After all, the church teaches the unbelievers that God loves them so much that He created a hell for them if they do not accept the gift of His grace, nor love and worship Him all because of their free will.
Sure seems like it would be a strange mental gymnastic maneuver for no gain. But we do see that here. Many get into arguments about the traits and attitude of God even though they deny his existence. I suppose they can question believers about it, but not God. And they can only question the believer about that believers belief not about Gods' attitude. No SoM it makes no sense at all.
Yes, I am attacking your beliefs and faith, that is the entire point. If that upsets you, then you need to learn how to distance yourself from your faith and beliefs in order to discuss them. If you can't, that is a personal problem you'll have to deal with yourself.
What's absurd here is that some are agreeing with you! Oh the humanity. Why some can't see through the lies is beyond me. Sounds like the mafia, give me money or I'll hurt you, believe in me or I'll roast you in hell for eternity.
Yes I am accusing you. An by you I don't meant only you but most of atheists.
The Church teaches that Hell was made for Satan and his angels. The Church teaches that these forces are at constant work to take us to Hell with them. The Church teaches that they are much more powerful than us and we cannot save ourselves from them and the only one who can do that is Jesus.
Note: By Church I am not referring to any particular denomination that exists today. I mean any church that teaches the Bible truly.
You wrote…" The Church teaches that Hell was made for Satan and his angels" God…I will make a hell for satan and his angels. Adam sins God…Aww, now I have to send most of my creation that I love there too. God…Why didn't I see this coming?
Are starting to see the foolishness in your churches belief system yet?
When the literalists take metaphors and dreams and declare them as facts, there is harm done. When the pharisees placed man's understanding above that of understanding God there was harm done -- including the crucifixion.
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