- Religion and Philosophy
Is God Only Loving? Does God Judge?
Origin of Comments
The following brief writing was a response to an article on Chad Holtz being fired from a United Methodist Church in Henderson, North Carolina. Holtz sided with statements by Rob Bell that Hell does not exist. Bell wrote in his book, "Love Wins" that he saw a painting by artist Mohandas Ghandi. An unknown person stuck a note beneath the artwork, "Reality check: He's in Hell." Bell pondered this statement, and concluded Hell does not exist.
The author of the below is Carl Henderson. Carl is a full time missionary to the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia. He has served the Kingdom of God there for over four years. Many have been healed by the Power of God in Carl's ministry.
Carl & Celina Henderson
Is Your Perception of God Real or Fake?
People like this, think they can make God nicer than HE is. It is idolatry to create another God in our image. Instead of being transformed into God’s image.
Jesus the kind and wonderful, is a false God, and a figment of their imagination. Jesus said “if you love me you keep my commandments!” Heretics, like these pastors, are always trying to “reinvent orthodoxy”. Nobody preached about hell more than Jesus of Nazareth! Jesus mentioned hell 33 times in the New Testament.
For instance, in the book of Mark 9 42-48, NKJV, Jesus warns about hell three times in just one chapter, saying,
“…. to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 44 where
‘ Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’[d
45 ….. It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched— 46 where
‘ Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched.’[e]
47 ,….It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire— 48 where, ‘ Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’[f]
You can’t have the love, mercy and grace of God and not have the justice, judgment, and punishment of God. God is not Santa Claus or some other mythical good fairy.
Heretics don’t like the God described by the apostle Paul who says, “consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness.” Romans 11:22.
In fact, Jesus said the work of the Holy Spirit was to, “convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged." - John 16:8-11. Sin and judgment is an intricate part of the gospel!
These heretic pastors also don’t like the Jesus who took a whip to the money changers and cleansed the temple, or the one who called the Jews “hypocrites”, “blind guides”, “Fools and blind”, “whitewashed tombs”, “serpents and a brood of vipers” in Matthew 23. Yes, Jesus called religious pretenders a bunch of snakes! Their “happy, clappy, everyone-goes-to-heaven-Jesus, never existed, yet it is the words of Jesus which will judge the wicked and the dead.
Concerning, Mahatma Gandhi, these people have made him and other “so called” Asian “holy men” (like him and the Dalai Lama) into saints, when they were primarily politicians and idolaters. Mahatma Gandhi always stated he was a politician. It was after his death that they turned him into a “holy man.” When Gandhi was assassinated he said “oh, God” but the translation was not God the creator or Jesus Christ but a false Hindu God called Raama. Calling out to a false God does not lead to salvation.
If God accepted false gods, the Hindus/ Brahmins would not have been offended by the Apostle Thomas and killed him in India 1900 years before. God hates false gods and idolatry and Gandhi worshiped false gods and was an idolater who called out to a false god while dying. Hindus still kill Christians in India. In January, 1999 the Australian missionary Graham Stains and his sons were burned to death in their car. Hindu Christians are raped, burned and killed today for leaving Hinduism. This evil religion with institutional racism (the caste system) and subjugation of women is the opposite of the God of the Bible. Christianity says, “there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male or Female”. Hinduism says, you can be born worthless (low caste) fit only to sweep, clean and work in sewage and even if you’re starving you can’t eat the cows or rats walking around you.
Let’s be honest, “Let God be right and every man a liar.” These pastors “are blind guides” leading large numbers into “a ditch” and hell.