Sparrow, I thought you were going to say that sometimes you get so angry you agree with the Phelps. I know Israel's God given national law of death by stoning is a lot more severe than placards. I anticipated you'd take another turn because, for myself, I get sick of the lies. All the room in this brave new world for every manner of brazen sexuality but no existence permitted, none whatsoever, for the simply repentant sinner, washed in the blood of the Lamb, cleansed from sin's deep stain, freed from sin's dark power to live righteously and Godly filled with the Holy Spirit. "Homosexuals can't change" is the deceived rant of the world and the practical anti-biblical belief for so many calling themselves the Church that are controlled by dread and revulsion rather than the heart of the Saviour. It's the same tired chant, only in a positive light, from the other branch of Babyon, falsely calling themselves the Church, who throw out the Bible and say, "Gay's OK! they're born that way." No room for the simple follower of Jesus!
jabcat, as you just pointed out, there are various underlying words over which the single term, "hell" has been unwarrantedly pasted. The point I'd make is that with only a little exposure to Greek -- such an easy thing with all the free software and Greek helps online -- (like Hanesgiraff can't use a concordance even?), just a teeny-tiny, eeny-weeny 'ittle bit of Greek and you realize those other words are there. If you care to be true to God and His Word you know He gave it in Hebrew and Greek. So then how can anybody with even a ity-bity, teeny-tiny, eeny-weeny 'ittle bit of CONSCIENCE keep saying "hell" all the time?
What's been on my mind lately is:
Maybe making a surface use of words people will deny it, but what they believe in their hearts about what their God does, which is why they act the same (and they really do!) THE GOD OF THEIR HEARTS NEVER FORGIVES AND CAN NEVER BE SATISFIED! They treat people like their God behaves.
THE GOD OF THEIR HEARTS NEVER FORGIVES AND CAN NEVER BE SATISFIED!