“But where are thy gods that thou hast
made thee?” Jeremiah 2:28a. Clearly
many people create their own god–one which will
conveniently suit their personal needs. Basically what
they’re creating for themselves is a designer god. “My
god won’t send me to Hell!” Here we go.
Why would a loving God, a God who is
described as pure love, condemn
any of his children to Hell? This is very a common
question especially among those who don’t believe the
truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or
who have little to no Bible knowledge. Believe it or not
even Christians ask this question, and few are able to
give a sound, Biblical answer.
A common statement from non-believers is
“My god would never send anyone to Hell, he’s a loving
god. Only an evil god would create people and then send
them to Hell.” Good point, but since these folks are
non-believers their god is Satan. And his main modus
operandi is to convince man that he is god and that he
would never send anyone to Hell. Well he certainly isn’t
God, but he is very efficient and persuasive when it
comes to promoting his lies. After all he’s been at it
for 6,000 years give or take a year or so.
What I tell these folks is that my God wouldn’t send any
human being to Hell either. Now this really throws them
for a loop and even some of my readers might be
their heads right about now.
Here’s what I tell these doubters. Since I’m a believer
“In Christ” my God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob. My God is the God of the Old Testament and of the
New. My God is the Lord Jesus Christ, God Almighty,
Creator of the universe and everything in it. There is
no other God. Now they’re saying “Well, your God sends
people to Hell; He’s
not my god. The God of the Old Testament was a horrible
and gruesome God full of hate for the very people He
So, what do we tell a person such as this? They don’t
want anything to do with the God of the Bible because
they assume He sends people to Hell. They’ve made up
their own god, thanks to Satan, to associate with and to
accommodate them in this life. Then they classify and
condemn God, God Almighty, the one and only true God, as
evil, unloving, and uncaring.
To obtain a little knowledge can be useful but sometimes
a little knowledge of the Bible can be dangerous, even
destructive. This is exactly how cults get started.
People try reading the Bible without any discernment
from God and they usually begin in the Old Testament and
find scriptures where God condemned whole cities. Or
they read where God would command his people to go into
a particular city and kill all inhabitants. But because
they don’t understand what God was doing in those
instances they look at God as an evil and maniacal God,
completely out of control, and certainly without love.
“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. Arguably the most quoted verse in the entire Bible.
If God loves the whole world why does He condemn some
people to Hell? How can this presumed hateful God of the
Old Testament be the same God of the New Testament?
There are many picture types of Jesus Christ in the Old
Testament; Bible teachers will claim Jesus Christ is on
every page. Jesus said, “Search the scriptures; for
in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they
which testify of me.” John 5:39. When Jesus
made that statement to the Pharisees the only scriptures
in their possession were what we call the Old Testament.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1.
Clearly Jesus the Messiah is the God of the Old and New
Testament. The writer of Hebrews tells us “Jesus
Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
Hebrews 13:8. So God never changes and since
Jesus is God and always has been He must be the same
God, Old Testament and New.
How can that be? Jesus is very loving when we read about
Him in the New Testament. Jesus
never changes He was as loving before the foundation of
the world, when He and the Father came up with the plan
to save their Creation from destruction, as He is today.
Now that we’ve established that Jesus Christ is the God
of the Old and New Testaments let’s get back to the
question at hand. Why does God send people to Hell? The
simple answer is He doesn’t.
“Wait a minute,
you’ve told me that if I don’t accept Jesus Christ as my
Savior, if I don’t believe He died for my sins and
repent then I will go to Hell when I die.” Yep,
that’s what the Bible tells us. “Well I’m not going to
believe in who you call your God so why am I going to
Hell if your God doesn’t send me there?”
Wow, you’ve just about got it. God, in His word, gave us
the keys to entering Heaven. “Jesus saith unto him, I
am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me.” John 14:6. God
Almighty tells us that only through Him (Jesus Christ)
may we enter Heaven, and that any other means of getting
there which we perceive is a possibility is actually
just foolishness. “My god would never send anyone to
Hell!” Nor would mine, but the question remains, who’s
You don’t want to believe the truth so you’ve made up
your own personal god who won’t send you to Hell no
matter how you live your life. This is exactly what
Satan promotes. You might want to rethink placing your
faith in some nonexistent god. Here’s what has happened, you’ve
accepted the following lie from the enemy. “God will
never send me to Hell, I’m
a good person” While it’s true that God doesn’t send
people to Hell, we can see the lie of the enemy in that
statement, “I’m a good person”. “And Jesus said unto
him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but
one, that is, God.” Mark 10:18.
People who want to believe they can get
to Heaven just by being good are horribly deceived. Many
people live an exemplary life and are convinced they’re
going to Heaven because of how they’ve lived, how
generous they are, how loving they are, how respected
they are. The cults will confirm this same lie just to
get you into their fold. But it’s all still a lie, and a
very destructive one at that.
