It is fairly easy to understand how this reasoning applies to the existence of prisons, but does it really pertain to hell as well?
BUT think about this question a little more in depth, is it fair to PUNISH SOMEONE FOR LIFE FOR THE SINGLE CRIME OF MURDER or to take away a person’s FREEDOM for 20 or 70 or 100 years to life for RAPE, PEDOPHILIA, or SELLING DRUGS TO OUR CHILDREN?
Think hard about this, because WHAT WE DO IN ALL THESE CASES REFLECT ON HOW WE VIEW WHAT GOD WAS DOING IN CREATING AN ETERNAL PLACE OF TORMENT FOR THE ETERNAL RAMIFICATIONS OF PERSONAL SIN!
If we are to truly believe that the God who made the heavens & the earth with such complexity and precision and has such LOVE for us that he sent his only son to die for us all, CAN WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT HE CREATED A PLACE LIKE HELL WITH ALL THE ETERNAL TORMENTS?
The answer is YES to all,WHY?
PLEASE REALIZE THAT FOR GOD TO ALLOW ANYONE INTO HIS PRESENCE WITHOUT “THE COVERING OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST “WOULD BE ” FAR MORE CRUEL THAN HELL WOULD EVER BE!
Just think about this for a moment, spending ETERNITY WITH SO MUCH CONDEMNATION AND GUILT in God’s holy, perfect paradise of heaven;that’s why we don’t put CRIMINALS ( AS A RULE!) in regular society BUT IN PRISONS WHERE THEY ARE WITH SURROUNDINGS THEY CAN RELATE TO AND RULES TO LIMIT THEIR SIN SO THEY CAN’T HARM US AND OUR CHILDREN!
In the biblical Creation account found in the book of Genesis, no mention is made of a place called hell.
What is hell ?
(1.) Sheol, occurring in the Old Testament sixty-five times. This word sheol is derived from a root-word meaning “to ask,” “demand;” hence insatiableness (Pro_30:15, Pro_30:16).
(2.) The Greek word Hades of the New Testament has the same scope of signification as sheol of the Old Testament. It is a prison (1Pe_3:19), with gates and bars and locks (Mat_16:18; Rev_1:18), and it is downward (Mat_11:23; Luk_10:15).
(3.) Gehenna, in most of its occurrences in the Greek New Testament, designates the place of the lost (Mat_23:33). The fearful nature of their condition there is described in various figurative expressions (Mat_8:12; Mat_13:42; Mat_22:13; Mat_25:30; Luk_16:24, etc.)
Hell is a real place.
God’s perfect justice also demands that there be a hell to punish (Any pain or suffering inflicted on a person for a crime or offense, by the authority to which the offender is subject, either by the constitution of God or of civil society.
Divine punishments are doubtless designed to secure obedience to divine laws, and uphold the moral order of created intelligent beings.) the unrepentant and wicked among us.
Walter Martin said about the existence of hell and eternal punishment in his book, The
Kingdom of the Cults,
“They (The Cults) make much to-do about God being Love but forget that because He is Love, He is also Justice and must require infinite vengeance upon anyone who treads underfoot the precious blood of Christ, who is the Lamb slain for lost sinners from the foundation of the world.”
Now a word from the CLUELESS and GODLESS:
” I am disgusted that most Christians do not know this.
(NOW,NOTICE HIS RESPONSE TO THIS :)
“This is horrendous. Every single sin, from theft to murder and rape, can, and WILL be forgiven by Jesus, except for denying the Holy Spirit.
“If you are Christian, then you have no choice but to believe this, or accept that you are an idiot.
“One, deny these quotes. That means excusing all credibility to these quotes and passing them off as fiction.
“Two, you could hate all Atheists”
Wow I’m speechless, (ALMOST) that was the SINGLE MOST RIDICULES STATEMENT I’VE EVER ENDURED, BUT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW BECAUSE YOU’VE JUST WITNESSED THE “STRAWMAN THEOLOGY”AT IT’S BEST!
Talk about setting up God to fail with no out..WOW!
Good thing they DON’T KNOW GOD!
Let’s put it in another way
Who’s fault was it YOURS or HIS?
The Holy Spirit is the AGENT who has SALVATION TO OFFER YOU.