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God and Hell

A fellow minister and I were having a conversation one day about the nature of God and what God does. We discussed a number of topics, which somehow led us to a discussion about hell. The other minister was my senior by more than 30 years, and I initially attempted to be as modest as possible in our discussion. At one point she turned to me and stated bluntly, “my God doesn’t send people to hell.” I replied, “I agree.” She looked at me with a puzzled look and said almost in a question, “You do.” I said, “Yes.” She said, “But, I don’t understand. I thought that you said earlier that God sends people to hell?” I said, “He does.” After a long pause she said, “Are you saying my God and your God are different?” I replied, “It certainly appears that way.” She then spent several minutes saying some comments to me that I would rather not repeat. But her comments did indicate that she might not be regenerate. She even accused me of believing the Bible. Oh, the humanity! After she calmed down,