Monday, June 20, 2011

"Hell is dreadful, but it's not evil..."

"Though Christ's words about hell are clear, emphatic, and repeated, our temptation is to think that he didn't mean what he said.  But isn't the most obvious conclusion that he really did?  And that the doctrine of hell isn't a ballot measure, and God doesn't give us a vote?

"Hell is dreadful, but it's not evil -- it's a place where evil gets punished.  Something can be profoundly disturbing yet still be moral.  Hell is moral because a good God must punish evil."

-- Randy Alcorn, in his Foreword to "God Wins" (by Mark Galli)

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