Will non-Christians go to hell?
I was talking with some friends and they believe that non-Christians will indeed go to hell. They have informed me that the bible actually says so. They also believe those in this world who have the misfortune of never hearing of Jesus (through no fault of their own) are also in this group. Is this true? What about the people who lived before Jesus? I've copied and pasted their actual quote below:
On the point about the fact that some random guy in a tribe on an island will go to hell without Christ, he is actually correct. Before you say "no way, that is so wrong," hear me out. Romans 3:9-12 says that "None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one." The INNOCENT guy born on the island would definitely go to heaven, but the problem is that he is not innocent. We are all born into sin, our human nature is to satisfy our own wants and needs right when we come out of the womb.
The logic that anybody who has not heard the Gospel still has a chance to get into heaven is, from what I have found, unbiblical. For example, following that logic, if you ask a random person on your college campus, "have you ever heard of Jesus?" and they say "no, but now I have" ....you just condemned them to hell when they were originally going to heaven before you came along. This is why Jesus calls us to make disciples to the ends of the earth, so that we can give the opportunity to people who have not heard the good news.