I have read that it is the love of God (as creatures He creates) that keeps sinners from going poof in hell. OK a rough paraphrase. In other words, it is better for to be conscience in hell than to not exist. So how do we reconcile this idea with what Jesus said? Mark 14:21 King James Version (KJV) 21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.