On another forum, I was trying to tell a recent (and highly terrified) Muslim convert that he need not worry about God sending him to Hell because he should, instead be focusing on God’s Love and not the lines in Qur’an which condemns a person to Hell for breathing wrong. :rolleyes: I was hoping this might open doors for him and me to discuss what God’s Love entailed, a facet he seemed to need, but before I was able to go that far, another Muslim said
*[3:31] Say: if ye do love God, follow me: God will love you and forgive your sins: for God is most forgiving, most merciful … Say: obey God and his apostle: but if they turn back, God loveth not those who reject faith.
God’s feeling ,such as love, are eternal … and since God knows who are going to heaven and who is going to abide forever in hell … it’s ridiculous to say God loves those people.*
I was shocked! I had no clue that Muslims rejected the notion of God’s Love! :eek: And other Muslims soon followed suit, going so far as to cite stories from the Old Testament, specifically how God sent plagues and epidemics upon the Egyptian people. And this got me to wondering, If God loves all people then why did He send plagues upon the Egyptians, and why did God kill the Pharoah’s first born, and other similar OT incidents?