And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
 

66:24 look upon the carcasses. The Lord Jesus used this terminology in describing the awful nature of eternal hell, the lake of fire (e.g., Mark 9:42-48), the ultimate fate of all who die without Christ (Revelation 20:11-15). This verse intimates that redeemed men and women will somehow be able to view the sufferings of the lost in that distant corner of the universe (which certainly cannot be on the new earth) in order to contemplate the magnificence of salvation. This probably will be only a one-time viewing, for soon “the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind” (Isaiah 65:17).

 


© 2014 Institute for Creation Research. All Rights Reserved.

Proclaiming Scientific Truth in Creation | www.icr.org