Thursday, July 14, 2005

God Doesn’t Send Anyone to Hell

God doesn't send anyone to hell — He lets them go.I think it was C. S. Lewis who said this (or something very like it): In the end there are only two kinds of people: 1. Those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and they enter heaven. 2. Those to whom God says, "Thy will be done," and they enter hell.

If people don't want God and His ways, He doesn't make them have to have them. But they will be miserable, for there is no place where God is not present. Even in hell — God is there! It is His presence that makes it hell for those who are in rebellion to God — they do not want Him but they cannot avoid His presence. They are totally unprepared for the experience of His glory — for them the glory of God is will be a tormenting flame.

God cannot cease being who He is, He cannot cease being omnipresent, and He will not veil His glory forever just because some people don't want it. He is, after all, God.

Step into the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. What in hell do you want?