Some examples:. These verses speak primarily of this world, but not at the exclusion of the afterlife. Steve, good point. Steve Galegor — I had immediately the same reflection as you about Lewis. So, there is no one around who could honor you. But, unfortunately, there is no one to agree with you. Thank you for connecting biblical teaching about hell to shame. The comments about Lewis and hell and the afterlife are helpful, too. What followed was rather horrible. Tirian felt quite certain and so did the others that the Cat was trying to say something: but nothing came out of his mouth except the ordinary, ugly cat-noises you might hear from any angry or frightened old Tom in a backyard in England.
And the longer he caterwauled the less like a Talking Beast he looked. Uneasy whimperings and little sharp squeals broke out from among the other Animals. It has forgotten how to talk! It has gone back to being a dumb beast. Look at its face. Everyone saw that it was true. And then the greatest terror of all fell upon those Narnians. I think this is because Westerners have a hard time thinking of judgment without rules and laws, so this is an example where culture fences off our theological imagination. Are there any other writings by CS Lewis related to judgement and hell?
Other writings by Lewis on the topic? There is much here; I think he addresses most every objection to the existence of Hell, what we can determine about its nature, and who ends up there and why, and what it is NOT. They enjoy forever the horrible freedom they have demanded, and are therefore self-enslaved: just as the blessed, forever submitting to obedience, become through all eternity more and more free.
Forgot to add the link to this relevant article by Roger Olson. Thanks for the post! Thanks Jessica.
After the Fall: Resurrecting Your Life from Shame, Disgrace, and Guilt by Donald Hilliard
We typically only think of shame as embarrassment before people, but there is an objective and theological aspect to it as well. Anyhow, more coming at some point. Obviously it does; otherwise the wicked would not be resurrected to judgment as Christ clearly teaches they will be. Although many of them have proudly lifted up their heads in this world, have had a very high thought of themselves, and have obtained outward honor among men; yet God will put them to open shame, by showing all their wickedness and moral filthiness before the whole assembly of angels and men, by manifesting his abhorrence of them, in placing them upon his left hand, among devils and foul spirits, and by turning them away into the most loathsome, as well as most dreadful, pit of hell, to dwell there forever.
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Some examples: All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled; they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment Psa All worshipers of images are put to shame Psa For God scatters the bones of him who encamps against you; you put them to shame , for God has rejected them Psa His enemies I will clothe with shame , but on him his crown will shine Psa Pull up. He just ignored the warning, flipped the switch and a few moments later, everyone was dead. If we ignore that voice and do as we please, we begin the process of searing the conscience.
The next time, the voice of the conscience will not be heard as loudly or as clearly. If we continue to ignore our internal warning system, the conscience will eventually stop warning us at all. Every time we ignore the voice of the conscience, we are re-training the conscience.
We are teaching it that things which it believed were harmful are now alright. We need to be very careful how we treat the conscience! I heard about a family who had an old lab. They kept that dog in their yard and they used one of those invisible fences to keep the dog in.
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Before the dog gets a shock, however, he gets a series of beeps. Well, this old dog knew what that fence could do, but if he saw something outside that yard that he wanted, he would still go get it. That dog would back away from the fence, bare his teeth,. Before he got to it, he would start to howl and then run right through the pain.
That dog learned that if he ran far enough, he would get beyond the range of the fence, the pain would stop, and he could go where he wanted.
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People who ignore the warning signals in their conscience are doing the same thing. They ignore the pain in their heart and keep running until the signal stops. When a wound is cauterized, heat is used to seal off blood vessels to stop bleeding. The word originally meant to brand. Branding causes a scar and a scar has no nerve endings; it cannot feel! A conscience that becomes seared is a conscience that ceases to feel!
God has a way of awaking our conscience; often through hard times. The name of the place pricked their heart. Is there a person or place that, just to mention it, pricks your conscience? Maybe you remember some experience or some sin or some offense you caused, and when that person or place is mentioned, your hear is pricked and stirred.
One of the tools God uses to awaken our conscience is the Law of Association. When the brothers arrive in Egypt, Joseph recognizes them right away. He had probably been waiting and watching for them to show up.
They did not recognize him. Why should they? He is now a man; not a young boy. He had adopted Egyptian dress and appearance. The Hebrews dressed in long robes. The Egyptians wore short ones. The Hebrews wore beards. Egyptian men shaved both their faces and their heads.
We are told the brothers could not speak a peaceable word to Joseph. Again, the Law of Association was being used. The brothers had accused Joseph of spying on them for their father so he could give his father and evil report concerning them. Joseph put them in prison for three days. Joseph leaves his brothers alone with their conscience in the quietness of seclusion. The brothers began to take personal responsibility for their sin and guilt.
At first Joseph said he would keep nine brothers in prison and send one brother back to get Benjamin, but he decided to keep one brother in prison and send nine back home; and to send them back with money in their bag. You would normally look upon this money in the sacks as a blessing, but to them the money was like a cobra in the sack. They saw clearly that God was involved! A secret that has remained buried for 20 years bubbles to the surface.
You need to know that if you really belong to the Lord and you have hardened your heart, God will not allow you to remain in that condition forever. He will come and get you and He will use whatever it takes to awaken your conscience. If we can take anything away from this chapter today, it is the truth that the conscience can be cleansed. IF you have allowed your conscience to become dirty and defiled, it can be restored to purity.
Your conscience can be like an Albatross around your neck or you can bring your guilt and shame to the Lord and let Him deal with it and make things right. Resurrecting a Dead Conscience Genesis ,57; A little over 20 years have passed since Joseph was sold by his own brothers into slavery. When we go against the warnings of our 33 conscience, it punishes us with feelings of guilt, shame, and regret. The brothers of Joseph had an: I.
https://setvederpertsi.ga Abandoned Conscience Paul gives us some interesting truths about our conscience: The conscience can be defiled 34 Titus The conscience can be seared. That dog would back away from the fence, bare his teeth, 35 and start to run toward the fence. Awakened Conscience God has a way of awaking our conscience; often through hard times. What were these brothers thinking when they saw all those slaves working as they entered Egypt? Gen When the brothers arrive in Egypt, Joseph recognizes them right away.