One billion years equals the time from Khufu’s Pyramid and Ireland’s Newgrange Mound to our day multiplied by 250,000. The popular creed says Jesus will burn people for an endless succession of billion-year increments without mercy. The belief condemns babies, the poor and starving in foreign lands, and all races and sexes regardless of age or circumstance to this eternal nightmare. Is this just? Can this be true? Can such a God be loved and adored?