God is love and he loved the world. He didn’t send Jesus just for his chosen people, but for whoever, be they from any country or county anywhere in the world. Those that do not choose God’s love cannot be with Him, after all, they probably do not love Him. So they are sent to that loveless pit, originally a prison for the rebelious angels and now a home for all beings that reject God. No two people can co-exist forever in a space peacefully without love. We can’t live in Heaven if we reject the God of Heaven.

Many people paint God as this really cruel guy who ordered the death of the Canaanites, stole their land, gave it to His chosen people, and the guy who will do all sorts of cruel things when/if the book of Revelation comes to pass. They don’t see love or mercy in his trail of destruction, but they’re already missed the point. The Israelites were being moved into a culture of people who could pick their gods and throw them away if nothing good happened. God wasn’t a God to be trifled with. He was righteous. The Canaanites weren’t. So God had to make a way for all people to get righteous. He sent Jesus. Instead of picking up arms, Jesus preached and taught and healed and cured and fed and led the people.

So what is the real message we ought to say? It’s simply this, “Because God loved you, he sent his son to die for you, in your place. So that, you could take your place with Him in heaven.” Isn’t that what Jesus meant as he taught, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” He didn’t need to say “or else you’ll go to Hell.” And neither should we. But he did teach about it and so should we.


...Anyway, that's just how I feel about it ... What do you think?

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