Comment: Minor point

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Minor point

I know in the whole scheme of this discussion it is a minor point, but technically speaking, God allows people(unlike an overprotective Government) to choose whether or not to follow Him.

If people choose NOT to follow Him, God allows them to stay separate from Him forever which is what Hell is. It is the place that people choose when they decide to live separately from Him.

If people choose to accept Jesus' gift of salvation they live with God forever, which is what we describe as Heaven.

It is technically OUR choice to accept His gift or not, rather than God arbitrarily "casting us into Hell". He allows us to choose.