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I am a long standing subscriber of Midnight Call, and a reader of a number of your books. Before I get to the reason for this letter, I want to first thank you for your sincere and consistent dedication to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to His inerrant Word of God, and for your helpful insight as a prophetic voice for the end times.
There are three items I’d like to broach with you:
1. In the article entitled “World Conspiracy in Light of the Bible,” the author wrote, “All of the world conspiracy theories are so irrelevant and unimportant in God’s eyes that He does not waste one word on them in His Word.” This was referring to two prophetic books (I believe the author must mean Daniel and Revelation). There are other books that are prophetic, and I just want to point to Psalm 2:1-6. As I am not knowledgeable about the context of when this passage was written, and how it may apply to the article,
I prefer to just offer it up for the author to consider and let the text speak for itself, and ask if you could comment. Along the same lines, it came to mind that, when Jesus was betrayed by Judas, that event was sort of a conspiracy between Judas and the religious authorities; it illustrated how God incorporates the deeds of Humankind into His Divine Plan.
2. The second item I’d like to share with you is this. I recently read in another magazine the statement, “The physical man is a mortal soul that can die.” That statement created cognitive dissonance in me, as I have always believed that our soul does not die, but merely goes to either Heaven or Hell for the rest of eternity. However, I searched the Scriptures to wrestle with this. In Proverbs 10:16, “The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death,” and of course, in Romans 6:23, it says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” My question is, how can a lost soul be both dead and eternally tormented in hell? In Matthew 10:28, it says, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” The only thing I can think of is my definition of alive needs to be changed. Is a soul being tormented in hell dead?
3. Last, knowing that we are Body, Soul, and Spirit, I have been trying to understand in depth, the differences between man’s Spirit and Soul. In some future article, it would be nice if you could speak to that.
Thank you again for your dedication and your life work. God bless you, Brother Arno.
-F. Campagna, Jr., NJ
Answer: The conspiracy issue relates to the various organizations such as the Freemasons, Bilderbergers, Illuminati, etc., which are supposedly in charge of all economies and finance in the world in order to create a global society. That has some truth to it. After all, you and I could be considered part of this global conspiracy to create a truly unified world. How? By going to work, paying taxes, and purchasing things for ourselves; all that and more contributes to globalization. Thus, “the world conspiracy theories are…irrelevant” for Christians.
Man consists of spirit, soul and body. The spirit concerns itself with the spiritual things. The soul leans toward the here and now, the flesh. That’s why the spirit and flesh are enemies (see Galatians 5:16-17). For the lost, “death” does not mean non-existence; rather, it will continue for all eternity. “The soul that sinneth, it shall die” and suffer for all eternity.