Liars go to hell
There can be no alternate interpretation of the following verse:
But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable [detestable] and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)
In watching the recent impeachment hearings and trial, and in reading news about what certain of our political leaders say and do, there is only one conclusion: This verse refers to them.
I find it odd that so many of these are either: (1) fundamentalist evangelical Christians, or (2) those who defend and promote Christianity's near exclusive right to dictate the terms of our culture.
And there's more.
In contradiction to what they claim to believe about government and of their political values, they eagerly subvert the constitution and destroy democratic norms and institutions. They make it hard for people to vote; they torture people seeking asylum at the border; they take away people's aid claiming anyone who needs aid is lazy and undeserving; they are racists and misogynists.
This is a moral crisis being carried out by those rich and influential and powerful who claim the moral high ground, but who are themselves grossly immoral in their responsibility as leaders and stewards of the people of this country.
Why do liars go to hell? Because God hates them:
You [God] hate all who do iniquity. (Psalm 5:5)
There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers. (Proverbs 6:16-19)
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates. (Psalm 11:5)
Some wish to deny that God hates the wicked by claiming the Biblical writer was merely using a figure of speech, replacing the word used as the object of God's hate from: the sinner, to the sin; so that God hates the sin, but not the sinner. But if you interpret the Bible this way, replacing words for every verse that says something you don't like; then, the result is that the Bible means anything you want it to.
For example, when God says he loves the righteous, perhaps this means merely that he loves righteous actions? (but is indifferent towards the righteous people themselves).