You are right, we
share a controversial opinion. I do not believe good, kind
people will burn up in hell. Many do have the Messiah in their hearts. They just may not know His Name.
So many scriptures indicate this. "His mercy endures forever." "Love covers a multitude of sins." And
the BIG one is in Revelation, when "the rest of the dead" are
resurrected after the 1,000 year Millennium and judged on their deeds.
I saw a Great White Throne, and the One sitting on it, from whose face
the earth and the heaven fled; and a place was not found for them. And
I saw the dead, the small and the great, standing before God. And books
were opened. And another Book was opened, which is the Book of Life.
And the dead were judged out of the things written in the books,
according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead in it. And death
and hell gave up the dead in them. And they were each judged according to their works. And death and hell were thrown into the Lake of Fire. This is the second death. (Rev 20:11-14)
the love of many has waxed cold here in America. I am saddened how
little money Americans have given for this relief effort.
I know we are having hard times financially, but good grief, aren't we
supposed to give sacrificially? We have so much!
you so much for your reply. I stand with you in the gap for the
Japanese. May they find comfort in the Almighty as they struggle with
such unimaginable conditions. And may the spirit of giving and love be
awakened in America. And may the spirit of criticism on the part of
Christians towards the Japanese be subdued. (Maybe we should examine
just how much paganism is in our own personal worship before we go
condemning the Japanese. Our Father hates us to mix the pagan and the
holy to get lukewarm--which we do in Christianity with glee. At least
the Japanese are not hypocritical!)
tells us if we feed the poor and hungry, we will never go hungry.
Many Japanese now qualify as the poor and hungry.
is he who acts wisely toward the poor; YHWH will deliver him in the day
of evil. YHWH will watch over him and keep him alive; he shall be
blessed on the earth, and You will not deliver him to the soul of his
enemies. (Psalm 41:1-2)
He who gives to the poor shall not lack, but he who hides his eyes shall have plenty of curses.
Thanks again, Rowina for your response. Blessing to you and I pray that your pain in your feet is relieved.