Someone so filled with love, you could never end up in Hell? Someone with so much hatred for sinners?
These are two views from mega-pastors that have appeared on the blogosphere etc. The latter one within the last 24 hours!
I am now sure that God is filled with love for us, I feel His love for me. Someone asked last night "could God really forgive every sin he's ever done?" The answer was a resounding "YES!" God loves and will forgive each one of us, if we only ask Him.
What if we don't ask Him for forgiveness? What if we simply don't believe He can do anything for us? What if we decide to take our chances and live our lives for ourselves? Well, I don't think we will be spared an eternity in Hell, no matter how loving He is. There will be a price to pay and the Bible says the wages of sin is death.
But does God really hate us because we have all let Him down and fallen short of His glory? I don't think so. When you hate someone, you lose interest in them, you give up on them, you don't want to spend time with them. God will never give up on us. We can anger Him and do things that dis-please Him, but cause Him to hate us? I don't buy that.
So, what is God like?