Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Intended Target

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.'" - Jesus (Matthew 25:41)
In all fairness, one should note the intended target of the supernatural eternal punishment was not mankind, but the devil and his angels.

The fact that people will go there points to the cruelty of the devil who, according to the Bible, tricked mankind into separation from the only source of life. This can't, honestly, be blamed on God; there are things, on a cosmic level, going on that we are just not privy to.

The fact that God offers a way of restoration, at his great personal sacrifice, to ALL who will accept shows a profound love to our benefit, though we can't fully comprehend it.

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able ... to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge..." Ephesians 3:17-18a, 19

- fritz

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