Originally posted by Rose'nShannenRox+Jun 8 2005, 12:46 PM--[/right]
God gives you tones of chances, and God can punish and test your faith in him thorough out your life too (read book of Job)
When they sin, they sepearte farther and farther from God
But God is always waiting for you to come back to him.
Everyone sins, its a fact of life, you can't get away from it...does that mean we are all going to hell? No, of course not.
God knows we are sinners, and he expects us to mess up, to trip and fall
Then get back up with his help.
i forget what verse it is but Jesus said 'Those who have faith in me as small as a mustard seed, are saved.
Making the effert to not be a sinner and stay faithful and be open to his love is what really racks up points with God.
He already knows we are sinners, but he loves us so much, and gives us so many chances in life...doesn't make any sense he would send us to Hell just because we are sinners, then who would get into heaven on the last day?
But why should death be the end? Why is that the final seal? Shouldn't people be able to see what they did wrong even after they die, and shouldn't they be allowed to repent even then? Why is Hell eternal?
They do get to see whats wrong, on judgement day they do.
As of now no one is in heaven or hell yet, that doesn't happen until everyone is judged on the last day.
God keeps track of everything good and bad you do, and he is a merciful God...I dont know if he will allow people to repent even then.
Hell is eternal same way as Heaven is eternal, its where you live forever as a result of what you did in life.
Like, you can repent on your dying day and God will forgive you.
This place might help: http://www.amazingfacts.org/media/radio ... ?tName=All
Believe me, I was skeptical at first, but this guy is strictly scripture
Try it out
Some of your questions are asked there too.