Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tartarus - The Abyss

Question: The word translated hell in 2 Peter 2:4 is Tartarus another variation of Abyss? 

Answer by Odon Bulamba

Thank you my sister for your intensive Bible research. You'll never perish (Hosea 4:6). The Bible says that the word of God is alive and powerful (Hebrews 4:12). I sincerely believe that those who also want to be 'alive' and 'powerful' they need to meditate on this Word of God. Then they will know how God's breathe smells (2 Tim 3:16) and they will benefit from it, just as Adam or even more. I am always happy when I read: "being born again, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, by the word of God which lives and abides forever" (1 Pierre 1:23) - what a powerful message for Odon Bulamba, to know that I am born again of an incorruptible seed - the WOG?

Revelations 1:3 says:'Blessed is he that reads'
Do you need blessings? Simple answer, read the word of God every time (James 1:25, Joshua 1:8). And after reading it, we are invited to put it in practice, just like chemistry, physics and many other subjects - where we apply the taught theories into practice (James 1:22).

I thank God for you for the fact that you meditate on His word (Ps 1:2-3; Joshua 1:8)- how many Christian have an idea about this word 'Tartarus'? Although they read it, do they have time to stop and think about it?
And if they don't have time to meditate, how are they going to memorise the word of God and protect themselves from sinning? (Ps 119:11)?

“I have written unto you young men because you are strong and the Word of God abides in you” (1 John 2:14); “If you abide in me and my words abide in you” (John 15:7). And we can go on and on, and on...
The WOG is a weapon that we use in our daily lives (Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12)

Our Saviour said that if we keep His word in us whatever we ask will be given to us (John 15:7) opposite to Prov 28:9
We will overcome sin (Ps 37:31; 1John 2:14; John 8:31-32); we'll be filled by the Holy Ghost (Col 3:16; Eph 5:18-19). By the WOG we'll be sanctified (John 17:17). The same word gives us spiritual growth (Rom 10:17; 1Cor 3:1-2; He 5:12-14; 1Pet 2:2), faith (Rom 10:17). It makes us to produce more spiritual fruits (Ps 1:2-3; John 15:16).

Via the WOG we'll defeat the power of darkness (Eph 6:17; Mt 4:3-11; 2Cor 10:4-5; Heb 4:12). The same WOG brings success in life (Joshua 1:8; James 1:25; Psalms 1:2-3)and equips us to be wonderful counsellors (2Tim 3:16; Rom 15:14) which reflect the picture of Moses in Ex 18:16.

The Word of God is a detergent (John 15:3; Eph 5:25-27)and a mirror (James 1:23-24). When you feel being down, hopeless, discourage,disappointed the Word comfort,joy and brings hope (Jer 15:16; 1Peter 1:8; Rom 15:4; Heb 6:17-20). This WOG is a lamp to our feet and path (Ps 119:105)... we can go on and on...

Yes, Tartarus is a greek word - used only once in the Bible (2P2:4) and is translated as hell - it is believed by many that Tartarus is where God's enemies are sent

Have a blessed afternoon and may God be with you.

Once again thank you for your sharing

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