goodmorning john, i am glad to see you have your hammer with you today. what you speak about you know & so does everyone else. it is not a hasty judgment, it is hammer in the morning, hammer in the evening. how much farther has your post taken us? obviously what i am trying to say you are not getting because you already know what you know. whether i speak to you or not has nothing to with God, it has to do with my own personal choice then you turn around and say it is in the hands of God. so which is it? not only do you not have power to make me do anything, but you also do not have power to make me believe everything that you KNOW, just because you say so. maybe it is because you dont accept scripture? or there is a reading comprehension problem? or you just drown out what others are trying to say with your persistant hammering. are you the authority here on the scritpures? because you know or because you think you know? i don't think i need you to tell me what is literal & what is not literal in the bible and you are not my pastor. it only needs believing what? what you say as in we have to believe everything you say? because you know? do you know everything about God? do you know everything about heaven? do you know everything about hell & Lazarus? or do you just know what you know & what everyone else knows could never possibly be right. Do you KNOW if only Christians go to heaven, John? or do some of these other people with different beliefs get in also? my hammer has one end for pounding nails & one end for pulling out nails. does your hammer do that? yes i do think you have been a bit insulting, because what you KNOW you may just not know & your opinion comes across to me, like you know everything & not like it is your opinion. what i think you have done is nailed the casket shut on everything that you KNOW because your hammer never stops swinging long enough to pull the nails out & take another look at what is inside. but i dont think you know that. that is quite generous that you feel i am allowed my opinion & thank you. now if you know that, then accept, that people have different opinions without hammering them over the head with your opinion, because you think you can make them give the same answer you give to the questions you present with your hammer. Peace to you my brother.