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  • ISBN13: 978-1-60265-072-5
  • 212 pp.
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Top 10 Reasons Some People Go to Hell

and the One Reason No One Ever Has to!

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Why do some people go to hell when they die? That is the question at hand. At its core, this is a theological question, and the Bible speaks directly to it. Theologically, there is only one reason anyone ends up in hell: unbelief. When someone dies having never believed the Gospel, that person will spend eternity in a literal place of torment called hell. Jesus put it this way, He who believes in [Me] is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God (John 3:18). He added, Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life (John 5:24).

In other words, the only way to avoid condemnation and eternal judgment is to believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died and rose again for your sins. If you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins, Jesus said (John 8:24), and to die in your sins means to face eternal torment (Matthew 25:41; Luke 12:4 5, 16:23; Revelation 20:10 14). According to Jesus, He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe in the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him (John 3:36). More than 160 times in the New Testament, eternal life is conditioned solely upon faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus said plainly, Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life (John 6:47). Believing the Gospel-the good news that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose from the dead-is the only way to avoid the penalty of sin: namely, hell.

Although the theology is unambiguous, the question Why do some people go to hell when they die? is not merely theological; it is also practical. There is a secondary aspect to this question that is equally relevant. Namely, why do people fail to believe the Gospel? Disbelief leads to hell; but what leads to disbelief? What life experiences or thought processes might influence someone to reject the free gift of eternal life? Faith, by definition, is inherently an intellectual exercise. You cannot believe something you do not comprehend.