Heaven, Hell and the End of the World, Part 5

Heaven, Hell and the End of the World, Part 5

Would a loving God really send someone to Hell?

There will be a final judgement, where all will be judged and assigned to an eternal state. The Bible states that hell is a place of darkness, separation, filth, and fire.

There are three traditional views about hell. The traditional view describes hell as a place of eternal suffering. The annihilation view states that those who go to hell are ultimately completely destructed. And the universalist view states that at some point, all will be saved.

With the different and contradictory viewpoints, who should we listen to? We should listen to Jesus. Jesus spoke more about hell than anyone else in the Bible. He taught more about hell than heaven. He described it as a place of psychological, physical, relational, and spiritual suffering. He came, spoke, and died to prevent people from going to hell because he loves us.

Back to our question: Would a loving God really send someone to hell? It would be unloving to continue with injustice. Not punishing is selfish. God has done everything he can to get us to choose eternal life through his son Jesus. Therefore, it is people who send themselves to hell and not God. The judgement just reveals what we want.