God delays his judgement so he can torture more people

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A Christian pastor, ‘Peter C’, has been assuring everyone on Daniel B. Wallace’s blog-site that God’s judgement has been delayed (2000 years and counting) because, as it says in 2 Peter 3.9, he wants to give as many people as possible time to repent and avoid hell. The pastor puts it like this:

The Lord is longsuffering, and not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance. The context of 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that this is why the Lord appears to delay His coming – it is His longsuffering and love for humanity. It is not His will that anyone would pay the penalty for their own sin…

The claim of 2 Peter 3.9 – written not by Peter but by someone pretending to be Peter almost a century after he lived – has never made sense. God would have to delay his judgement indefinitely if he wanted to avoid punishing most of mankind. That’s because new unsaved humans are appearing all the time – about 353,000 are born every day. The longer God leaves it, therefore, the more unsaved humans there will be, simply because, as time goes on, the more of us there are.

If God had got on with the judgement in the first century, as Jesus said he would (Matthew 16.27-28; 24.27, 30-31, 34; Luke 21:27-28, 33-34 etc) then the unsaved would have been far fewer.

Here’s the maths: the population of the world in the first century was about 300 million; today it is 7.4 billion. Assuming, very generously, that about 30% of the population then, as now, was ‘saved’, the judgement then would have resulted in only 210 million people being sent to hell. The same percentage today would see 5.2 billion people being condemned to burn for all eternity.

2 Peter 3.9 is a weak excuse for why God’s judgement didn’t occur when Jesus, and Paul, said it would. It was written either by a fraud who lacked any understanding of basic maths and had no conception of how the world’s population would increase over the next two thousand years – or by someone who, like his predecessors in the cult, thought the judgement was imminent. If the latter, then he was referring only to those alive in his own time whom he thought were being given more time to repent. Either way, he was wrong. That his mistaken beliefs and false assurances are given credence by pastors and their flocks today testifies only to the stultifying effect of religious faith.

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2 thoughts on “God delays his judgement so he can torture more people

  1. Is it only me or do others see the bible as a badly written solution booklet to a muddled mixed up problem? The answers are more contorted than even the attempted wanted goal. So when things are presented to show answers to question, they just don’t fit. Like your post shows. Round pegs and square holes. Hugs

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  2. It gives the impression, doesn’t it, of being made up as it goes along. ‘Well, we really weren’t expecting Jesus to die, but never mind, we’ll invent an explanation for why he did. The end didn’t come when he said it would, but never mind, we’ll come up with some excuses why that was. Life can be really difficult at times, but never mind, we’ll create a whole mythology for why that is. Who cares whether any of it makes sense – we’ve explained it, haven’t we?’

    It continues to this day: Hurricanes? The fault of gay people. Earthquakes? Abortion. Eclipses? God’s warning. Every single pronouncement invented by people with no evidence whatsoever for what they say.

    Hugs back at ya.

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