Bible Teaching

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The Hebrew word for "hell" is "sheol," and is variously translated as "hell", "grave", or "pit" in our English Bibles. Additionally, in places such as Psalm 5:5; 9:17; 16:10; etc., some Bible versions translate this as "hell" and others translate it as "grave." This should be a clear clue that much Christian preaching is misguided in implying that Satan's (supposed) fiery kingdom is in view. There is a "hell," but it is not the kingdom of Satan, nor is it eternal and unending, since the Hebrew "olam" and Greek "aion" (source of our word "eon" or "age") do not mean unending time. See: Universal Grace


Certainly, "we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ" (Rom. 14:10), but the purpose of judgment is to effect repentance (Isa. 26:9) and not to punish to no purpose. See: Restore All Creation!


God instituted no prisons or "penitentiarys"; the Bible promotes the principle of restitution. The guilty are to repay the damage they have caused, with death (not eternal punishment!) for capital crimes (Deut. 13:11; 19:20). Furthermore, there is no principle in God's law allowing for unending punishment; even the wicked dead are to be raised for judgment. See: Universal Grace

Privacy Policy of Spirit Of Grace Fellowship, inc.

Spirit Of Grace Fellowship takes your privacy seriously and we know that your privacy is very important to you.  We have formulated the policy on this page because we recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of information that we may collect from online visitors. By accessing our website you acknowledge and fully understand our Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement. Our intention is to be as clear as possible about how and why we use information we may gain from you via this website.  If your questions are not fully answered by the information on this page, please email us at We also have a Data Protection policy which governs how we use the information that we collect about you on this website.

Colossians 1:20


Privacy Policy effective January, 2009:

Data Protection Statement

By providing your personal details you agree to allow Spirit Of Grace Fellowship to contact you by mail, email, or telephone in connection with its charitable purposes. Spirit Of Grace Fellowship does not make personal data available to other individuals or organizations.

How do we collect information about you, the information we collect, and how do we use it:

Spirit Of Grace Fellowship, inc. collects certain information from and about its users in three possible ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.

a. Web Server Logs

When you visit our Website, we may track information in order to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • Your Internet protocol address.
  • The kind of browser or computer you use.
  • The Number of links you click within the site.
  • The State or country from which you accessed the site.
  • The Date and time of your visit.
  • The Name of your Internet service provider.
  • The Web page you linked to our site from.
  • The Pages you viewed on the site.

b. Use of Cookies
Spirit Of Grace Fellowship, inc. may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience.  A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. 
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide you convenience and to save you time.  As an example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality. 
Spirit Of Grace Fellowship, inc. does not share aggregated site statistics with outside organizations, and never allows other companies to place cookies on our website. You also have the ability to accept or decline cookies; most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you decide to reject cookies by changing your browser settings you need to be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

Why we collect information about you:
To provide you with information about our work including membership related mailings, events, resources, fundraising and any other services described on our website.
To make sure we have an accurate record of all donations received.
To enhance or improve your experience on our website. When you indicate your preferences through our online form or through your use of our site, we will use this information to personalize the site to better meet your needs.
Who sees your information?
The information we collect through our website will be used exclusively within Spirit Of Grace Fellowship. We do not pass any of your personal information to any other organizations and/or individuals without your express consent.

Our use of your information:
The information that you provide to Spirit Of Grace Fellowship will be used to provide you with information about our work including membership related mailings, events, resources, fundraising and other services and activities described on our website.

By providing information you are agreeing to receive mailings that communicate the work of Spirit Of Grace Fellowship. By providing your email address you are agreeing to your email address being used for the purposes of receiving emails concerning the work of Spirit Of Grace Fellowship. Each time you receive an email you will receive an option to unsubscribe from subsequent emails.

How long do we keep your information?
How long we keep your information collected through our website depends on the context in which you provided it. We will keep information that is necessary for us to provide membership mailings, other resources and for statistical purposes.

Links to other sites:
This website includes links to other sites. Spirit Of Grace Fellowship cannot be held responsible for their privacy policies or the way in which they handle personal information.
This statement may be subject to updates and changes. Please revisit it each time that you consider giving personal data through this site.

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