This year for us, will see an intensifying of our efforts to increase our knowledge, for the purpose of being more effective in bringing others to Christ. Therefore, for the ensuing weeks, I will use this space to share each week a common rejection of God by unbelievers, and an answer to overcome the objection. I encourage you to use this as your personal study to prepare you for future conversations.
Unbeliever: “I’m a good person. Surely, God is not going to send good people to hell.”
How did you determine you are a good person? What makes you good in your eyes? Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever cheated, at work, on your taxes, at a game? Have you gossiped about another person? Have you ever done anything wrong or broke the law in any way? Have you ever driven faster than the speed limit?
Truth is none of us can honestly say we have NEVER done any of the things called sins, which includes these few I mentioned. Actually, not one of us is good. The Bible says in Romans 3:23 that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. It is not God’s desire to send good people to hell. The people going to hell will be unrepentant people who refuse to accept the gift of God which is the redeeming work of his son Jesus on a the cross to take away our sins. Without Jesus none of us will live with God.
(excerpts from One Minute Answers to Skeptics by Charlie H. Campbell)