Sunday, June 12, 2016

Is the Ohio Valley Spiritual Hell? The Bible Says It's So

Is the Ohio Valley Spiritual Hell? The Bible Says It's So

Hell is  the residence of fallen spirits or buried giants. This more than any other place in the world is Ohio.

     The next race of giants of giants which we find mentioned in Scripture is The Rephaim, a name which fequently occurs, and in some remarkable passages. The earliest mention of them is the record of their defeat by Chedorlaomer and some allied kings at Ashteroth Karnaim (Gen. Xiv. 5) Extirpated, however, from the east of Palestine, they long found a home in the west (Sam xxi. 18 sq. 1 Chr. xx. 4) It is probable that they had posssessed districts west of the Jordan in early time, since the “Valley of the Rephiam” ( 2 Sam. v. 18 : 1 Chr xi. 15 ; Is. Xvii. 5), a rich valley S.W. Of Jerusalem, derived its name from them. They were probably one of those aboriginal people to whose existence the traditions of many nations testify, and of whose genealogy the Bible Gives us no information.
In A. V. the words used for it are the “Rephaim” “Giants”, and the “Dead.” That it has the latter meaning in many passages is certain 

Job 26:5

"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.

Psalms 88:5

like one set loose among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, like those whom you remember no more, for they are cut off from your hand.

Prov. 21:16 

The person who strays from common sense will end up in the company of the dead.

Isaiah 26:14

They are dead, they will not live; they are shades, they will not arise; to that end you have visited them with destruction and wiped out all remembrance of them.

 An alternatice consideration seems to leave litle room for doubt that the dead were called Rephaim, from some notion of Sheol ( A. V. “hell”) being the residence of fallen spirits or buried giants.