7 Reasons Good People Go To Hell

The key to understanding why good people in hell revolves around The Book of Life and the Book of Works. The Book of Life contains the names of everyone who were ever born. Those who died without a savior had their names blotted it out of the Book of Life And will be evaluated by their behaviors which are recorded in the books of worksAnd will be evaluated by their behaviors which are recorded in the Books of Works.

Revelation 20:11-14 describes the Great White Throne Judgement, when those who’ve died without a savior are given the opportunity to convince God why he should let them into heaven unforgiven with our Savior.

I imagine that those waiting their turn with Jesus to be organizing their speakers to show Him why they’re good enough to go to heaven

God will be so good in the Book of works why they are not good enough. Then, the Lord will open up the Book of Life and discover, as he already knows, that their names are not there. Tragically, they will be talked into the lake of fire and assigned to hell for eternity.

The problem is that no one is good enough for God’s Heaven. If he were to let us into heaven with all of our sin we would wreck the place.

The fact is we need the righteousness of Jesus, and our surrender to Him as Lord and Savior, to clean our lives of sin and make us fit to live in heaven.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 3:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23

John 3:16-17 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but she said the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

In Romans 2, the apostle Paul shares with us seven factors of judgment that Jesus will use when he opens the Book of Works at the Great White Throne Judgement. From the books Jesus will prove what good people are not fit for heaven.

Romans 2 does not show people how to be saved. This passage shows people why they are lost! These are not the principles of salvation. These are the principles of evaluation.

Here are seven reasons why people are disqualified from entering into God’s Heaven:

1. God will evaluate according to truth as outlined in the Bible (Romans 1:3).

God will judge everything according to truth because we All are in the habit of comparing ourselves with others.

On judgment Day God will say to those who died without Jesus as your Savior, “let’s judge you for who and what you really are.”

2. God will evaluate according to His kindness (Romans 2:4).

God’s judgment will be in proportion to the amount of kindness that God poured out to people during their lifetime.

God expends his kindness to us that he might lead us to repentance.

Christians wonder why they lost people who seem to have it so good. The answer is that it’s just God kindness to turn them to repentance – The longer they reject his kindness, the more inexcusable they will be when they stand out the Great White Throne Judgement.

3. God will evaluate according to His accumulated wrath (Romans 2:5).

Hardening of the arteries can take us to an early grave – but hardening of the heart, spiritually, will take a ultimately to the Lake of Fire.

If the grace and kindness of God has not led us to repentance, then every day, moment by moment, hour by hour, we are storing up drops of the terrible pressure of God’s wrath that will break forth at the Great White Throne.

God is allowing us to live and he is holding back punishment – giving us kindness- so that we might return to Him and repentance.

Our judgment for eternity will be in direct proportion to the amount of kindness that God has given to us in which we ignored it’s coming from God.

4. God will evaluate according to deeds (Romans 2:6-10).

Standing before God now is the person who says, “Look, God judge me according to my deeds. I’ve lived a good life. Take my good works and put them beside my bad ones and certainly the good will outweigh the bad!”

But the problem with the moral man is that he thought that his good deed would be weighed against his bad deeds or at least be compared against the deeds of others.

That is not the case.

God will take the best works of the moral man or woman and compare them with Jesus‘s deeds. Jesus raises the lame, gives sight to the blind, and heals the sick. He takes on the sins of the entire world and by His death and sacrifice brings salvation to those who commit to him as their Savior and Lord.

No person in his or her right mind wants to be Joe’s on works. He or she wants mercy.

5. God will evaluate without playing favorites (Romans 2:11).

God offered salvation to everyone because everyone needs it. God is no respecter of persons. He shows no favoritism. Regarding the issue of sin, no one is better than anyone else in God‘s perspective.

From God’s point of view from a 10th story building, Everyone looks alike. Without being irrelevant I can almost hear God saying to some individuals,

“You dummy. Do you really figure that you have calculated some shifty plan that will let you go up against me and get away with it? You don’t have a ghost of a chance.”

In Isaiah 28:21-26, the message translation God says “ Then you’ll see that your precious life insurance policy wasn’t worth the paper it was written on. You are careful precautions against death we’re a pack of illusion and lies. When disaster happens you will be crushed by it. Every time disaster comes you will be in it – Disaster in the morning, disaster at night. Every reporter disaster will send you cowering in terror. There will be no place where you can rest, nothing to hide under. God will rise up to full stature, raging as he did long ago on Mount Perazim. And in the valley of Gibson against the Philistines. But this time against you. Hard to believe but true. Not what you’ve expected, but it’s coming.

He who spared not his own Son but delivered him up” Will certainly not hesitate to judge those who reject his free offer of grace in Jesus

Romans 8:32

6. God will evaluate according to how well we’ve lived up to the light we’ve received (Romans 2:12-15).

There are two types of people: Those who have heard the gospel and those who have not. Both are judged according to how they respond to what they know. In other words they will be judged on the amount of “light” which they have received.

Those who have heard the gospel have seen the “light“ but by receiving cry they are living up to the level of the light they have received. But there are many people who hear the gospel and reject it. They have not lived up to the light and therefore stand condemned before God.

Of course, this begs a question regarding the natives Africa who will never be exposed to, or hear the gospel during their lifetimesin Africa who will never be exposed to, or hear the gospel during their lifetimes This is certainly unfair to send people to hell they have never had a chance, and most likely will never have the chance, do you hear the gospel and respond positively to Christ.

Paul teaches us that these people will be judged according to how well they live up to what they know and they know much more than we realize. They have an eternal conscience which guards them as to what is right and what is wrong. They can look at the stars at night and see the universe and know there must be a God who created it all.

In a startling way, Paul seems to be teaching us that salvation is available to us who never heard the gospel even if they live up to the light they received.

Who those who by persistence in doing good seat glory, honor and immortality, He will give eternal life. But those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.

Romans 2:7-8

This idea of living up to the light brings up some intriguing thoughts. Do you know anyone who’s lived up to the light they have received? Is it possible that God accepts or salvation those who have lived up to the light received, then perhaps, it’s best that we not share the gospel because those who hear it may reject it and be lost. They might have a better chance to live up to the light that you have received.

I’m sharing these thoughts above with you because people have asked questions like these many times over the years. I am not declaring any sort of theological statement. I’m just illustrating some of the things in which people wrestle with.

The key is – are we living up to what we know? The answer is a resounding “No.” No person performs up to the level of what they know. We all fall short.

7. God will evaluate according to the inner secrets of the heart (Romans 2:16).

At the Great White Throne God will open the closet doors and reveal the secrets of the people who stand there. Jesus spoke in this often (Matthew 19:26-27). Skeletons will come out of the closets the . Did a long buried in the depths of memory will be brought up. Unresolved crimes will find their solutions. These are the secrets of men.

As a Christian I know with absolute assurance that I will never stand before this Judgement Bar. “ there is no condemnation for them who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).

The way to avoid the Judgement Seat of Christ is to settle our case before it comes to trial.

In this verse, the adversary will be God. He will be Judge, Jury and Prosecuting Attorney.

Christ died on the cross to offer us a chance to accept him now and settle our sin issue before judgement Day comes. If we die without Christ our case will come to trial and God has enough evidence to condemn every person to Hell – and He will. There is Mercy now, settle out of court. The days of Mercy are not without end. When we die our choice is sealed for eternity.

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