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  Outer darkness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most detailed of the Biblical passages regarding the outer darkness is in Jesus' parable of the wedding feast (also known as the parable of the marriage of the king's son).
In this sense, outer darkness is the opposite of paradise.
The use of the terms "Outer Darkness" and "Gnolaum" in their proper context have been clarified in many LDS Church publications over the years, and was one reason for the addition of Doctrine and Covenants Section 138 to the Church canon, however, the misperception still exists today.
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 Cast Outside
In this chapter, "outer darkness" is used to describe conditions in an area immediately outside the festivities attendant a royal wedding.
"Outer darkness" is simply one realm immediately outside of another realm, called "outer darkness" by way of contrast to the "inner light." Those cast out are removed from a sphere associated with light and placed outside in a sphere associated with darkness.
The second appearance of "outer darkness" in Matthew's gospel is in the parable of the marriage festival in chapter twenty-two.
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In the first two instances, "outer darkness" refers to a place of suffering for the unbelievers and is in contrast to the light where the believers will shine as the sun in the Kingdom of the Father (Matt 13:42-43).
The "outer darkness" in (Matthew 8:12 and 22:13) is referring to Ge'ena (1-67) the "place of burning" (Matt 5:22, 29-30, 10:28, 18:9).
The expression "outer darkness" in Matthew 25:30 occurs at the end of the parable of the talents which emphasizes the necessity of SERVING Christ faithfully.
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 Darkness (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
10:21) is described as darkness "which may be felt." It covered "all the land of Egypt," so that "they saw not one another." It did not extend to the land of Goshen (ver.
The "day of darkness" in Joel 2:2, caused by clouds of locusts, is a symbol of the obscurity which overhangs all divine proceedings.
"Outer darkness" refers to the darkness of the streets in the East, which are never lighted up by any public or private lamps after nightfall, in contrast with the blaze of cheerful light in the house.
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 Void - near-death experiences
Outer darkness and the reality with which it is associated were created and are held in place by collective self-interest.
He explained that the souls from the dark realms wage war with "the spirits of light that come into the earth for the awakening." This means it is a battle between souls coming into the earth realm and those leaving it.
Both groups, the souls of darkness and the souls of light, are attempting to influence the balance of light and darkness in the world.
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 - Darkness
Darkness: Ancient teachers interpreted darkness to mean, obscurity, spiritual blindness, gross ignorance, mean, low, base, vile, the regions of the dead, the flness, or darkness of hell.
The expression, "I will cover the heavens with darkness," and "The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood," signify great political calamities, involving the overthrow of kings, princes, royality, and all the respected leaders of the world.
In a moral sense, darkness refers to unbelief, ignorance and vice; so "the children of light,: in opposition to "the children of darkness,: these are the righteous, distinguished from the wicked.
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 What is Outer Darkness
The phrase "outer darkness" is mentioned three times in the Bible.
outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
3 times the phrase is found in the verses that mention outer darkness.
www.learnthebible.org /q_a_what_is_outer_darkness.htm   (501 words)

 christianity: What outer darkness?
That is, "outer" is only there in the context of contrasting it to the "inner" position of the Jews; it's not that "Outer Darkness" is the composite label of a place, but rather "Darkness" alone might be more appropriate.
Therefore, beyond the solidified sky is the darkness, and beyond the solidified earth is water.
The idea is somewhat different from the (largely moral) representations of darkness in the OT, and I guess that the writer of 1 Enoch may have received that idea from the Hellenistic culture which dominated Egypt and West Asia following Alexander's conquest: the Greeks believed in Ερεβος, the all-surrounding darkness.
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The funny thing is, although the phrase is “outer darkness”, when people quote the verse from memory, or preachers refer to it in sermons, you’ll often hear them say, “utter darkness”.
Tearist for terrorist, etc. My point is that Jesus talked about the dark, and most of us use a phrase that means the darkest part of the darkness.
So when we read “outer darkness” in the KJV, and many, many other translations, it’s such a weird phrase that we remember it as “utter darkness”, which is a phrase we are more accustomed to from pulpits across the land, in fact everyone where English is spoken, and in America.
www.life.on.net /snt/ozword/archive/outer.htm   (1137 words)

