If faith comes by hearing, as the apostle Paul tells us (Rom. 10:17), then what about those who haven't heard the gospel message? Are they going to hell? Getting a chance to believe and repent in the afterlife? Is everyone saved in the end, anyway?
The Scriptures lack a single proof text that answers this question definitively. Yet, there are a number of biblical truths that help us come to grips with the issue.