letters to surfers

Question :    I like your view of conditional immortality but it leaves out the necessary punishment that sinners deserve.  Would you agree that the ones who are not chosen for immortality will be resurrected, judged, punished in Hell for a period of time proportional to their sins, and then suffer destruction (the death of body and soul, Matthew 11:28).
by Robert Brow  (www.brow.on.ca)

Answer:  That is not my position.  It reintroduces the idea of another resurrection to be judged and then punished in proportion to our sins.   I believe that at death God can see who would be happy being perfected in the love of heaven, and which of them have freely chosen eternal suicide.  Punishment in hell is not needed by the love of God.
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