The title of this question has an element of humor but is very real.
On my way home, I was listening to a pastor's sermon on KWAVE.
This pastor stated that God is like a Shepherd and that we are His sheep...
More specifically, that in the old days, if the Shepherd had a sheep that was prone to wandering off from the herd or out of the protection of the pen, the Shepherd would actually break the sheep's leg and reset it, so that it would not wander and be killed by a prowling predator. So, because the Shepherd so loved His sheep, He would break their legs to keep them alive.
Next, the pastor stated that this is what God does with us because He loves us.
Now, he did not go into detail or give examples, so my question is:
Does God inhibit us in ways that are to keep us from going to Hell?
If so, does He do this for some people or for everyone?
Lastly, what would be some examples of this? Would God try to keep someone humble and alive for eternity by giving them depression? Or if God knew someone could not control their lust make them unattractive, to preserve them?
Any info on how this works is greatly appreciated. In addition, if this pastor's message is wrong, please do explain.