To be a professor of theology and religion, Sharon Baker has, as so many people do, failed to understand the reason for Jesus’ life, death and ressurection.
GOD is holy. YOU are not. A fallen, evil humanity cannot approach God on their terms. As Creator, GOD has determined how what was created will know His presence.
To the suprise of many, HELL is the subject referred to most frequently in the Gospels by Jesus, who is GOD. No person can explain away the reality of HELL just because the idea is unpleasant and makes GOD out to be some vindictive monster.
A price had to be paid in the redemption of humanity. That price was GODs own deity in the person of Jesus. A life that knew no sin, became sin in place of a sinful humanity. Jesus is the substitute that turns away GODs wrath from the person who cries out to GOD for salvation.
If there is no repentance, then there is no substitution. This is the account of GODs love for His humanity. To reject what GOD has done through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, is to reject GOD. And the penalty is eternal seperation from the presence of GOD.
If you want the truth, my book will give you a bibically accurate definition of this subject. I don’t tell you what you want to hear. I tell you what GOD has said.