MORE CONTRADICTIONS. [ ps I'm using Bible against itself, i don't necessarily agree with its ideas ]
A LOVING GOD WOULD EITHER TAKE PEOPLE TO A HEAVEN OR LET THEM CEASE TO EXIST.
Yet the New Testament has verses which seem to say a God would allow suffering after death.
John 14v13 has Jesus say to his disciples,"I will do whatever you ask in my name ". So if Jesus was to act in a caring ethical way, as if he loved the world, as John 3v16 claims, then either Jesus or his disciples should have asked for all humanity to go to heaven or cease to exist like before conception. Then they would have received that request. Since Matt 19v26 has Jesus say, " with God all things are possible " it doubly could have been done. If God had the will he could have found a way. Also Luke 23v34 should have Jesus say, " Forgive humanity and take them to heaven for they know not what they do " and he would have received it "
So then, if there was a Holy Spirit, how did the disciples not get prompted to request this ? If it wasn't in the will of God [ not in the name of Jesus ] then that means that God chooses to let most go to a place of suffering after death. Yet Romans 13v10 says love does no harm to it's neighbour and 1 John 4v8 says that God is love. So how could a loving God let humanity come to harm / suffering after death ? This would be a total contradiction.
If letting humanity suffer forever more is worse than murder , since it would be like a long drawn out murder, then the doctrine of hell is like something the devil would carry out. John 8v44 says " The devil was a murderer from the beginning " . 1 John 3v15 Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, you know that no murderer has eternal life in him "
So no being who would cause murder like suffering to happen to people can have eternal life- therefore a God who would oversee a hell would not have eternal life and not be a God.
Contrast this with the picture John 8 paints of a merciful Jesus who says, " Let he who is without sin cast the first stone ". Maybe this figure would be likely to say on a Judgment day, " Let any who are without sin cast the first people into a hell, oh so no one does, well neither do I "
Matt 24v35 has Jesus say, " Heaven and earth may pass away but my words will never pass away.