What Causes a person to go to Hell?


Jesus was talking to a man named Nicodemus in John chapter 3. Jesus told him that he needed to be born again. I don’t know if it was in sarcasm or ignorance that the scholar asked Jesus if he could reenter his mother’s womb and be born again. Jesus replied that we are born of water and of the spirit (verse 5). In the famous words of John three sixteen are relevant as God’s promise to anyone who believes in Christ and he will not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:18 is the clincher to answer this question. He plainly says that he who truly believes in Christ is the Savior is not condemned. It also says that a person’s combination is locked in already because they refused to believe in the name of the only begotten son of God.

In other words, every single person makes their own decision for their own destiny in eternity. When God judges, his judgment for the righteous are a matter of rewards. Likewise, when God judges the unredeemed, he does so because of their evil works. The worst evil is to reject the influence of the Holy Spirit to become a believer. However as unredeemed, a person can do nothing that seems outwardly wrong. The real wrong is not confessing that no one is perfect and everyone has committed some type of sand or done something wrong in their life. That wrong us is what must be brought Christ. That wrongness is what needs to be forgiven. A good person may say’s plans to stand before God and say he’s done nothing wrong. When questioned by God, he will have to admit that even though he is not done terrible deeds in his life he still did not recognize Jesus as the son of God, Lord, Savior. This rejection is a terrible thing because in doing so it’s a rejection of God himself and his desire for fellowship through eternity with every human being.

The Holy Spirit is the giver of faith for salvation. He is also the one that brings conviction and encouragement to come to Christ and become a believer. God wants no one to go to hell. That’s why he sent his son to die on the cross as payment for send. We all are in a position to say yeah your name to Jesus in such a way that we will plan to have our lives guided by him and answerable to him. Our conversion is not necessarily from something, even though that’s probably true. Our conversion is toward Christ in appreciation for his sacrifice and love.

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