letters to surfers

Question : In C.S.Lewis' The Great Divorce, you can't deny that God punishes those who chooses hell?    It is still His doing.

Answer by Robert Brow    August 1999     (Web site - www.brow.on.ca)

What is all God's doing is His ability to take sinful very imperfect human beings and perfect them in love by the Holy Spirit. Going out into the darkness of death away from the love of God is a freedom that some humans can exercise, but it is not a punishment from God. C.S.Lewis' point is that those who choose that darkness would not be able to cope with the love of heaven.

Even in this life there are people who cannot cope with loving and being loved. A final choice to refuse the love of God for ever would be darkness and death indeed.

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