After looking through the challenges, I realized we haven’t had one on Hell. Is it just? Here’s someone who doesn’t think so:
[A] major problem with hell is that it’s grossly disproportionate…. It is virtually impossible to conceive of a way in which one human being, in a finite lifetime, could have committed enough sin to deserve an eternity in hell. Whether you believe that hell involves actual fire, or simply loneliness and separation from God, it’s a distinctly unpleasant condition to be in and it lasts for an infinite amount of time — so the magnitude of the punishment is infinite. I could imagine a just God acting like a judge and doling out punishments proportional to our crimes committed during life, some of which might last a very, very long time. But I do not understand how it could be just for the punishment to be infinite. No person has committed infinite sin.
How do you answer this objection? Take a shot, and Brett will be back on Thursday to give us his ideas.