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Just for the Hell of it

January 20, 2012

A few of us were sitting around solving all the world’s problems and somebody brought up the topic of Hell. That is always bound to get a strong reaction; mostly because nobody believes they are in any particular danger of going there and everybody wants their enemies to end up hissing away in the unquenchable flames.

While I come down on the side of fire and brimstone, the other viewpoints are always worth hearing, and we always seem to come away with a deeper appreciation of God’s boundless grace and mercies. Of course, it may seem odd to mention grace and mercy in a conversation about the nether darkness, but without God’s good favor the only thing I deserve is go burn in Hell this very minute. The centerpiece of the eternal kingdom of Jesus Christ is the New Jerusalem, not the ever burning flames.

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