"He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." 1 John 4.8
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10.28
Do I fear him because he loves me so much, or do I love him because if I don't he will send me to hell?
If I fear him and love him for the first, it is without merit; if I love and fear him for the second, I deserve to go to hell anyway for attempting a Blaise Pascal feint on him, and if God sends me to hell, then how can he say he loves me?
I would never send someone I love even to prison, much less to an everlasting torment in fire that never stops. And I'm not even as good as God, right?
Several will almost assuredly immediately yell, "You took it out of context, you took it out of context."
Bull! Context is a golden calf that must be melted down, crushed and drank. If these are out of context, then the Christian god is love only in a certain context and will send sinners to hell only in a certain context. That is not what the Bible says, is it? Does it say, "God is love, only in such-and-so a context"? No. Read the "context" and you will see that you cannot dispute this.
You want to see a biblical contradiction? It is this Matthew 10 verse alongside 1 Corinthians 13. Love and Hell from the same source? It is like attempting to mix clear water with bitter; all will be tainted..... None fit to drink.
Just think about it...