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By Derek Mathias - 13 Mar 2010

Well, my argument is not so much whether or not God is a righteous judge as whether he behaves in a manner that, if a regular human were to behave the same way, all of us would consider evil. And if a regular human couldn't get away with such behavior, even though we accept humans as being flawed and prone to error, then how much less should God be "allowed" (through our worship) to get away with such behavior, when he is supposed to be perfect, all-good and all-just.

But I must disagree with you concerning innocent persons who die going directly to heaven. The Bible specifically states that the ONLY path to salvation is through Christ:

John 14:6 -- Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Which implies strongly that only Christians will be saved, while a good non-Christian, like Gandhi, will burn in the lake of fire. That now brings up another problem: Hitler was a Christian:

"My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter.  It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth!  was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter.  In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders.  How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison.  To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross.  As a Christian I have no duty to allow my self to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice…  And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows . For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people."  –Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922

Which means he goes to heaven while Gandhi goes to hell!

Argh! It's like I was blinded for years and suddenly my eyes have been opened and I'm seeing the truth for the first time! The ONLY explanation that makes sense for why God would callously slaughter so many innocent animals and children, force rape victims to marry their own rapists, deceive people, and send Satan to trick us, and now permit Hitler into heaven while sending Gandhi to hell--all behaviors we ourselves know without a shadow of a doubt are evil--is because God himself is evil! What other possible explanation is there that makes anywhere near as much sense?

I need to do further research...but thank you for helping open my eyes to the truth.

Derek Mathias

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