Why do people keep on saying God doesn't send you to Hell?
- Annsan_In_HimLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
No sane person would choose to go to the hell of torment that Jesus described in Luke ch. 16. The rich man who found himself in agony there, after having died, was not unconscious in his grave, for that is but the entrance into sheol or hades or hell or whatever word in whatever language you use to describe where the spiritual part of a person can find itself in after the body has been laid in its grave (Hebrew q'ever). People cannot send themselves anywhere after they have died! They find themselves either in a place of agony, or of rest and bliss. That is what Jesus said.
Jesus also challenged religious hypocrites as to how they could escape the judgment of hell, seeing as they made their converts twice as much subjects of it as they were - Matthew ch. 23. Yes, when God judged people to be unable to escape hell, that is because those people have rejected God's only way of avoiding it. God determines eternal outcomes.
But many people say "God doesn't send you to hell" to soften the awfulness of that fact. Sinful people, you see, then use that statement as a weapon with which to 'attack' God, claiming He must be vindictive and cruel. Well, those heading to hell would say say, wouldn't they?
The Bible shows time and again that we "reap what we sow. They have sown the wind, they will reap the whirlwind." Hosea 8:7 That happens literally in the physical world with the way hurricanes develop and are now getting far worse. It happens in the spiritual realm, the final disaster being hell for those who despise God. In THAT sense, people "send themselves to hell", for they choose to despise God. But God has warned clearly of the awful consequences awaiting such haters.
- PyriformLv 72 months ago
Well, if I say it, it is because there is no good reason to think that either God or Hell exist, and the concept of Hell as a place of eternal torture is just ridiculous.
- RickLv 72 months ago
HOW many times is 'hell' mentioned in the Bible ??? -0-, that's because it was made-up by men.............................
- 2 months ago
God did not create Hell, Hell is the common grave of mankind. It came into existence when Adam sinned and brought sin and death to the human family. So, dying sends you to Hell.
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- 2 months ago
God does not torment people. Religions have long taught that the souls of the wicked are tormented in a fiery hell. But the Bible does not teach that.
In fact notice notice the scripture here at Jeremiah 32:35 it says: Furthermore, they built the high places of Ba'al in the Valley of the Son of Hin'nom, in order to make their sons and their daughters pass through the fire to Mo'lech, something that I had not commanded them and that had never come into my heart to do such a detestable thing, causing Judah to sin'.
Ezekiel 16:20, 21 says: “‘You took your sons and your daughters whom you had borne to me, and you sacrificed these to idols to be devoured—have your acts of prostitution not gone far enough? You slaughtered my sons, and you offered them as sacrifices by making them pass through the fire.
Imagine Jehovah's pain and revulsion as he exposed the wickedness of his chosen people. The unspeakable horror of such deeds shines a light on the wicked heart of Satan. How he loves to lure people into believing that God could torture humans in a fiery hell. But Jehovah sees all and will undo even the worst of satanic atrocities, and he will exact justice. Job 32:43.
This may lead you to wonder if Hell is not a place of fiery torment, just what is it?
Hell (“Sheol” and “Hades” in the Bible’s original languages) is simply the grave, not a place of fiery torment. Who go to hell? Both good people and bad people. (Job 14:13; Psalm 9:17) The Bible says that this common grave of mankind is “the house of meeting for everyone living.”—Job 30:23.
Even Jesus went to hell when he died. However, “he was not kept in hell,” because God resurrected him.—Acts 2:31, 32, The Bible in Basic English.
Is hell eternal?
All those who go to hell will come back out, brought to life by Jesus through God’s power. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) Speaking of that future resurrection, the prophecy at Revelation 20:13 says that “death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them.” (King James Version) Once hell has been emptied, it will no longer exist; no one will ever go there again because “death will be no more.”—Revelation 21:3, 4; 20:14.
Not everyone who dies goes to hell, though. The Bible shows that some people become so steeped in wickedness that they are beyond repentance. (Hebrews 10:26, 27) When such ones die, they go, not to hell, but to Gehenna, which is a symbol of everlasting destruction. (Matthew 5:29, 30) For example, Jesus indicated that some of the hypocritical religious leaders in his day would go to Gehenna.—Matthew 23:27-33.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Twofold: they say it to deceive people that Jesus does not save as the beginning of John and chapter 7 of John you can live forever in Jesus and there's a river of Life and also to deceive them that Jesus does not judge and punish for He shall return as the Lamb in the Apocalypse Revelation and cast those who deny Him into the lake of fire and condemn them to hell.
- PaulLv 72 months ago
Because God created every human for the purpose of eternal happiness with Him in Heaven. It is not His will that any of His beloved children go to Hell. But, He didn't create us as mindless zombies pre-programmed to do His will. He created us as individual persons with free will, which means we can accept His will and His invitation to Heaven, or reject His will and His invitation to Heaven. Therefore He had to create a place where those who have rejected Heaven can spend eternity, in the absence of God and therefore of everything good.
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
Because they think he keeps you there. He doesn't. Hell is never forever. Rev 20:12-14 shows that death and hell must both be emptied and destroyed so that the resurrections and final judgment can take place. There is only finite punishment for finite sin. God's love, justice, and mercy are all intact.
- Forrest ToneyLv 72 months ago
Your own conscience sends you to where ever you can get into as you run from God . into
- Den B7Lv 72 months ago
Because it's the actions of the ones in hell that sent them there. They sent themselves to hell.