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This Week Keller Focused On The Frequently Asked Question

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This week Keller focused on the frequently asked question in American culture. How could a loving God sent people to hell? This question continues to haunt and intrigue many, especially in Western culture. We will be discussing several reason that are held within this doctrine. The first Keller discusses is the thought that a God of judgement cannot exist. This first point begins with a discussion on modern day views on science in a modern society versus the spiritual based beliefs of old. In ancient days there was a natural understanding of a higher moral order. This understanding has been forsaken in modern American culture. 80% of Current Western culture argues that it is each persons right to define their own set of moral law and…show more content…
In face Keller quotes Becky Pippert, “think how we feel when we see someone we love ravaged by unwise actions or relationships. Do we respond with benign tolerance as we might towards strangers? Far from it. . . . Anger isn’t the opposite of love. Hate is, and the final form of hate is indifference. . . . God’s wrath is not a cranky explosion, but his settled opposition to the cancer. . . . which is eating out the inside of the human race he loves with his whole being (Keller, 76).” This quote says several vital points that prove Keller’s stance. A God of true love would not allow the creation which he loves to destroy itself. He is not indifferent, rather He is very intimately invested. Furthermore, Keller quotes Miroslav Volf who points out that if God was not invested and did not put an ultimate end to injustice, that god would not be worth worshipping. The very fact that God is invested in bringing justice and wrath further means that his creation does not hold the key to bringing this wrath about. Furthermore, the very nature of mankind is to bring about violence as a means of revenge against the unjust. Ultimately, this painful reality is met with a God of sovereign justice. Many societies firmly believe that extinguishing the reaches of God would cause violence to decrease. On the contrary, once one realizes that the great evils of the world will not be judged at the end of it all, humanity must then take the charge to right the wrongs
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