Will I meet Hitler in heaven?

People might be a little taken aback by the question, but trust me it stems from a few conversions that I have had with people about heaven.

In those conversations people have told me that there is no hell, but that everyone goes to heaven.  The claim on that statement is that God is Love and he is merciful and does not want to see anyone in hell. 

So before we answer the question about Hitler we need to find out what God has revealed to us about hell and if it does exist does anyone go there.  I am only singling out Hitler in this question because almost everyone agrees that he was an evil man and caused a lot of suffering in the world.  History gives us many examples of evil regimes and men behind them that this question might be attributed to, but Hitler is the most well known, and that is why he is in the question.

Back to the point of what does God reveal to us.  I would like to point out that included in God is Love and Merciful, He is also All Just (full of Justice.)  Justice cannot just override Love but it has to be incorporated into Love and Mercy.  I would like to point out because of God’s Love, Mercy and Justice that hell exists.  I will talk about that further on in this post.

Lets say I reject God and all that He brings and want nothing to do with Him, will he force me to go to heaven?  Does that mean there is no free will?  Why did Adam and Eve loose Eden?

Those are a few questions that come up that we need to think about, and then we have to look even further.  What does Jesus say about Hell(Gehenna)?

Last sentence in Mathew 5:22 “…and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna.”

Mathew 5:29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away.It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna.

Mark 9:43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire

Those are a few places that hell is mentioned, why would it be mentioned if it is not a real place?

So will I meet Hitler in heaven?  I cannot answer that question, and the Church does not declare who goes to hell.  what good is in that, we want people to get to heaven, so I am going to tell them about the people who made it.  Thinking about it, if I want you to be the best baseball player in the world, would I point out folks that are horrible at it and ask you to do what they do?

I can tell you from thinking through the issue of heaven or hell that it seems like there is a lot more to it than everyone goes to heaven, but infact the opposite.  Doing evil or nothing good is sure to be an easy way to get to hell.

So my friends seek the saints, the ones that fought the fight and gained their heavenly reward.

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