Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The natural consequences view of hell

When we speak of hell, we assume it is something God will do to us. But isn't it more like natural consequences?

"Look, if you live forever, the only things you are going to take with you is your character. Either that's going to get better, which  will enable you to live a heavenly life, or it will get worse, which will make you just hell to be around, or to be. You need God to help you correct your character if you are going to be able to live in heaven, and the natural consequences of refusing this is, well, hell."

3 comments:

unkleE said...

It seems to me that the more natural consequence, and also the humane and Biblical consequence, is that our life ends with death. If we refuse God's life, there is no other life. Eternal punishment seems to me not to be loving, logical or Biblical.

Gyan said...

"natural consequences"?

According to what "nature"?
Human nature?

We may choose hell but God makes it so that it is appropriately hellish.

Joe Hinman said...


Blogger unkleE said...
It seems to me that the more natural consequence, and also the humane and Biblical consequence, is that our life ends with death. If we refuse God's life, there is no other life. Eternal punishment seems to me not to be loving, logical or Biblical.

that's the way I see it