God’s Punishment of Hell Part 1 In   God’s   Holy   Books   He   states   that   the   only   reason   He   created   humanity   is   to   see   who   is   best   in   conduct.   No   matter   what   the   people   who   don’t believe   in   God   are   saying   the   only   thing   that   has   ever   happened   on   earth   is   because   God   wants   to   see   who   is   best   in   conduct.   Everything   else that   people   believe   is   happening   is   either   a   lie   or   an   illusion.   God   promises   that   He   will   send   all   those   who   believe   in   Him,   the   last   day   and work   righteousness   to   a   beautiful   paradise   in   the   next   life   where   they   will   live   in   everlasting   happiness.   Conversely,   God   promises   that   He   will send all the evil people who disobey Him to hell in the next life where they will suffer forever. Furthermore,   God   promised   that   He   would   destroy   every   society   on   earth   that   refuses   to   repent   from   their   evil   deeds   and   join   those   who   believe in   Him   alone,   the   last   day   and   work   righteousness.   However,   The   Most   Gracious   has   decided   to   show   mercy   to   us   by   granting   each   population a   period   to   repent   with   a   preset   date   to   end,   called   respite.   During   this   period   of   respite   from   God,   the   people   are   allowed   to   disobey   Him   and do   whatever   they   want.   But,   once   their   respite   has   ended   God   promises   to   destroy   that   population   if   they   have   not   repented.   In   God’s   holy books   there   are   many   stories   told   about   the   civilizations   that   God   destroyed   in   the   past   for   their   disobedience   to   Him. What   was   it   that   God   was demanding of these civilizations that were so difficult for them to do that lead to God deciding to make an end of them? As   a   servant   of   God,   I   am   striving   to   deliver   God’s   clear   message   and   His   warning   to   the   world. The   clear   message   that   God   wants   His   servants to   deliver   to   the   world   is   that   you   must   disassociate   yourself   from   anyone   who   doesn’t   believe   in   God’s   message   and   warning   if   you   want   to   be of   those   who   will   enjoy   the   happiness   of   Heaven.   This   warning   to   you   and   the   world   from   God   also   includes   your   family   members   and   friends if   they   love   infidelity   above   faith.   Except,   God   tells   us   to   keep   company   with   our   parents   even   if   they   do   disbelieve   and   to   treat   them   with respect   and   honor   as   long   as   they   live.   However,   God   says   don’t   obey   them   or   participate   with   them   in   anything   that   He   says   is   wrong. Abraham,   who   is   considered   the   father   of   the   three   major   religions   of   today,   was   willing   to   kill   the   son   that   he   loved   to   please   God.   But,   most people   who   claim   to   believe   in   God   and   His   promise   today   seems   unwilling   to   disassociate   themselves   from   evil   people   for   God.   The   Most Gracious   tells   us   that   if   we   will   obey   Him   in   this   matter   that   He   could   eventually   bring   our   loved   ones   back   to   us   and   bless   them   to   go   to Heaven   too.   However,   if   you   don’t   disassociate   yourself   from   all   unrighteous   people,   God   said   that   He   would   punish   you   in   this   life,   and   send you to hell with those who do wrong. When   God   demanded   the   people   in   those   civilizations   in   the   past   to   disassociate   from   evil   people   even   if   they   are   friends   or   family;   I   think   that this   was   one   of   the   things   they   found   so   difficult   to   do   that   lead   to   God   destroying   them.   I   say   this   because   when   I   tell   people   that   they   must disassociate   themselves   from   disbelievers   even   if   they   are   family   or   friends   if   they   love   infidelity   above   faith,   they   respond   with   profound disbelief.   They   say   that   I   am   a   cold-hearted   person   and   they   don’t   believe   that   God   is   that   cold-hearted   to   ask   people   to   do   that.   Nonetheless,   I don’t   think   that   you   or   anyone   else   can   reject   what   I   am   saying   without   also   rejecting   God   because   I   am   only   telling   you   and   them   what   God told   His   servants   to   tell   the   people.   I   will   not   be   given   you   this   message   if   I   have   not   already   disassociated   myself   from   my   family   members and friends who have rejected this warning from God. Most   people   today   are   of   the   opinion   that   we   shouldn’t   judge   people,   that   we   should   love   those   who   sin   and   pray   for   them.   However,   God   asks the   believers   in   the   Quran   not   to   pray   for   disbelievers,   and   would   you   force   someone   to   believe   in   God   against   their   will?   Also,   God   tells   the believers   in   the   Quran   that   if   we   don’t   judge   by   the   light   of   understanding   that   He   has   given   us,   then   we   are   no   better   then   those   who   do   wrong. What   good   is   there   in   having   knowledge   and   understanding   from   God   if   we   are   going   to   do   no   more   with   it   then   those   who   know   nothing? The Most   Gracious   knows   that   what   He   is   demanding   people   to   do   is   very   difficult   for   them.   