Dustin, I think I misrepresented Oord. He would say that God isn’t separate from “uncontrolling love,” but that uncontrolling love is inherent to, and inseparable from, God. He can’t not be loving, just like (imperfect analogy alert) I can’t not be introverted. That said, I agree that you’ve pegged the predominate Christian views and teachings about God, Hell, etc. I’m glad my responses inspired some ideas! You’ve done the same for me. Specifically, what are we being saved from, if not hell? For me, personally, it’s more about being saved *to* heaven, as in The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. Thanks again for the good interaction and conversation! — Eric

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