There is a war in this world. There is God and Satan. There is people and the sinful nature.
God desire people to follow him but people have a sinful nature.
The sinful nature separates people from God. Satan loves to destroy people.
When a person refuses to repent from their sins then that person will not experience God.
If a person never repents from their sins then that person will go to hell.
If a person repents from their sins and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. That person will experience God and go to heaven.
If a person don't want repentance in their heart. Then that person is a prisoner of war because of the sinful nature.
If a person hates their sins and follow Jesus. Then that person will experience freedom.