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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

How can people in hell be separate from God if he transcends everything ?

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  • Sky
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You know, that is a damn good question.  If a god (and I take it you're referring to the bible god) is omnipresent, ie. is everywhere all at once, and hell is described as a "separation from god", then that is completely contradictory.  It would be as if we were to make a room we call "hell" that is defined as separate from Earth's gravity.  But the gravity is of course throughout the room.  Good observation!

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  • 2 months ago

    He doesn't transcend everything. He is not transcendent. He is very much like us, but smarter, more powerful, and immortal.

    Hell is not separation from God. It is a temporary period of punishment to purify us of our sins. Hell is never forever. Rev. 20:12-14 shows that death and hell must both be emptied and destroyed so that the resurrections and final judgment can take place. There is only finite punishment for finite sin. God's love, justice, and mercy are all intact.

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  • 2 months ago

    "Everything" within His sphere of righteousness, which is an obvious distinction.

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  • 2 months ago

    Shhh... the people who came up with this stuff didn't think that hard about it....

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  • 2 months ago

    Then the sinner will suffer agonies of conscience and self reproach in His presence with nothing to shield them.

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  • Ko
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    I say to people, "The Divine is inside of you!" And then people say, "Well, why do I suffer?" It’s because you don’t know the Divine is inside of you. That’s why you suffer. The day you not just think — but experience that peace that is inside of you, the serenity that is inside of you, the reality that is inside of you — then you only need to suffer if you want to. Optional. Right now, it’s not optional. It happens. You are the victim.

    - Prem Rawat

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  • 2 months ago

    Please explain more what is the real definition of yours as, Transcends everything. then we can talk more on this religious issue.

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  • Don’t expect Christianity to make sense.

    It’s just a bunch of baseless superstitions haphazardly thrown together.

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Everything and everywhere except Hell.

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    • Everard
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      2fm "God has it separated until the Judgement"
      2fm disagrees with you.
      Which of you is telling 'the truth'?
      Or is neither of you telling 'the truth'?
      ~

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  • 2 months ago

    Because apparently he is either unwilling or unable to transcend our "free will" that doesn't exist.

    If we cannot choose to avoid sinning altogether then we do not have free will.

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