But,   if   you   want   to   save   yourself,   your   family members   and   your   friends   from   suffering   in   hell   forever,   then   you   and   I   must   do   it.   Did   you   think   you   will   enter   the   Garden   of   Paradise   on   just saying that you believe without being tested like those who came before you? The   world   is   evil,   and   we   all   can   see   that   it   is   getting   worse   every   day.   I   think   one   of   the   main   reason   why   the   world   continues   to   get   worse   is that   those   who   say   they   believe   in   God   refuse   to   denounce   the   evil   especially   if   it   concerns   their   family   members   or   friends.   If   God   bless   those, who   claim   to   believe   in   Him   to   exceedingly   prosper   most   would   only   end   up   bringing   their   evil   family   members   and   friends   with   them   to   share in   that   prosperity.   In   this   case,   nothing   has   changed   except   we   would   have   a   lot   more   prosperous   evil   people   on   earth.   However,   if   God-fearing people   disassociate   themselves   from   all   the   evil   people   including   their   family   and   friends,   then   God   bless   them   to   prosper;   this   will   encourage the   remaining   people   to   follow   their   good   example   and   obey   God   too,   or   be   left   behind.   God   is   offering   us   an   excellent   opportunity   to   save ourselves   and   some   of   our   family   members   and   friends   from   suffering   in   hell   forever   in   the   next   life.   But   most   people   today   are   thinking   more about   the   little   fun   that   they   enjoy   in   this   limited   life   than   what   we   must   do   to   be   blessed   by   God   to   make   our   world   better.   Or,   they   are   more concern   about   what   their   disbelieving   friends   and   family   are   thinking   and   saying   about   them   than   pleasing   God   to   be   of   those   who   will   enjoy Heaven. In   the   past   when   God   reintroduced   His   clear   message   and   warning   to   the   world,   only   one   person   or   just   a   few   people   believe   in   it,   the vanguards   of   religion.   Unfortunately,   far   too   many   times   in   the   past   just   a   few   people   choosing   to   believe   in   God’s   message   and   the   warning was   not   enough   to   save   their   societies   from   destruction.   However,   we   should   find   hope   for   our   civilization   in   a   beautiful   story   from   our   not   too distant   past   about   an   orphan   boy   who   grew   up   and   became   Prophet   Mohammed.   Prophet   Mohammed   and   just   a   few   followers   were   blessed   by God   to   convert   their   society   in   only   23   years   to   a   beautiful   place   where   most   people   worshipped   God   alone   as   righteous   people.   Prophet Mohammed   is   one   of   a   very   few   success   stories   in   man’s   history   because   his   people   excepted   God’s   message   and   warning   and   they   repented.   If they had rejected it, God would have destroyed them as He has destroyed so many other civilizations in the past. If   you   are   of   the   few   blessed   to   accept   this   message   and   warning   from   God,   then   you   also   must   share   in   the   responsibility   to   make   it   clear   to   the people.   If   you   are   confident   in   your   speaking   and   writing,   then   explain   this   message   and   warning   to   others   in   your   own   words.   But,   if   you   are not   sure   that   you   can   tell   it   clearly   to   others   you   are   welcome   to   download   copies   of   any   of   my   articles   from   my   website   and   share   them   with others.   If   you   find   that   your   friends   and   family   have   rejected   this   message   and   warning,   then   you   must   kindly   begin   to   disassociate   yourself from   them   and   start   seeking   out   those   who   believe   as   you   do.   If   someone   claims   to   accept   God’s   warning,   it   should   only   be   excepted   as   the truth when this person begins disassociating his or herself from those who disbelieve. The   same   message   and   warning   that   I   have   shared   in   this   article   is   the   same   message   that   Prophet   Mohammed   represented   and   delivered   to   his people. And,   it   is   the   same   message   that   all   of   God’s   Prophets   gave   to   their   people   from Adam   to   Mohammed.   May   God   be   pleased   with   them all.   However,   after   Prophet   Mohammed,   there   is   no   need   for   another   prophet   because   we   now   have   the   Holy   Quran   that   can   give   any   righteous person striving to serve God the same message, understanding, and mission as the prophets. Many   people   today   think   that   we   hold   our   destiny   in   our   own   hands,   but   we   do   not   because   our   existence   is   still   in   God’s   hands.   If   we   used what   God   has   given   us   to   strive   to   please   Him   and   do   good   deeds   for   ourselves   and   others,   I   believe   God   will   continue   to   bless   us   with happiness   and   prosperity.   I   think   that   He   will   allow   us   to   continue   to   enjoy   his   blessing   for   an   appointed   time   here   on   this   earth   and   we   will   also find that his promises of Heaven in the next life to be true. However,   if   God   becomes   displeased   with   us   because   we   have   chosen   to   follow   Satan,   our   avid   enemy   into   every   kind   of   shameful   acts imaginable   I   fear   that   God   will   destroy   us   in   this   lifetime.   