God doesn’t want to send anyone to hell. People make that choice for themselves. Bill Hybels says, “God honours the choices we make on this earth. He would never force people who rejected Him during their earthly seasons to spend eternity with Him in the next. Their decision toward God will stand.” Similarly, C.S. Lewis in his book, The Great Divorce, says: “There are only two kinds of people in the end; those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done’, and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done’. All that are in hell choose it.”

[Note: Source: cited by Vaughan Roberts, Turning Points, Authentic Lifestyle, Cumbria (2003), p.136.] In other words, ‘Far from God sending people to hell, they seem to be sending themselves. After all, it would be unreasonable to blame the doctor for my ill health if I refuse to take the medicine he prescribed… God does not want anyone to go to hell (see 1 Timothy 2v4, 2 Peter 3v9b), so he has prepared a way for the human race to escape its horrors. He is in the business of getting people into heaven, not sending them to hell!’

[Note: Stephen Gaukroger, It Makes Sense, p.95-96]

Bill Hybels, Simplify, 2014, London: Hodder & Stoughton, p.252.