Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Doctrine of Hell

Many awful things have been done with the doctrine of hell.
“You’ll go to hell for that” has been used to condemn all sorts of things that God does not condemn.
You know… “Don’t smoke, don’t chew, don’t go with boys or girls who do.”
Furthermore, those who have swung the idea of hell around like a club, give you the impression that they’ll be glad to see you sent there!
Remember that this is not true with our God, who “is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
The Lord who has pursued us down through space and time, who gave His own life to rescue us from the Kingdom of Darkness.
Nonetheless, simply because certain people have abused the concept of hell doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
First, you must understand that hell was created not for mankind, but for Satan and his angels.
(Matthew 25:41).
Hell is not God’s intention for mankind.
But remember—He gave us free will.
He gave us a choice!
This a thought for today was posted for you by,

Richard Abbenbroek...
It’s one thing to know there is a God; it’s quite another to know the God who is.
As I am before God, mere "Writings in Dust"...

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