Is Hell Fair...Because of Goodness? - Hard Questions

Most people believe that people are generally good. That the world is naturally benevolent, caring, selfless, and good-hearted. This is why many people reject the notion of hell. 

"Why would God send good people to hell?" people ask. 

Well, does God send good people to hell?


The problem is with the question itself, because it assumes people's goodness.

Consider what the Bible teaches about our natural state:

"As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—not even one. No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one" (Romans 3:10-12).

God doesn't send good people to hell, because there are no good people We are all sinners. There is none righteous-not even one.

This is why Christ is so important. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin so that we could be made right with God through Christ."

Apart from Christ, no one can be declared good. This is why hell is fair.

Reflect: Read 2 Corinthians 5:11-21. What does reconciliation mean? What does God do through Christ? Through us? For us? 

Respond: Remember the message of 2 Corinthians 5. How will this change how you live? How does this motivate you to share the gospel?

We look forward to your comments and questions below!

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2 years ago
We need to seek God in everything we do.
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a year ago
Yes we do. Amen