Powerful question Swordman, let me try to explain this but it is a hard topic which is difficult at best. God created the Earth and brought Adam upon it. Later he and Eve sinned, separating us from God who will not allow sin into his presence. Later men had to spill blood of animals to pay for the sin, because the sin was only payable in death. Going further, one might say that God set unrealistic expectations on us, and therefore could not truly love us. But belief by Christians around the world is that God could no longer deal with the concept of losing so many people, and he came to Earth in form of Jesus Christ, lived, died and rose again so that we might have a chance to live with him. The Bible does admit that many will choose not to accept the Gift of Christ, but it is an offer for all men. Those who died before Christ were hopefully "paid in full" by the sacrifices of animals. I can understand why God admitted this wasn't enough, and gave the Son in the place of man, really there is nothing that we could do that would equal what God did. God is love, but he is also wrath, he is judgement, not by our standards but by his. I will tell you this one thing with total understanding. God never plans to see anyone parish, he only gives an eternity of separation from God to those who never wanted to be with him in this life. Why if they don't want to be with Him now would want to be with him later.