What happens to people who never hear about Jesus?
Here's the answer:
God made His Son, Jesus, the only way of salvation. If God has chosen to save a person, the all-powerful God can make a way for that person to hear about Jesus.
Jesus died on the cross for sin and became alive again to show He beat sin and death. Only those who trust in the Lord Jesus are saved from sin and go to heaven.
But what if a child lives in Africa and never hears about Jesus? Is God fair to punish people in hell if they never even read the Bible?
Even if a person never reads about God and His commands in the Bible, this amazing world shows the Creator. God has also given each person a conscience to know good and bad. Still, people rebel against God. The Bible says we are all born sinners, going our own way and deserving God’s punishment. God is a just Judge. It would be fair if He sent every person to hell, because every person has broken His commands.
But here is good news! Before creating the world, God chose to save some sinners through Jesus. God is all-powerful, so He can make sure these people hear about Jesus. For example, the Bible tells about a man named Cornelius who was seeking God but didn’t know Jesus. God sent Peter to tell Cornelius about Jesus, and he was saved from his sin (see Acts 10).
As God used Peter, God can also use you to tell others about Jesus! Invite a friend to church with you, give your neighbor a Bible, or share www.gqkidz.org with your friends.
"Ever since the world was created it has been possible to see the qualities of God that are not seen. I’m talking about his eternal power and about the fact that he is God. Those things can be seen in what he has made. So people have no excuse for what they do" (Romans 1:20).
"When you sin, the pay you get is death. But God gives you the gift of eternal life because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done" (Romans 6:23).