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Will God Send Me To Hell?

People have often asked why a God of love sends individuals He claims to love to hell......

By Ernest Kobby BaahPublished 10 months ago 4 min read

"Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him. Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed."Daniel 6:14-15 KJV

The story from the book of (Daniel 6) introduces to the reader a not so historically popular law recognized in the era of Daniel known as the unalterable law of the Medes and Persians. For the Persians, the king’s law was the gods’ law, and as such applied to the whole empire. Every royal decree was considered irrefutable and unchangeable law, to be obeyed by all his subjects[The Lawmatics]. The presidents and princes who worked under Darius had treacherously found a way to trap Darius with a law that he had no option but to obey if he wanted to preserve his own kingly authority and integrity.

Even though there was no ambiguity in the affection that Daniel had courted from Darius, as powerful as the king was he could do absolutely nothing to aid Daniel from his impending predicament because of his own decree and the unalterable nature of the law at play. The king was strained by his own words to throw Daniel into the lion's den only with the shared hope that somehow he would ultimately escape unharmed. Very depictive if you ask me of the conundrum man finds himself in as relating to the judgment and love of God.

The scenario displayed in (Daniel 6) is somewhat antitypical of God's relationship with man as relating to His justice system contrasting that with His laws, precepts and love. People have often asked why a God of love sends individuals He claims to love to hell, that doesn’t make sense they would say. For many, there are obvious incoherences between the claim of love and damning the one that is claimed to be loved. But what we have to understand is that God is a just God (Psalms 89:14) and His word and law is just. He says He sets His own word above Himself so that He Himself lacks somewhat interestingly, the ability to break or go against His word (Psalms 138:2).Then again He is also a God of love(1 John 14:6) beyond any human comprehension of what love is or can be. His justice just as His love emanates and is intertwined with His nature. They both coexist in concert to bring the full purposes of God to bear.

God loves the sinner but hates the sin can sometimes appear to be an idea difficult to grasp but that is the truth. God desires that as many as can be saved should be saved(1 Timothy 2:4 'Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth')but at the end of the line one will not be saved just because God desires them saved. One will not be shelved from the repercussions of their errors just because God desires that men be saved. In administering His justice, everyone whether young or old, rich or poor, tall or short will be subjected to His law and Word which guarantees that we all will be judged for our decision to receive or reject Christ and for whatever we willfully decide to do with our bodies(2 Corinthians 5:10). In such a situation, God's love unfortunately will not be enough to save us from the horrors of eternal damnation (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).Mercy in that ambiance according these verses is eternally shut off from those who do not know God as-well as those who fail to obey the gospel of the Lord Jesus.

John 12:46-48 declares that 'I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day'. Realize that there is a darkness that prevails over this world way before we were even conceived and this darkness John speaks about a number of times particularly in chapter one of his accounts of Jesus in the gospels can only be overcome by the light of God which is Jesus Christ.

As encapsulated in John 12:46-48, God is emphatic that He taking on the form of a man was not to be a judge of men but to be a means of salvation to all fallen men. A conduit of reconnection back to God. He doesn’t end there, He tells us what and who will become the judge of all when we have come to the end of the line of all earthly civilizations. Yes His WORDS! Everything He spoke and all that is being spoken of today concerning heaven and hell as touching salvation will look us in the face in a moment in time and judge us righteously and fairly without partiality according to our reception or rejection of the gospel. Today if you hear His voice I plead with you not to harden your heart, for He cometh!

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Ernest Kobby Baah

I’m a firm believer in what the message of the cross can immensely accomplish in an individuals life if he or she is willing to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

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