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Would a Loving God Send People to Hell? (Video)

Why wouldn’t God make sure everyone can spend eternity with Him? How can a loving God completely reject people for all eternity? In this video from J. Warner’s “Quick Shots: Fast Answers to Hard Questions” series on RightNow Media, J. Warner answers this common question related to the claims of Christianity.

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For more information about the scientific and philosophical evidence pointing to a Divine Creator, please read God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe. This book employs a simple crime scene strategy to investigate eight pieces of evidence in the universe to determine the most reasonable explanation. The book is accompanied by an eight-session God’s Crime Scene DVD Set (and Participant’s Guide) to help individuals or small groups examine the evidence and make the case.

J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, author of Cold-Case ChristianityGod’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith, and creator of the Case Makers Academy for kids.

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J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).

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  1. Alan

    December 4, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Hi J, I liked your video and as I watched I had some thoughts come to me, hope it ok to share them.

    Personally I believe that scripture teaches us that human beings are actually eternal spiritual creatures, they are actually spirit beings “they have a spirit man within their body which is enjoined to their soul, their soul being that which consists of their mind, their will and their emotions. These parts I mentioned make up the the none material part of mankind the eternal part of mankind and have been purposed by God to be placed into a flesh body, a physical material body to according to the plane and purposes of God.

