Originally posted by FMF
This is little better than a bumper sticker "idea".
I am interested, as you know, in the "torturer God" ideology, and I realize that you don't share that ideology. But you do seem to be a proponent of some kind of 'punisher God'. If you believe that "sins" have been forgiven by the actions of Jesus [retrospectively and preemptively, yes?], what are humans "pu ...[text shortened]... for? Are they "punished" for what they think ~ their supposedly incorrect thoughts ~ is that it?
Just my opinion mind you, but I believe sin has been satisfied at the cross for all willing to receive it..
Sin is still in us and it leads to death. That is why I say choose life. A person needs to receive the grace of God through Jesus to live. Don't, and it is the same as choosing death. No, i don't believe God is a punisher.
I think he just looks to see if Christ is in you or not. If not, again, that is choosing death.
We all die, but as I said, those with Christ will be resurrected to life, those with out Christ will die a second death.
Those that have Christ will become "like him". The alternative is death.