By BGEA Staff • June 1, 2004
It is not God’s desire that any person should suffer an eternity in hell. The Bible says, “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).
Hell was prepared originally for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). However, God will not force anyone to go to heaven. If a person willfully refuses to repent of sin and turn to God, with faith in Jesus’ sacrifice for the sins of the world, God has no alternative. Justice demands that those who disregard and reject God’s loving offer of pardon will pay the penalty for their own sins forever in hell.
Has this question caused you to delay making a choice to follow God? Choose eternal life now! The Bible says, “Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).