Have you ever heard this question asked? Perhaps you've asked it yourself? "How could a loving God send someone to Hell?" It seems contradictory, doesn't it? Well, your right! It is! Contradictory, I mean!
While this question has undoubtedly been used as an excuse by thousands not to seek God, or to reject the salvation that God offers, the truth is, the question, "How could a loving God send anyone to Hell" is both naive and ignorant! It is naive of who God is, and it is ignorant of what the Bible really teaches!
What is true is that God IS a God of love and, as such, has no desire to see people go to Hell. In fact, far from sending anyone to Hell, God so loved the world that He sent His Son to keep people out of Hell! ("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).
You see, God wants everybody to be saved.
2 Peter 3:9:
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
1 Timothy 2:3-4:
"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."
But men choose Hell (eternal separation from God) by rejecting the salvation that God offers!
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Source: GodThoughts Wired
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