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To: killermosquito; Just mythoughts

When exactly did He make Hell?


135 posted on 12/22/2011 5:39:13 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady; Just mythoughts

I don’t know.

“Just mythoughts” suggests that it has not been made yet. I think that it has already been made.

A story from the Bible seems appropriate here: Two men are described in a parable that Jesus Christ told his followers. One of the men lived a life of luxury and the other, whose name was Lazarus, was so poor and sick that dogs licked his wounds. Both men died and Lazarus was carried to paradise and the rich man to a place of torment. The man in torment could see Lazarus in paradise and he begged that he come to comfort him with a drop of water. But he was told that he could not go to the other man and that the other man could not come to him.

So, from the story it would seem that we will all go to one of two places: a place of torment and suffering or a place of peace and comfort. The story goes on to say that the rich man begged that Lazarus go and warn his family to stay away from the place of torment. But the rich man was told that his family had Moses and the prophets (the Bible) but the rich man said, “no, my family won’t believe unless someone goes to them from the dead.” And the rich man was told if his family wouldn’t believe Moses and the prophets they wouldn’t believe someone who goes to them from the dead either.

I believe that God exists and that there is a heaven and a hell. I also believe that God loves us and that He sent His Son to become one of us. Imagine that, the CREATOR of the Universe became one of us! He lived a perfect life and then died on a cross. By doing so, He paid the debt for our sins. And like I said in the prior post; it wasn’t a debt he owed. Nor it it one we are capable of paying.

So the real question is not what will happen to you when you die, but does it matter to you that HE died?

If God exists and if Christ is His Son and if His death paid the debt for your sin then IT MATTERS.

BTW, the story of the rich man and Lazarus is the only story Christ told which includes the name which suggests to many that it may be a true story rather than a parable.


151 posted on 12/22/2011 2:48:37 PM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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