Each time there is a death of a well-known person, the discussion of what happens after death begins again. As the years pass by, the supposed answers to this question become more and more convoluted.
In 2011, we find that many people in the supposed Christian faith are less sure than ever. The reasons for this uncertainty are many but I will address one.
Many people in America and possibly most people in America worship a god they have created not the God who created them. This leaves them creating their own personal doctrinal statements which are always WAY more inclusive of flesh-pleasing ideas and dogma.
This personal doctrine may even allow folks of other faiths to be welcome in “Heaven”. After all, this would only be fair…right? The leadership of the rudderless evangelical ship offer little help since they do not appear to be anchored in truth either.
The Bible is clear. Jesus is the exclusive way to Heaven. God made Him who was without sin to become sin that we who are saved could become the righteous of God (my paraphrase). No one who is depending upon anything but God’s redemptive plan via Jesus can be even remotely assured of eternal life. As a matter of fact, anyone not found belonging to Jesus as one of His will be ultimately cast into hell.
Sobering words? Yes. Truthful words? Yes.