How to answer this question on the "unknowing" I was hanging out with a friend today who was out witnessing to people. I am still very nervous about doing it myself, and wanted to hang out and observe and just see what kind of questions get asked. One question that was asked that I didn't know the answer for was this: "If you have to accept Jesus to go to heaven, how about all these people who have never heard of Jesus. They never had a chance to accept or reject him". My friend answered it by saying it is our job to spread the word, and there are missionaries around the world spreading the word. I believe what he said, but can someone point me to where that is in scripture? I am not referring to us being missionaries and spreading the gospel, but is it mentioned anywhere about those who have never heard the gospel at all? Thanks for the feedback.