Okay, this is an honest question, and if offends I'm not meaning it to be.
You know how the Christian faith or those faiths that believe in heaven and hell right? Well what I don't understand is, how people say that "God" is all forgiving, YET there is a hell.. If "God" is all forgiving won't he forgive all your sins? Even if you've been a bad person, shouldn't he forgive you of your sins so you can walk amoungst angels and live in the Kingdom of heaven?
I'm not understanding what people mean by "God" being all forgiving, yet there is a place that condems you to be unhappy for eternity.
Can someone shed some light on this for me? Please don't tell me to read passages from the bible. A simple opionion is all I need. =)
Answer by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
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Answer by mo2a27 at 2:13 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
Because humans project HUMAN emotions on God and the reality gets blurred in the process. You cannot truly condemn or punish anyone for eternity and be perfect at the same time. God IS perfect and loving which ultimately means NO 'hell.' God has no qualification that we must do here on earth in order to be accepted. Saying " all you have to do is ....." is not logical and is also not forgiving in nature.
The whole concept of 'hell' is a huge contradiction if you understand the real perfect non-human God.
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