Unless/until you counter my argument, you are not justified in your position. I ask again, when you love God, do you do so infinitely because he is infinite? The answer is plainly no. You cannot love infinitely, since you are finite. The reverse is also true. You cannot offend infinitely, since you are finite. There is nothing you can do, which would be infinite in nature or extent. God is infinite, quite right. But you and your actions are very far from infinity. To issue an unending sentence (Hell) for any set of finite crimes is the very essence of injustice. Since none of your actions are ever infinite, an infinite sentence could never justly follow from your actions. When a child steals a pencil, he does not get capital punishment as a consequence. Why? Because the punishment must be proportionate to the crime. An everlasting punishment of torment and suffering is disproportionate to any and all offenses you could ever commit. As I said, we on Earth would never even consider punishing someone until the end of time. And yet, we want to believe that the justice of God demands this? As I said, it seems that an almost morbid pathology would be required for someone to be ok with the idea of the God of love condemning
someone forever for their finite offenses.
Nope, I’m proposing that all Christians everywhere should hope, pray and work for the salvation of all, as that is quite clearly God’s desire (1 Tim 2:4). And, just to be clear, universalism is likely a more “unanimous” teaching of the whole church going back to the beginning and up to now than infernalism is. Infernalism seems confined to the church of the West, from St Augustine on through scholasticism. Outside of that limited context, the church has not spoke with a unified voice on this issue. But, you are welcome to try to point out otherwise… Who are the great proponents of infernalism among the Church Fathers? Among the East? Among the church of the modern and contemporary eras? Who?