Go To Hell
Damn You: What Christian Doctrine Makes Clear
You can call yourself a vegan, but if you consume any animal product then you’re not a true vegan. It’s thoroughly black and white. There is no gray. You can insist that you are, jump up and down, yell and scream, hold your breath, wave a flag or whatever, but by definition you’re not a vegan.
In the same way, you can call yourself a Christian, but it doesn’t mean you truly are one. Quite frankly, I couldn’t care less what label you use to describe your religious affiliation, but you’re not a Christian just because you declare yourself one. Again, don’t take my word for it. Ask the experts yourself.
Don’t get me wrong. I think that everyone at CARM is delusional, but at least they know what a true Christian is. I thank them sincerely for answering all of my questions so thoroughly and concisely. If you don’t agree with what they say then take it up with them, not me. I’m just telling you what they told me and I’m inclined to go along with their summation as the official stance by an authority.
I asked CARM’s chief nutbag Matt Slick to explain what happens to a person who did not accept Jesus as their personal lord and savior before they died. His response is shown below. (Take note of what I emphasized in red.)
Jesus was narrow-minded when it came to explaining what is salvation and how do you get it. Jesus said:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
There is only one way to be saved.
The Bible says this, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” – Romans 10:9-10
You must believe in Jesus and confess Him to be saved.
“So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” – Acts 16:31
There are some who will look and sound like Christians, but they are not Christians. If fact, Jesus said this Himself:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, ‘I never KNEW you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” – Matthew 7:21-23
You must believe in Jesus, confess Him and have a personal relationship with Jesus so that you KNOW Jesus in a personal way, or you will not be saved.
Jesus is the messiah and He will save His people from their sins. What about those people who did nice things but they never believed or trusted in Jesus? These people will go to hell to pray for their sins.
Man, that’s a pretty harsh eternal punishment for ignorance.
So let’s put all this patent tripe to a simple test of logic and common sense, shall we?
Inane Loopholes to Preserve Intellect
No one who wants their intellect and sense of fairness to be respected could possibly embrace a religion that damns a soul for eternity just because they were incapacitated in some manner and therefore incapable of confessing their sins and saving themselves. That would be such an unreasonably unfair and cruel punishment, right?
So when I asked Matt (in a subsequent email) about the fate of profoundly retarded people and infants who die before, during, or after birth, he replied:
Jesus takes to heaven infants, disabled, and the mentally retarded. (John 1:13) Salvation is not a decision by human choice (otherwise heaven would be a lonely place).
Infants? Wow! And the disabled too! Such a nice, tidy loophole. Can you see the whopping intellectually dishonest hole in this patently silly narrow-minded declaration?
I mean, come on. A person who didn’t have a fair or reasonable opportunity to be saved (because they couldn’t comprehend it or weren’t exposed to it) is spared eternal punishment – but my wonderful paternal grandmother who was raised in Orthodox Judaism and maintained the faith and its practices throughout her decent and loving life is now burning in hell for eternity because she was never exposed to Christianity.
What fucking moron would believe such utter nonsense?
But someone, who by virtue of a mental defect (who may have, in fact, committed murder) is automatically whisked away to heaven without their willful salvation? Man, is that a Get Out Of Jail Free card or what?
Tell me, if my grandmother was never exposed to Christianity how could she possibly know or comprehend the consequences? In this respect she is no different than the infant or mentally impaired adult who escaped damnation because of the same fundamental ignorance? This is a fair and reasonable dichotomy which must be reconciled.
Eating Their Cake
Now recall the points above that I emphasized in red.
Matt made it crystal clear that one must willfully CONFESS HIM to be saved and that this was THE ONLY ONE WAY.
But then, when put to a test of common sense intellect-saving (i.e. the fate of children and mentally impaired adults) he opted to defend his intellect by declaring that salvation is NOT A DECISION BY HUMAN CHOICE.
Huh? Well clearly then, confessing him is not the only one way.
And if that’s the case, then confessing will not necessarily get you to heaven. So why even bother confessing at all?
Know that all this is nothing more than an intellect-saving loophole that allows the people who profess such bunk to delude themselves. This delusion allows them to believe that the rules they embrace aren’t completely unfair or unfathomable by the will of a benevolent god. But aside from its inherent and patent unfairness, the delusion also allows them to rationalize their contradiction.
So what’s really going on here? It seems that the farce has to be iron clad so that weak- willed, gullible, cowardly people can be scared into believing and acting on that fear. But there also has to be just a little bit of wiggle room so that the mindless sheep who promote such bunk can preserve their intellect and not seem so unfair and unreasonable — at least to themselves if not everyone else. Looks to me like someone wants to have his cake and eat it too.
If he ever did exist, the god Christians honor would be disgusted by the intellectual dishonesty of his followers. Shame on them all.