What Really Will Happen
“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah…” (2 Peter 2:4-5)
The popular religious sentiment today is that God is so loving that He will spare mankind the horrors of hell, and inversely, to assume that a small group of faithful are the only who will be saved is both judgmental and contrary to God’s character.
As Peter points out, this is exactly the opposite of what is true. God will not spare the faithless from the fires of hell – He is not bluffing when He warns us of the damnation that awaits the soul outside of Christ. Similarly, there is no fire, spear, threat, or wound that can destroy a soul that belongs to Him. For the Christian, preservation is guaranteed, and our hope is secure.
As is often the case, the world’s philosophers get it exactly backwards.
Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites