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Q:

I don't have a problem believing God is kind and loving (in spite of all the bad things that happen in the world). However, I can't believe that a loving God would ever send anyone to hell when they die. Jesus is too loving to do that.


A:

It may surprise you to learn that no one in the Bible spoke more about the reality of hell than Jesus. He declared, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

Those are sobering words, and we need to take them seriously. Hell is real, and not one word about it in the Bible would ever make you want to go there. Those who thoughtlessly say that they look forward to going there because all their friends will be there simply haven’t realized its horror. If there is no hell, then we live in an unjust world in which tyrants and abusers and other evildoers will never pay for their evil deeds. The Bible calls it a place of “outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 25:30, KJV).

But it’s important to realize that Jesus spoke about hell’s reality not out of hate or anger, but out of love. Yes, hell is real, but God doesn’t want you to go there! This is why He provided a way for us to be with Him in heaven forever, by sending His Son into the world to die for our sins.

Don’t ignore hell’s reality, but most of all, don’t ignore God’s love for you. Instead, by a simple step of faith turn to Jesus Christ and trust Him alone for your salvation — beginning today.

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3 Comments

  1. CC says:

    Please choose to go spend all eternity with God our Heavenly Father. Repent your sins. Jesus died for us. You can’t enter Heaven without accepting Jesus Christ as your savior! Tell him to come into your heart today and wash your soul clean. Can NOT enter Heaven covered in sin. Please I cry myself to know people don’t know Jesus. I cry just thinking of my loved ones and people I will encounter in my life could endure torment without knowing Jesus. We could die any second. Any second. Don’t wait! Ask Jesus to come into your heart today. Please!

  2. CC says:

    I believe! I believe!!!!!!! Never for one moment doubt Jesus Christ! I’m 38. Always believed but until this last year The Lord My God has shown me my blessings over my life time and continues to speak to me any way I can hear Him.

  3. Eduardo says:

    Praise Jesus!! Hell is a place of absolute darkness. So dark it will terrify you senseless. No one belongs there but we choose to go there by our rebellion by our rejection of God in our lifes. If we have made up our mind that we dont want anything To do with God it wouldnt be fair for Him to takes us with him. We choose whom we want to serve. Either God in heaven or satan in hell. Scriptures about hell… isa 3:16…luke 12: 47…pslams 6: 5…proverbs. 11: 7…Job 10: 21…Job 14: 19… God Bless us All!!!