WHERE THE "HELL" DID IT COME FROM?
Apr 21, 2008
I wanted to take this Blog space here to point all of you to the various links on the NEWLIFE web site. www.newlifewcg.org
. This time I especially want to direct you to the link for
CHRISTIAN ODYSSEY and the lead article "Sinners in the Arms of a Loving God".
This article by Paul Kroll addresses the concept of "Hell" in our lives and beyond from a realistic
Biblical viewpoint. As you may know, the Western Christian Theological teaching of an ever burning, torturing Hellfire was a concept taken from the Greek Philosopher Plato from the 4th Century B.C. It was introduced into the Christian Church by St. Augustine ( Augustine of Hippo) in the 5th Century A.D. Augustine was an avid reader of Plato. Augustine saw that the FEAR tactic of a torturing Hell would keep individuals in the church walking the " straight and narrow".
Dante further embellished the concept of Hellfire in the 13th Century in the Divine Comedy.
Unfortunately this type of "Hell" and "Hellfifre" pictured God the Father as some type of blood thirsty monster just waiting to fry His children who did not measure up. The Truth of the Gospel is something quite different and is echoed over and over on the various LINKS that are listed on the Newlife web site.
The Adopted Life link is a wonderful link with MUCH inspiring information on this very subject of God's Amazing Love for ALL of His children.
What you are about to discover will CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER. And you will be GLAD it does!!!
Richest Blessings to you ALL,
April 21, 2007