I don't understand how a loving, merciful, all-forgiving God would cause someone to suffer in unimaginable pain for all eternity. This isn't love or mercy, and seemingly not unlimited love and mercy.
I, as a limited human, wouldn't want even my worst enemy to suffer for all eternity. I can't comprehend that. So why would a God of unlimited love and mercy want that? That's just an example.
God is almighty, so I'm sure He can be creative and think of an alternative. Just for example, if someone was evil, God could change that person.
I don't mean any offense to God, or anyone. This is just my personal opinion, and of course tons of people out there want to stone me to death for saying this.
To me, something unlimited has to be far greater than even the largest number possible, able to be comprehended by humans. And that's how much love, mercy and forgiveness God should have.
So come to me with some love, if you want to correct me on anything.
Peace and love.
Hell is not a friendly doctrine and Christians struggle with it as well. It points to our freedom, hell is a choice. We are free, we choose, our lives and actions create us, our life is important, we are responsible. After saying that, I pray and hope that all are saved. The NT has passages that point to that as well. This doctrine is also abused, and Christians use it as a scare tatic, when it fact it something for each to ponder without pointing fingers for only God knows the heart......