On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger  broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members aboard. The spacecraft disintegrated high above the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Cape Canaveral , Florida, at 11:39 a.m. EST .

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was a terrible explosion. However, the cabin crew and its occupants were alive and  almost definitely conscious for the next 2 minutes and 45 seconds of their free fall from 46,000 feet.  The falling debris rained down on the Atlantic Ocean for almost an hour.  In fact the unfortunate seven crew members were now also free falling debris. 

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was a terrible disintegration.

However, the cabin crew and its occupants were alive and almost definitely conscious for the next 2 minutes and 45 seconds of their free fall from 46,000 feet. 

Again, a little-known horrible fact is that they were PINNED TO THEIR SEATS and almost definitely conscious during that 2 minutes and 45 seconds before the shattering and lethal impact with the Atlantic Ocean.

The Jewish Scriptures speak of eternal conscious torment.  In the Hebrew Bible Isaiah calls this torment “deraon” at the very end of his book, and Daniel, at the end of his book, also emphasizes that it is “deraon olam,” that is, that it is eternal. So there is a Biblical Jewish picture here in the Jewish Hebrew Bible of eternal, conscious torment, involving final separation from Hashem's mercy and unending experience of the horror of divine judgment.

Rebbe Melech HaMoshiach underwent torments, pierced alive and conscious, on Ben Dovid’s Tree (שמואל ב יח יד).


To ransom you from the conscious torments that the Jewish prophets Isaiah and Daniel warned about. In the many allusions to the Davidic Moshiach in the book of Isaiah, the words about “young plant,” “shoot,” and “root” in Isaiah chapters 11 and 53 link the two chapters. These chapters show that it is the Davidic Moshiach who makes our quid pro quo ransom from conscious torment. His ransom is being wounded for the transgressions of Israel (ישעיה נג ח).

You may tie your shoestrings in the morning, but the undertaker may untie them before night.  Cry out for mercy. Your soul is not mere free falling debris like these seven unfortunate Space Shuttle crew members. Cry out to the Davidic Moshiach. He loves you and gave Himself for you. Yeshua Ben Dovid is your Goel Redeemer and King David called him Lord (תהילים קי א).  So should you. Trust in His kaporah atonement for your soul now.  He is the one our people have been looking for all along and, now, all over the world, are recognizing in greater numbers than ever before.  His body did not see shachat (corruption) (תהילים טז י).

Neither will yours if you receive him and receive a new spirit (רוח חדשה, יחזקאל לו כו) for your eternal redemption. He is waiting to receive you unto eternal life.  Amen.

If the Challenger crew members had known the  conscious torment  that was about to come upon them, of course they would never have gotten onboard the Challenger crew cabin. 

If any reader really understood the conscious torment warning given by Daniel and Isaiah in the Jewish Hebrew Bible, such a reader would never get onboard any Bible teacher’s doctrines  of annihilationism or soul sleep.

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