Better yet, why would He? A more appropriate question to ask ourselves might be, how could anyone follow a god that did not become one of us? Without a personal God, one that is just ‘up there’ while we’re stuck ‘down here,’ or some impartial universal force that is the makeup of all things both living and not, then there is no personal relationship between us and God. How can we truly love a god that does not love us first? If we believe that, then we can move on to the next, and most important reason, and that is in order for a pure and holy God to be just, a sacrifice is required to atone for sin or wickedness (Hebrews 9:22).
The lost cannot grasp this concept. For believers, we must then know that the blood of animals cannot atone for the sins of Man (Hebrews 10:4). It took a perfect One (God himself in the flesh) to take our place. That’s what makes Christianity set apart from all other religions and why it is so beautiful. God loves us so much, He became the sacrifice Himself. That is also why Christians can never say to God that He is ‘up there’ while we’re ‘down here’ and He doesn’t understand or feel what it is like to suffer in the flesh in this fallen world. God has taken the worst of the world’s wickedness upon Himself for our sake because he first loved us, and all we have to do is love Him back (1 John 4:19).
How can someone that never heard about God or Jesus go to Hell?
How could someone be condemned just because they were unlucky enough to be born in some remote area isolated from Christianity (such as the Native American Indian or tribal native in Africa, or even a Buddhist or Muslim cut off from other religions)? That wouldn’t be fair. This is a valid question, and a particularly popular one with the lost. Again, the lost cannot grasp this concept, and the truth is, it is typically just a diversionary question for them.
The lost do not want to have to answer for their own sins, so they move the spotlight to someone else, in order to prove that God is unjust anyway, so there’s no point in admitting to or repenting for their own sins. For the believer, this question is answered in scripture and they can be comforted knowing God is fair and just. The Apostle Paul teaches of the Law of Conscience (Romans 2:11-16), which means that nature and the universe are God’s greatest witness— that there is one Creator, who has ingrained in our soul what is good and evil. In other words, all one has to do is look around and have an open heart to know and have a relationship with God and be saved.
Watch this weeks Hal Lindsey Report (above) for more depth and answers to these vital questions.