Month: April 2018

Hell and the God of Love

Hell is a problem.  It makes compassionate Christians uncomfortable.  It makes hateful Christians gleeful.  Some people say that hell is unfair.  Others say a loving God could never create people to send them to hell.  How can hell be reconciled with “God is love” (1 Jn 4:8)?

Let us be careful.  Jesus, who revealed God’s love, discussed hell more than any prophet. (more…)

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Christ is Risen!

Christ is Risen!  Happy Easter!

It’s been almost three months since I posted.  The explanation is not that I gave up blogging for Lent (at least not intentionally), but I have been working on other things.  Like learning a new language.  (Okay, a *very* old language.)  And inwardly grumbling about my work.  (Not healthy.)  And various other things.  In time there will be new posts in a couple new directions.  In the meantime I am busy repenting of my sins.

But God forgives us and saves us from even ourselves, as we see most powerfully in the death of the Son of God on a Roman cross, followed by his vindication on the third day because death could not hold him.  Jesus died for our forgiveness and rose for our redemption.  Because he dies, our sins our dead; because he lives, we live even if we physically die.

Christ is Risen!  Happy Easter!  Forever and ever, amen!