From church today:
An eternal punishment in hell seems incongruous with a perhaps 70-year lifetime of sin on earth.
The eternity of hell speaks not to the length of sin but to the magnitude of the offense.
– Kyle Dunn
What a statement on the absolute abhorrent stench our sin leaves in God’s nostrils. One bit of it earns an eternity in conscious, un-ending torment in a literal hell.
But, there is hope. The magnitude of God’s hatred for our putrid sin is matched only by His love for us! So “God sent forth his Son, … born under the law to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4).
(He follows His own rules, coming under the law and obeying every commandment to serve as the perfect sacrifice for those of us trapped under the weight of the law–wow.)
More on hope, the real stuff, coming next.