“If God Is a Loving God, Why Would He Condemn Anyone to Hell?”

Although asked by some Christians, this question is typically asked by those who attempt to find salvation by some means other than Jesus Christ. This is especially true of those who believe they are living a moral life, treat others as they would have themselves treated, and having a sense of right and wrong, try to choose right as much as possible. The truth of the matter is that God, in fact, has never condemned anyone to Hell. God has done all He can do to keep people out of Hell. He offered His Son as a sacrifice in payment of our sin debt. However, He does not force that gift of salvation on anyone. Man is free to accept salvation through Jesus Christ, who promises to turn no one away (John 6:37), or to reject Him and the gift of His sacrifice. The sad truth is Hell’s occupants are there of their own choosing. What does the Bible say about it?

1 Timothy 2:3-6 (NASB)
3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.

John 3:16-19 (NASB)
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.


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