Do you agree with the following Biblical thoughts?
> God is good. There is no greater good than God.
> God loves us and wants only the best for us.
> God is omniscient. He knows everything and always has.
> God created every human being complete with an eternal soul.
> Our short time on Earth is nothing compared to where we will spend eternity.
> Hell is an eternal place of great torment, suffering, separation and agonizing pain.
> The road to Heaven is narrow and few will find it.
Finally, consider that throughout history, approximately 101 billion people have been born and have since died, leaving approximately 7 billion people alive today. The Bible teaches that at the very second each of those 101 billion people died, the destination of their souls was locked in for all eternity.
If I accept each of the above assumptions, there is only one conclusion I can draw, and it’s not a good one:
God has knowingly created billions upon billions of souls that he knew in advance (omniscience) would spend eternity suffering in Hell. Yes, each of these people had choices to make, but nevertheless, God knew before even creating them that they would each end up in eternal torture. Thousands of trillions of years from now, they’ll still be suffering in Hell due to what they did or didn’t do during their brief few years on Earth, and their intense punishment and suffering will never end. And, Hell is so horrible that if given a choice, each one of these rational people would choose to have never been born at all rather than to suffer for all eternity in Hell.
SO… this doesn’t make any sense to me (a huge understatement). How could God be good in the above scenario? It would be an evil thing to knowingly do to even one person, let alone doing it to over a hundred billion people… and counting.
In order for this to make logical sense to me, at least one of the above assumptions must be incorrect. Consider:
If God was evil, this would make sense.
If God wasn’t omniscient, this would make sense.
If God didn’t have our best interests at heart, this would make sense.
If God did not create humans complete with eternal souls, this would make sense.
If God gives us at least one more chance to change our ways after death, this would make sense (but the Bible is clear – there will be no second chances).
Hell is not an eternal place of great suffering.
Nobody will go to Hell.
When someone dies, what do you think happens to them?