 Rubicon: Outer Darkness
The gloom stems from the largely unrecognized fact that dark ages do occur (and not only after the fall of the Roman Empire), that a culture can malfunction and deteriorate to the point that it begins to lose its accumulated working knowledge, the glue that holds its way of life together.
The gloom in Dark Age Ahead is also specific: there are political and cultural forces, Jacobs says, that are undermining the vitality of North American societies.
Finally, hope for avoiding a Dark Age requires revivification of a culture's core values, those ideas and principles that have brought us successfully this far.
www.robertsilvey.com /notes/2004/07/outer_darkness.html   (981 words)

 Articles / Back to Genesis / The Outer Darkness - Institute for Creation Research
The proposed dark energy, in contrast, would inhabit empty space and would be evenly distributed throughout the universe.
Dark energy would complete a picture of the cosmos in which more than 98% of the matter and energy is of some exotic, unseen form.
In His familiar parable of the talents, the judgment on the servant whose unfruitfulness had proved he was not a true servant was to "cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matthew 25:30; see also Matthew 8:12; 22:13).
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 The Biblical Evangelist
Although the term "outer darkness" is only found in the three passages under discussion, the Bible does describe Hell elsewhere in terms of terrible darkness: "These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever" (II Peter 2:17).
Outer darkness is not the destiny (not even the temporary destiny) of any member of Christ's body.
In the first it refers to unsaved Jews who will be cast into outer darkness; in the second it refers to saved people who will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father (13:43).
www.biblicalevangelist.org /index.php?id=415&view=Sermons   (3536 words)

 Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth
Christ predicts that the "sons of the kingdom shall be cast into outer darkness." This is not the first time in Matthew that a warning of judgment is leveled against the unbelieving Israelites.
All three passages associate outer darkness with "weeping and gnashing of teeth." One of the purposes of this paper is to determine if the weeping and gnashing of teeth involves anger/rage/pain/anguish (which would signify a place of torment or punishment) or whether it refers to sorrow/grief/regret/remorse which is the position of Hodges, Dillow and Wilkin.
Hodges, Dillow and Wilkin teach that all three of these "outer darkness" passages refer to saved people who are excluded from kingdom joys and who are not allowed to reign with Christ due to their unfaithfulness.
www.middletownbiblechurch.org /doctrine/hodgesgn.htm   (7869 words)

 The "Outer Darkness" in Matthew and Its Relationship to Grace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In this light, it is difficult to escape the conclusion that the "outer darkness" in Matt 22:13 does not refer to everlasting punishment of hell.
That is, in the culture of the day the wedding garment was a piece of physical clothing to be worn to a wedding feast, while the "outer darkness" refers to the darkness of night outside the brilliantly-lit, joy-filled banquet hall.
The "outer darkness" is that darkness which is outside the banquet hall within which the evening feast is taking place.
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 4.The Visible Church and the Outer Darkness
Membership in a true church – even a carnal church such as Corinth – is preferable to the outer darkness.
the visible church, is the outer darkness – where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.
In each instance where Isaiah's outer darkness is mentioned in the New Testament, its inhabitants are weeping and gnashing their teeth.
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 Matthew 8:12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out
but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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 Matthew 25:30 "Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in
And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
And cast out the useless bondman into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Matthew 25:30 YLT: and the unprofitable servant cast ye forth to the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.
bible.cc /matthew/25-30.htm   (294 words)

 Outer Darkness in Matthew 22:1-14
Exclusion from the marriage feast is outer darkness
They shall be cast forth into the darkness, the outer (darkness).
It [outer darkness] seems to have denoted an area outside a well illuminated banquet hall where there was darkness…the outer darkness may be a reference to a place or position of far less rewards…
www.bereanbiblechurch.in /messages/sunday2004/outerdarkness_2.htm   (1795 words)

 Outer Darkness -- The Way of Peace Website (via CobWeb/3.1 pl2.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Instead of entering the City and all His Glory, he was cast out of the lighted area of the palace into the OUTER DARKNESS (that is, outside the City and God's Glory), and this brought great sorrow; thus the weeping and gnashing of teeth.
If this is then true, then OUTER DARKNESS could not be Hell (or else we would have God sending His people to Hell and we know that is not possible).
Therefore, this OUTER DARKNESS must be a type of judgment that takes place here on earth to the unfaithful child of God (Col 3:23-25).
www.thewayofpeace.org.cob-web.org:8888 /outerdarkness.html   (6109 words)

