I always think of the story of the lost sheep. Christ went out to look for, and save, the one last, lost lamb.
How much more lost can a "lamb" be than in hell? What if, just if, God goes out for that last, lost lamb?
Sorry Story, I know your heart wishes otherwise but Philip is quite correct.
Many bible verses Old and New testament attesting to it as a final destination.
You’ve heard the saying “I would rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven”? As Satan has said and they (so many) agree...
I will do it my way, I will not serve.
These are the ones who end up in hell, without reservation, without regret as those who end their earthly existence without some semblance of God and so, no direction home… and as silly as that sounds to us … the lost souls numbers, worldwide, are potentially in the billions. The lost lambs you refer to do not want to be found by the Light.
It would actually be disrespectful of the Father to influence our free will in such a manner as to this eternal decision that we have worked an entire lifetime mapping out, so as to reach that final outcome.