It would be totally unfair that a God who is described in the Bible to be so loving and caring to throw people into the so called lake of fire for eternity. This would totally go contrary to what the Bible says. If indeed God is just, then punishing people who doesn't obey him for eternity yet they disobeyed him for maybe 50 or 90 years to the maximum is totally unjust. I do not believe that this teaching is from the Bible. Further more the Bible States that the penalty of sin is death. Therefore if one decides not to obey God then they die without hope for resurrection.
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So you believe that people have got a soul that somehow survives death and goes to heaven or hell? If people have this eternal soul then the idea that eternal life is a gift becomes false because it seems everyone will have eternal life.
Yes everyone will have eternal life, humans are spirit-beings. It's something like when a person goes to sleep at night, their flesh is actually asleep, but their spirit is never asleep, that's why we have dreams.
Ann810, where is it in the bible written that human beings are spirit beings? Human beings are physical beings not spiritual. Human beings are made of flesh and blood. I cor 15:35-36
We're made in the image of God, He's a spirit-being and we are too. Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. . . .
Images and likeness means we posses the characters that God possesses. Some of them are, love, forgiveness, reason, emotions etc. If we were spirits, we should be able to see angels as they are spirit beings. We are just physical beings Ann
Mwenda, if that's how you want to live, let it be. God bless you any way.
The issue is not how I want to live. The issue is what is true and what is false.
You have quite emphasised on the issue that God does not tolorate sin. But I think if God does not tolerate sin those who do not seek forgiveness when they sin could be dead by now.
They have until they die to repent. God is patient and slow to anger. He gives all time. If he smiled everyone who sinned, there'd be no one here on earth. Sometimes you feel bad for the sin later after you committed it.
Does someone have to tell you specific scripture for you? Why can't you open a bible and read it yourself? It's there.
Oh sure, let me just dive into the 1000+ pages of the smallest text in the world to check for that one supportive part.
Who would have thought someone telling me I send myself to hell would bother to cite themselves :/
Link, what you are saying is that you are too lazy to seek out truth, you just want others to do your thinking for you. Why not go to biblegateway.com and and do a search? All you have to do is type in key words. Takes 5 seconds.
No actually that wasn't the point at all, but if it makes you feel big to assume asisnine things, you're free to do so.