Hell, which presently resides in the heart of the earth, is removed from its present location at the end of this world and finds its final residence in the lake of fire.
The concept of outer darkness and the lake of fire is becoming more and more apparent in the science of astronomy.
Dark matter, the astronomers theorize, is an invisible material that gathers together in large clumps and affects its surroundings with the tug of gravity.
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 Outer Darkness and Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth is Not Hell?
Darkness, weeping, and gnashing of teeth are being attributed to God's holy heaven where the Lord God himself giveth them light, and where God shall wipe away all tears and there shall be no more pain.
This parable of the unprofitable servant is a perfect example of the severity of God because the servant (the believer) did not "continue is his goodness;" instead, he buried his talent (did not serve God with the grace he was given) and was cast into outer darkness.
30), who is cast into "outer darkness," indicates that he is not a true disciple of his master.
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 www.myspace.com/outerdarkness (via CobWeb/3.1 pl2.cs.utk.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Outer Darkness was formed by Johnny and Roman Torress in 2002.
Outer Darkness was searching for a new drummer when Joe found them through an ad placed at Sam Ash.
Through the rapidly growing fan base, considerable amount of interest from venues, and infectious songs, Outer Darkness shall prove to be a main contender in the Metal Genre.
www.myspace.com.cob-web.org:8888 /outerdarkness   (945 words)

 Outer Darkness - Message Board - ezboard.com
Outer darkness is a description of the death of the soul.
His mistake was not doing the will of the master of the house, which was to put on the wedding garment provided by the host.
To a Hebrew, Outer Darkness is to not be able to enter the "Land of Israel".
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 The Outer Darkness History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Outer Darkness is a project of mine that started in Los Angeles and has since migrated up to Northern California.
The goal of the power trio Outer Darkness was to create music that had some structure to it, but yet was left open for improvisation at key sections in the compositions.
The "Doug Michael & The Outer Darkness" release has 9 cuts on it and is all recorded live, no overdubbing.
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 [L5R-CCG] Rules Question - The Outer Darkness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Shugenja A has The Outer Darkness attached and has bowed your Unit B. You are resolving a battle at one of your provinces as defender.
The Outer Darkness Limited: Bow this Shugenja, who may remain bowed, to target one of your other units.
While this Shugenja remains bowed and in play, the other unit may not straighten, and while you are the Defender, you may, as a Battle action, straighten this Shugenja to straighten the other unit, move it into the current battle, and take an extra consecutive Battle or Open action (or pass).
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 Matthew 8:12 while the natural heirs of the Kingdom will be driven
American Standard Version: but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast forth into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
Darby Bible: but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.
King James Version: But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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PSA 18:11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
ISA 13:10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
JOH 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
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 Robert Fripp - The Gates Of Paradise
The Outer Darkness takes up the longest part of this CD, while three of the four parts of The Gates Of Paradise were also present on the Pie Jesu CD single.
Again the atmospheres are greatly evoked on this album, the darkness in The Outer Darkness and the pastoral feelings in The Gates Of Paradise.
Still, the overall darkness of the Outer Darkness, the feeling of being underground, alone in a cave, makes listening to it, not a happy experience, though an interesting one.
www.cs.uu.nl /people/jur/reviews/thegatesofparadise.html   (476 words)

 Elephant Talk: Robert Fripp - The Gates of Paradise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
"The Outer Darkness" Part I and XI (subtitled respectivelly "The Outer Darkness" and "In Fear And Trembing Of The Lord" are taken from the live perfomance in Argentina and are based on the opening and closing soundscapes performed on 9 June 1994.
Half way through this suite Fripp inserts the final movement of "The Outer Darkness": clearly, his vision of the road to Paradise is not an easy one.
This first piece is particularly fluctuant between circumstances as we begin in the immersion of the rumbling Darkness, and then move on to explorations, confrontations and gruelling fear.
www.elephant-talk.com /rfmusic/gates.htm   (1208 words)

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