Why did Jesus go to the cross if it wasn't to save us from hell? Maybe he went to the cross (was put on that cross by man, not by God) to show us that God loves us no matter what we believe of Him, no matter what we do to Him, no matter what, period. Because he died saying "forgive them, they know not what they do".
And you know what? None of us knows what we are doing. Period. Whether we profess a certain 'type' or 'brand' of faith, whether we profess no faith, none of us knows squat; really, we are all pretty much ignorant in all of this. And God knows this and we can't change one thing about His love for us, because He knows our ignorance. We are all blind journeymen. And we are going to screw up, and most often ROYALLY. We know not what we do. Even when we kill God. Even when we kill God THINKING we are defending His HONOR, defending His Word.
But the message got lost right away, didn't it? This Good News, Christ's message of Grace. Because we cannot fathom that kind of Love, that kind of Grace. We cannot fathom the parable of the vineyard, where everyone gets the same wage in the end.
And I have to admit that part of my own wrestling in all of this is, as an abuse survivor, this is a hard pill to swallow; that unrepentant abusers may escape eternal torture after all; but as a sinner (someone who has fallen short of perfection), it is a breath of fresh air. Can't have your cake and eat it too. FOR ALL HAVE SINNED (fallen short of perfection). And NOT ALL HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS GRACE. And even if some have heard, does that mean they have heard in their soul, that they have understood??? So is Grace lost to them, FOREVER??? How cruel would God be for this to happen??? That of all the people who have ever been born and died on this planet, only a small percent will ever escape eternal torture? According to the way the Gospel is preached by most Christians today, this is how it will play out.