This study looks at the book of Revelation from the perspective of Man, His Nature and Destiny which means the lessons will look at the judgments revealed in revelation as it pertains to man. Whether or not the perspective of eternal torment for the lost is accurate as opposed to just perishing with the appropriate amount of punishment. This study is best followed by the Man, His Nature and Destiny to provide the context of how by looking at Revelation we may expand our understanding of Man's destiny.
The lesson on January 17, 2016 was part 6 of "The Apocalypse" study. A review was given of last weeks points and then Wayne spent time on the word "eternal" in relation to eternal life and eternal punishment or destruction. We learn how to interpret eternal in the context of a something that appears to be perpetual and occurring over and over. It works to think that way with life, but when we look at punishment or judgment or destruction, it means the end result is eternal. This lesson does a good job laying out the scripture and examples showing us how to see what is means. God is righteous and He will not have those that are lost being punished forever. Instead, God will punish based on what the lost deserve and then perish. Those that are saved will not perish but have eternal life with resurrection in Christ. Our resurrected bodies will be fashioned for the ages which God has planned for us. The scripture reading was in Revelation 8:1-5 KJV