Skip to comments.Is It Morally Acceptable To Hope Anyone Goes To Hell?
Posted on 12/06/2004 12:44:58 PM PST by Lindykim
"Is it morally and theologically acceptable to hope anyone goes to hell? ... One...need not be a conservative Christian to believe in some form of hell for the evil. All one need be is a rational believer in a just God. For if there is a just God, it is inconceivable that those who do evil and those who do good have identical fates. A just God must care about justice, and since there is little justice in this world, there has to be in the next. And belief in the next world is also not confined to Christianity. As the Encyclopedia Judaica ... (edited largely by non-religious Jews) notes in the first sentence under the heading 'Afterlife,' 'Judaism has always believed in an afterlife.' ... Much of humanity has been adversely affected by modern-day terror. The lives of millions -- virtually all Palestinians and Israelis, for example -- have been terribly affected by Arafat. And there are hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been destroyed or shattered by him. At the same time, other than a few sycophants enriched by some of the billions of dollars he embezzled from the Palestinians, no one has had a better life because Yasser Arafat lived. ... Yasser Arafat single-handedly made nihilistic acts of cruelty routine, even respectable. ... Thanks to him, the Palestinian name is identified among people of goodwill with barbarity just as the German name came to be associated with barbarity as a result of Hitler. ... Just as any decent human being would want good people to be rewarded in whatever existence there is after this life, they would want the cruelest of people to be punished. So, of course, I hope Yasser Arafat is in hell. ... If you think that is hard-hearted, consider the alternative, that one of the most corrupt and cruel human beings of the past half-century is resting in peace. Whoever isn't bothered by that is the one with the hard heart." --Dennis Prager
Sister, Aloise Buckley Heath, "Will Mrs. Major Go to Hell?"
Every soul that Christ shed his Blood and was resurrected for shall be with Him in Heaven.
So, if he died for everyone's sins, all are going to Heaven, right?
You've stated our Christian teaching. I believe Prager, as an orthodox Jew, is stating the Jewish teaching. Perhaps I'm wrong and someone more knowledgeable will correct me?
John 3:16 .....Without Christ we are lost!
Lindy, Lindy, Lindy....you've got to start utilizing paragraphs....and even links that match your subject matter!
I am sure that everyone at sometime in there life has told someone to "Go to Hell" not a nice thing to say but I doubt that someone is really thinking they wish that person to be in a burning hell being tortured by hot flames...
Frankly, I doubt my opinion would make much difference to the ultimate decision.
Warren Sapp is gonna go to hell for his un-necessary blindside hit of Chad Clifton of the Packers two years ago.
Not me, dude.
Yep. They might darn a sinner to Heck, though.
No we're not. I know I'm going to heaven because of my faith in Jesus Christ. Many others here will also not go to hell. I pray you don't either.
IMO, It should be the Christian hope that all be saved.
But, I also believe that knowing someone will possibly go to hell by all outward appearances (and feeling that would be justice), is not the same as hoping someone would go to hell.
If I could give up my life of doing good and forfiet my soul to hell, I would do it in an instant if it meant saving even the enemieds of God. This is Christianity.
And if they're Southern Christians, they'll also bless his heart!
It isn't me who is proposing this.
It's Dennis Prager who is.