Does God Send People to Hell?

Yes and No.

While (according to Scripture) it is true that  God can and will "send" people to Hell (Luke 12:4-5), He doesn't want to, and derives NO PLEASURE from doing so.  However, because this is His Universe, and His Earth, and because He actually MADE us, and because He is Righteous, He will not allow anyone to push Him around, or spit in His face, nor tell Him what He MUST do.  And IF we, or anyone tries to THROW Him in the TRASH --- by pretending that He doesn't exist, or willful ignorance ---, God will THROW them in the TRASH-can of Hell.  

In other words, to ignore God, or to DENY His existence is tantamount to attempted murder of God, or to try and kill your very Maker.

In other words God doesn't OWE ANYONE the gift of ETERNAL LIFE.   Nor will He surrender His righteousness in order to become a hypocrite and allow even ONE rebellious, or evil person (who refuses to change his or her ways in this life) into His Kingdom.  II Cor. 6:2; Luke 13:1-5; 19:27

In other words, our life on earth is a "Trial" to see whether or not we are: 
1) Qualified to receive the gift of Eternal Life, and 
2) Whether we receive any rewards beyond that.  

Like it or not, God is recording everything we say and do, and will be able to "play" it back to us right before our eyes, and show us to our faces what we deserve from Him on the day of our Judgment.  For those who don't believe this simply read the following verses and decide whether they are true.  Prov. 15:3;  Jer. 16:17;  17:13  Col. 3:5-6; II Thes. 1:4-9; Heb. 4:13; Rev. 20:11-15.

It also means that we will be Judged and either justified or condemned, not by God the Father, but by His Son, Jesus Christ -- the One who became a man, and allowed Himself (John 10:17-18; 18:1-11) to be stripped Naked, Spit upon, repeatedly Hit, Beaten, and Mocked by evil men, and then nailed to a cross (where He hung until death): so that God could forgive our sins with a Clear Conscience (Isaiah 52:8- 53:12; 2 Cor. 5:14-21;  Eph. 1:7).  However God has told us that He will only give this gift to those who put their trust in Him and who acknowledge their need of Him and His help, and who are willing to ask the Lord for forgiveness (Rom. 10:13).  

But all who thumb their noses, or shake their fists at the Creator, or simply ignore Him (and live only for themselves and their own pleasure) -- will be judged and very likely condemned (Psalm 34:21).  For this is what we are told by none other than Christ Himself (Matthew 7:21-23).  In other words, those who end up in Hell, will be there because that is the path they, themselves, chose to follow -- either because of their Pride and Fear of what their "Friends" might think of them if they were to embrace the truth, or because of their Hatred of God and His Son, or because they Loved FUN and Games more than God, and therefore they  ignored their Creator and those He sent to Alert them to the dangerous path they were on: Matt. 7:13-14.

And those who think that God should force Himself and His Kingdom upon unwilling people don't know Him or how He operates.  For instead of forcing Himself into our lives, He simply "knocks" at the door of our hearts (Rev. 3:20), and waits for us to open our hearts and turn our lives over to the Lord, Jesus, and to seek Him, and His will for our lives, and to turn from our own sinful ways (John 3:36;  6:37;  14:23-24).

Those who end up going to this terrible place, will do so because they gave God NO Option but to condemn them, due to their Own Actions or Inaction: because they Rejected the Life-Rope that He offered them (via a personal relationship with God  and Jesus): Matt. 7:21-23  John 14:6, 23-24; 17:1-3; I Peter 1:21;  II Peter 2:4-17.

This Life is VERY brief compared to eternity; however, it is in This Life where WE CHOOSE our eternal destiny  whether we like it or not.  II Corinthians 6:2.

God has made it VERY clear that He exists and that He went to Great Lengths to offer us forgiveness and Immortality; It is simply a matter of OUR OWN WILL.   

