I was having some Starbucks this morning, and I always like to read the cups for those “The Way I See It” stories. Story #250 says…
“In reality hell is not such an intention of God as it is an invention of man. God is love and people are precious. Authentic truth is not so much taught or learned as it is remembered. Somewhere in your pre-incarnate consciousness you were loved absolutely because you were. Loved absolutely, and in reality, you still are! Remember who you are!” – Bishop Carlton Pearson
When I first read this, I thought it was pretty good. Then, after re-reading it a couple of times, I started to realize that maybe it is not as good as it seems…
Why was it good the first time, and not so good later? I saw that, at first, it appealed to my emotions. I mean, who wants to believe that God created hell, when it is much more appealing to believe that it was an invention of man?
Then, after re-reading it, my logic of what I know started to peek from deep inside my still sleepy 7:00 AM brain!
Hell, in fact was not an invention of man, hell was God’s way of saying that whoever does not believe in Him, will spend an eternity away from him. Although God is love (1 John 4:8), he is still a just God (Hebrews 10:30)
I plan on posting more about this after I get a better chance to reflect on it – because right now I am still sleepy, and I am procrastinating studying for a test that I have in about 2 hours – I am thinking about studying, that counts right?? :)