As we see it, there’s a sense in which you are seriously misconstruing the import of the term “unconditional love.” When we say that God’s love is “unconditional,” we are asserting that there is nothing we can do to make Him love us either more or less. We don’t earn His love by fulfilling a pre-determined set of conditions. He loves us not because of what we are, but because of who He is – for God is love (1 John 4:8). But this is not to suggest that God doesn’t judge sin or that people won’t have to suffer the consequences of their ill-advised decisions and actions.
Yes, there is such a thing as hell, but nobody will go there because God doesn’t love them. On the contrary, they will go there precisely because they have willfully chosen to reject His love, freely offered to them in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Once they cross that line, there’s nothing more that God can do for them (Hebrews 10:26). But this does not imply that He ceases to love them. He never stops loving even when He is pouring out His wrath, nor does He abandon the soul that turns away from Him. In some way we can’t fully comprehend, He is with us even when we make our bed in hell (Psalm 139:8).
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