Am I supposed to be happy about this? I don't find this any comfort at all, I wouldn't do this to my own enemy or to a rat and be able to watch it, no matter what this enemy or even a rat has done to me.Or do I misunderstand what you are putting forth?
I am sorry for your loss, Rob. I am only happy to announce it is a misunderstanding of what is being put forth. You hit the nail on the head, you wouldn't do this to your worse enemy, no matter what they have done to you. That, my brother, demonstrates a selfless love for your enemy. Yes, God get's the vengence, but God is love, so what kind of vengence awaits a person in the seat of Love? One of loving direction! You know the Scriptures, "Love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you." God is not above His own commands, especially spoken by His Son. If even one person was
an enemy to God, God loves them. Nothing can seperate us from the Love.
Jesus died for all mankind, reconciling all mankind to God. This is without consultation of mankind, but on the authority of Jesus Christ, whom God had given all mankind to. So in reconciling all mankind, He destroyed what made us enemies to God, and united us all under His Son proclaiming us also His Children. Your mother, is one of those Children, whether she knew it or not.
So is your mother being tormented by perpetual flames, or limited flames? No. The fire is already out, and the flames only represent a judgment. That judgment comes out of the God, God who is Love and knows all things including the most tender things of your mother that you love. He will not forget these things, but in fact He treats her without regard to any sin she has committed. In fact, the sins of the world are not taken into account when it comes to this judgment. 2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them.
And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
It is this message that we are sharing with you.Colossians 1:19-23
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things
, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.
Now, I hope you are at peace because I can assure you, your mother is.