Does God indiscriminately send people astray?
Unfortunately according to the Quran the answer seems yes!
[The Quran 4:88] … Do you want to GUIDE those who are sent astray by GOD? Whomever GOD sends astray, you can never find a way to guide them.
[4:143] …Whomever GOD sends astray, you will never find a way to guide him.
[6:125] Whomever GOD wills to guide, He renders his chest wide open to Submission. And whomever He wills to send astray, He renders his chest intolerant and straitened, like one who climbs towards the sky…
[30:29] …Who then can GUIDE those who have been sent astray by GOD? No one can ever help them.
[40:33] “That is the day when you may wish to turn around and flee. But nothing will protect you then from GOD. Whomever GOD sends astray, nothing can GUIDE him.”
[11:119] Only those blessed with mercy from your Lord. This is why He created them. The judgment of your Lord has already been issued: “I will FILL Hell with jinns and humans, all together.”
Even though God has full power to guide everybody towards Heaven, God decides to fill the hell with humans and Jinns to test the eternal and unthinkable torment!
[32:13] Had we willed, we could have given every soul its guidance, but it is already predetermined that I will FILL Hell with jinns and humans, all together.
But it is absolutely true that God loves us. God loves every human being. God even loves the worst criminal (even though we hate him/her) on the planet and that is the reason such a miserable person can even use God’s resources (such as air, foods, shelter etc.).
Therefore it has been proved that God is indeed most kind and most merciful. So it is very hard to believe that God indiscriminately sends people astray. We do not believe any negative idea about God.
We love God the most and we are sure that God also loves us very much. However, we are not claiming that one should reject some parts of the Quran. We are not trying to prove that we are very clever! We are just discussing in the light of the Quran and commonsense. Thank you and may God bless you.