Paraphrasing Patrick Madrid on Hell
God loves each and every person. God loves you, even if you don’t and/ or won’t, love Him back. God, also, respects your free will. He won’t force you to be with Him or love Him. God won’t trample on your freedom, also, out of love. He respects your free will. It is after all,His gift. To love, we must be free. Loving is a matter of the will.”
“Hence, this life is monumentally important. While we are in Time and Life, that is before we pass out of Life and into Eternity, we can freely chose. We exercise free will and can make all kinds of choice, which, by the way, effect our eternal existence.
We can think of Life as wet cement, able to be formed, impressed, changed. Death is comparable to the hardening of the cement. Now, it’s final shape is set, and can’t be changed. Life is for choices, death is finality and conclusion.
We can think of the situation this way, with death, we are set for eternity, so choose carefully what we love in this life. This side of eternity is important, for once eternity is upon us, we can’t take our choices back. God respects our free will choice even when we choose to exist without
Him. As said before, God won’t trample on our free will. Existence without God is Hell. It is freely chosen.