Sunday, 16 October 2011
I have a boyfriend I've been dating for a year now, and I greatly love him. When we first got together, he didn't believe in God, but after firing questions back in forth for a day or so, he agreed to start reading the Bible. A while after, he told me he believed in heaven and God. I was so happy. I didn't actually think that he could believe in heaven -- but not hell!
I was beyond shocked and utterly afraid. How can someone believe in heaven but not hell? He says he believes life is hell -- that we've already been punished enough. I want to respond back to him, but I'm at a lost for words. Really, how do I respond to that? Every time I think about responding a immense amount of fog covers my head and makes me dizzy.
My brother pointed out that people don't want to believe there is a bad ending. I'm not sure if that's what my boyfriend is thinking, though. A year ago he got drunk and did some bad things. He robbed a bank with a group of idiotic men. (Well, I guess he was idiotic then, too...) He woke up in the morning and turned himself in. Apparently, a whole family claimed that last night he touched a girl, and that HE was the reason for HER death. I know for a fact that was a complete and utter lie, yet my boyfriend is still so upset that someone could think that of him.
So hence why I guess he wouldn't want to believe there's a bad ending. Anyway, I just want some feedback on this.
How can someone believe in Heaven, but not Hell? He believes that Jesus died on the cross for his sins, nut will he end up going to hell because he doesn't believe in Hell?
Do you know a Christian who doesn't believe in Hell? What is the basis for this belief? How can a loving Christian friend teach Biblical principles of heaven and hell in a loving way?