When I first started looking at UR [on this board, because I had never thought about it before,] I was kind of horrified that I might end up with Hitler as a bunk mate--so to speak.
You know what I mean. The first thought is that the curtain goes down, all are saved, it was just a play, all those tears, all that suffering, and afterwards, we all go to the actors party and shake hands.
Do I want Hitler to suffer for what he did? YES. He ruined the lives of millions of people.
I know that God is a God of justice and that he will act justly towards Hitler, as he does towards all of us.
But, he is also a God of mercy.
Our world has, in fact, been called "The Theater of the Universe," a place where good and evil interact for the education of the whole created cosmos. Shakespeare concurs: "All the world's a stage, and we are but actors upon it." Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, all those guys are only guilty of sins common to all men, and if we think it's a numbers game, Jesus reminded us that if we hate our brother, we are murderers too. If you ever have Hitler as a bunkmate, he will have been rehabilitated, and his sins paid for and forgotten.
Do not despise them, for we all must give an account to our Creator.