People go to hell because they choose to reject God. They harden their heart, don’t want to hear about Jesus, and ignore all the ways God tries to reach them throughout their lifetime.
In Matthew 13:15, Jesus said, “For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes.”
PEOPLE REJECT JESUS EVERY DAY. The rejection of Jesus Christ is a heart issue. People choose to harden their hearts, which in turn affects their hearing and blinds their understanding.Romans 1:18 says that God’s anger is against all sinful, evil men who push away the truth from them.
Matthew 13:19-20 goes on to say, “They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”
Romans 1:25 goes on to say, “Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies.”
We see this today.
FALSE GODS, IDOLS, AND RELIGIONS. People choose to believe all kinds of foolish ideas, new philosophies, and spiritual beliefs that fit their sinful lifestyle. They invent a god that agrees with how they think, feel and live. They choose to believe lies.
John 3:19-20 states, “…the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”
They reject Jesus Christ because they love their sin and don’t want to be accountable before Him.
Deuteronomy 32:4 tells us that everything God does is perfect, just and fair. He does no wrong. He is just and upright. Therefore, every person’s eternal punishment in hell is deserving whether we understand that or not. People choose to reject God’s love and His warnings over and over throughout their lives.
Romans 2:4 says, “Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?”
We must ask ourselves, “Have I pushed Jesus Christ away? Have I hardened my heart to what I know deep down is right?”
Jesus loves you and will never leave you. Choose to call on Him today.
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By Bill Wiese, author of 23 Minutes in Hell