“People don’t go to hell because of the sin factor. They go to hell for lack of belief.”
I, maybe like many others, had this idea that I hadn’t really thought out, sin sends people to hell. And though it’s true that there is no sin in heaven, sin is not the determining factor of why some will not see heaven.
Romans 3:23 tells us we have all sinned, so, if sin is what determined our eternal destination, we’d all be headed for hell.
But God made a way, even for people who sin, to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. So if people spend an eternity in hell, it is not because of sin.
It is the fact that they didn’t believe. They didn’t believe that Jesus made a way for them to be restored to our Daddy God. They didn’t believe that the Cross provided a way to eternal life, rather than eternal death.
But Acts 16:31 gives us the solution…. BELIEF.
“Just believe- believe in the King, Jesus, and not only will you be rescued, but your whole household will as well.” (The Voice)