Where does it say that "God is love"?
1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
And if all will be saved, then how can there be a hell?
The concept of hell as we see it now, had never entered the mind of God.[INDENT] Jer 7:29 Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.
Jer 7:30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it
Jer 7:31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart
[/INDENT]In Matthew 25, the lord of the servants had certainly "sown" his talents with His servants. But the servant with one talent, typifies the "historical orthodox Christian church" which was in us all and is still in those who believe their Lord is the kind of being who would burn someone in hell for all eternity in retaliation for mistakes made in a life which is "as a vapor which appears for a moment and then vanishes away (Jas 4:14)." Here is how "historical orthodox Christianity" to this day views Christ:[INDENT]Matt 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
Matt 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. [/INDENT]Does the Lord defend Himself against these false accusations? No, He does not. He actually agrees with this deceived "wicked servant" and says:[INDENT]Matt 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, t
hou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
[/INDENT][INDENT] Psa 18:25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
Psa 18:26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward
[/INDENT]What the "lake of fire" will accomplish in all mankind of all times, is the same as who will have it burned away in this life.[INDENT]Mat 7:19 Every tree that doesn't grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire.
[/INDENT][INDENT]Mat 13:40 As therefore the darnel weeds are gathered up and burned with fire; so will it be at the end of this age.
[/INDENT][INDENT]1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
1Co 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
1Co 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
1Co 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
This "fire" is not in any way literal. It is the love and chastening grace of God.
[INDENT]Luk 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
The lake of fire was prepared for the devil and his angels.[INDENT]Mat 25:41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, 'Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;
[/INDENT]People are not bad, it's what's in them that will be burned away.