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RE: RE: RE: Why Does Hell Exist?

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Posted by Greg Armel on July 28, 2000 14:58:18 UTC

Hell is non-existant, it is a concept of man, not God. The closest thing to it, if you care to belive in it, is the review of this life that one may experience in the hereafter while enveloped in the Love of God. If one has lived inappropriately in this life, such a review would be pure hell while enveloped in the Love of God. But God`s Sword Heals Even As It Cuts, so one is received into God`s Heart through such a review, not condemned.
God does not punish His Creation, He Teaches, through the use of positive and negative reinforcement. Appropriate Actions result in beneficial consequences, incurring positive reinforcement. Inappropriate Actions result in detrimental consequences, incurring negative reinforcement. God has simply designed things to work this way. Because we have Free-Will, He is not responsible for the actions which incur the consequences, but rather for the nature of the consequences, which guide men to approve of the appropriate actions. He is not responsible if they choose to beat their heads against a wall being Stupid! He makes such action hurt, so that they might be lead to refrain from such action. :o)

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