God’s Bad Rap

How could a good God send anyone to Hell?  You’ve heard that question and maybe asked it.  Fact is, God gets a bad rap; He doesn’t send anyone to Hell.  We do that.  What God does is try to rescue as many as possible.

“For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”  –  (Ezekiel 18:31)

Why wouldn’t He rescue everybody?  It is because He doesn’t want to take away one of His most precious gifts to us:  Free will.  God wants to protect you from Hell, but only if you are willing.

Willing to do what?  Turn around.

Turn from what to what?  Turn from all the stress and temporary stuff of this world, stuff that promises to make you happy and fulfill you, but doesn’t.  Turn to Jesus to receive His gift of abundant, eternal life, and a get out of Hell pass.

Why do I have to turn?  If you are fixated on the temporary and unfulfilling stuff, striving for it and stressed out by the rat race, you won’t be able to understand about Jesus.

Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.   – (2 Corinthians 4:4 New Living Translation)


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