It is always sad when I review different verses in the Book of Mormon. It is because they so often either contradict the Bible or their own teachings. For example, a verse in Jacob 6:10 speaks about a lake of fire for the wicked, and it being eternal. It reads, “and according to the power of justice, for justice cannot be denied, ye must go away into that lake of fire and brimstone, whose flames are unquenchable, and whose smoke ascendeth up forever and ever, which lake of fire and brimstone is endless torment.” (Jacob 6:10). This one teaching in the Book of Mormon is often overlooked, where they think it is said metaphorically. However, this is simply because baptisms for the dead is so important to them and does not work with people not receiving a second chance after this life. They would rather deny this verse and believe in people escaping this torment through the works for dead people in the temple. I often wonder why Mormons deny teachings in their book of Mormon, like the trinity (2 Nephi 31:21; Mormon 7:7), worshipping Jesus (2 Nephi 25:29), and the teaching of the lake of fire (Jacob 6:10).
The truth is, when the lake of fire is spoken of in the Bible, it is a real thing that people will go to if they are not saved. Jesus even spoke about hell more than anyone else. He said, “wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.” (Matthew 18:8,9) And here are those people who will go to the lake of fire after they are judged and found guilty. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8) If a church says you can have a second chance to go to heaven when you die, run from it as fast as you can. This teaching is from the pit of hell. Don’t get caught up in a cult that only leads to destruction.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I love Your ways. I cannot get enough of Your wisdom and teachings. Please continue to pour into me this day and the rest of my life. I only want to be led by You, my King. There are many counterfeits out there when it comes to Your truth and I am so glad that You opened my eyes to know Your truths and not the so-called truths of men. It is true that many man-made teachings sound wonderful at first glance, but when looked at with Your eyes, it is easily spotted as a counterfeit teaching. The truth is, there are no second chances after we die. I believe in what has been spoken in the Bible and that the fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, whoremongers, sorcerers, idolators, and all liars shall have their part in the lake of fire. They will not have the opportunity to receive any of the Mormon baptisms for the dead, for their fate is sealed in their death. You have spoken this to me many times as I have communed with You in prayer and read the Bible. I just pray that many of the Mormon people will also understand how false their teachings really are before it is too late. I love You, Lord. Amen.