Why does God have to eradicate sinners?

     It is important to remember that the last day fires were prepared for the devil and his angels, not humans. In Matthew 25:41, Jesus says, "Depart from me ye cursed into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. On the other hand, God is not willing that any should perish. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 1 Peter 3:9, KJV. So then, why does God eradicate sinners?

     God's original intention for His creation was that they would never know sin, death, disease and decay. He wanted His people to live forever without seeing sorrow, suffering, or death. But disobedience rejected God's order of things. In Christ, God wants to restore His original creative order for those who will accept Him. If we choose not to accept Christ, in reality we choose death, disease and decay.

     So those who choose to be apart from God, choose the end result along with the destruction of the devil and his angels. Those who choose to accept Christ, choose life and God's restored kingdom where "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4, KJV.

     In all this, we see the overall operation of the love of God. Sin cannot go on because it destroys and hurts and maligns everything He created.

How does God feel about this?


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