Rev Andrew Forrest

What About People Who've Never Heard of Jesus?

September 25, 2016

Series: Disrupting Doubt

What About People Who've Never Heard of Jesus?

What about people who die without ever hearing the gospel? What about someone in the middle of India, or deep in the Amazon? Does God really send those people to Hell?

It’s a good question, but it turns out there is an even better question for most of us.

Preacher: Andrew Forrest


Matthew 25:31-46

John 14:6

Acts 4:12

John 3:16

1 Timothy 2:3-4

2 Peter 3:8-9

Romans 2:14-16

Romans 10:14-15


“No one chooses in the abstract to go to hell or even to be the kind of person who belongs there. But their orientation toward self leads them to become the kind of person for whom away-from-God is the only place for which they are suited. It is a place they would, in the end, choose for themselves, rather than come to humble themselves before God and accept who he is.”

--Dallas Willard, “Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ”

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done." All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.”

― C.S. Lewis, “The Great Divorce”

Penn Jillette on receiving a Bible: