[Milton-L] Hell and forgiveness

Daniel W. Doerksen dwd at unb.ca
Thu Jul 20 20:41:21 EDT 2006


JD Fleming wrote:

>It seems to me that the very worst sentence passed on Milton's Satan, albeit
>implicitly, is that he will not be part of the all that will be in all.

I've forgotten who (it may have been C. S. Lewis) said that hell is really 
God's ultimate way of respecting the wishes of those who choose to reject 
the source of all that is beautiful, good, and worthwhile. As theologians 
like Calvin point out, hell's chief quality is "to be cut off from all 
fellowship with God" (Inst.3.25.12).
Daniel W. Doerksen 

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