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    no one to hell. Rather he rescues them form it. In fact hell is the ultimate destination of all of humanity whom God does not choose to save.
     
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    why would your god favor one child over another...it does say that your god will touch your heart...etc...so why one over another?
     
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    That is one of the many mysteries to which the bible provides only and imperfect to our human ears answer.

    The take of the Westminster catechism of Faith is essentially that God chose to save some that he might demonstrate his mercy and and lets other continue on to hell that Justice may be observed. Hell is the place of ultimate justice, heaven of everlasting mercy.

    Hell by the way isn't one size fits all punishment in my view. In fact, it can't be else how could it be worse for some than for others as is clearly indicated by scripture?
     
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    I don't think anyone can tell where we end up when we die. People can't say for sure that Heaven exists as no one has come back and told them it does. Same with Hell.
     
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    Never claimed you could....
     
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    Well.....there are several Gospels, as well as the Torah, that reference this......

    Hell is a place for refinement, to remove your will to receive for yourself alone. Nobody stays there forever, that's just a myth invented by Christians to scare you into following God.

    Check it out......it's true......
     
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    Actually it is baloney created by people who understand neither Justice or mercy...
     
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    how d o you know.are you god?
     
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    While it is true, there is also the belief that hell itself does not exist, but instead those who are vile in life (not evil just vile) are banned from the after world until they make right what they have done.
     
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    Which religion/school of though is that Kitten? Most of the ones that I've seen have some type of heaven/hell thing going on.

    BTW........Heaven and Hell are right next to each other, according to the Torah, in the center of the earth.
     

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