God loves you strongly enough to tell you the truth. So do we.
Therefore, we risk offending you a little so that you may be warned.
We love you and don't want to see you make the mistake with eternal consequences.
Is there a place called hell?
YES! We must believe in hell because the Bible warns us about it over and over again.
(Matthew 10:28; 23:33;
Mark 9:43-47; Luke 16:23).
But why would a loving God condemn anyone to hell?
Because we have all sinned against Him and have broken His law. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"
It is a fact that most people's consciences tell them not to kill, steal, and commit rape.
Our laws also show that it is wrong to do these things.
No one protests when our police officers throw people into jail because they have committed these horrible crimes.
Because you know that evildoers must be punished. Let's talk about another example:
What kind of judge would appoint a murder to prison?
A mighty good one would!
If a judge were to set criminals free without the punishment specified in the law, that judge would be unjust and would have to be dismissed from the bench.
In the same way, a mighty good & holy God would also condemn a sinner or a person to hell that chooses to remain separated from Him in their sins.
If He didn't, He would not be a righteous and just God.