Doubt and Faith about Heaven and Hell - Tough Theology Week 6




After today, I hope you have two things: more doubt and more faith.
I hope you have more doubt about that are not true, more doubt about issues on which the Bible is not clear. More doubt about things you SHOULD doubt.
And I hope you have more faith in things you SHOULD have faith in. I hope you have more faith in a few things the Bible is very clear about. But most importantly, I hope you have more faith in God.

Next, let’s start with a few surprising truths.
  • There is no required belief about hell to be a Christian.
  • God is not going to say, Because you didn’t believe in hell, you’re going to hell.
  • God is not going to say, Because you didn’t believe the right things about hell, you’re going to hell.
  • God is not going to say, I won’t forgive you if unless you believe in hell.
  • God is not going to say, You can’t get into heaven unless you believe in hell.
Let me say it again. Believing in hell is not a requirement to go to heaven or to be a Christian. It’s important that we say that because a lot of people have walked away from Jesus simply because they cannot believe in hell.
Don’t get me wrong. The Bible does talk about hell, and if we are loyal to the Bible, we will have some concept of hell. BUT - and this is the important part - we don’t all have to have the same concept of hell. ...

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