What’s God Going to Achieve by Sending Sinners to Hell?

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Srinivas Vangala from YouTube asked the following questions:

1) If all Sinners are sent to Hell what [is] God is going to achieve from that?

A) The Bible teaches that everyone is a sinner thus everyone including you and me deserve to go to Hell. (Romans 3:23)

There are only two places someone can go after death; Heaven or Hell. Yet God does not send anyone to Hell. Only people choosing to not be in Heaven forever with God go to Hell.

Basically, God grants those who despise Him what they want: eternity apart from Him.

2) If all Human Beings are made from Equal Image of God, Has equal Free will, Has got equal sin by birth then it means all are Spiritually identical and the difference between all Individuals arise due to the Genetics, Society etc…

A) God made mankind in His image and likeness; not as you put it, “from Equal Image of God” (Genesis 1:26) “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.”

Every person is a sinner by nature and by choice (Romans 5:12-21; Isaiah 53:6), and we cannot do anything to purify ourselves; no amount of “good” works can cover what we have done wrong. In fact, the Bible says that all of our righteousness is like a pile of “filthy rags” before the holy Creator God (Isaiah 64:6).

People use their free will to choose to do bad (sinful) things. All choices have consequences. Genetics, Society, etc. all have been influenced by people’s choices over the years.

Although they were warned of the consequences of not following God’s single request of them, Adam and Eve chose to rebel against God (Genesis 3:6), which brought the Curse on the earth and introduced pain and death into God’s originally perfect creation (Genesis 3:16–19). Scripture tells us that “just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to all men because all sinned” (Romans 5:12), and now the whole creation groans under the Curse (Romans 8:22).

3) If (2) is true what God is going to Judge if he know that all are identical Images of God but became Sinners due to Circumstances.

A) Again, we are not, “identical Images of God” as you stated; we are made in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26).

And, we know that circumstances come from our free will to choose thus we choose to become sinners.

God judges the choices we each make; knowingly doing something wrong and knowingly not doing something good per our using our free will to choose.

God is the supreme Judge of all the earth (Psalm 96:13; Genesis 18:25), and a good judge cannot let a guilty criminal go unpunished. God does not compromise justice, so He must punish those who do evil, as we see in the next verse of Psalm 5: “Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.” (Psalm 5:10)

This is justice. Everyone stands guilty before God, and if He were to condemn all of humanity, that would be just—because we all deserve punishment of eternal death in hell.

Now think about how many times you have boasted, lied, or been unfaithful. These are things God hates, because He is perfectly good and cannot ignore sin. Sin means to “miss the mark,” and Scripture tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). None of us can attain to God’s standard, because He measures us against Himself—the ultimate standard of good (1 Peter 1:16).

So rather than asking how a good and loving God could send people to hell, we need to modify the question: “How can a good and loving God not send sinful people to hell?” With this in mind, consider the next verse of Psalm 5: “But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.” (Psalm 5:11)

But because God is loving and mighty to save (Isaiah 63:1), He implemented the perfect solution to the problem of justice. Along with the Curse, God promised in Genesis 3:15 to send a Deliverer, the “Seed of the woman,” who would crush the head of the serpent (i.e., Satan). In the New Testament, we find out the identity of this Deliverer—He is God’s own Son, who gave His life to redeem us, Christ Jesus!

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Now you and everyone reading this are warned of the consequences of the choices you make. Be wise and choose to repent (turn from) sin and place your belief into Christ Jesus as your savior right now.

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