Do I deserve hell?
When most people come across God, they see him as a cruel, unjust God who sends man to hell for ‘eternity’ for such ‘small’ sins.
Today I will try my best to tell you why sin, however small deserves eternal punishment.
As I said in my first post, God is not bound by time. Since he is not bound by time, he is the Alpha and the Omega, he has no beginning and he has no end. He is constant through eternity. This is why the God of the Bible is an unchanging God.
When we sin, it is easy for us to attach it to time frames and numbers since we are bound by time.
God is good and eternal. When you sin, you sin against the one who made you- God. Since the one who made you is eternal, when you sin against him, it has eternal implications. This is why you cannot suffer in Hell for a day and then come back. And further more, your soul never dies. So you are essentially eternal when it comes to your soul.
So the word ‘eternity’ is unavoidable when it comes to judgement of your sin.
But God in his eternal constant love for you, came down in the form of a man in Jesus and died for you- a complete man and complete God, just so that his blood which will have eternal significance(since he is God) will be able to cover you and forgive your sins for eternity. Please read the first post if you want a clearer picture.
When we think about God, we often forget his eternal aspect. It is impossible to imagine how God himself could come down to the form of his own creation and give himself up to their scorn and their mockery. It is humility beyond measure. Yes, ‘eternal’ humility.
Jesus, the Son of God, a part of the trinity, therefore suffered eternally for you. There is forgiveness therefore to all mankind. But you have to choose to accept it. You have to choose to be born again. God did not make a puppet. He created an intelligent being and he respects his choice of giving you free will because he is God.
He will not force himself into your life unless you want him to. He respects your choice. He loves you and cares about your life. Since there is eternal significance to the blood that was shed on the cross, there is no limit to what God can forgive. No a matter who you are, where you’re from and what you did, God is able to and ready to forgive you.