posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 12:33 PM
reply to post by windword
He gave us free will with the promise of judgment. This is his promise, this is what we have. When we go against God's will we are judged. Stop
looking at the Christian definition of Judgment, let them await their judgment. What we need to do is stop waiting for judgment and understand that
judgment is today.
Since God is love, when you sin you go against love. The punishment for sin is emotional. See if you can understand this concept.
The punishment for anger is anger. Do you need more punishment than emotional anger, didn't that cause enough problems. If you chose not to be
angry you did not get angry so you avoided punishment.
You could even look at it as a reward. You were rewarded with anger for your anger so that being angry might become detestable to you. So anger can
be seen as both gift and punishment.
On the flip side if you love you are rewarded with love. This is the act of doing something loving not the lazy unloving act of merely mouthing the
words i love you. Somehow to God doing I love you is much more powerful than saying I love you. So much more important and powerfull that you only
feel his love when you actually do.
If a married man looks at a women in lust, the punishment is lust. If you pursue this lust it will lead to adultery. How do you avoid punishment, if
you can't control your flesh "turn the other cheek". You can tell your head which way to turn even if your eyes are struggling.
So we have free will but the outcome is up to him. If we choose love the outcome is love. If we choose to be against love and purse something else,
then we should expect the outcome to be punishment. The bible says he judges all men fairly, without showing favoritism. Both Jew and Gentile are
If you can see God as love and hell as an emotional state of mind, then you can overcome. Is there something greater and more profound at the end of
this physical life? I believe so, but we don't have to wait for a taste of heaven. If we pursue love first at all times then we will find love.
Love abides in heaven so we will find heaven if we find love. Because God is love.