quote - "yeah, he's in hell"...
yes, you would think so, wouldn't you?
we might think that's just what he deserves - to be tortured, tormented, have his skin literally melted trillions of times off his bones - over, and over again for trillions of years
does God truly, completely give us what we deserve? or does He have another plan that's beyond our human comprehension? Do we fully understand His ways? Does He react the way we do?
do you think bin laden had the same opportunity to be saved as you or I? ("no one can come to the Father unless the Holy Spirit draws him")
do you know where the idea of hell truly came from? (hint - check out Augustine (500's) Dante (1600's) then the King James translators - then passed down and accepted as "the truth" into Christian thought
hell's a made up word, made from several different words in the Greek and Hebrew, meaning different specific things
is God a god of endless torment, or is He a Redeemer? i.e., does He "just" punish, or punish with a restorative purpose (Sodom and Gommorah will be restored to its original state [Ezekial 16:55])
where to start with this thought process as presented in the opening statement on fb?
NOW my brutally honest reactions...[oh man, things are so "messed up". where to start? so many people are deceived. reminds me of how in Jesus' earthly ministry, so many (almost all) were unable to see Who He was. further, that's the way it was planned - they were purposely veiled, so that during that age, they were not allowed to "know" Him. Similarly, could it be that in this age, somehow it's God's will that most are blinded to His ways as far as how He deals with mankind in the ages to come and therefor "eternity"?]
We want to get back at people. Are God's ways our ways? Are there things we've been taught that causes us to miss some things? Does a good shepherd lose his sheep and allow them to perish?
And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day. John 6:39
Jn 3:35,36 says The Father has placed all things into His hands (what exactly does that mean, because the next verse says those believing are in good shape, while those not believing have the wrath/anger of God still on them. True enough, but that doesn't speak of their "eternal/final" destiny either...also, "placing all things in His hands" could mean He has authority over it all vs. "everything is His SO nothing will be lost"...