Is this quote in the Bible? And whether it is in the Bible or not, is it true?
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
If our hearts and intentions are good and true, are we bound for Hell? Then why should we try to do the right thing? Why follow God? Why accept and serve Jesus Christ? Are not all of our actions based upon our intentions? Or, is this quote indicative of human hypocrisy? Many people outwardly claim good intentions, but inwardly are sinful and self-serving?
The origin of this quote is likely from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in the 10th Century AD originally quoted as “Hell is full of good intentions or desires.” It has evolved over the centuries and today’s version of “The road to Hell…” is typically attributed to John Ray in 1670.
What do you think it means?