Not long ago I read that It’s important to distinguish between regular atheists and the militant liberal atheists, and I agree. To that point I will add that, not only should we learn to distinguish between the two types of… Read More ›
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.
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.
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.
To say that you don’t want to go to heaven because a loved one won’t be there is to fail to understood that, no matter who you are, your greatest loved one, Jesus, is already there.
In fact, all my interactions with non-believers over the years has led me to the conclusion that I think about, wonder about, and worry about Hell far less than people who claim it doesn’t even exist.
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.
Of all the plot formulas in literature, perhaps the most popular and enduring is that of the epic journey. The reader who follows Frodo as he walks to Rivendell or Harry Potter as he hunts down Voldemort’s horcruxes quickly becomes a participant in the journey. Sharing in the adventure and the danger of the road, the reader realizes that he has also, in the process, made a pilgrimage into his own soul.
Is there scientific proof that God exists?