For those who believe in Free Will and Eternal Torment:
Did God love Sodom?
[size=85]***And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. ***[/size]
Now if God could have brought about repentance in Sodom by doing miracles and he CHOSE not to do miracles to bring about repentance then the obvious question is Did God HATE Sodom?
In Evangelical Universalism we hold God did indeed loves Sodom and is not done with her:
***[size=85]53"Nevertheless, I will restore their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, and along with them your own captivity,
54in order that you may bear your humiliation and feel ashamed for all that you have done when you become a consolation to them.
55"Your sisters, Sodom with her daughters and Samaria with her daughters, will return to their former state, and you with your daughters will also return to your former state. [/size]***
It seems to me that the ONLY position that free will eternal torment subscribers can hold is God indeed did NOT love Sodom or he would have done something to save it as he did Isreal.