Fr. Ripperger: Will God Let People Suffer in Hell Forever?

Some people believe that no one will end up in Hell. They think that God is so merciful that He would not let a person who dies in a state of mortal sin suffer forever. Fr. Ripperger, an exorcist, explains why that is not true.

(View segment from 51:47 to 52:47)
Does God allow people to go to Hell and suffer forever?

  • Yes.

When do you choose Hell or Heaven - before or after you die?

  • Before you die. After death, it’s too late.
  • “Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell.” CCC 1035

How can a person get out of mortal sin before he dies?

  • By repenting and accepting God’s mercy and by going to confession as soon as possible.
  • “To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God’s merciful love means remaining separated from Him forever by our own free choice.” CCC 1033.