Hell is a place of eternal separation from God, and people go there when they die because they chose to separate themselves from God while living on earth. God created us with a free will to make our own choices and separating ourselves from God is one of the choices we are free to make. Our free will is a wonderful gift from God in that he does not force us to love Him or to follow him. With out our free will, we would be nothing but puppets or robots, which does not please God, and certainly does nothing to better our lives. While God desires that everyone would choose to love him, many people will choose not to. These people will die in their sins and be separated from God forever in hell. Man from the beginning has God’s law written in his heart, and has the power to obey it, and yet was capable of disobeying, being left to the freedom of his own will. Man was created with holy character prompting him to holy actions; but man was fallible, and did fall from his integrity. Many would say that this is unfair, and that a loving God would never set up a system such as this; it is precisely God’s love for us, and the fact that He is perfectly just, that tells why hell exists, and why men and women will choose to go there. God loves us so much that He respects our freedom of choice. If we choose not to love Him, then why would He want us to live with Him eternally in heaven? Wouldn’t living for eternity with someone we don’t love be a kind of hell any way? God wants to spare those people who don’t love Him from having to live with Him and be under His rule for eternity.