This week, in continuing the discussion on Hell, I want to write about topics that affect the way we think about hell.
One of the big “road blocks” that appear when rethinking hell is Justice. One of the first oppositions people have is that evil people deserve to be punished and God is a Just God so God HAS to punish the evil people. Christians actually get mad if one even suggest that God could forgive all people.
So how do we understand Justice? Do we see it as retributive (one must be punished) or do the scriptures portray Justice as restorative?
Tomorrow I hope to expand the conversation on Justice, but until then… How do you understand Justice?