claysmithr wrote:Hi Blessed, I believe the cubes are slowly moved into more "torturous" territory as time goes on... and the end game of hell is the lake of fire, where all its inhabitants are burned forever in a similar state of distress.
God knows the beginning from the end. If God was going to just press a "Reset" button, he would have never sent his son to be tortured and killed for us. We have a relatively easy escape from Hell because of God's love for us, where as the demons have no hope.
The reason the demons want Hell filled is to spite God, but I can't imagine they can possibly think they can overthrow God.
I thought the same thing after reading the book. The cubes clicked and turned down this spiral void eventually (I assumed) pooping out the inhabitants into the lake of fire.
However if that is the case, I don't understand what the point is of reaping what you sow. Getting to start in a "nicer" place in hell higher up in the spiral? Per Hells Dominion the demon Brian walked with also mentioned reaping what you sow. As if it's some kind of "universal law". At least that's how it felt to me. Because It doesn't make sense that a nice person who was agnostic, perhaps due to life circumstances, or even someone who was verbally abusive to her kids like "Pudding" but otherwise an "good" person, or a drug addict, or thief etc, would eventually receive the same, equal punishment serial killers, child rapists, mass murderers and demons receive - burning in hells lake of fire for all eternity.
I cannot make sense of this in my mind because I am only human. And it doesn't fit any human rationale of justice. The Bible also mentions "outer darkness" "weeping" and "gnashing of teeth" as alternative (?) punishment to the lake of fire? So I always hoped there was some "lesser" from of punishment other than ALL burn in hell forever. I've known many kind and good people who were atheists (my ex or current GF amoung them) who I could not imagine, going to hell, if you are otherwise a kind and good person just doing the best you can... Making sense of this life and this world is hard enough. I just cannot imagine.
Revelation also says "and there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the devil and his angels" (or something like that). I don't know if Revelation is talking about the future or past. But it would seem hypothetically, if there was/will be a war in heaven ... evil thinks it can overthrow Gods rule (makes me sick just to think about it). In going out of the way to entice people into sin, it's clear evil wants as many souls in hell as possible. The question is why. Well .. I can't help but wonder if it's to compel God to press the reset button deleting everything there ever was from existance somehow.
I'm assuming if God eventually did this, only God would remain.