Welcome to Behold Your God
- How can a loving God burn humans eternally for the sins of one short lifetime?
- How does the gentle Jesus perfectly reflect the “vengeful” God He came to reveal?
- How can a “killing” God tell humans, “Thou shalt not kill” and yet to pattern their character after His own?
- Why didn’t God destroy human rebellion early-on, before it became full blown?
- Do humans really have free will, if God plans to execute those whose choices He doesn’t like?
- What is the “wrath of God” and how does it apply to our generation?
Fate of the Lost
Throughout most of the Christian Era the church has taught a certain view regarding God’s destroying activities, including the fate of the lost. With a few variations we have heard that the lost enter an eternally burning fire in which they remain conscious and suffering forever.
But from time to time voices have been raised, saying it cannot be so. We must be missing something. To these voices the church has responded with deeper entrenchment of traditional ideas, absolutely insisting on its concept of an eternally burning destiny for the lost. The church has appealed to Scripture, declaring this popular view as incontrovertibly taught within its pages.
Problems With the View
But still, many have wondered at its over-punitive, gratuitously vengeful nature AND its inconsistency with the personality and character of Jesus, who came to reveal the character of God. Something was not adding up. Surely there must be more to understand about this “destroying” God.
A Scriptural Microscope
The description of God’s character contained in Light Through the Darkness simply takes the concept of the fate of the lost and God’s destroying activities and, while seeking to set aside preconceived notions, puts it under the Scriptural microscope, and as magnification reveals finer details, the result is a more advanced, detailed, in-depth view of the landscape of eternal human loss–one that is locked into Scripture, that is compatible with Christ’s character and that explains Biblically the meaning of “eternally burning” sinners.
In the conclusion, God comes forth smelling more fragrant than the proverbial rose.
Light Through the Darkness does NOT teach universalism, the view that because God is good, sinners will not perish. Historically, neither the traditional view of God nor universalism answered the questions that haunt and burden Christianity.