WND: In response to a Wall Street Journal column claiming that in some “distant, better future, the foreclosure of Hell will be an important step in the maturation of human communities,” Christian evangelist Franklin Graham offered a warning to naysayers Wednesday.
“Hell is much more than a concept – it’s a reality.”
He explains to the unsure that the Bible describes hell as a “blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth,” and it will “not change with the maturing of human culture, or anything else we might dream up.”
And he makes it very personal.
“If you die today, are you sure of your destination?” more …
Opinion: For Catholic and several Protestant Denominations, credit Pope Francis for the confusion. On one hand he said “Hell is wanting to be distant from God because I do not want God’s love. This is hell.” And on the other hand he also said “Hell does not exist”, and on still another occasion said “The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.”
But perhaps the most outrageous was this: “it is better to be an atheist than one of “many” Catholics who lead a hypocritical double life.”
With that, at least 1.2 billion Christians are totally confused and wide open for false Secular Humanist doctrines.
From the article:
“Has Hell outlived its usefulness to modern society? Probably not. The doctrine still serves Christianity as it has for centuries, as a frightening deterrent to sinful behavior. We still hope that wicked people and corrupt leaders will get their just deserts in the world to come. In some distant, better future, the foreclosure of Hell will be an important step in the maturation of human communities that can mete out justice on their own, without supernatural aid.”
Perhaps this is why Jesus warned that more are lost than saved:
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13
So choose this day whom you will serve, Joshua 24:15.