11. God will judge us according to what we know. If a person never heard the gospel, God couldn’t send that person to hell, because the person didn’t know any better.
Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 2:16 that he was upset with the Jews because they wouldn’t let him take the gospel to the Gentiles that they MIGHT BE SAVED. If they needed saving, they were lost. A lost person is on his way to hell. Jesus said that He came to save the lost, and the gospel is the “…power of God unto salvation.” (Romans 1:16)
If ignorance would save us, then the best thing we could do is say nothing. That way everybody could go to heaven. But Jesus commanded us to preach the gospel.
We need to be careful that we don’t end up creating our own gospel. We could create the gospel of ignorance as easily as others have created the believe-only gospel. And when we do that, we subordinate the gospel of Christ to our opinion.