...but the Bible makes clear that eternal Hell awaits everyone who has not responded to God's plan for salvation.  'Gulp -- it does?'  'He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.  They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the lord and from the majesty of his power.' (2 Thessalonians 1:89)  But God doesn't want us to be doomed to Hell.  'He (God) is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.' (2 Peter 3:9)  'Hmmm'  Out of his great love for us, he sent his son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins, and then conquer death with his resurrection from the grave.  He wants us to place our total trust in him now so we can escape suffering the eternal consequences for our sin and be with him.