Does God Have Double Standards.Is the Bible contradictory, or have we by way of wrong interpretation of Gods word made it appear that such is the case.
A core belief among Fundamentalists and Evangelicals is the Eternal Punishment of sinners.
This core belief has not to my knowledge had a great deal of impact on those that hold to this doctrine, and was something i held to for many many years having been taught same in Bible study and Bible College, without question i might add.
Does this teaching of Eternal Torment coexist with all the love verses of scripture readily put forth by many, the answer is all important.
The Lord says in Ezekiel 33:11 that He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked, we say yes but, He enjoys torturing people for eternity. Something is completely wrong with this approach and is a barrier to the Gospel in my summation of the situation.
We believe we can make a case for eternal punishment from the Bible and in so doing destroy the harmony of the OT and the NT as to the justice and mercy of God and Jesus.
Verses of Scripture taken out of context and in isolation are very damaging to the Gospel, the cults are masters of this craft, we need to approach the Bible in prayer and ask for guidance, putting away all doctrinal bias and be open to the Holy Spirit to teach the truth, blessings will follow.