How Can A Loving God Send People To Hell?

The premise of this question is correct. God loves us. But His love is strong, rather than weak and permissive.

The question should actually be, "How can a holy God let sinful people into heaven?" You can’t simply camp out on God’s love and forget His holiness.

No one is worthy enough to enter heaven. But because of His love, God wants us to be with Him. So, Jesus’ death on the cross, where He paid the penalty for all that we have done wrong, was God’s way of satisfying His holiness and demonstrating His love.

Look at that sacrifice: God has done everything possible to keep people out of hell. What have you done about that provision? Are you choosing hell rather that heaven?

Text adapted from "Questions Intellectuals Ask About Christianity" by Henry F. Schaefer.  Original document can be found at