Is the Solution to Sin to Quarantine It?
Christendom has this strange view of God’s solution for sin. They believe that He will quarantine it on some dark outskirt of His universe forever. He will incarcerate the overwhelming majority of His creatures in a vast and horrific torture chamber while He and a very small minority of His creatures proceed to enjoy themselves with eternal bliss. This outpost will make Hitler’s concentration camps look like child’s play at Disney World by comparison.
An amazing solution for sin, is it not? Do they really believe that this is the best God could come up with?
Is the true God of Scripture not greater than this? Is He not wiser than this? More loving than this? More responsible? Really?
Is Christendom’s presentation really God’s solution for sin? Not a chance!
The problem is not with God, or His Scriptures, but with the religion that professes to represent Him. Christendom has adapted pagan Greek mythology (e.g. Orpheus, Pythagoras, Plato), Homer’s Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid, and Dante’s Inferno as their theology, and translated their Bibles to support their creeds.
The God of Scripture is far bigger than all of man’s little imagined gods.
“Where sin abounds, grace much more abounds” (Romans 5:20)