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If God Loves Us Then Why Does He Send People To Hell?

Psalm 145:1-21

Matthew 25:31-46

Reasons for asking this question
First, how your Christian faith all fits together
Second, a reason to reject God
Third, a genuine enquirer

A warning
Liking or disliking and answer to a question is not the same as the answer being either true or false.

Does God love us?
Is God wrong when he judges us?
Does God send us to hell?
1) So does God love us?
Psalms 145:8, “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The lord is good to all, he has compassion on all he has made”.
‘God is loving to all he has made’ – verse 13, 17
Is 30:18, “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you, he rises to show compassion for the lord is a god of justice blessed are all who wait for him”.
Ezekiel 18:23, “Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? Rather am I not pleased when they turn from your wicked ways and live? Verse 27, 32.
1 Timothy 2:4, “God  wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”
2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but to come to repentance.”
We can know for certain that God does love us.

Is God wrong when he judges us?
… love leads to anger when those that you love make bad choices.
If God refused to judge then there would be no justice in this world.
Rom 12:19, “Do not take revenge my friends but leave room for God’s wrath for it is written, it is mine to avenge I will repay says the Lord”.
Is Hell a bit of overkill?
Firstly – fail to understand sin
Secondly – a wrong concept of Hell.

Does God send us to hell?
“The door to hell is locked … from the inside”
Romans 1:24  … the desires of their hearts.
… those in hell actually chose it
“There are two sorts of people in life. Those who say to God… your will be done and those to whom God says … your will be done”.

Questions or Objections