It’s such a basic, simple question that I can’t recall ever seeing it addressed.
What we’re faced with, we sinners, is a problem. Sin; or the “Fall” – or something along those lines. We didn’t choose to be here, yet here we are. And like it or not, we are, from the moment of our birth, part of – immersed in – this problem. It’s dire and we need help…
… And the solution for our problem comes explicitly and entirely from God. In and through the person of our Christ.
God, then, is the grand and complete solution. Problem, however we might define it, is solved by God through Christ…
… And yes, it’s a grand and stunning story!
So, given this, what is possibly solved by hell? Or, what is solved by annihilation?
About the only answers to this that I’ve been able to come up with are these:
- God thereby proves how serious He was about sin. “See, I told you it’s effects are miserable…” and
- God thereby has some way to dispose of the bodies that have been determined to be unworthy and unsalvagable.
And that’s it.
What a hollow and puny “Victory” is hell!
What do you think??