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Hello and thank you for taking my question. I would like to know if there is any definite biblical evidence as to whether or not God loves the people in hell. Thank you.

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Hello Pete!

Thank you for a most interesting, and unusual, question.

The short answer, to the best of my knowledge, is 'No'!  I am unaware of any statement that "God loves the people in hell".

Having said that, it does remain that He loves the world (i.e. all of the people in it - past, present, and future) as we learn from John 3:16.  We also know that it is not His desire that any should end up in hell (II Pet.3:9).  Accordingly, I would maintain that God loves even those in hell, but that they are there because of their refusal to respond to His love in their mortal lives.

I am sorry that this is such a short answer, but I trust that it will be of some help to you.

Kind regards.

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I am happy to offer answers to anyone with a question that refers to the Christian Faith in its widest possible sense. I believe that the Bible is the living Word of God, and seek to base all of my life on its teaching. I also have some knowledge of some of the cults, and of Islam and Judaism. Of course, my answers are just one man's thoughts, and I would always advise a questioner to check with others, and with the Word of God.

Experience

Served as a full-time parish minister in Scotland for about six years, and then spent the last thirty as a teacher (now 'retired') of Religious Education in Secondary Comprehensive schools (ages 11-17) while continuing my own preaching and teaching ministry. I have spent three years as a voluntary Chaplain with Strathclyde Police Force. I also believe that learning is a life-time process, and have recently completed a Master's degree in Divinity. I now spend most of my time in France, ministering mainly to English-speaking groups.

Organizations
Former Presenter on Revival FM - a local Christian, community radio station, broadcasting in west central Scotland, and online at revival.fm Involved with a number of organisations that support Christians who are currently suffering persecution in some 70 countries around the world. Until the formation of the new Police Scotland Force, I was a Chaplain with Strathclyde Police Force, deployed within 'Q' and 'N' Divisions, and also responsible for the Force Training and Recruitment Centre.

Publications
Various articles in Christian magazines. I also maintain a blog - www.crazyrev.blogspot.com My first book, Great Words of the Faith, is available as a Kindle e-book at https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009EG6TJW My second book, Foundations of the Faith, is available as a Kindle e-book at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00XTAE98C?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Education/Credentials
Diploma of The Bible Training Institute, Glasgow; Licentiate in Theology of the University of Glasgow; Associateship of The Philosophical Society of England; Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in History from The Open University; Post-grad Certificate of Education - Religious Education and History; Post-grad Certificate in Learning and Teaching; Post-grad Diploma in Management and Learning in Education; Master of Science Degree from the University of Strathclyde; Master of Divinity Degree (with Distinction) from Trinity College and Seminary (accredited by the University of Liverpool)

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