I would like to put in an analogy, supposed you as a loving mother or father and your teenage child is so rebellious and evil and you have tried every means possible to change his behaviors but failed, what do you do? Chances is that you will ostracize your child yet in your heart you grieve because you still love your child but you have to "let the child learn the hard way". And if your child has learnt his lessons and repent of his wrong doings and come back to you after several years, would you still accept and help him? Or perhaps, you may ostracized him but due to your love, you give your teenage child say 20 years to learn his lessons the hard way so that as he matured he may hopefully realized his mistakes and repent. And when the 20 years is up, you will look for him to see if your child has repented of his wrong doings, if he does, you will help him and receive him back, if not, you will then ostracized him for another extended period. And if he is really incorrigible after the extended period, you will ostracized him in grieve for good as if he had not been born. This is what I would expect a really loving parents to do.
Originally Posted by Rose
This is exactly what our loving Father is doing to everyone of us, perhaps "ostracizing" us for 2,000 years so that we have to learn our lessons the hard way to realize our mistakes and evil doings and repent to allow Him to accept us back. He will also give us another 1,000 years for those who still has not realized their evil ways and repent. What do you think He will do to His incorrigible children?... Do you think He will try to forgive them again or do you think He will forgive and forgive until a line must be drawn?
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