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Without Hell, from what does Jesus save? Even the most liberal Christians say that sin is inescapable. So Jesus cannot be saving me from sin. If one were to exclude consideration of the eternal state, faith in Jesus has other benefits. Knowledge of truth. John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, ...


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As a matter of English usage, to "appeal from" something is to request that it be set aside or modified in your favor. As a non-Christian, Hitchens paints the picture of someone asking God to be released from Hell. As far as I know, any Christian who believes Hell might be for a limited period of time (a minority of Christians but still a lot of people) ...


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Wayne Grudem is probably the most prominent theologian who has provided a detailed argument on this topic.1 He first disputes the common interpretations of five passages: Acts 2:27, Romans 10:6-7, Ephesians 4:8-9, 1 Peter 3:18-20, and 1 Peter 4:6, and argues that none of them clearly teach any form of the "descent into hell" doctrine. He then proceeds to ...


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Church historian Philip Schaff provides a summary of the development of the Apostles' Creed in his book, The Creeds of Christendom. A helpful table, showing the creed's gradual formation in the West from AD 200 to 750, can't be reproduced in full here, but I'll quote the relevant part, listing each version of the creed, the year, and the wording of the ...


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"Liberal Christianity" is a loosely defined and wide-ranging group, and there can be many approaches to salvation, but let me describe a commonly believed approach. While we often use the word 'salvation' as if it was synonymous with 'rescue', in the original languages it doesn't really mean that in a simple way. The word has connections with both 'healing' ...


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My answer is a question: In the statement 'Many are called, but few are chosen', what do 'many' and 'few' mean? The Good Shepherd (Matthew 18:12-14) leaves the 99 sheep to find the one lost sheep. To him, one lost sheep is too many. To God, "any" lost people might be many, and anything short of "all" might be few. Consider also a second observation. God ...


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Much of this response has been reproduced from my blogspot section titled “Hidden Bible Truths Revealed” - What The Bible Really Says About Life After Death. If my answer seems to be overbroad, it is the result of my tendency to anticipate pertinent related questions that might arise. As to whether there will be more people in Heaven or in Hell, the Bible ...


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Saint Leonard of Port Maurice [A.D. 1676-1751], on the fewness of the saved: “After consulting all the theologians and making a diligent study of the matter, he [Suarez] wrote, ‘The most common sentiment which is held is that, among Christians [Catholics], there are more damned souls than predestined souls.’ Add the authority of the Greek and ...


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Its not about believing most will not be saved based on opinion. Thats what Matthew 7:13 states..."Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it". Why try to dispute this verse with another verse? God's word isnt going to contradict itself. Jesus came to provide a way of a ...



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