Explain the extremity of Gods eternal punishment? We know that people go to hell because of sin. God's justice is perfect therefore if He says that the penalty for sin is eternal hell then we can trust that He is judging perfectly. It seems lost people, when trying to understand how God can send someone to hell try to make a connection way to close to how they punish their children for doing wrong. They dont want to harm their children so the intent of the punishment is disciplinary. When God sends a soul to eternal punishment its intent is not correction but outright justice with no parole. Biblically lost people arent Gods children so He isnt trying to help them in the same sense. Thinking about this punishment: How would you explain why God sends someone to eternal hell for their sins? Focus on the extremity of the response by God. So why so extreme? im not a skeptic, my intent in this post is to see how people explain this for evangelistic purposes.