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do all people that don't believe deserve hell?

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I will be honest in saying that I love the God of the bible, but in a couple of areas, I just don't get it.  One is hell for ALL that do not believe in Him.  I know this gets talking about a lot online, but I wanted to start a thread here.  It is important to me to talk about my doubts, just as important to me as sharing my beliefs, and helping others.  This is a hard question, and I get one of two answers usually.  The first, yes, all who do not believe in the Lord Jesus as their Savior, and that He is the one and only Way to the Father.  The second is something like, well, we don't know everything, God doesn't tell us all things since we can't handle it with our pea-brains.

 

I felt discouraged today because I saw where some just could not believe a loving God would send certain folks to hell.  Hitler is an easy one to see in hell, or any other child murderer, etc.  But what about people that just lived their life, surviving, but truly not harming any others, no more than a saved christian hurts someone else.  Saved christians like myself still mess up.

 

Ok, what do you say, and thank you in advance for anything really solid (biblical) even if the bottom line is, yep, you're goin to hell if you don't get saved.

 

God bless, denise, a sister in Christ

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The real question is does anyone deserve heaven? 

 

No. We are all sinners and condemned for our sins. But the Lord, in His love, paid for our sins. Thing is, we must believe in Jesus. Those who do not are rejecting His gift of salvation. 

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First of all, I believe you are correct in that those who don't believe in Jesus are doomed for eternity in hell.  I also agree with AJ that none of us really deserve to go to heaven.  Your bigger question is whether or not someone deserves to go to hell, simply because they don't believe in Jesus.  Not by our way of measuring things.  We don't send people to prison for life for serious crimes, yet we are talking about people spending eternity in hell.  But we are not measuring things by our way of thinking.  The Bible says God's ways are higher than man's ways, so in God's way of looking at it, everyone deserves to go to hell if they reject the way of escape he provided through is Son Jesus Christ.  I don't claim to fully grasp that, and doubt I ever will because I have limited knowledge, but I believe it to be true. 

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We all deserve hell.We are all sinners.But Jesus died on the cross and shed his blood for us so we will not go to hell if we are believers. It is John 3:16.It is a choice.God has given everyone a choice to believe in Jesus Christ.If a man was bitten by a snake and he could choose to lay there and die or go to the hospital and get help and probably live is it the hospitals fault if the man chooses to lay there and die?Where do you want to spend your eternity.In heaven or hell.It comes down to that.

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Jesus told us that no one can come to the Father except they go through him......   I do believe that truly is telling us that he and he alone decides who goes to heaven and who doesn't...  I'm not sure it is a good thing to try and make that decision for him....   we don't really have a clear view of everything.

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But what about people that just lived their life, surviving, but truly not harming any others,

 

That person's unbelief itself is harming others, dragging other people into weird things, nothingness, idolatry and then to hell.

 

For example, "But what about a homosexual that just lives their life, surviving, but truly not harming any others."

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A person can not just say they are a good person and go to heaven.Many unbelievers think that.They will have a big surprise when they die.You have to be a believer of Jesus Christ to go to heaven.

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This has been said already, but I will put my own thoughts on this.

 

Every single person has sinned. All fall short of the glory of God. The wages of sin is death.

 

So, very simply, every single person has sinned, so every single person is condemned to hell because they have sinned. That is where we all start. Not a single person is innocent. When Jesus came to die for sins, every single person had sinned and was already condemned to die, and are essentially living on death row.

 

Had Jesus not come to die for our sins, we would all receive the penalty we deserve, because we have sinned. Every single person would end up in hell because every single person has sinned. So, in essence, no one goes to hell for rejecting Jesus. Had Jesus never come, we would all go to hell because we have sinned, and that is the penalty we rightly deserve.   Jesus came to offer a way out for people already condemned due to sin. If people turn down what Jesus came to offer, their destiny does not change, they were headed for hell because they sinned, and they are still headed for hell because they sinned.    

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We all deserve to go to Hell.  Unfortunately, so few of us are wise enough to realize that and asked to forgiven for our sins and be pardoned from it.

 

For example:

 

What if all anyone needed to do to be pardoned from an execution was to confess their crime, seek forgiveness and ask for a pardon?  You can bet every person on death row would do that, in a heart beat.  So, why hasn't everyone done that when it comes to being pardoned from Hell?

 

We are all on death row and that is simply all that is required from us.  Why aren't we asking for help?

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Non-believers don't deserve to go to Hell because they don't believe - they go to Hell because they reject Christ. There's a difference between not believing and wilfully rejecting. Many Atheists don't believe but will in the future, but there are also some that don't want to believe. They simply don't want to know, and that is the difference.

As for everybody deserving Hell, it's not true. How do I know? Because God says so. If he believed that we deserve it, he wouldn't have sent his son.

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