2 Thessalonians 1:9-Eternal Destruction

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9 who will pay the penalty: eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might

“who will pay the penalty” The word who is in reference to those that do not obey the message [the Bible] of Jesus Christ.

“eternal destruction” means that a person in hell has no more purpose or function. 

An illustration: The Light Bulb

The function of a light bulb is to light up the place it is in. Now, let’s say, you grab the light bulb and slam it to the ground, it will get destroyed. Its function will be destroyed but it won’t be annihilated since it will be on the ground in pieces. That is what its meant by eternal destruction

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Jude 1:23-Saving People From Hell

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23 and some save, snatching them out of the fire with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh. 

“save others by snatching them out of the fire” The words “snatching them out” gives the image that they are in it already. That is the urgency of those who don’t have Christ Jesus, for they are headed to a place of torment with flames.

The word “fear” warns us to be cautious that when we are confronting a person to evangelize, to make sure that we are the one influencing him to Christ and not the other way around [influencing us to their lifestyle] or else we can fall into the same trap he has fallen into. 

The word “hating” is not directed to the person but to how he is living. The life that one chooses will reveal if they have accepted Jesus as their Lord or have chosen Satan as their god through money, sexual immorality, and all kinds of the lust of the flesh.

For a deeper study on the topic of Hell click: How did Jesus describe Hell?

Jude 1:13-Wandering Stars

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13 wild waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the blackness of darkness has been reserved forever.

“wild waves of the sea” They are very destructive and unstable.

“wandering stars” Refers to a departure from the truth.

Literally speaking, there is a special place in hell made for false prophets whose plan is to make you abandon the Lord for their gain.