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How can an all-loving God punish people with hell?

Hell is the absence of God and every good thing that His presence brings to this world. If hell is the absence of God, then it is also the absence of everything good—joy, pleasure, laughter, music, art, food, water, etc. Can you imagine? God patiently offers us the free gift of eternal life with Him, but when man exercises his free will and chooses not to follow God’s plan, then his choice has determined his fate. John 3:17-18 says, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

Is Christianity a Psychological Crutch?

We should not be surprised when there are people who scoff, or ridicule, those who believe in God. We should seek to answer their questions without being judgmental against them for their unbelief. There are many reasons for people’s doubts, but we must not forget that Scripture tells us to “have mercy on those who doubt” (Jude 22). Christianity is not a psychological crutch for those who doubt, but a supernatural cure for the condition of people everywhere.