God said rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, an abomination and an affront to God himself, so why would he tolerate it for all time to come?
Why would he put up with that rebellion for all time to come, having to endure the screams, curses, taunts, rebelliousness and hatred spouted by all the wicked? Undoubtedly they who would eternally suffer and spew them out to God, if indeed a conscious Hell had really been established as the punishment.
Why would he not just put them to death? Answer: He will do just that, according to God’s own word on the subject. That is what he said and I believe him, not men. The wages of sin is DEATH; it is not eternal conscious torment in the flames of Hell.
Romans 6:20-23 says: ‘20 For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness. 21 What fruit had you then in those things whereof you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
He did not mean ‘the wages of sin is eternal conscious torment in the flames of Hell’. I don’t have the gift of eternal life unless or until it is given me from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is his gift through faith in him. There is no other permanent life. If I don’t have and receive this gift, I am dead meat. It is just that simple.
When I served sin, I had no righteousness and had death forthcoming; yes, permanent death. That is what our Savior Jesus rescued me from. He did for me what I could not do for myself. Thank God we have such a Wonderful Savior!
Apparently, people want to believe God would never kill or annihilate anyone. They would rather believe he is a torturer. And not just for a short while and then let them die, but for all time to come. I find this appalling, offensive and blasphemous.
It is anti-biblical and anti-Christ. It is a doctrine of devils; they want to make God worse than Satan. God is not like that. Let us not ascribe to God and his character attributes that are not there. It’s not fair and it’s not right.
But someone will say God is not a killer, either. Consider the fact that he owns you, your world and everything and everyone in it. It’s not really yours, but his.
Everything you own is his. He can do what he pleases with his own stuff. I do not have the right to dictate what God can and cannot do. He tells me and it’s not the other way around. Let’s take him at his word.
He can and has the perfect right to kill off the entire human race if he so chooses. Unlike humans, he, being God, could do this in love.
Say for example Sodom and Gomorrah. God rained down fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
From the lips of Jesus we read in Luke 17:28 ‘Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.’