I'm not religious, by the way.
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man i wish i could find the opinion where i explained this... =/ ok ill do it again.
ok. In order to answer this question, one must first acknowledge the existence of God. if someone truly believes that God does not exist, then they have no question to ask, because they'd be asking about something that doesn't exist, and that would be the end of my answer.
However, if someone acknowledges that God exists, then one must know that an important characteristic of God is that He is just. he is fair. Now, if God created humans that were all destined to obey His every command, then they are merely robots who have no will to exercise. So what I'm saying is that if we didn't have free will, then God would no longer be just, and if He's no longer just, then He's no longer God.
Because God IS just, we have the will to decide whether or not we want to know Him. Christianity is not something one is born into until they become baptised. Whether or not someone chooses to be baptised is the way they choose to exercise the GIFT of free will.
No one is 'sent' to hell. I've seen people here say they'd be happy to go to hell, because of course, how easy is it to comprehend the idea of heaven and hell? it disturbs human knowledge, and when something does that, we tend to throw it away.
When a person can acknowledge and respect that faith is irrational and does not solely depend on logic, only then will they begin to understand.4