TO Wally(if you get this email)
Does God really care about people? does he care about when people go to hell or to the abysses? he does kill people(Noah’s ark)
Those are really big questions. I think God does love and care about people, but He also has a sense of right, wrong and rules. Just like when your parents would punish you, it didn’t mean they didn’t love you. We have rules in our society we all agree to live by and there are consequences for breaking them. God is the same way there are rules. As for hell that is the easiest thing to avoid, and it is sad that people chose to defy God and pass up on the way out of it when salvation is free, yet people everyday think they know better than God and want to do things their own way. That is the blessing and the curse of free will I guess.
It took me years to get to the point where I understood that God is infinitely more powerful than I am and He doesn’t owe me and explanation. I wrestled with the same questions you have asked and thinking God owed me an explanation, kept me from going deeper in my faith. I realized that what happens when we die and who goes to heaven or hell is his call and not mine.
What that helped me do is make sure that I do my job, and that is to tell people about God. That was what He asked me to do, not decide who was saved or not. So that is what I try to do. I hope this helps a little I know these are huge questions that don’t seem to have a concrete answer.