Christian or not, we’ve all heard the ‘hell story.’ The question is, is it true? And if so, which version of it? …Evildoers may get away with murder in this life. But in the life to come, there’ll be hell to pay.
The words are from the website of the forthcoming movie Hellbound, due in theaters this September. And in case you’re rolling your eyes, it’s not what you might think.
The website commentary continues:
But the traditional view of hell also presents us with a dilemma: Of course we all want to see the scales of justice balanced. But if God is our pure, all-loving Creator, can he really allow (presumably) billions of people to suffer in hell for eternity? Evil is evil, but doesn’t the traditional view of hell tip the scales too far the other way? To many people, it seems like we can have a good God or we can have the traditional view of hell, but we can’t have both…
The concept of hell is so ancient–and so troubling, and enduring–that we can’t in all honesty ignore it, no matter how postmodern our philosophies.
From the website, this looks like a fascinating exploration. Sorry I couldn’t just embed the trailer for you here; you’ll have to go to the website. Never mind; it’s worth the trip, also. Take a look at the trailer. It may keep you awake until September.