I am reading the book, Heaven, by Randy Alcorn. Among other torments in Hell, Alcorn described the possibility of “diminishing personhood.” Abortion proponents, of course, view preborn children as void of personhood. Interesting….
That was in the chapter entitled, “Is Heaven our default destination… or is Hell?” – which I thought would make an interesting weekend question.
There was also this passage, which I found compelling:
Earth is an in-between world touched by both Heaven and Hell. Earth leads directly into Heaven or directly into Hell, affording a choice between the two. The best of life on Earth is a glimpse of Heaven; the worst of life is a glimpse of Hell. For Christians, this present life is the closest they will come to Hell. For unbelievers, it is the closest they will come to Heaven.
And as for those who’d prefer not to dwell on this topic, Alcorn wrote:
Satan has obvious motives for fueling our denial of eternal punishment: He wants unbelievers to reject Christ without fear; he wants Christians to be unmotivated to share Christ; and he wants God to receive less glory for the radical nature of Christ’s redemptive work.