Originally posted by checkbaiter
So, if God sends people to eternal torture, is He still loving? Isn't He vengeful, and cruel? If my earthly father was kinder than this to his enemies...is my earthly father better than God?
No, my friend, this is not my God. Not the God of the bible. The God of the bible says "love your enemies". The God of the bible is "all good, and in Him is no ...[text shortened]... this theory of eternal burning cannot be biblical. It is an error, understanding the scriptures.
Yes My friend, got is PURE, and he is Holy, and in his presence there is no place for evil. Read the bible, and see how many times he says How much he HATES sin, how much he HATES evil, how much he HATES an unbelieving heart, and read about the wrath of the Living God, YAHWEH.
and read isaiah's account of "It pleased him to bruise him" talking about christ. God hated sin so much, but loved mankind so much, that he decided to place all mankinds sin onto himself (through his son, since son and father are one), and then direct his wrath on himself, so that it pleased him that he had punished the sins of man. Just so that he can forgive them, and have them redeemed. That's how much he loves man.
God's hate for evil, and sin, was completely satisfied and quenched by the suffering of christ. which is why anyone who believes in christ, is saved by grace, the grace that, their sin's have been suffered by christ, and hence that sacrifice removes their sins, and makes them scarlet white.
But any spirit that does not believe, is under condemnation, and there is no sacrifice in its sin's stead. That's why you go to hell, and suffer the pain christ did, because you do not believe.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, so that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life."