My post early this morning may have been a little cryptic. Lemme explain. No, there is too much. Lemme sum up.
The link in that post is to an essay that explains (or, rather, demonstrates) that the popular concept of hell — as a place of eternal torment for those who reject Jesus — is not supported by the Bible. I won’t try to boil down the essay. You should read it.
You may be asking, “Dave, if you don’t believe the Bible, why do you care what the Bible says about hell?”
Well, because some of my dearest friends and relatives do care what the Bible says. I want to spare them the grief that comes from believing that someone they love is on a path to eternal torture. If you are one of those dear Christians, you’ve seriously got to read this essay. You will sleep better for the rest of your life.