A person with cerebral palsy who refuses or fails to become a Christian does not seem like much of an enemy of God. Yet, really, based on what Scripture teaches I believe he or she must be considered such, and now the question is: Is he or she destined to go to Hell?
God, we know, commands us to love our enemies, so we would never have the right to torture them. The orthodox church must hold that this is something God can disregard for Himself, and if this means torturing forever a person with cerebral palsy, so be it. Needless to say, this is absurd. Jesus announced, “and I, if I may be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself” (John 12, Young’s Literal). Yes, for the Kingdom, for salvation (Psalm 22:27). I submit that God loves His human enemies enough to save every one of them. A c.p. victim would never be left out.
At what point does the Deity stop saying He loves His enemies and that He doesn’t care to find the one lost sheep but will simply stay with the hundred that are safe? And what does it mean for God to be “the all in all” once His cosmic plan has been fulfilled (I Cor. 15:28)? All in what all?
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