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Let me quickly reassure you Christian Marines that although God's mercy is great, He is also still a JUST GOD, disciplining those who are Sinning Christians.   Hebrews 12:7-11 

Why is it, though, that Christian Marines will not be satisfied with any punishment LESS than the Sinning Christian being thrown into Hell? I am an angry, imperfect father, but when my own sinning son disobeys me, I don't go and put him in the oven at 300 degrees for a couple hours! Why then are we so quick to conclude that Sinning Christians will be thrown into a 1,000 degree Hell to burn until they are forever destroyed by a Heavenly Father who loves them deeply?

When I want to punish my son, I don't put him into my oven to burn! NO! Instead, I try to make the punishment fit the crime: I might lecture him, or make him go to bed early, or put him on restriction, or even spank him. But no way am I going to put him into my oven, and neither does the Sinning Christian get put into God's oven! Yes, God WILL punish His Sinning Christians, but it won't be to throw them into Hell. Instead, here are some of God's other options:

 

 

 

 

Punish you with a few blows

Luke 12:47,48

Punish you with many blows

Luke 12:47,48

Temporarily hand you over to Satan

1 Corinthians 5:5

Rebuke you publicly 

1 Timothy 5:20

Put you into "prison" 

Matthew 5:25

Treat you as badly as you treat others

Matthew 7:1,2

Let you reap the whirlwind

Hosea 8:7

Shorten your lifespan  

Proverbs 10:27

Remove the Holy Spirit from you

Psalm 51:11

Make you go hungry 

Haggai 1:5,6

Let your enemies oppress you

Deuteronomy 28:33

Punish you with diseases   

Deuteronomy 28:21

 

Even while being punished, Sinning Christians can still be TOTALLY SAVED!

 

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