- An omniperfect God would damn a person to hell only if there is a sufficient justification for doing so.
- There is no sufficient justification for damning a person to hell.
- Therefore, an omniperfect God would not damn anyone to hell.
The key premise, then, is premise (2). Here is an argument for premise (2):
- The punishment must fit the crime.
- Damnation is eternal, whereas a life of crime (or sin) is finite.
- Therefore, eternal damnation is not a fitting punishment for a finite life of crime (or sin).
A similar point can be made about heaven. If heaven is supposed to be a deserved reward for a virtuous life, then no one could possibly deserve such a reward.
- The reward must fit the deed.
- Heaven is eternal bliss, whereas a virtuous life is finite.
- Therefore, eternal bliss is not a fitting reward for a finite life of virtue.
What do you make of Arguments I and II? Are they sound?