According to Denise I’m still going to hell, and so is anyone who doesn’t believe in Jesus. That means the majority of humanity is going to a fiery pit of torment, because God couldn’t bother to let the rest of us know about Jesus or didn’t provide enough evidence to convince us He’s real, and not just another God myth like the ones that came before Him.
Good works alone do not qualify us to live with God. Ephesians 2:8 states “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”. So what can we take from this? It is our faith in Jesus that serves as our ticket into heaven. It does not matter how nice you are or how much you have helped people out, if you do not have the ticket to get in, which is your faith in Jesus, you can not make it in.
Screw nice. You don’t need niceness to buy your way into heaven. All you need is to believe in Jesus. If you were a child-raping serial killer hell bent (pun intended) on killing as many people as possible, simply accept Jesus into your heart before you die and all is good. You’ll be granted a ticket into heaven.
Will it be hand delivered by a heavenly angel or is that too much to ask?
But if you’re someone who has dedicated their lives to helping people who are less fortunate but don’t believe in Jesus…well to hell you go. You deserve eternal torment, you blasted heathen, you.
If you’re someone who practices another religion?
You guessed it. Straight to hell. Do not pass go and do not collect your pitchfork.
If you look at the statistics, you’ll find this:
The demographic study – based on analysis of more than 2,500 censuses, surveys and population registers – finds 2.2 billion Christians (32% of the world’s population), 1.6 billion Muslims (23%), 1 billion Hindus (15%), nearly 500 million Buddhists (7%) and 14 million Jews (0.2%) around the world as of 2010. In addition, more than 400 million people (6%) practice various folk or traditional religions, including African traditional religions, Chinese folk religions, Native American religions and Australian aboriginal religions. An estimated 58 million people – slightly less than 1% of the global population – belong to other religions, including the Baha’i faith, Jainism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Tenrikyo, Wicca and Zoroastrianism, to mention just a few.
Now math isn’t my strong suit, but if there are roughly 7 billion humans living on this planet right now, and only 2.2 billion of them are Christian, that means about 4.8 billion of them are on the fast track to eternal torture.
You’d think a deity that knew beforehand that the majority of humanity wouldn’t believe in Jesus, therefore cosigning them to torture for eternity, would realize His error and fix it. Because He’s all-powerful, this could be accomplished with no effort. After all, He doesn’t want billions of people to be tormented, does He? He doesn’t want to put them in the fiery torture chamber He created, right?
It is not God’s will for any of us to go to hell, however he does not and will not force his will upon us. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life, John 3:16. Jesus wants you to accept him because you love him and need him, not because you have been programmed to follow him. This is why he gives us a choice. “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.Joshua 24:15″
See. It’s not God who made the rules, created Hell or puts people there.
No, no, no.
It’s OUR fault for not believing. Even though you spent your life trying to do good, you still deserve torture. Don’t you see?
A friend of mine works with men who beat their spouses. He told me he always asks them why they’re there and almost every time, they reply with an excuse, such as:
- My girlfriend made me by…
- She made me angry…
- If she’d only…
It’s never their fault. They aren’t there because they knocked their wife or girlfriend around. They think they’re there because of something their wife or girlfriend did to them. They had to hit them. He said he usually has to ask them several times before they finally catch on and admit that they’re there because they hit another human being.
This is the mentality this kind of religion reminds me of. I find it disgusting and reprehensible. I also find it unbelievably cruel to burden children with this sort of fear. It’s a sort of mental torture.
So what sort of last minute advice does Denise have for us unbelievers?
If you have not given your heart to Jesus I would encourage you to search the scriptures, in them you will find that God loves you and does not want you to perish. “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance, 2 Peter 3:9″ Today if you would invite him into your heart, he would accept your invitation. He will become your God and you will become his child. We all have to leave this world one day, and it is only our faith in Jesus that will take us from this world to living with God.
Yeah…I’m still not buying what you’re selling.