The REAL reason you’re going to Hell!

"Going to Hell" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Going to Hell” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Just think about it. Why do you think you might be going to Hell?

Is it because someone, somewhere, at some time, told you that this, this, and this, is the reason why you go to Hell? Is it because you’ve been lead to believe that if you don’t do certain things, or do certain things, including belief or unbelief, then you’ll go there? Is it because you’ve been informed by someone how to get to Heaven and, since you just can’t measure up, then you’re by default going to Hell?

The idea of Hell and that you’re going there was planted in your mind by someone else who held in their hands the power to inform you who is going there and who isn’t. The institution called the church has helped glue it there.

If you measure up to that person’s or organization’s idea of what kind of person goes to Heaven then you don’t have to go to Hell. So, my theory is that generally and usually we have to please someone in order to not go to Hell. This, my friends, is about kissing ass.

In other words… if you please the preachers you’ll be okay.

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4 Responses

  1. esbee says:

    I don’t get it…how many times does Jesus have to say “I am the way, the truth and the light…no one gets to the Father except by me.” I met an indigent homeless man with mental problems who had nothing–so there was no way he could kiss anyone’s butt to get any favors but he told me he knew his place in heaven was assured. There is nothing anyone can do to buy, do favors for, make promises to, conjure, coerce or force their way into heaven. That is why it is called grace. A gift that none of us deserve.

  2. Bernardo says:

    Esbee,

    But did Jesus actually utter those words, John 14:6? From Professor Gerd Ludemann, in his book, Jesus After 2000 Years, p. 416,

    “Anyone looking for the historical Jesus will not find him in the Gospel of John. “

  3. esbee says:

    “has god said?” the pair on the ground heard those words waaay back when….and I am not against asking, questioning, doubting but I believe God smart and strong enough to protect His own words and get them to the people intact. Otherwise He isn’t God, just man in disguise of god. And there have been plenty of those in the many years.

  4. Gary says:

    The battle of the fundies has begun.

    Someone please pass the pop corn.

    🙂