While the above statement may be true, this is NO way to induce someone to become a Christian. However, over the past 100 years or so, this probably was one of the most popular catch-phrases in Christianity.
Just as another blogger wrote today, I’m not going to debate about the specifics of Hell, however, remember our GREAT COMMISSION.
The world as a whole is imbued in Sin and thus, separated from our Heavenly Father. The answer to this separation is Jesus, the Son of the Living God, our Christ who died for our sins.
I agree it is love that motivates us to tell others their fate for rejecting the Salvation plan of Jesus. In other words, we have rewards and then again, we have consequences for our ACTIONS. In this case it’s a matter of what we profess with our tongue.
I guess sending everyone to Hell is cool enough, but my message, while not ignoring the punishment: is that Jesus is most represented by LOVE.
I read that the dead in Christ possess eternal life and that the others perish. I suppose in the good judgment of God some really need to perish. I mean I’ve read about some really bad dudes who are simply unfit to live or to ever live again. I think you’d all agree with me that Satan fits into this category but then again he has tons of legions that follow him.
As far as I’m concerned those bad guys can go to hell and I’m not going to feel bad about it. Yet, for those who are lost…for those who are lonely and in despair and who are low and in despair, I offer Jesus as the way and the truth and the life.
Yes, I know we are to love, but I seriously doubt that God loves Satan or his followers or their evil deeds. Even love has limits when it comes to God. We don’t teach that, but the bible does.
So then, since we have this dichotomy of life: eternal life or eternal death, our job is to reach as many as possible. Even then, conviction rests with the Holy Spirit, but nonetheless we are not to question the entire process, but only to trust that God is in control. And for that, we are taught that upon death Hell will be the final destination for those who have rejected our Lord, The Christ. Hopefully, many will be saved rather than consumed in the Lack of Fire with Hell.