Many ask, “How can a loving God send people to Hell?” but my question is, If God were as mean and vindictive as they make him out to be than why has he not sent us all to hell already. He is under no obligation to give any of us another second to live and could easily without any need to explain his decision send anyone to Hell at any moment. He is not mean, angry or unjust though, He is patient and wanting to give everyone the same opportunity to turn from their rebellion and embrace His love through Jesus Christ.

(2 Peter 3:9) NIV The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

(Ezekiel 18:32) For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

(John 3:17) For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

God has no desire to send anyone to Hell, but he won’t stop people who want to reject His free offer and plan of salvation found in Jesus Christ.


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2 thoughts on ““How Could A Loving God Send People To Hell?”

    1. Thanks for the comment pilgrim. The Bible describes it in one place in 2 Thessalonians 1:9 in these ways. It describes it like this in verse “9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power” It is a state of eternal separation of God and his love due to the rejection of His grace.

      God created a place of judgment for angels who rebelled but when man chose to side with Satan and rebel also they go there, unless they ask God in faith to forgive them of their sins and put their faith in God’s son who paid the price so no one would have to go there.
      Jesus talked also about Hell in the story of the “Rich man and Lazarus” in I believe Luke 16. Whether or not the flames are literal or figurative to describe the torment of the man has been in debate by various biblical scholars but the same point holds true, it is not a place a person would want to go and ultimately God has no desire for people to go there. Heaven has been described as a place of God’s presence where He, the source of all goodness is, in contrast from my understanding of scripture, hell is the opposite, a designated place where God has chose to withdraw his life giving presence and all His goodness for those who say, “Lord, I don’t need you or want you, stay out of my life” And he will reply “As you wish.”

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