Why do many people today reject the idea of eternal punishment, instead preferring to believe in a loving God who will receive all into His presence after death? What do you think is the basis for their beliefs? From a biblical perspective, why are they wrong?

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    • #95334851
      Greer
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      Why would any sane person want to think about this? No one does. People just want to live their lives the best they can and leave the uncomfortable to others. But God tells us to fear Him for he is the one who can kill both body and soul

    • #95327997
      Ashleigh
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      I think that people want to live their life how they want to and not think about the fact that those choices could lead to eternal damnation.

    • #95314158
      Gwyn
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      I think that many people reject the idea of eternal punishment, instead of preferring to believe in a loving God who will receive all into His presence after death because it’s uncomfortable for us to consider this grave consequence. It’s also difficult to think about people you love (who haven’t said “yes” to Jesus having such a punishment). I think their basis for their beliefs in feelings.
      In scripture, there are many verse that point to God preparing a place for believers (such as John 14:1-3), which would help to explain that they are wrong.

    • #95312331
      Frank
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      I think is the the basis for beliefs and not from a biblical perspective because many people they don’t like painful or to think painful after death but the reality is already claimed by Jesus himself when you read his quoted words from John chapter 5:24,3-16-18,Revelation 20:10-15,Jesus warned us of what will happen for those who denied to follow him and believe .

    • #95309841
      Martine
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      I think many people think in terms of black or white and can see their God has being nonjudgmental and therefore could not be a God who will judge. God gives us a will to choose Him or not. It is because of that good and evil are placed before us. We are free to choose, but we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions. But His grace and word tells us how to escape the imprisonment of Satan and choose Eternal life with Him.

    • #95306746
      Ingrid
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      Many people cannot believe that hell exists. How can a loving God allow any one to burn forever? It may seem hard for them to believe in a loving God who is also just and fair. Many have a hard time believing that it is free. also, sometimes it is easier to disbelieve than to believe. You can’t just believe a little of what Jesus said. You either believe it all, or not at all. There is no in between.

    • #95303416
      Jennifer
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      Some people expect that since he is all powerful then nothing bad will happen however, that is not the case. Of course, who wants to believe there will be an eternal punishment, I think we can all agree we would like our punishments to be as quick and painless as possible. Though in the bible we clearly see that hell is real and if your name isn’t in the book of life then you are in serious trouble.

    • #95297282
      Lee
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      Some people say let me see this God and HIs wonderful love and then I will believe, or they think by good works and just going to church will save them. Because you have to have a strong relationship with Him, and surrender everything to Him, and make Him first in your life and do what He has told us to do.

    • #95297281
      Wade
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      You would have to belief is eternal punishment, not to reject it. People don’t belief is eternal punishment or eternal life. They belief that when you die that’s it. The basis for their belief is that they believe what the media and science tells them. They are wrong because God has promises that if you don’t believe in Him that you will suffer for eternity and you will do it alone.

    • #95294861
      Cory
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      People hope for the best, it’s painful and hard to think of eternal punishment, UT ignoring the situation isn’t the answer. They are wrong because Jesus gave up his life for us, He warns us of what will happen to those who don’t follow him. Apart from God is damnation

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