What about those who have never heard of Jesus?
There are many places in this world where people do not know about God’s plan of salvation through his Son Jesus Christ. Can they be saved? Because of the sin that was brought to this world through Adam, is it fair to end up in hell just because you were born in a place where the gospel was never preached?
The Bible teaches that mankind knows in his heart that there is indeed a Creator God.
…since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
It is a fact that all of mankind can tell that a creator does exist, because his creation testifies to it. The question is, what do you do with that information. God has put in all people the knowledge of himself and a sense of morality. Do you rebel against what you know in your heart to be true? If you honestly seek God, even with limited knowledge of who God is and his plan of salvation, God will accept you as his child.
All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.
God loves sinful mankind and wants all to come to him. But he also is a holy God that demands judgement. Because of his righteousness he will judge fairly.