.g. Matthew 10:28.Similarly,“‘See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.” – God (Deuteronomy 32:39, NASB)Please notice the order of “death” (will be followed by ‘life’) and “wounded” (will be followed by ‘healing’) in the “End” (order specified by Holy Scripture as it is written).Simple isn’t it when we ‘believe’ it ‘as it is written’ without any ‘word or meaning changes’ from any man’?Blessed be YHWH our Salvation, Lord Jesus Christ (Please notice the word “all” in verse below too agreeing to those Old Testament verses quoted above, as it is written too):“For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.” (1 Corinthians 15:22, NASB)““But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God:‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 22:31 – 32, NASB)Yes, “ALL” eventually:“Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 20:38, NASB)Conclusion“Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.”Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.” (John 11:24 – 27, NASB)Yes, truth is clear when translated ‘literally’ for ‘factual’ verses:“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4, KJV)Beautifully put:“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 12:32, BSB)P/S: Please consider this for further edificationGod Will not change from doing it = meaning of ‘repentance is hidden from My Eyes’God Will save them from Sheol first before destroying it = meaning of ‘Ransom’ (Save, 1 Timothy 2:6 with 1 Timothy 2:4 too in context) from the Power of ‘Sheol’God Will save them from ‘Death’ too (including all type of Death, even the Second Death too) = meaning of ‘from Death I Redeem (Save) them’“From the hand of Sheol I do ransom them, From death I redeem them, Where is thy plague, O death? Where thy destruction, O Sheol? Repentance is hid from Mine eyes.” – God (Hosea 13:14, YLT)Please ponder deeply and be surprised to see that this is what it means when these “factual” verses are ‘literally’ translated. Simple and Deep.What a Beautifully misunderstood God He is.
Jonathan Ramachandran is founder at AnonymousChristian.org which serves as a Christian Blog discussing the Greater Hope of Biblical Christian in Christ Alone. He is also an IMO (International Math Coach) and a featuring Guitarist for many bands.