Why create life for hell?
Wide road /Narrow path
Accroding to the Bible many take the wide road and end up in hell,
few take the narrow path and are saved. If this is the case should
we not all kill ourselves now to prevent the majority of our
children , and childrens children going to hell. Is this not the
humane thing to do. There is no point in generation after generation
suffering in hell. Is there? God said to multiply and fill the
earth, what is the logic behind this? he knows many take the wide
road , why does he want so many to end up in hell?
There will come a point in time when God will interrupt human history
to stop the further spread of evil and to vindicate His people.
He is currently withholding judgment to allow as many as possible to
come to know Him.
Most all Bible scholars believe that small children who perish will
be in heaven.
We are not more compassionate and merciful--and just--than God is. He
knows what He is doing.
My teacher, Ray Stedman (http://pbc.org/dp/stedman/) said the following:
"All through the Bible we see God's love is manifest to men and women
everywhere in urging them to escape this judgment. God in love pleads
with people, 'Do not go on to this end!' But ultimately he must judge
those who refuse his offer of grace. He says, in effect, 'I love you
and I can provide all you need. Therefore love me, and you will find
the fulfillment your heart is looking for. ' But many men and women
say, 'No, I do not want that. I will take your gifts, I will take all
the good things you provide, but I do not want you! Let me run my own
life. Let me serve my own ends. Let me have my own kingdom. ' To
such, God ultimately says, 'All right, have it your way!' "God has
three choices: first, he can let rebellion go on forever and never
judge it. In that case the terrible things that are happening on
earth, all these distressing injustices, the cruelty, the anger, the
hate, the malice, the sorrow, the hurt, the pain, the death that now
prevails, must go on forever. God does not want that, and neither
does man. Second, God can force men to obey him and control them as
robots. But he will never do that because that means they cannot
truly love him. Love cannot be forced. Therefore, third, the only
choice God really has is that he must withdraw ultimately from those
who refuse his love. He must let them have their own way forever.
That results in the terrible torment of godlessness. If God is
necessary to us, then to take him out of our lives is to plunge us
into the most terrible sense of loneliness and abandonment that
mankind can know. We have all experienced it to some small degree
when we get what we want and then discover we do not want what we
got! For that sense of bored emptiness to go on forever, is
unspeakable torment." (Ray C. Stedman, The Time of Harvest, Discovery
Paper No. 4206)
Sincerely, for the Paraclete Forum,
You are exactly right there is no point in generation after generation
suffering in hell. That is why God sent His Son to rescue us.
"For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, whoever
believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16)."
Following the Fall of man in Genesis 3, we all have a death sentence.
However, God in His grace and love as the verse of John 3:16 so states above
does not want us to perish but to be restored to life and wholeness in Him.
God does not want anyone to go to hell and has provided the antidote in His
Son. It is up to man to confess his selfish nature and selfish actions and
acknowledge Jesus and follow him. As we do this we will receive life.