Atheist outlines family history of unbelief and notes that she has led a good life, behaved herself and obeys the law. This atheist asked why the religious insist that she is headed to Hell in her atheism. Please permit me, as briefly as possible, provide an explanation…
You will not find life in the Kingdom of God as an unrepentant atheist because you are a sinner, you have fallen short of God’s standard of perfection required to enter the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of your body in Time (Romans 3:23). God the Father has so decreed that nothing impure, no sin, will exist within or ever enter the Kingdom of God (Revelation 21:27); therefore, all of mankind was lost and hopeless because all of mankind has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
The Good News is (the Gospel) that God the Father did not leave you and me in our hopeless condition but He sent God the Son, Jesus Christ, to enter Time in the form of flesh…as a man (Philippians 2:8) through the seed of the woman (Galatians 4:4) thereby circumventing the seed of the man (Adam) which passes the sin-nature (1 Corinthians 15:22).
Jesus walked this Earth for 33.5-yrs and He fulfilled the Law of God (the 613 Levitical Laws and the Commandments) perfectly, Jesus never sinned and was therefore an acceptable sacrifice for your sin-debt and my sin-debt (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus, out of obedience to the Father (Matthew 20:22-23), walked to the horrors of a Roman Crucifixion and suffered, died, shed His innocent blood to pay your sin-debt and God the Father looked upon the blood of His dear Son spilling onto the sands of Golgotha outside of Jerusalem and God the Father deemed that sinless blood of Jesus as payment for the sins of mankind for anyone who is willing to humble them self and repent of their sin, sincerely believe in their heart and confess with their mouth that Jesus is God who died to pay their sin-debt and believe that Jesus was resurrected for their justification leading to Eternal life with God the Father subsequent to the death of the body in Time (John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10).
As an atheist, you will not find life in God’s Kingdom because you refuse to humble yourself and repent of your sins and trust-believe in Jesus Christ as Lord as the Mediator for your sin (John 8:24)…you refuse to come to God the Father HIS WAY (John 14:6); therefore, unless you repent, you will die in your sin (John 8:24) and you will die a “second death” in Hell (Revelation 20:11-15) because God the Father is NOT going to permit your destructive, unrepentant, sin to enter His Kingdom (Revelation 21:27); after all, this is the very reason Lucifer was extricated from the Kingdom of God and the Father is NOT going permit the destructiveness of sin to dwell in His presence…there are NO exceptions and God’s Plan of redemption is immutable (Malachi 3:6) in the Age of Grace!