Do You Go to Hell If You’ve Never Heard of Jesus?

When considering the people of the Old Testament before Jesus’s coming, we might ask ourselves: “Are those without the knowledge of Jesus destined for eternal damnation?”

And what about those who have never had an opportunity in our day and age to hear the name of Jesus and accept faith? “Where do they go when they die?”

Today, Fr. Mike explores these tough questions, drawing on the sacred scriptures and the church’s teachings on salvation.

Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.