When certain religious people hear us preaching Jesus Christ will reconcile all people to God, in the fullness of times, they wax indignant in their self-righteousness and often protest like Paul Carrington did in his recent letter: “So, live life as if there’s no God, and in the end I’ll be redeemed because, after all, there’s no eternal punishment.”
We asked Paul (and all who leap to such unfounded and reckless conclusions), “Because there is no such thing as punishment that never ends, why do you presume there is no punishment?”
We look forward to the answer, but won’t hold our breath. What answer is there to “checkmate”?
– February 29, 2012
Are you stuck trying to justify a doctrine that makes God out to be an ogre? Mike is, and cannot let it go. We discuss this matter with him in a series of correspondences that addresses many typical knee-jerk arguments and objections against the sovereign power of God to save not simply a few lucky people, but all of mankind in the ages to come.
One who is in hell presently questions the Lord's timing and plan to bring spiritual separation to an end.
Another theory we now debunk is one that mercifully puts the wicked out of their misery, asserting it’s highly unreasonable to subject any living creature to endless torment. This is a more appealing alternative and reflects more favorably on God, Who is Love by Nature, but it’s still a lie and falls far short of His glory.