Originally Posted by LivingSacrifice
I personally dont think that God sends ANYONE to hell,
if we go to Hell, we go as an intruder. The Bible states that hell was not created for man, but for the devil and his angels. it is us and us alone who make the decision to reject God and accept hell.
Those who receive salvation are promised that they “should not perish
” but “have eternal life!” If hell is a place of eternal torture, then the people suffering this torment must also have eternal life. But the verse says, “should not perish.” It does not say, “Should not suffer eternal life in torment.” How does the word perish relate to the popular teaching about hell and hell fire? Why did God inspire John to use the word perish if this is not what He meant?
If you are employed, you receive regular paychecks. They represent wages paid to you for work done. What about God? Does He ever pay wages for work? Notice Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” This verse exactly mirrors John 3:16! Eternal life is contrasted to death—to perishing! The wages of sin is death, not eternal torture in hell.