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Hell

Q: Is there a real Hell?

A: There is a real Hell. I know this because Jesus talks about it. In fact, He talks about it more than He talks about Heaven. (Revelation 21: 8)

Q: Why would a loving God send anyone to Hell?

A: God is infinitely righteous and sin cannot be in his presence. He is love, but He is also just. Justice demands that those who have rejected his offer of salvation must take the punishment for their rebellion.

Argument: I don’t believe in hell.

Response: Your belief doesn’t change the facts, if I say I don’t believe the United States is a country, it is still a country regardless of my belief.

God is holy and there must be retribution for wickedness.

Also, the Greek term sheol, which can mean hell, the grave, or pit occurs 64 times in the Bible. 31 of these are in specific reference to hell. 31 to the grave and 3 to the pit.


Argument: I am happy as I am. I don’t need God.

Response: Righteousness is far more important than happiness. You can ride happiness right to an eternal hell. Only Jesus will allow you to be righteous before God.


(1). Argument: Little sins do not deserve death. Little white lies and small stealing does not deserve an eternity in Hell.

Response: Same response to argument 2

(2) Argument: “Sinning” is not a good enough reason for God to send me to hell.

Response: You’re measuring yourself by man’s standards. God’s standard of righteousness is infinitely higher than ours, and because He is just and holy, He is bound, like a good judge, by His own character to make sure evil is punished. His standards of righteousness are too high for us to live up to. The consequence for sin is death and eternal separation from God in hell.

Q: Why would a loving God send people to Hell?

A: Human beings willingly live in sin and rebellion against God. The consequence of our choice to reject God will determine our eternal future, we all have sinned and offended God. We all deserve Hell, it is only by His sovereign grace that we are saved.

God is a just God and he has a standard of good and evil. Evil must be punished. To what extent does evil not need to be punished? Should God allow liars to inherit heaven, but not thieves or murderers? God is a holy and righteous judge and does not tolerate sin at any level whether it is a white lie or a massacre such as the one’s performed by Hitler. Example of Judge and sentencing.


Sin

Q: What is sin?

A: Sin is anything we say, think or do that separates us from God. Every human that has ever lived has sinned, except Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”)


Q: Why does God let bad things happen?

A: God doesn’t want us to suffer. It hurts him when we are hurting. But bad things are the consequences of sin. Because of sin, we live in a fallen, dark and sad world. But if we accept God’s gift of salvation, we are assured of an eternity in heaven with Jesus. Heaven will be perfect and joyful, no pain, no sorrow, no death.

Q: Christians are all Hypocrites. Why would I want to be one?

A: All humans are suffering the effects of sin in our broken world. Christianity does not claim its followers are perfect but rather purchased by the blood of Jesus. We do our best to follow Jesus’ commandments after we are saved because he saved us. However, this is a growth process, so we will still stumble from time to time. Besides, this is just a smoke screen argument because the questioner is typically just trying to get you off topic. They aren’t actually asking a question about Christianity, but rather stereotyping Christians based on a perception they have in their mind.