Apologist Lee Strobel on Whether There are Different Levels of Suffering In Hell

(PHOTO: REUTERS/DAVID W. CERNY) A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in the southern Bohemian town of Kaplice, December 12, 2015. Each year people in traditional costumes and masks parade through the streets to perform an old ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.
(PHOTO: REUTERS/DAVID W. CERNY)
A man dressed as a devil performs during a Krampus show in the southern Bohemian town of Kaplice, December 12, 2015. Each year people in traditional costumes and masks parade through the streets to perform an old ritual to disperse the ghosts of winter.

If God is as loving as people say, why does He condemn people who don’t keep His statutes? Why are nonbelievers banished to spend eternity in Hell? These questions are pondered by many, but Christian apologist Lee Strobel says God doesn’t send people to Hell — they send themselves.

Strobel tackles these and other questions in detail in his recently updated New York Times best-seller The Case For Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus.

Jesus teaches more about Hell than anyone in the entire Bible,” Strobel writes. “Doesn’t that contradict His supposed gentle and compassionate character?”

No.

“In a sense, people send themselves to Hell,” Strobel told The Christian Post in a recent interview. “The message of hope, grace, forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus is offered to everyone who comes to Him in repentance and faith.”

Of course not everyone will accept Christ’s offer of salvation. Strobel told CP that he recently interviewed an atheist who told him that he didn’t like the God of the Bible and didn’t want to spend eternity in Heaven with Him. He would rather go to a place where his friends are going — Hell.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Kevin Porter