Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions

Q: Does God decide who goes to heaven and who goes to hell?

A: While I do not claim to have all of the answers when it comes to God’s sovereign will and our own responsibility, there are certain truths from Scripture I can state with confidence.

First, Christ died for the sins of the world and this provides everyone with the opportunity to go to heaven (John 3:16). While God knows who will accept this gift and who will not, this does not prevent Him from showing truly unconditional love by offering salvation to all; even those who will reject Him....


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