What if they say… I don’t believe in heaven/hell.
Do you really think there is a heaven/hell?
I don’t think a loving God would send good people to hell.
You can use the following response to questions about either heaven or hell. In the case of hell, most people don’t like to think about hell. For many, the thought of hell, pain and suffering causes our human emotions to question whether God has a right to do what He says He will do (His ultimate authority).
Keeping in mind that heaven and/or hell are based on the Bible. You can say:
The Bible teaches there is a heaven/hell.
Do you believe the Bible?
If they are unsure:
Share with them why you think the Bible is trustworthy using the example(s) under [BIBLE].
JUST FOR THE SAKE OF CONVERSATION LET’S ASSUME there is a heaven/hell.
- If you were sharing the Gospel, resume where you left off.
- If you were not sharing the Gospel, ask, “May I share with you what the Bible says about going to heaven and knowing for sure you won’t go to hell?”