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Will A Loving God Send You To Hell???

Wouldn't it be hateful and unfair for God to send anyone to that terrible place of torment?

     Have you ever noticed that when a person dies, most relatives and friends automatically assume that he or she went to Heaven?
     It never really seems to matter whether that person ever met God's standard for righteousness or not.  They just figure that God will be "goodhearted" and let everyone in, regardless of their so called shortcomings.  After all, nobody's perfect, right?
     Many even seem to think that it is old fashioned and cruel to believe that God would ever send anyone to a place called Hell.
     About the only time that you ever hear the word "Hell" spoken is when someone is cursing.  No one seems to take it seriously anymore.
     Some refuse to believe that such a place even exists.  However, the same Bible that tells us about the wonders of Heaven also tells us about the misery of Hell.  So if you are going to believe in one, you had better believe in the existence of the other.
     Some people mockingly claim that Hell is going to be a place where there won't be any "goody two-shoes" judging them and they will be able to have one big continuous drinking party.
     Then, of course, because of religious upbringing, there are those who claim that they believe there is a Hell, but they have the idea that only the very worst criminals of our society deserve to go there (rapists, child-molesters, violent murderers, etc.).
     May I remind you that it was Jesus who stated that the MAJORITY of people are going there.  In Matt. 7:13,14; He said: "Enter ye in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and MANY there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it."  Jesus spoke this shocking truth because He loved His listeners and did not want to see any of them go to that terrible place.

     As a matter of fact, Jesus preached more on the subject of Hell than He did on Heaven.

     Unfortunately, the popular teaching by most modern ministers seems to be that God is too loving to send anyone to Hell.  To preach otherwise would be considered too negative and judgmental; and possibly cause people to stop coming to their churches.  Because of this, many people do not feel any guilt for their sins, and cannot see any reason why they should repent or forsake them.  They expect to be able to get away with anything and take advantage of God's mercy.  They have no fear of being judged by a righteous, all-powerful God.
     This philosophy has allowed our society to become so permissive in the last forty years that anything is considered acceptable today (extramarital sex, homosexuality, abortion, etc.).
     However; besides being loving, God is also HOLY and will not just look over these things.  The Bible says: "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God." (I Cor. 6:9,10)
     God is not "hateful" if He sends people to Hell.  Since He is their Creator and Judge, He has every right to send them there.  "Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance?  God forbid: For then how shall God judge the world?" (Rom. 3:5,6)
     Friend, have you ever considered that maybe you deserve to go to that horrible place of the damned.  Maybe you have wondered just how bad one really has to be to go to Hell?  You may be a devout Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal or belong to any other religious organization and still be headed for Hell.
     According to the Bible; if you have committed even one sin, you are considered guilty of breaking God's law and deserve to go to Hell when you die.  "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10)  If you have ever committed murder, you are guilty.  If you have ever committed adultery, you are guilty.  If you have ever stolen something, you are guilty.  If YOU HAVE EVER EVEN TOLD ONE LIE, you are guilty and deserve to burn in Hell.  For the Bible says: "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers and idolaters, AND ALL LIARS, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE..." (Rev. 21:8)  According to Jesus, God has even kept a record of every single word that you have ever spoken; "But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." (Matt. 12:36)
     Listen, no matter how good you have tried to live your life, you cannot plead innocence.  NO ONE CAN!  "For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not." (Eccl. 7:20)
     Possibly you are thinking: well then, how good does one have to be to go to Heaven?  Maybe you feel that if your good deeds outweigh your bad, surely a loving God would allow you into Heaven.
     This shows that you do not understand the PERFECT righteousness of God.  For God does not grade on a curve.  According to the Bible, the world will be judged upon the basis of God's perfect righteousness.  Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in human flesh, demonstrated this righteousness by living a perfect sinless life.  If you honestly consider it, there is no way that your life could ever match up to that kind of standard.
     You may even be full of religious zeal, but that is no better than the Jews which the apostle Paul talks about in Romans 10:2,3: "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God."
     You see, anything that you might do to try to make yourself worthy of Heaven is not God-righteousness; it is SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS.  This self-righteousness is nothing but "filthy rags" in the eyes of God.  For, compared to Jesus Christ, "...there is none righteous, no not one." (Rom. 3:10)
     The only way that you can have the righteousness of God is by repenting of your self-righteousness and receiving Jesus Christ as your own personal Saviour.  This happens when you stop trying to establish your own righteousness and completely rely upon the perfect sacrifice that He offered on Calvary as a "once and for all" payment for your sins.  "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." (Rom. 10:4)  "For he (the Father) hath made him (the Son) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." (II Cor. 5:21)  "...even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe." (Rom. 4:5)

     YES, but He does not want to; nor will it be His fault if you go there.  For God is "...not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." (II Pet. 3:9)

     Friend, the Bible says that God has done His part to show how much He loved you.  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
     Now, will you respond to that love by repenting of your sins and trusting Jesus Christ alone to get your soul to Heaven?
     Remember, the very moment that you repent and receive Him as your personal Saviour, that VERY MOMENT; you will be saved from Hell... FOREVER!

     If you refuse to do so, you leave Him with no other choice but to cast you into Hell forever.  "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:36)