No Atheists in Hell

“Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God?” (1 Corinthians 6:9a NLT)

There are several verses in the Bible, especially in the New Testament, that outline many of the things we can’t continue to do if we expect to go to heaven. So much so we often get so focused on what we shouldn’t be doing, we forfeit the development of those things we should be doing.

It’s interesting to me that the word “atheist” isn’t found in Scripture, yet, an argument could be made that virtually every sin we commit is founded on unbelief. So, you may be wondering, if atheists don’t go to hell, where do they go when they die? They go to hell. Whoa, wait a minute. The title of this article says there are no atheists in hell. Yes, that’s correct.

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 13:12: “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” What does that mean?

It means every atheist, every unbeliever, everyone, even if they know who Jesus is, that He’s God in human form, but deny His deity and thus refuse to yield their life and allegiance to Him, will, by their own choice, go to hell.

However, at the split second that it will take to close our eyes in death and open them in eternity, everyone – believer and unbeliever – will see everything with perfect clarity. There will be no doubt or unbelief in heaven or hell – only full knowledge that Jesus was exactly who He claimed to be. For those in heaven, an eternity of peace, joy, celebration, and reward. But for those in hell, it will be knowledge that will haunt and torment them for all eternity.

Even on earth, we’re not saved by what we do or don’t know. We’re saved by faith in the only One who died in our place and took the punishment we deserved for our sin. Many people know that yet aren’t saved. And there are those, according to Romans 1, that may not know all the details of who Jesus is and what He did on their behalf, but God has made Himself known to them, as Paul writes in verse 20: “Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”

Everyone in hell will be just as knowledgeable regarding the things of God as those in heaven but won’t have responded to God by faith and obedience. That’s the “hell” that many face even in this life when they’ve been told about Jesus, but they’ve never acted upon what they know to be true about Him.

James writes in 2:19: “You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.” Why do you think Satan is working so hard to keep people distracted? He knows exactly what awaits him and, because he is pure evil, wants to take as many people with him to hell as he can.

Please don’t let him take you or your loved ones! Pray earnestly and take every opportunity to share the life and hope of Jesus with anyone who will listen.

Blessings, Ed 😊

2 thoughts on “No Atheists in Hell

  1. Happily, no hell, no heaven, no satan and no god. Your petty and sadistic fantasies will never come true, Ed.

    And per your very own bible, it’s not humans who supposed sent themselves to hell, it is your god who does that, since both Jesus and Paul are shown to say that this god has already chosen who it will allow to to accept it and then damns the rest for no reason.

    The idea of humans sending themselves to hell is invented by humans who don’t like the vicious ignorant god in the bible and who have to try to make it less so, that they may cling to the idea that they are somehow special.


  2. Wow! I never expected to see a response like this to one of my posts but applaud your willingness to share your views. Thank you. We’re all products of our environment and are indoctrinated into whatever system of belief those whose opinions and views we respect, until we work through the options and come to our own conclusions. I would encourage you to read the Bible for yourself with an open mind.

    To see the God of the Bible as “vicious” and “ignorant” is to misinterpret and/or misunderstand the message of the Bible. From my perspective a “vicious ignorant god” wouldn’t pour Himself into human flesh and die to pay the penalty for our sin, illustrated by our ignorance of who He is and what His intention for us is. Without the God of the Bible our best hope in this life is a pointless existence that begins with nothing and ends in nothingness.

    Most of the time venomous and angry outbursts arise from the pain of a troubled life. I sincerely appreciate your willingness to share what’s on your mind and am praying that you’ll one day allow the Spirit of the loving, healing, caring, compassionate God of the Bible to come into your life and give you what only He can.

    Blessings, my friend, Ed


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