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Chapter 13 - How people come to Hades
Paul in writing to the Thessolonians tells them that those who follow the Antichrist do so because they are vulnerable to his deceptions. This vulnerability is a result of their failing to have received a 'love of the truth'.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. - 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10
We may not ever understand the difference between election and free will (how much God does and how much we do), however, we can see that people are held accountable for not receiving a love of truth. One result of this failure is that God compounds their blindness and they suffer for it.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. - 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12
Since God is truth, the rejection of truth is a rejection of God. When Jesus was before Pilate we can see that he comments that those 'who are of the truth' would hear his words. We might surmise that those who are not of the truth are not interested in or even hostile to the words of Jesus.
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. - John 18:37
Paul tells the Romans that the truth of God can be seen in creation so that those who reject this are subject to Godís wrath.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: - Romans 1:20
People who do not trust in Jesus are said to perish, be destroyed, and fail to secure 'eternal life'. This seems to preclude an infinitely eternal torment..
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. - 1 Corinthians 1:18
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; - 2 Thessalonians 1:9
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. - 1 John 5:12
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