How Can God Send People to Hell? (Learn The Answer)

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Hell. Fire and brimstone. Eternal suffering. Separation from a loving God. In Matthew 13:50 it describes hell as “…a blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Suffice it to say, it isn’t a place anyone in their right mind would want to go. So, why would a loving God send them there? The short answer is, He doesn’t. Learn more by watching this video published by Living Waters.

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God Has a Heart For Justice

God doesn’t choose for anyone to go to hell. They choose their own destination, by refusing the path of redemption through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. God must judge fairly and allowing a person into heaven who had not been saved through the blood of Christ wouldn’t be right. It would allow sin to enter God’s holy place.

Would You be Okay With a Criminal Going Free?

To put the issue in another context, imagine a person is convicted of killing an innocent child. They tortured this child. After hours or days of this, they finally killed them and dumped their body somewhere. Years later, they stood trial for their crime. The judge sentenced them to life in prison. Did the judge cause the man to go to jail? Well, technically it was the judge’s call whether or not the person does time. However, the criminal chose to commit the crime, which lead to their conviction. There would be outrage if the judge simply let the criminal go without just punishment. Although the judge issued the sentence, he did not “cause” the criminal to require punishment. In the same way, God doesn’t “send” anyone to hell. They send themselves there by not taking advantage of the mercy God offers through Jesus.