I think I understand just how God hardened Pharoah's heart. It's like a guarantee that people WILL do precisely what I warn them not to do. Truly astounding.
Good luck explaining yourself on judgment day, Vowels. I won't be enabling your blasphemies any further.
My blasphemies? Yet you are the one saying that God punishes folks eternally, some just because they never got to hear of Him. And you consider this to be "good"?
I knew you had no answer to this post which I will paste below.
I don't believe there is a hell in which unbelievers burn for eternity. But it amazes me that folks like you, who spout about a "good" God, and a "logical" God and a "reasonable" God and a God who's logic is to promote life, would consider it possible for God to do worse than the Spanish Inquisition.
You do believe the Spanish Inquisition was wrong don't you, when they tortured poor people, to give them a taste of hell, in order to save their souls.
At least they were ignorant.
At best they had good intentions.
And, thank God, these poor soul's torture only lasted a short while.
But Christians like you, who lecture me about my views of a God who is fickle and can do cruel things - never in my wildest imagination could this God of mine be torturing my unsaved loved one for all eternity, while I am eating of the tree of Life and walking the golden streets.
I asked you this to test you. I absolutely don't believe what you defend, which is a God so cruel, He tortures unbelievers for all eternity. My loving God drops them in the lake of fire (molten lava) where they are burnt up in an instant, even though the fire is eternal, and their smoke rises forever, they, with their consciousness are long gone. Their worm (maggots) may not die in Gehenna, but they have long disappeared. And my good God does not even have Satan and the demons suffer forever, they too will be utterly destroyed in hell fire.
therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
So your definition of God being "logical" is useless, since it should be obvious that there could be no "logical" reason to punish either spirits or man eternally.
God's punishment is directed at folks repenting. But these have had their last chance.
And all the rest of us are in heaven, so we don't need to see and fear what might befall us for being naughty.
And who could enjoy eternity knowing someone you love is suffering in hell.
You, and all those thinking this evil thing of God, yet brown-nosing and calling him "good" for your misunderstanding of the doctrine of hell - you beyond amaze me.