can a God of love send someone to hell?
God doesn't send anyone to hell. It was never His design to send
people to hell. It breaks the heart of God to see people, made in
His image, make the deliberate choice to go to hell. Hell was not
made for people; it was made for the angelic being, Satan, who
rebelled against God. In Matthew 25:41,
Jesus says the everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his
angels. Scripture also teaches, "[God] is not willing that any
should perish but that all should come to repentance" (2
Peter 3:9). That is why God sent Jesus to die on the cross in
our place--to bridge the gap between sinful people and a Holy God.
The gates of hell are locked from the inside. If you end up in hell,
you will practically have to climb over Jesus to get there.