Guest Blog written by: Colin Raynor
As some of you know I am a Junior at Francis Marion University. I am a philosophy minor at a secular school. I will admit it is tough being a believer in Christ in those classes. They demand tangible evidence and have rules to follow to prove if something is true or false. Today in class the question was posed, “How can a loving God let people go to hell?” I am not here to give a theological answer, but…. As Christians, we have all heard that question before and think in our minds what we will say to someone when it happens, but to me it was just something to chew on and not argue about. So today while reading the scripture, it’s like God spoke to me in 2 Peter 3:9. This is the only answer to a question of that magnitude. It says, “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” In my opinion, non-believers won’t understand and can’t understand that God is a just God, but is also a loving God. As this passage says, it is His desire that ALL people will be with him one day. For me I find comfort in that knowing God isn’t like us. We as humans would say your not cool enough, or athletic enough to come to heaven. What is awesome is that God longs for all to be with him.