I’ve tried my best to explain Hell to you (and why without a Hell there’s no reason for a Heaven), but if you’re not convinced then let me turn the mic over to my friend at daniel11truth.com, whose webpage I dogear on every computer I own. Here’s his take on both the existence of Hell and why the majority of people will unfortunately end up there, despite God’s attempts to guide them otherwise…
Will God really spit the “lukewarm” out of His mouth?
I’ve been told by some people that God is just too loving and kind to send people to hell, especially people who are generally ‘good’. As I pointed out on a different page, God is indeed loving and kind, compassionate and forgiving, but He also vowed to punish the guilty. (Exodus 34:6-7) Everyone is ‘guilty’, unless they’ve had their sins forgiven or cleansed by the blood of Jesus. In order for a person to be ‘forgiven’ by God, a person has to ‘ask’. If God forgave everything, without anyone asking, then indeed no one would go to hell, but the Bible is clear that many will, some very unexpectedly (Matt. 7:21-23 & Matt. 25:10-13), including the ‘lukewarm’. The problem of the lukewarm is that they might be good people, but they don’t pay any attention to God. That’s like doing the 2nd part of the following verse, without the first. Mark 12:30-31 “[Jesus said,] “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Doing the 2nd part without the first is no good because the first part is most important. Don’t be fooled: God is not desperately trying to fill heaven with ‘good people’; He’s trying to fill heaven with ‘people who love Him’. (1 Cor 2:9) There’s a big difference. To love God is to obey His commands. (1 John 5:3)
If you’re thinking that it’s selfish for God to punish good people, just because they don’t pay enough attention to Him, then don’t forget: God created the universe and everything in it. Humans are not in the position to question God. (Job 38+) He made the rules and no human can change them to suit their own desires. Sure, God doesn’t want to condemn anyone, but the clock is ticking. (2 Peter 3:9-10) The rules are clearly available for everyone to read, in the Bible, if people just bother to look. If they don’t bother to look, then it’s not God who is condemning them; they are condemning themselves.
In fact, Jesus prophesied that a ‘majority’ of the world will go to their ‘destruction’. Matthew 7:13-14 [Jesus said,] “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Only a “few” find it, relatively speaking, because only a few actually look. Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) Therefore, anyone who seeks, finds, but that takes an initial effort.
Perhaps the devil will actually win the battle, even if he loses the war during the Tribulation. Certainly while Jesus Christ and His Heavenly Army (i.e., us) will conquer the AntiChrist, the False Prophet, and Satan himself in seven years plus however long until the Rapture, Satan will have acquired far more humans to his side than the Lord will have to His, both at the Tribulation and across the millennia before that moment of Rapture. Certainly, the vast majority of those who have already passed are not bound for Heaven when the Great White Throne judgment comes, and the “narrow gate” will only admit a fraction of the people who think they’ll be joining the choir invisible, rather than be cast out by a Lord Who will sadly tell them, “I never knew you.”