The punishment of the wicked in Hell is as never ending as the bliss of the righteous in heaven. Jesus Himself indicates that punishment in Hell is just as everlasting as life in Heaven (Matthew 25:46)
Bottom line is this. We will all die someday and we will all go somewhere after that. Good news is that we will all end up exactly where we wanted to be, in accordance with how we lived our lives, and based on what we chose to believe.
Thank you for this life you have given me, you are so good but you are also to be feared. I pray that I would always be in awe of you. You are the one that can throw body and spirit into the pit of fire.
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While walking down the street one day, a U.S. senator is, tragically, hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
Face it. The day we step into eternity may come sooner than we think. In preparation for that moment, we need to know this truth-not everyone is going to heaven. How can we know for sure that we are going to heaven?
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Do we believe that hell is a part of the perfection of God’s justice? If not, we have far greater theological problems than those localized to hell.
If God were truly forcing us to worship him, 99-100% of the world’s population would be Christian. Obviously, this is not the case, so perhaps God’s intention is not to force us after all. Many people reject Christianity and even the notion of God, so clearly we have the freedom to believe God and hell don’t exist. If God meant to force everyone to worship him, he would not have allowed people to doubt his existence or coming judgment.