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Millions of Bibles are published each year in hundreds of languages and dialects. The gospel message is advancing rapidly into even the remotest parts of the earth. Yet despite that great progress, there are still many who have never heard the gospel. And they may never hear it before they die. How will God judge them? Will He let them into heaven because they never had the chance to hear what Jesus did for them on the cross?
You may have struggled with that difficult question—or been asked, “If God sends people to hell who have never heard the gospel, how can He claim to be fair?”
Romans 2:1–16 outlines how God will judge every person who has ever lived. In his study Without Excuse: Principles of God’s Judgment, John MacArthur explains these guidelines clearly. Learn the Lord’s standard for assessing each of us, and be greatly encouraged by this intimate look at the wisdom and fairness of God.