Category: Bible

Americans have more reverence for being in the presence of the queen of another country than being in the presence of God

President Trump visited the United Kingdom this week. I saw a few posts and articles this morning in regards to the president’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. Many are complaining about the president breaking protocols […]

Can a loving God allow hell to exist?

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Originally published: November 14, 2016

Hell is a tough doctrine.

In his book the Problem of Pain, CS Lewis sums up what I think many would agree with: “There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this, if it lay in my power. But it has the full support of Scripture and, specially, of our Lord’s own words; it has always been held by Christendom; and it has the support of reason.”

We’re fine with the idea of a loving God, but we’re less accepting of a God who judges.

With the idea of hell, It can seem unfair. We can feel tempted to justify why hell doesn’t exist. Or maybe we think that hell is really just for people who are really, really bad.