I’m having doubts and am hoping that someone can help me.
I have recently read a lot of material about the lives of women in Muslim countries. To say the least, they are horrible. A while back I watched a documentary about North Korea and what it does to its people (tests biological and chemical weapons, imprisons and tortures, deprives them of freedom).
I am having trouble understanding why God does nothing to stop this. God loves us, Jesus died for us, but why doesn’t He do anything to help those innocent people who are suffering so terribly?
It’s easier if at least those people can go to Heaven afterwards…
But even this is not certain. That’s another thing I am having trouble with right now. God loves us so much, yet there exists Hell, which is essentially the worst torture one can imagine lasting for eternity. What if the people who are being experimented on in North Korea right now are sinners? What if they are sometimes full of hate, what if they have premarital sex? Are they all going to burn in Hell after their horrible lives come to an end?
I suppose one explanation is that people are in Hell because they want to be there. But this doesn’t make sense, because I can’t think of anyone who would want to be in Hell!
Maybe they want to fornicate, or lie, or be atheists or something… but I can’t imagine that anyone actually wants to go to Hell.
I don’t understand how an infinitely good and loving God would 1) tolerate all the horrible things that are done to innocent human beings, many of them children and 2) why these same human beings could very well be on their way to ETERNAL TORTURE because they did something like have premarital sex or used birth control or seriously disobeyed their parents.
(I’m not defending premarital sex or birth control or any other sin, but it just doesn’t seem fair to have ETERNAL punishment for something like that. Why can’t God just make it so that no one goes to Hell?)