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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Handling 5 of the BIGGEST Objections to Faith (PM)

Handling 5 of the BIGGEST Objections to Faith #2
Duration:32 mins 2 secs
Handling 5 of the BIGGEST Objections to Faith

Objection #2If God is a God of love, how could he send anyone to hell?

Luke 16:19-21
  • The man was in torment.
  • We are told there was no escape from this place.
  • The rich man pleads for his family to be warned.
Jesus & Hell
  • Jesus is warning people of a clear and present danger
  • Matthew 5:29-30
  • It is love that prompts Jesus to talk like this, not madness or malice.
God IS love, but that doesn't mean that he loves everything.
  • Proverbs 6:16-19
  • Psalm 5:4-6
Loving God?
  • Our culture defines a "loving God" as a completely nonconfrontational being who tolerates anything we want to do.
  • The first step in answer this question is to agree with Scripture that God is love.
  • Matthew 25:41
  • Because of his love, he will NOT ignore or overlook evil.
A Better Question: How could he admit anyone into heaven?
  • 2 Corinthians 5:19-21
  • Romans 5:8
  • Colossians 1:19-20
Why Hell?
  • Another fallacy revolves around the word send, which denotes an action only on the part of the sender.
  • The entire question is wrong...a better wording is "If God is love, then why do some people go to hell?"
  • Romans 1:18-20
Key Points...
  1. People suppress the truth, that is they have been given enough truth to know and surrender to God, but they refuse it.
  2. God has made it plain and has taken the initiative to make his truth known to everyone.
    • God does not send anyone to hell.
God's Nature...
  • God is not only love, but he is also perfect justice.
  • When we refuse Jesus as our substitute, we must pay the price ourselves.
C.S. Lewis, "There are only two kinds of people in the end; those who say, God, thy will be done; and those TO whom God says, in the end, thy will be done. All that are in hell, choose it."


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