Brother Ron Barnes
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Gatebuilder Ministry
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Ron's original gospel songs and links to Christian music web sites.

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We Are All Going to Hell


Dear Brother Ron

According to some religions, you should belong to THAT religion otherwise you will go to hell. Since a person can only have ONE religion at a time then he is going to hell based on the other religions. So basically, we are all going to hell?

Haseo


Dear Haseo

If you want someone to buy your product, you must first convince him that only your product can meet his needs. This is what these religious organizations are doing. First they create the need-"You are a sinner and you will burn in hell because God can not stand sin". Then they offer a product to meet the need they have created-"If you will join our organization and accept our beliefs, God will forgive your sins and grant you eternal life in Paradise". Good marketing, lousy theology.

This line of thinking assumes God is waiting to see what you will do before He decides what He will do. This means that God has no clue what's going to happen until it happens. It means that God is bound by the same laws of time and space as we are. It also means that, since God bases His actions on my actions, I am controlling God.

I do not worship a clueless God. I do not worship a blind God. I do not worship a God who can be confined in the same cage of time and space as we humans. And I do not worship a God who would do something so foolish as to put an idiot like me in control.

So to answer your question, no you are not going to hell. God saw your sins before you committed them and forgave you before you were born. God has a plan and has already seen the successful completion of that plan. You are part of God's plan and your "salvation" was assured before the beginning of the world.

Don't worry. Be happy.

Best always
Brother Ron