Instead of joining the skeptics, or running for the nearest church exit, consider what Paul writes in 2 Timothy 2:15. He states, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Did you notice what God just did? He acknowledged that the Bible does say different things in different places and therefore needs to be divided rightly. Simply stated, when we recognize and acknowledge the divisions God himself placed in His word, not only can we understand it for ourselves, but we also have his approval. What a great deal!!!
Many who object to the doctrine of eternal punishment appeal to the mercy and love of God as the basis for their objection. In Eternal Punishment and the Justice of God, we consider six common objections to eternal judgment. Moreover, we offer five theological reasons why the justice of God demands eternal punishment.