No one was created by God to endure unendurable agony in Hell for all eternity. The idea is a smear on the character of our Loving God.
Go ahead and dump 50 random Bible verses on me. You are just wrong.
posted on 01/04/2013 8:23:55 PM PST
If I did hand you 50 verses that show that there is a hell and people are going there, how can I be wrong? Either there will be people in hell, as Jesus claimed, or there is no hell. WHat are you going to believe, the word of God, or your own misguided beliefs?
Hell is a place, God made it, and there will be people there, otherwise God wouldn’t have made it.
posted on 01/04/2013 8:30:37 PM PST
(Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
No one was created by God to endure unendurable agony in Hell for all eternity. The idea is a smear on the character of our Loving God. Go ahead and dump 50 random Bible verses on me. You are just wrong.
I'm not going to quote any Bible verses for you but I am curious. If you believe in God, that He is a loving God, and everything you believe about God, did you not learn that from the Bible? If you believe that part of the Bible, why would you reject other parts of it?
posted on 01/04/2013 8:31:45 PM PST
I’ll stick with the Bible. You are just wrong.
Why should a Holy God endure unrighteousness in His presence for all eternity future?
posted on 01/04/2013 8:34:24 PM PST
(Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
God gave man Free Will. It is our choice to reject Him. Without that “choice” we are not created in God’s Image.
You are basically saying that God is not “Just”. That is an impossibility, as all Christian Theologians have proven—if anything—that if there is a “God”, He must be Just. It is incomprehensible to think God could be Unjust-—then, you are thinking of paganism and their type of gods. It would be unjust to not punish evil-doers.
posted on 01/04/2013 8:55:52 PM PST
(Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
Lol, perhaps you should read Jesus’ own pronouncements about hell...Matthew 25:46 - He said it Himself.
Satan would LOVE that Christians would believe their sin and their witness means nothing simply because God will abolish Hell.
GOD GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON...WHY?
posted on 01/04/2013 9:00:22 PM PST
I believe in Hell on Earth.
But I don’t believe in eternal torment.
posted on 01/04/2013 9:02:35 PM PST
(Causing trouble since 1976)
No one was created by God to endure unendurable agony in Hell for all eternity.
I submit these names, a non-exhaustive enumeration, to you: Joseph Stalin, Lyndon Johnson, Adolph Hitler, Malcolm (X) Little, Pol Pot and, of course, the murderous Ted Kennedy. Realizing that every one of these viciously evil individuals are all suffering eternal torment reveals that God is Just and that we must take the full, unadulterated meaning of His Holy Word. It's God's universe and He sets the rules. Period.
posted on 01/05/2013 12:57:22 AM PST
(DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
After studying the Bible extensively on this subject - I am left with the inescapable conclusion that not all are given eternal life (IE immortality) but only those who are believers in Jesus. The lie began in the Garden God said the day you eat of the forbidden tree you will die (IE you will no longer live forever be immortal but you will die become mortal). The serpents response was you will not die meaning you will not become mortal, meaning you will remain immortal and be as God. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish (die because they are mortal), but have everlasting life (be immortal). Immortality is a gift of God death is the consequence of sin. Two excellent places for information on this subject are as follows. (not a study for the faint of heart). http://www.sheol-know.org http://www.hell-know.net I find it interesting that this is a place (Free Republic) with so many educated, rational and well informed people many of which came from error into truth. They were taught the things they were taught previously by (often times) very well intentioned and loving people then they grew a brain ☺ and began to think for themselves and became conservatives. These same people try to convince others of the truth they have learned and are amazed at how blind people could be. Never be afraid of where the truth will lead you seek and you will find. Deep in your hearts you know that you question why God would punish His unbelieving creation for eternity in fire. You are loving parents and know there could never be an offense that would ever have you respond in punishing your child for eternity. You will always love them even if they hate you. We are like that because God is like that loving His enemies, love those who are in error! I implore you to look for yourselves the majority are not always right. Immortality is a gift of God. Your unbelieving loved ones who have died are not rotting in hell they have not been granted immortality. Remember death and hell will be thrown into the lake of fire. Study to show yourselves approved the truth will set you free!
posted on 01/05/2013 9:28:45 AM PST
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