What if somebody is born into a family of Non-Christians. Missionaries visit them and tell him he needs to accept jesus or go to hell. He is frightened and tries to accept jesus. But no matter how hard he tries, he will never truly believes. He knows this, so he pretends. He pretends it makes sense to him, he pretends he has faith, he pretends to believe.
Is our poor little boy doomed to hell? Just a question, might have different responses, might be all the same, just wondering