I haven't personally read that but if someones reading a bible then they know the gospel and know to teach it to all. It's hard to imagine someone not hearing it SOMEWHERE along the line but I'm sure it can happen... Especially in other countries. That's why missionary's work so hard and put their lives at stake to teach it. Alot of other countries are worshipping other gods and THAT will earn a place in hell.
The bible says relatively little about hell. It is a lake of fire spoken of in Revelation. A promised destination for Satan (common misconception that he is already there). It is rather specific though about those who will go. Rather vague about who won't be going.
As Dross said, it doesnt say anywhere that those who haven't heard the gospel will be sent there. In fact, it says that "He that knows to do good, and does it not, to Him that is sin". Will there be a judgement day? Yes. How will be be judged? For your life on earth. What will all varieties of rewards and punishments be? Who knows? We were told how to live. What to do. What not to do. That is within my power to do. Figuring out what is going to happen if I don't, is irrelevant and moot. Because nothing, except my choices are within my power to alter.
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who told you that marc777 and where are you getting these informations from. Some people are just really insecure and try to cover it up with a superiority complex. They can't feel like a winner unless they condemn someone else as the loser.
what good is it going to bring you if you know the Gospels. there are anonymous books. the beginning of each gospels starts with an according to. who is this according to ? certainly not God or Jesus. are you going to put your faith in someone you dont know and say to people if you have not heard of this you're doomed in hell.
As with many of these questions asked about some teaching in the Bible, it is better to study various passages in context so as not to confuse or distort the meaning. Suggest you read/study John chapter 3; 2 Thessalonians 1; 1Peter 2; Revelation 20. Jesus spoke if both heaven and hell (e.g. Matthew 10:28). The Bible clearly teaches that those who have trusted Christ have eternal life and those who have not, do not have eternal life (e.g. 1John 5:11,12).