Obviously this planet is filled with billions of people of varying beliefs and religions. While much of Christianity, for example, is exclusive, does it truly make sense that over the ages the entire non-Christian population has been condemned to hell? How could God condemn billions upon billions of His children to hell if in fact He is a God of love?
The answer is: He doesn’t. The answer also is: there is no hell. I realize that’s a controversial idea but it is true. Jesus himself said that if we, being flawed, knew how to give good gifts, it stood to reason that God himself would far surpass our own goodness. (Matthew 7:11) As a parent I can tell you that there is nothing my child could do — ever — to make me decide to send her to hell. That is true of every parent I know and I am sure you will agree. Therefore if it is right and reasonable to us as parents that our child would never go to hell — how much more is it right and reasonable to God?
Hell provides a real conundrum to those who reason as God calls us to. (Isaiah 1:18) But conundrums are okay. We have brains and God wants us to use them.
In my way of thinking, what people call hell is simply a space created for them based upon the condition of their spirits at the time of their passing. The next dimension is one of pure thought form where we create what we experience. This earthly world is also a world of thought forms, though earthly thought forms are not as potent (in terms of manifestation) as those existing in the after life. What we are experiencing in this world is a result of the condition or mindset of humankind altogether, and were we to enlighten, so too would the entire planet. This is even more true once we pass on.
People will see what they expect to see when they pass; they will also see according to what they are. This is how near death experiences involving hell actually occur: the person experiencing this, upon dying, expected on some level that hell waited for them, therefore that’s what they got. If we enter the afterlife evil or unenlightened, we will experience more evil. However if we enter that dimension loving and enlightened we will continue to be so and experience such — the dimension itself will rise up to accommodate our inner conditions. The latter is obviously what we want, but that requires us to give ourselves over to the process of ascension or enlightenment. This is how we ensure positive growth and evolution on the other side, as well as a positive experience, generally.
If one were to pass into the next life in love and with no fear, no preconceived notions, no need for religious comfort and no confusion, they would experience a pathway from this world to the higher spheres. There would be a life review, a period of rest and then the process of moving to the next stage of spiritual evolution. This may or may not involve returning to another human life but it can also involve learning and growing on other dimensional levels. The possibilities are as infinite as God himself. They are also contingent on the quality of a person’s spirit, which ultimately directly correlates to the quality of their relationship with God (or Source).
For this reason it behooves us all to commit to the process of enlightenment, to attempt to encounter God with as little ego as possible and with open hearts. When we do this — when we do not need God to be a certain way according to our own thoughts — we are open to experiencing Him as He really is, and this is a better and truer transaction on all levels.