“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
People do not go to hell because they are gay, because they are liars, thieves or murderers, they do not go to hell because they ran a stop sign once in their life. They go to hell because they refused to acknowledge and accept as truth what the Word of God says about His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, that He is the only way to salvation for their sins.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)
No one can explain or understand just what it is inside of every one that has ever been born when it comes to the truth of Romans 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” But nevertheless it is a truth, every human being understands, recognizes that the Almighty is real, that He created and sustains all that is, that His Word is truth.
They will not recognize Him as such when they first begin to entertain these thoughts within themselves, but again Proverbs 8:17 stands as a truth. “I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
All those who will deny these truths are not being deceived, but are deceiving themselves, albeit at times our adversary is the one that initially removes that seed that falls on the road, but not without their assistance.
If God is calling a man, that man knows he is being called.
There is an age of grace, a certain moment in the life of an individual when their free will to accept or reject arises, no man can say what age that is. For those who are born with extreme mental disabilities it may never come, the mercy of the Lord may rest upon them for the entirety of their lives. “And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?” (Jonah 4:11) God alone knows this.
But if you have at least a modicum of cognitive abilities and even the smallest amount of deductive reasoning skills, you recognize your ability to express your free will, the power within yourself to decide the path of your life. This is one of the greatest deceits of Satan in this age, enabling those who recognize that free will, but blaming society, others, anyone but themselves for the path they have chosen. It is also the way of religious organizations that teach that works are the way to salvation, that some deed that we perform by our own free will can satisfy the wrath of God towards them, they attempt to coerce Him into believing they can be righteous outside of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” (Isaiah 64:6)
To put it in layman’s terms, everyone is bad, no one is good enough to go to heaven, nothing we can do can change that, you have to be holy to enter into the Kingdom of God, and no one can be holy outside of the Lord Jesus Christ.
To be even more straight forward, if you do not accept the Lord Jesus Christ as the only means of salvation, you will go to hell.
This is what the Word of God says, it is His creation, these are the rules, if you will, that He has set in place. This is the ultimate truth that many, if not most, will hate you for when you speak of them to them, they want to think they are good people, that their lives were lived in such a way that the Almighty will accept them because they tried to do good for the entirety of their lives.
Good people go to heaven, bad people go to hell is what they like to believe. All have sinned means you, you are not good enough to enter heaven because you are not holy.
“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16:31) It cannot be stated any simpler than that, and now that you have been told the truth, you will be held accountable for the knowledge of it.