Could a "Loving" God burn people for eternity?
Would heaven really be a place of 'joy' if our loved ones were burning for all eternity in pain and much suffering? No, it would be torture for us too!
Anyone who is a Christian will know what a loving God we serve. Our God who created the heavens and the earth loves even sinners so much that He sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die on that cross. Now, think about this for a moment; does God love sinners forever? Yes! He doesn't stop loving the people He created. Now would our Heavenly Father who still loves those who are lost, burn them in hell fire, in pain and anguish for all eternity, just for a relatively short life lived on this earth? I don't believe He would. Please don't get me wrong, those who are lost will be judged and punished in the lake of fire at the end, but they will not be tortured in hell fire for eternity. The loving God we serve wouldn't do such a hideous thing. They will simply 'burn up' (Malachi 4), with much weeping and gnashing of teeth and be no more.
Ezekiel 33:11 ...'Say unto them, as I live, saith the LORD God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked.'
Look at what God is saying above. Even the death of the wicked is difficult for Him, because He is such a loving God. And yet people believe that God will burn the wicked in flames of hell fire for eternity, just for a short life lived on this earth.
There are so many people around the world today who refuse to worship God because they have been taught this false teaching of an eternal hell fire for the lost, and who's to blame them? There are also those who have come back to the faith once they have found out the truth, that God does not burn the lost forever. Yes, the lost are cast into the lake of fire, but they 'burn up' and 'perish', they do not burn forever, and this truth about hell will be shown here from the Word of God.
Don't forget, we humans are in a natural 'fallen' state. Our natural desire is to sin. Now, are you going to tell me that God will burn in eternal hell fire, those who are lost, even though it was in their nature to sin? Do you get that? Our NATURAL desire in this flesh is to sin. How could God punish a person with that natural desire for sin, who lived for a mere 70? years, with eternal hell fire? Friend, this teaching of eternal hell fire is from satan to make God look like a mad tyrant who enjoys making people suffer, and in no way is it Bible truth!
Some Christians also believe that hell is a literal place without fire and is simply a place where the lost are separated from God in 'outer darkness'. But what is the Bible truth?
Isaiah 33:14-15 ...'Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly.'
Who lives forever with the burning fire? THE RIGHTEOUS!!
How can this be? It's because God is an "ALL consuming fire" and only the saved will have the "fireproof clothing" (righteousness of Christ) to live with this "fire". The lost will not be clothed with Christ's righteousness and will therefore be "burned up", completely consumed, and no longer to exist.
John 3:16 ...'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not PERISH, but have everlasting life.'