Since CNN seems to have wussed out & removed the video, here’s a link to the Carlton Pierson story on MSN:
On doing a little search through google, it’s amazing how the concept of God having more mercy & forgiveness than the human race can conceive of makes people jump to argue AGAINST that. Imagine, people arguing that God is just as limited & judgemental as they are.
I’ve been arguing THAT point for years, that a truly loving God would not throw people into punishment forever for the least little sin. Even humans (usually) have more mercy than that. And when you look at eternity — true, without-end forever-ness — it makes God cruel & abusive to continue a punishment long past the point where even the human race has forgotten & the effects are non-existent.