Friday, April 13, 2007

How many...

I don't think some of you are looking at the previous post the way it was intended.

Try this:
How many people does God desire to burn in hell?
(Not get to because they chose that way.)
How many does God want to see there?


Arielle said...

Roland, I think I do know where you're coming from, in the earlier discussions I was thrown off by the usage of the word "fellowship" and the connotations it has for me personally.

We know He'd prefer to be surrounded by all the souls He created, that's part of what makes Him so amazing. =)

MIke V said...

Well, that not a very good Calvinist point of view :-) But, I'll take the 10 points.

None are desired to burn and all are desired to be with Him.

2 pet 3:9 "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

1 tim 2:4 "who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."

shadman said...

God did make hell and he has a plan but no one is a desire but some r going there. God did choose who he is goin g to save and others he did not. Here we go again

Roland said...

Arielle, thanks for understanding what I was trying to say. :)

Mike V, good point about Calvinism. Good thing I don't follow Calvin. I follow Christ. :)

Shad, you're confusing what God chooses with what we choose. Do I desire what God wants? Or do I want my own way? God works on getting us toward Him all the time. I know you disagree.
Try to be as Calvin-like as you wish.
I will try to be as Christ-like as I wish. ;)

Morgan said...

Here's another one: How many Christians hope to get to Heaven so they can laugh at the people they believe will be burning in Hell? I'd wager that where God really doesn't want to see people condemned to everlasting torment, a lot of his followers do.

Roland said...

So you've run into them too, Morgan.
Yet, the offer of grace even extends to them if they want it.
Doesn't happen often, but it does happen that some of them change.

Wonder Woman said...

How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb?