Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"...[God] Doesn't Want Us to Go [To Hell]"

by Kenneth W. Hawthorne
The title of this post is from a fundamentalist Christian church website. The full quote is, "God has told us about [hell] because He doesn't want us to go there."

The New Testament doctrine of an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, all-compassionate, sovereign, complete and perfect God, who created man with the knowledge that he would be sending the majority (Matt. 7:13-14) of his beloved humans to his eternal hell, is a Bible teaching that deserves serious attention. This New Testament concept of an omni God and his eternal hell is fraught with problems.

I have a challenge for anyone who may be reading this post. Write down some questions that this problematic doctrine brings to mind, with consideration given to the above quote from the church website. Please share them with us in the comments section, doing so anonymously if you like. Try to be objective and use your critical thinking skills. After several days I will list some of my own questions on this subject with some comments.

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