I   fear   this   because   we   are   enjoying   so   much   above   anyone   else   in   history   and   the   rest of   the   world   today.   However,   I   believe   that   we   the   righteous   people   who   are   willing   to   obey   God   today   can   rise   and   meet   this   challenge.   We may   even   end   up   pleasing   God   better   than   any   other   people   in   the   history   of   humanity.   Why   not   believe   in   the   best   of   people?   I   run   into   so many   people   who   choose   to   believe   the   worst   in   others,   and   it   seems   to   bring   out   the   worse   in   them.   God   tells   us   in   the   Holy   Quran   to   strive   as in a race to all that is good, so I am inviting all righteous people of the world no matter race or religion to join me in this race to please God. Statements from the Holy Quran as a witness to what I am saying in this article Q18:7   That   which   is   on   earth   We   have   made   but   as   a   glittering   show   for   the   earth   so   that   We   may   test   them   as   to   which   of   them   are   best   in conduct. Q3:104   Let   there   arise   out   of   you   a   band   of   people   inviting   to   all   that   is   good   enjoining   what   is   right   and   forbidding   what   is   wrong;   they   are   the ones to attain felicity. Q60:   04   There   is   for   you   an   excellent   example   to   follow   in Abraham   and   those   with   him   when   they   said   to   their   people:   "We   are   clear   of   you and   whatever   ye   worship   besides   God:   we   have   rejected   you,   and   there   has   arisen   between   us   and   you   enmity   and   hatred   forever   unless   ye believe   in   God   and   Him   alone":   But   not   when Abraham   said   to   his   father:   "I   will   pray   for   forgiveness   for   thee   though   I   have   no   power   (to   get) aught   on   thy   behalf   from   God."   (They   prayed):   "Our   Lord!   in   Thee   do   we   trust   and   to   Thee   do   we   turn   in   repentance:   to   Thee   is   (our)   final Goal. Q58:22   Thou   wilt   not   find   any   people   who   believe   in   God   and   the   Last   Day   loving   those   who   resist   God   and   His   Apostle   even   though   they were   their   fathers   or   their   sons   or   their   brothers   or   their   kindred.   As   such,   He   has   written   Faith   in   their   hearts   and   strengthened   them   with   a spirit   from   Himself.   And   He   will   admit   them   to   Gardens   beneath   which   Rivers   flow   to   dwell   therein   (forever).   God   will   be   well   pleased   with them and they with Him. They are the Party of God. Truly it is the Party of God that will achieve Felicity. Q9:23   O   ye   who   believe!   Take   not   for   protectors   your   fathers   and   your   brothers   if   they   love   infidelity   above   faith:   if   any   of   you   do,   so   they   do wrong. Q9:24   Say:   If   it   be   that   your   fathers   your   sons   your   brothers   your   mates   or   your   kindred;   the   wealth   that   ye   have   gained;   the   commerce   in which   ye   fear   a   decline;   or   the   dwellings   in   which   ye   delight   are   dearer   to   you   than   God   or   His   apostle   or   the   striving   in   his   cause;   then   wait until God brings about His decision: and God guides not the rebellious. Q2:214   Do   ye   think   that   ye   shall   enter   the   Garden   (of   Bliss)   without   such   (trials)   as   came   to   those   who   passed   away   before   you?   They encountered   suffering   and   adversity   and   were   so   shaken   in   spirit   that   even   the Apostle   and   those   of   faith   who   were   with   him   cried:   "When   (will come) the help of God?" Ah! Verily the help of God is (always) near! Q9:113   It   is   not   fitting   for   the   prophet   and   those   who   believe   that   they   should   pray   for   forgiveness   for   pagans   even   though   they   be   of   kin   after   it is clear to them that they are companions of the Fire. Q35:37   Therein   will   they   cry   aloud   (for   assistance):   "Our   Lord!   bring   us   out:   we   shall   work   righteousness   not   the   (deeds)   we   used   to   do!"   Did we   not   give   you   long   enough   life   so   that   he   that   would   receive   admonition? And   (moreover)   the   warner   came   to   you.   So,   taste   ye   (the   fruit   of your deeds): for the Wrongdoers, there is no helper." Q14:44   So   warn   mankind   of   the   Day   when   the   Wrath   will   reach   them:   then   will   the   wrongdoers   say:   "Our   Lord!   respite   us   (if   only)   for   a   short term: we will answer Thy Call and follow the apostles!" "What! were ye not want to swear aforetime that ye should suffer no decline? Q11:113 And incline not to those who do wrong or the Fire will seize you, and ye have no protectors other than God nor shall ye be helped. Q5:   45   We   ordained   therein   for   them:   "Life   for   life   eye   for   eye   nose   for   nose   ear   for   ear   tooth   for   tooth   and   wounds   equal   for   equal."   But   if anyone   remits   the   retaliation   by   way   of   charity   it   is   an   act   of   atonement   for   himself.   And   if   any   fail   to   judge   by   (the   light   of)   what   God   hath revealed they are (no better than) wrong-doers. Download or share this article
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