Never a True Christian

43% of All Fundamentalist Christians
are Going to Hell

Yes, it's true.   And I can prove it.   FROM THE BIBLE.   From Jesus' own words.

First, let's understand what evangelical Christians believe.

Evangelicals see themselves as hard-core front-line troops.   None of this wishy-washy fuzzy-minded "interpretation" of the Bible.   The Bible says what it means, and means what it says.   "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it!"

Evangelicals believe that absolutely everybody has sinned.   Nobody is good enough to earn his way into heaven, not even Mother Teresa (Romans 3:23-24).   Sin   —   the breaking of God's rules that are spelled out in the Bible (I John 3:4)   —   must either be "atoned" for, or it must be paid for by a sentence of eternity in hell (with no hope of parole, ever).   "Atonement" involves a setup wherein Jesus/God paid the sin-penalty by dying for all of us (John 3:16).   This is also called "propitiation" (I John 2:2, Romans 3:25).

There are only the two options; you have your "A" choice and your "B" choice:

"A" Choice:
Salvation by grace.
"B" Choice:
Fifty trillion years in hell, screaming in agony.

Evangelical Christians opt for the "A" choice (and they think you should, too).   It works like this:

Step One: You accept Christ's sacrifice (his death on the cross) in order to "join the family of God" (John 1:12; Romans 8:15).   You say a prayer in which (a) you ask God to forgive your sins and (b) you "accept Jesus" as your personal lord and savior.   You consciously decide to accept Christ's sacrifice.   This experience/event is called being "born again" (John 3:3).

[And by the way, in the the New Testament, JESUS HIMSELF gives no fewer than NINE different "plans of salvation."]

Step Two: After you become a Christian, you change your behavior, that is, you stop sinning (I John 3:6; Luke 6:46; Titus 2:11-12; II Corinthians 7:1).   You start living like Jesus lived (I John 2:6; I Peter 1:16).   You should also stop wanting to sin (Romans 6:8-14).   Good luck with this last one.

But as you live your (Christian) life, you find out that you can't stop sinning.   Even after you accept Jesus.

Read I John 1:7 some time, very carefully ... what are you doing while you're being purified from sin? "Walking in the light!" If you were walking in the light, why did you need to be purified from sin? Because you were simultaneously [1] walking in the light and [2] sinning.

You keep trying, and you do see some progress (Philippians 3:12-14; II Peter 3:18; ).   Even real born-again Christians don't completely stop sinning.

And then there are those "Christians" who don't even TRY to stop sinning.   By their fruits you will know them.   Some of the people who "said the words" to become Christians didn't actually believe what they were saying; these people are not really saved (Matthew 7:21-23).

So how do you figure out who's really saved and who isn't (based on the lack of sin, or abundance of sin, in somebody's life)?   Well, if you are at least trying to align your lifestyle to comply with God's rules, then you're living under God's grace.   But if you choose to continue living in a lifestyle displeasing to God, you aren't really saved, because you're living in rebellion (I John 3:6).

This is important: there are sins that are "lifestyle" sins and then there are "occasional sins" that might be committed by "real" born-again Christians (I Peter 2:16, I Corinthians 6:12).   Occasional sins ... well, "We all fail sometimes."   But lifestyle sins   —   deliberate, conscious, ongoing sin   —   people who practice such sins are headed for hell.   They aren't saved.

In the Bible it says ...
Which means ...
    Jesus said:   "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery"
(Luke 16:18).
If a person

    (1) gets married and then
    (2) gets divorced and then
    (3) gets married again,

he is defined as an adulterer.
By Jesus Christ himself.
    Paul said:   "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?   Do not be deceived; neither

the immoral,
nor idolaters,
nor adulterers,
nor sexual perverts [this presumably includes homosexuals],
nor thieves,
nor the greedy,
nor drunkards,
nor revilers,
nor robbers

will inherit the kingdom of God"

—   (I Corinthians 6:9-10)
    Adulterers won't go to heaven.   They aren't saved.   They're going to hell.

    They're on the same "headed straight to hell" list as homosexuals.

50% of the fundamentalist/Religious Right folks are divorced, and more than 85% of those are remarried.   So ... according to the Bible, about 43% of the same people who condemn the gay man for his homosexuality are living in a lifestyle of adultery, a sin that is equal to homosexuality in God's eyes.

The Religious Right is nearly half full (42.5%!) of people living in a Christ-condemned adulterous lifestyle.   The other 57.5% fully accept their remarried brothers and sisters!   They even perform their adulterous marriage ceremonies in their churches.   Yet they preach from their pulpits (and shout through the airwaves) that God wants us to stop the world from accepting homosexuals the same way that they (i.e., the 42.5%) have supposedly been accepted by God.

And this is how Fundamentalists make a mockery of their own savior.   They pick and choose which "lifestyle sins" will be covered by God's grace and which ones won't.   They claim that God's grace covers their own lifestyle sins but not those of the homosexual.   They believe that God's grace is big enough to cover THEIR sins, but that it won't extend far enough to cover the people they want to condemn.

Jesus said, "Judge not, that you be not judged.   For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get." (Matthew 7:1-4)

Jesus warned us not to be like the servant whose own debt was forgiven, but then used the legal system to throw a fellow servant in jail (Matthew 18:23-35).   The Religious Right claim God's grace for their own adulterous lifestyle but then give tremendous amounts of time and money to "fight homosexuality."

Christ did not use his power to legislate against the sinful people of his day.   Instead he went drinking with them (Luke 7:34).   Christ did not condemn the person caught with her pants down (literally); instead he embarrassed her detractors by saying that anyone who had not sinned could throw the first stone at her *   —   and not one stone was thrown (John 8:2-11).   Christ did not raise money for his causes by claiming that those involved in the sinful lifestyles of his day were ganging up to "destroy the family."   Instead he invited them to be his friends and followers (Luke 5:32).

Playing on people's fears is a great way to make money.   "If you don't want homosexuals taking over our schools, support our cause by sending us money."   Fear sells.   Tolerance is seen as "compromise" and weakness.   The Religious Right rake in a great deal of money every time they claim homosexuals are threatening our nation's families, or worse, our children.   The former vice president of Focus on the Family stated in his book James Dobson's War on America (p. 42) that when their donations went down, they could simply broadcast a scary story about the gay agenda (or the evil "women's movement," or abortion rights groups), and their revenues would increase substantially.

When Fundamentalists condemn homosexuals, they are actually condemning themselves (well ... they're condemning 42.5% of themselves).   The grace that they are willing to accept for themselves is apparently not to be extended to those they find offensive.

A partial list of people who are headed for hell (or are already there):

      Ronald Reagan

      John McCain

      Newt Gingrich

*   This story - "The Woman Taken in Adultery"   -   shows up in EVERY movie ever made about the life of Jesus.
  The story about mass resurrection   -  Matthew 27:51-52   -   "holy ones" (saints) walking around like Dawn of the Dead   -  has never appeared in even ONE movie about Jesus.

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