They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 13v42 NIV)
This seems terrible and at odds with a God of love.
Forgiveness and compassion….
This is nothing to do with ignorance.
It is for those who know about the power of God.
Yet chose to follow the devil and serve his schemes.
Everyone has a choice.
Many live in ignorance.
For that there is forgiveness.
However there are some who deliberately thwart His purposes here on earth.
Even though they can see the good it does.
They have a built in hatred of all things good.
They were exposed to His goodness.
Yet they decided to reject it forever and serve evil.
That is not ignorance.
At the root is pride and greed.
With it comes an insatiable appetite to please oneself.
It is hidden behind a veneer of respectability and even apparent compassion. But behind the veneer is the real person.
Only He knows the real you…