Friday, October 20, 2006

"God doesn't send anyone to Hell"

Do you ever get tired of hearing this Biblically inaccurate statement? Or perhaps you are the one making such a statement? I don't see how anyone (regardless of their soteriology) other than a Universalist or "No-Heller" could say God doesn't send anyone to Hell. I mean, it's not like folks will voluntarily do a back flip off the high board into the lake of fire.

Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

If God doesn't send someone to Hell, no one will ever go there.


amity said...

In answer to your question, yes I do get tired of hearing this Biblically inaccurate statement.

R. L. Vaughn said...

This seems kind of like a "lemming" theology, with folks voluntarily jumping off a cliff into a lake of fire. On the other hand, I heard it explained this way Thursday night: "God doesn't send anyone to Hell, He just makes them stand by the choice they made." Well, that sounds more like pirate walking the plank theology. You walk to the end of the plank under duress and then "voluntarily" jump off into the sea.