If you drink and drive, you get a ticket – and if it is really bad, you lose your license.
…but if the police were loving, they would let you go, so you can keep driving and perhaps even hit people, because you are so drunk.
You simply can’t separate love and justice. You CANNOT be loving without being just, because there are always people who don’t feel like following the law.
God has made some rules for us. Not to harm and bind us, but to care for us. We KNOW there are consequences for failing to obey. This is not mean of God, rather it is justice in love.
So, let me emphasize exactly what the Bible says… NOBODY goes to Heaven unless they whole-heartedly choose Jesus Christ as Lord of their life. That requires personal faith, turning from their old lifestyle, and baptism (which, of course, means full submersion).
25 January 2018
Translated from Danish in 2019
by Lisbeth Agerskov Christensen