Did God create hell?


Full Question

If God created everything, then didn't he create hell, too? If he created hell, then is hell good, since everything God created was good?

Answer

Hell is primarily an eternal state of separation between God and those creatures—angels and humans—who have permanently chosen to reject him. God created free will, which is good, but hell is the result of the abuse of free will. God did not create hell; he only allowed for its possibility. Thus it cannot be said that hell is good.


Michelle Arnold