I’m not writing this brief article to try to scare anyone into salvation. But rather, I’m writing this article so that I don’t omit a very important part of God’s message.
God’s offer of salvation is to everyone, and the way to receive it is to believe on His Son. So the obvious implication is, this applies only to people who have the mental ability to believe on Christ. Therefore people who don’t have this ability, like little children, and persons who have had severe mental handicaps all their lives, we must assume are automatically under the grace of God. Because God is love, and He loves these precious souls. He’s not going to condemn anyone who never had the ability to believe.
God loves all of humanity, (John 3.16). But His righteousness and justice can’t & won’t overlook the sins of anyone who isn’t cleansed by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
So Why do people go to hell? The answer is “pride.” Yes there’s a spiritual veil over the eyes of the spiritually blind person, but it’s there because of their pride. Some people just won’t admit that they need saving. So rather than admit that they need to be saved, they die in their sins, and go to hell when they die.
Torment in hell, (and ultimately the lake of fire), is the everlasting destination of everyone who didn’t place their trust solely in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ as their salvation.
Here’s what will happen after the judgement of those who are not born again in Christ:
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20.15
“And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” Matthew 25.46
Every living person is in one of the following two states:
1. One is either 100% righteous from Christ’s imputed righteousness.
2. One is 100% unrighteous, and is rightly under the condemnation of God.
It really is just as simple as that.
But no one has to go to hell my friend.