This is what I was taught as a child. In other words, it wasn’t good enough to be a good person, rather if one was unwilling to accept Christ as their own personal savior they would be damned to hell. Furthermore if you got “saved” and continued to live a “life of sin” you would go to hell as well. So I guess you were damned if you do or damned if you don’t, either way you end up in hell. Not my kind of ride.
Saving the argument about judgmental hearts and hypocrisy, the world needs more people who are like Jesus not who believe in him. He was kind, considerate, compassionate, humble, forgiving, and loving among many other qualities. According to the bible however, Jesus was God which would make the quest to be like Christ a bit futile.
If there is one God and he is just, it seems a bit cruel that he would create the world and all that’s in it, give man dominance over the world knowing they would fail even after he came to earth to save them, and then send them all to hell anyway.
I guess good people do go to hell and that’s a shame.