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God didn’t create the hell for sinners, they did it themselvesThe Russian Orthodox Church’s representative to the European International Institutions Bishop Hilarion of Vienna and Austria, on Interfax-Religion’s request, commented on the recent suggestion of Danish Lutheran theologians to consider the hell and the devil a metaphor and to accept only existence of the paradise. Meanwhile, the Eastern Christian tradition has never considered the hell as created by God to punish sinners. God didn’t create the hell, free will of people has created it. It exists not because God wants it, but because people keep it existing. They first create the hell on Earth and then carry it on to the afterworld.
Did not Jesus Himself say that hell was created for the Devil and his angels? So it's true that He did not create it for man but this statement certainly seems to indicate that God did in fact create hell.
Where do you see God being identified of the agent of creation in that sentence?
Hey, I don't hand out 9.5s to just anyone!
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