    As the Spirit and soul of every person is eternal, those parts of what we call a human being “man” cannot die but those parts of the creature we call mankind leaves there physical body upon physical death and so the spiritual man has to go somewhere after it leaves the physical body. Scripture speaks of hell as having been designed for the devil and his angels, Matt 25:41, Isaiah :14 God made mankind for a purpose and it appears that his purpose was that mankind know him and fellowship with him in allegiance with their creator, I certainly do not believe that God who made mankind in his image and likeness created billions of them for hell as some Calvinists claim. So God having made mankind for his own purposes and pleasure certainly must has the right to destroy what he has made should it become unfit for the purpose he made it for! Therefore as the spirit and soul of mankind are eternal what is God to do with them if they become unfit for the purpose he created them for? They have to go somewhere, and as they remain in rebellion to God at the point of death what is God to do with that eternal part of mankind. They cannot be allow into heaven for God would not have anything sinful to dwell with him where holiness dwells. Of course when I say that I am really talking about the celestial city that will come down from heaven to the earth”. I agree with the justice side you noted when you spoke about what the wicked do to other people, of course we all want justice for the oppressed and where wickedness has been perpetrated upon people. However as we both know we are all concluded to be dead in trespasses and sins all have fallen short of the standard that is God even though we were made in his image and likeness, yes all have sinned and so all are guilty before God as the law given to the Israelites demonstrates, for the law was given to give knowledge of sin and in fact to increase it, that is the offence “that is Adams offence against God” noting Romans 5:20. I wonder from this video how the doctrines of Calvin sit. We are told that it was because of Adams offence against God that sin and death passed upon all men in that all have sinned meaning that all mankind we constituted sinners by Adams sin and so death reigned over all mankind even from Adam up to Moses when the law was given. We know then that before the law was given sin was not imputed to a mans account, yes men were sinning but because there had been no official law given yet their sin was not counted against them not credited to their account. That being the case the death all found themselves suffering was not not for their own sins “because they were not imputed against them before the law was given and so then they must have been suffering death due to Adams sin and not their own sins? Its interesting how death was implemented by God upon Adam and Eve. The reason Adam and Eve died is because God removed them from the only source of everlasting life that God had placed upon the earth “the tree of life”. The reason they were removed from the tree of life is given in Gen 3 behold man is become as one of US to know good and evil and now lest he put forth his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat and live forever. Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. So he drove out the man. and placed at the East of Eden Cherubims and a flaming sword which turned everyway, to keep the way of the tree of life. Adam and Eve having been removed from the only source of eternal life that God has placed upon the earth will surely now die, in fact the moment they were removed from the tree of life death has set in they were doomed to die no longer having access to the only source of eternal life that existed within mans reach. We must remember that this was done because Adam and Eve sowed into their flesh bodies knowledge that they were forbidden by God from obtaining. As Adam and Eves children also have no access to the tree of life they will die to as will all mankind from that point forward simply because they to have no access to the tree of life and so will surely die. We might then ask the question but why do they have to die because of what others did? Well to me its really simple, we all come from Adam and Eve particularly from Adams seed the original seed of mankind “even Eve came from Adams body” Adam has corrupted his flesh body by sowing into it knowledge that God had not created with and had instructed Adam not to sow into his flesh body. Adam sowed that knowledge into his flesh body “as did Eve” but Eve is not the seed carrier of all mankind Adam is. Adams flesh body makes his seed and as Adam has corrupted his flesh body by sowing to it the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge that fruit contained the seed of forbidden knowledge of both good and evil and imparted that knowledge to Adam “and Eve”. As we are all born from Adams seed from his corrupted body we are made in his corrupted image for everything reproduces after its own kind. Because all mankind is conceived in the womb of a women via this corrupted seed passed down by Adam we are all conceived and then born with this forbidden knowledge within us. As such we to like Adam and Eve cannot be allowed to eat from the tree of life and because we cannot we just like them surely die. Of course this knowledge is the key to our corrupted sinful state we find ourselves to be in. Being therefore being born dead in trespasses and sins though our inherited corruption. As David describes “Surely I was formed in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me”. I expect that you already know all this J but what I want to ask is that if one man brought all this upon the rest of us us through his disobedience to God wouldn’t God want to rectify that situation in a fair way? If men cannot help but end up sinning in some way or another due to their fallen nature of being totally depraved as soon Calvinists would have it why would God then hold them responsible for their inherited condition? I don’t believe that God holds men accountable for their sinful condition no he holds Adam accountable for it that’s why Paul lays the blame for sin and death squarely with the one man Adam because he was the original that allowed his flesh body to become corrupted with forbidden knowledge which then spread to all mankind. Eve has no seed within herself with which to propagate that corruption and so is not held responsible for the fall of all mankind. Its very well worth noting that Jesus wasn’t born of mankind’s corrupted seed he was born from Gods seed via the Holy Spirit that was placed in the womb of a virgin, a womb untouched by the seed of mankind and also purged with blood monthly for purification purposes. I personally believe that salvation is offered to all mankind, there are many verses for this but one right in the midst of the verses of Romans 5 we have been talking about confirms that salvation has come to all mankind and that is verse 18 Therefore by the offence of one “Adam” “judgement came upon all men to condemnation “death” Even so by the righteousness of one the free gift “came upon all men” “unto justification of life”. So salvation is for all men because the free gift “righteousness by faith” has come upon all men that justifies them for life! Of course because justification comes by faith alone so a man has to believe in him who justifies the ungodly through the atoning sacrifice his Son made for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2 For He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours sins but also for the sins of the whole world. The atonement was a wonderful selfless sacrifice and it was made made for the sins of the whole world but that sacrifice is only implemented through faith in it, when we have faith in the atonement of Jesus them we are justified by faith and declared to be righteous in the sight of God. God imputing righteousness to us just as he did to Abraham and for the very same reason God imputed righteousness to us simply because we have believed him like Abraham did. Know I do believe in the elect and that God foreknew them, but what I have to ask is what was it God foreknew about them before they were even created? Could it be? that what God foreknew was in fact that certain individuals would believe in his Son not because he had preprogramed them to in any way, for what glory would God obtain from that? But that he saw them in his mind for everything must have started in the mind of God before it was in fact created even the lamb slain from the foundation of the world must have started as a thought in the mind of God before he spoke it into being. Having then seen those that would believe in his Son he chose to chose them in him from the foundation of the world and so he sent his Son for all them, not that his Son wasn’t sent everyone else for everyone else needed to have the opportunity to accept his Son or reject his Son so that his final Judgement would be based upon their choice their will for he only wants willing servants or people who really want to be with him to live in accordance with his righteous and holy will. Just my thoughts J, grace and peace to you in Jesus name Alan.

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