Thank you, that is encouraging!Starhunter wrote:I just wanted to bring up the point BW made about the brazen disregard people may be encouraged to have, if they think that annihilation is just a snap into nothingness.
While I never said that it was as easy as that, I did not take into account of the valid point he made, in more than a couple of posts.
As the saying goes "We have a heaven to gain and a hell to shun."
Separation from God is not something we really experience in this life, because the Holy Spirit dampens that view with comforts, and those who resist this end up quite numb, without any realization that they are separated spiritually.
But on the day of judgement, in the presence of God, this reality will hit home, and we have no idea how painful separation form God is. Jesus knows it by Divinity and by human experience when on the cross He died of a broken heart.
He bore the sins of the world then, it made Him cursed for us.
Those who do not listen to the voice of conscience, will have to experience separation.
So upon reflection I really appreciate what BW posted. Thanks BW.
Let's just go forth and help as many as the Lord leads us to to enter His Kingdom...