Yes indeed. I have a brother with whom I can no longer speak, due to my dissident view. Thank God it's the 21st century, the Quakers would have whipped me behind an ox cart.
I always consider God to be beyond my human ability, if I can concieve of complete love and forgiveness, while being humanly incapable, how much more can God do.
Why would God ever have a reason to punish us?
The answer, I am sure, is that he doesn't do that sort of thing.
What amazes me is that this is not so hard to see, I am not brilliant or anything, just a man. Yet so many intelligent people don't want to see this. My opinion is they are afraid.
I coined a phrase sometime ago that kind of sums that up. I've a couple of friends who laugh with me at this a lot.
"Don't let God catch ya thinkin that"