Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"God is all loving. He would never send me to Hell."

"God is not all loving. The Bible doesn't say he is 'all loving', It says that God is love. He's not a slave to love. The Bible sees that He's also just, holy and righteous. When people say that God is all-loving, they are implying that God is so loving that He wouldn't send people to Hell. Let me ask you a question. If a man sexually abused children, tortured them, cut their throats and said that he would do it again if he had half a chance, should a judge punish him? Of course he should. If the judge is a loving man, wouldn't he still punish that wicked person? Of course, and God will punish all wicked men, even though He is 'love.'

"My god would never send anyone to hell"

Do you realize that you are breaking the Second of the Ten Commandments by saying that? You have made a god to suit yourself. Your god would never send anyone to Hell, because he couldn't. He doesn't exist. He's a figment of your imagination. You have made a god you feel comfortable with. I did the same for many years before I became a Christian. You believe that because the god you have conceived in your mind has a low standard of morality. Did you know that the God of the Bible - the God you have to face on the Day of Judgment - commands you to be perfect? He is perfect, and He will judge you with a perfect Law that demands perfection."
(Also can be used to respond to "My God would never create hell", etc.)"

(from ChristianAnswers.net)


satire and theology said...

One of my blog links recently wrote a rather critical post on hell:


I know I have posted these previously, but you have posted on this topic previously many times as well, and so for the sake of new readers...;)


hell lecture

Within my PhD and Reformed thought although God loves all of humanity this love does not mean that all would be deemed suitable as citizens within his Kingdom everlastingly, even if we reason that God could regenerate all persons if he so desired, which is my view.

All persons are sinners, but all persons would not turn out in the same suitable way if regenerated, I reason.

God, and God alone would be completely just in making such decisions concerning suitability, as persons retain a limited freedom and are not forced or coerced into the Kingdom even as made sinless through salvation/resurrection.

Jeff said...

Thanks, Russ.

A while back, some Jehovah's Witnesses knocked on my door, and they used the illustration that a good father would never intentionally press his child's hand against the stove, to burn his child. He asked, how then, could God do such a thing to His children, since we are all God's children? My response was that not everyone is God's children; we are all creations of God (more specifically, reproductions of His original creations), but only those who are regenerated (born again) are His children (otherwise, Jesus would not have said in Matt. 7:23, "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."). Ephesians 2:3 calls the lost "children of wrath." And in John 8:42a, "Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me."

thekingpin68 said...

Good response to them, Jeff.

Jeff said...

Thanks, Russ.