If we are willing to acknowledge Who He is, and what He did for us by sending His Son to die in our place on the cross, and (literally) ask Him to rescue us from our sins and their penalty, (Rom. 10:13) He will do so, and give us His invisible (yet ever-present) Holy Spirit as a down payment / pledge on our lives (Eph. 1:13-14), and begin to guide and direct us as He sees fit (Col. 3:15; John 14:16-28); However, if we refuse to allow Him to be who He IS, and to save us and be our Lord, then we will be on our own on the day of our Judgment. John 8:24; 15:22-24; Luke 13:1-5; 19:27

Once we invite Jesus into our lives we become members of His body of believers and become brothers and sisters in Christ, and citizens of heaven (Phil. 2:20-21): at which point His invisible Spirit will begin to work in our lives to make us more and more like Himself (into the kind of people He wants us to be) -- even if it means that we suffer in various different ways  (i.e. Prov. 16:1; 16:9; Ps. 135:5-6; Hebrews 12:5-11) for our own good, and/or until we make Him our #1, and ourselves and others #2 or #3 (Mark 12:28-31).  And when we die, He will be there with us to take us into His presence: for death is NOT the end for ANY who Know and Obey the Lord. Psalm 34:22; Matt. 12:50; John 10:14-26John 11:25-26; John 12:26; I John 2:25.

But because God is Loving, He will nor force Himself upon us or into our lives, but rather will simply knock on the "door" of our Hearts (Rev. 3:20).  But if we refuse to listen and continue going our own way, He will eventually go away and allow us to do our own thing.  Or He may (perhaps) bring distress and/or catastrophic illness, etc. in to our lives in order to get our attention; however He will not "barge in" and demand that we serve and worship (i.e. hold in high esteem as our #1) and follow Him, but rather BECAUSE HE IS LOVING, He will wait for us to ask Him for His help -- as it is impossible for us to make ourselves immortal.   

But MAKE NO MISTAKE: God WILL NOT compromise His integrity, nor give His greatest Gift to those who refuse to acknowledge who He is and what He did for them by sending His own Son to die a humiliating death on the Cross for the sins of mankind (including theirs), and who refuse to SUBMIT THEIR LIVES to His authority (by acknowledging and Obeying Him -- John 3:36), nor to those who insist on being their own god and doing their own thing, and/or on worshipping or putting their trust in a false (i.e. manmade) god or false "religion" -- of which there are MANY.  This also doesn't mean that we will henceforth live sinless lives, but it does mean that, as time goes by, we will sin less and less, as we grow in our relationship with God.  I John 1:6-10.

I guess what I am saying is "Don't Challenge the Judge," and especially not the One who shed His Blood in order to pay for Your Sins, and who knows everything there is, or ever was, about you -- including your own motives.  On a side-note, I have also been told that this is also not a good idea to do with earthly Judges either, and that those who do, end up getting hurt.  However, in some cases, it may be necessary: as in the case of unjust Judges who treat their "subjects" as if they were dogs.  Some are also just plain ignorant because the Mass Media is corrupt and steadfastly determined NOT to report the facts, nor even allow them to be debated in public.  Others are deceived by people in the system who are supposed to tell the truth, but don't always do so (often for selfish, or malicious reasons).  But this is not the case with Jesus: for not only is He just, but He also knows everything there ever was to know about us.  And I am convinced that He will be able to literally "pull up" anything that ever happened to us, or that we said or did, and show us to our faces exactly what we deserve from Him.

For more in this see:  Psalm 34:22; 89:11; 90:8,11; Proverbs 15:3; Matthew 7:13, 21-23; Luke 13:1-5; John 3:14-18; 5:22-23; 6:37; 11:25-26; 14:23-24; 17:3; Romans 10:13; 2 Cor. 5:10; Hebrews 9:27;  2 Peter 3:9; I John 2:25; Rev. 3:20.

See also: 
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Why Jesus had to go to the Cross 
What about those who never Heard? 
How Could A Loving God Send Anyone To Hell? 
How Could a Loving God Send Someone to Eternal Hell
How Could A Loving God Let Something Like This Happen
Is Water Baptism  for Salvation  or because of it? 
By their Fruits you Shall know them 

How  to  Know  God -- Personally 
Life's  Most  Basic  Questions 
Why I Became A Christian 
Who was Jesus Anyway 
How  to  get  Saved