Being sent to Hell only comes from one
entity, you. You are the only one that is
responsible for your eternal destination. God made it
on him whom he hath sent.” John 6:29b. It’s
not very difficult, it only takes faith. But then again
so does belief in your designer god, or no god. If you
think you can get to Heaven by being good and nothing
else, that my friend, still takes faith, albeit your
faith is in a lie.
Many have said they just don’t believe
this salvation thing can be that easy, there must be
more to it than that. They just can’t get their minds
around the fact that God had to die a horrible death on
some old cross so the rest of us could go to Heaven
instead of Hell. That unbelief is the condemnation that
people just don’t understand. A hardened heart
will never get it, and Satan is diligent in his efforts
to keep you in that state of mind.
God made it easy for His creation to
believe and be saved. But it was not easy for
Him. He had to stand by and watch as man spit, beat, and
humiliated His Son. Then surely the tears flowed as He
watched man drive spikes into the hands and feet of His
only begotten Son when they placed Him on that cross.
God’s creation was instrumental in placing Jesus the
Christ on that cross. “But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us.” Romans 5:8.
Nope, it couldn’t have been easy for God.
Yet, He loved us so much He was willing to watch from
the sideline as His Son died. Now the awesome part is
God (the Lord Jesus Christ) arose from the grave three
days later. That accomplishment (prophesied throughout
Old Testament Scriptures) is what it took to redeem
mankind in God’s eyes. The only thing we must do to be
redeemed (saved) is to believe that He did what He said
He did. “...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
thou shalt be saved...,” Acts 16:31. Yes, it
must have been hard for God and we may never understand
just how hard but God doesn’t ask us to attempt to
understand His pain. He only asks us to believe.
People, you can believe in Jesus Christ
as your Savior or choose not to believe, but
you can’t blame God for sending you to Hell. He did His
very loving part in sending His Son Jesus our Messiah to
die for our sins. Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and we
must do our part, and accept that fact as truth. God’s
free gift of everlasting life is not costly; His free
gift of salvation is not a hindrance. He did all the
work. We get to enjoy all the benefits of eternal life
without paying a cent, or being nailed to the old rugged
cross ourselves, which, by the way, should have been our
punishment not Jesus’.
You may be steadfast in your unbelief but
that rebellious attitude will not diminish the fact that
Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world. My God,
Jesus the Christ, will
not send you to Hell. Only your unbelief can do
that. God made Hell for Satan and his minions of evil,
it was not meant for mankind. But it’s there and wide
open to anyone who chooses to follow Satan and enter
that realm for eternity. Satan and all those angels that
fell from grace with him prefer Hell. By the way,
there’s no truth to annihilation, and there isn’t any
truth to the Catholic concept of purgatory, both of
those doctrines are unbiblical.
You’ve made your choice to continue in
your rebellion to God, to live your life in unbelief and
spend eternity in Hell. Remember this, when
you die in that state of mind there’s no going back on
that decision. There will be no reprieve from the
governor, or the president or any other earthly leader.
There will be no commutation of your sentence or any
time off for good behavior. Once you’re there, you’re
there for eternity.
If you’re not a believer today, right
this minute, God says you’re already condemned.
“...he that believeth not is condemned already, because
he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten
Son of God.” John 3:18b. God’s not condemning
anyone to Hell with this statement. He is, though,
making it quite obvious what the consequences are in
rejecting His free gift of salvation. Those who are
condemned are so
destined because of their
unbelief. Consequently, those folks are sending
themselves to Hell because of their own foolish
rebellion. “For the preaching of the cross is to them
that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it
is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18.
This foolishness doesn’t need to last.
You can come out of that lost state and believe the
truth. Your life doesn’t need to end in rebellion. Just
say yes to Jesus Christ right now. Become born again.
Place your faith and your trust, even your very lives, completely
in His hands. If you would still rather not
believe in the God who saves instead of the god who
destroys then your destination is already set, Hell it
is. My advice–choose life.
So go ahead, you keep your god, because
he won’t send anyone to Hell and I’ll stay with the one
true God, Jesus Christ, who similarly will never send
anyone to Hell, but who will allow you to make your own
decision as to where you would like to spend eternity. I
can tell you this, only one of us is right. Are you
willing to stake your eternal existence on a god which
the enemy planted in your brain and who is completely
nonexistent? Eternity is a very long time, without end.
The last thing Satan wants is for you to
believe in the God of the Bible. He’s working overtime
trying to get you to see things his way. He uses many
deceptive devises. He convinces men who’ve hardened
their hearts against the God of the Bible to promote his
schemes and many are more than willing to do so. He
wants you to either believe in a god that doesn’t really
exist or, better yet, no God at all. Either way you
Choose Christ and live.
God bless you all,
scripture is from the KJV