Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A love/hate relationship with hell?

Kevin DeYoung asks an interesting question: "Is it Okay for Christians to Believe in the Doctrine of Hell But Not Like It?" He offers a biblically balanced approach as he walks us through this difficult issue (one I would suggest reading in whole), but this is where he ends up:
God is good and his ways are always right. It is a measure of our maturity that we not only affirm the truth of God’s word but rest in the goodness and rightness of it. Christians should have anguish in heart at the thought of eternal suffering, but we should also see the glory of God in the Bible’s teaching on eternal punishment.

Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing is one way to put it (2 Cor. 6:10), even with the doctrine of hell.

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