Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?

"I doubt the existence of a judgmental God who requires blood to pacify his wrath." ...

"The only God that is believable to me is a god of love. The Bible's God is no more than a primitive deity who must be appeased with pain and suffering."

"[A]n individual should arrive at his or her own religious beliefs independent of any church or synagogue."

These are just a few statements from the topic of Hell with which Timothy Keller wrestles in his book The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Not only does he rationally refute the top seven excuses for not accepting the Christian faith, but he establishes Christianity as a soundly rational belief.

Many of us are currently reading this intriguing book for our book club (LitWits), which will meet on Sunday, June 26th to discuss it. There is still time to get yourself a copy and read it. The downtown library has two copies. I may just purchase it - there is so much good stuff in it that I will want to read it again!

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