Have you ever wondered what would happen if God needed anything? Oh, I know, what a silly question! How could God, who is all powerful, all-present, all-perfect and all-knowing ever need anything? That's just silly...right?
Well, what would happen if He did? What would this world, this universe, this creation, be like?
May I suggest that if God needed anything, hell would be real? And if hell is real, then God needs it.
Why is this so?
Because only a being who "needs" to punish in the case of wrong-doing "needs" a hell. And only a being who has a hell requires a reason to put it to use.
In essence, if eternal hell is real, God as we describe him to our friends, family, children, and "the lost", is not. For we describe God as being self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-fulfilling. We describe God as being needless. We have an image of God as being above all of that.
May I then suggest that if God is above any need, He is also above any eternal hell? Or should we go on with the contradiction, giving God a black eye where one has not been earned? What do you think?