Why Do People Go to Hell?
He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18
People don't go to hell primarily because they lie, steal, or cheat. It’s much worse than that. People go to hell because of unbelief. Unbelief is the major sin—the mother sin, the father sin, the sin out of which all other sins grow. It is the one sin that will damn you and send you to hell.
Unbelief is a terrible, horrible sin. It's never an intellectual matter; it's always a moral matter. There is no greater sin than to aim the gun of unbelief at Jesus Christ on the cross, dying in agony and blood for you, and refuse to receive Him.
Can you think of any sin greater than to point the finger of unbelief at God and say, “You lie!” It’s not a matter of your brain; it’s a matter of your heart. It’s not your intellect you first must overcome, it’s your will. Set stubbornness aside and say, “Just as I am…I come.”
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