How can some good, moral people not accept Christ and go to Hell, while other sinful people convert and go to Heaven?

Question from a reader:

A friend has asked me this question: How is it that someone who lives a good and moral life will go to Hell while another person who has lived a very sinful life, but repents at the last moment, will go to Heaven? Can you help me know how to explain the answer?

Answer from Randy Alcorn:

Try this answer first:

Then this one asks the question whether good people will go to hell:

In this article I wrote years ago, I address the question of whether God can forgive a serial killer:

In this very recent blog I follow up on this question and people’s resistance to the idea that an evil person could repent and be forgiven and go to heaven:

Finally, these two articles may also help:

Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over fifty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries

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