How can people in hell be separate from God if he transcends everything ?
- SkyLv 72 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!
- PubliusLv 72 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.
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
"Everything" within His sphere of righteousness, which is an obvious distinction.
- River EuphratesLv 72 months ago
Shhh... the people who came up with this stuff didn't think that hard about it....
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- Ernest SLv 72 months ago
Then the sinner will suffer agonies of conscience and self reproach in His presence with nothing to shield them.
- KoLv 42 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
- Adullah MLv 72 months ago
Please explain more what is the real definition of yours as, Transcends everything. then we can talk more on this religious issue.
- 2 months ago
Don’t expect Christianity to make sense.
It’s just a bunch of baseless superstitions haphazardly thrown together.
- PaulLv 72 months ago
Everything and everywhere except Hell.
- 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.