If there are people who proclaim to be actual confessing Christians that will find themselves in Hell, certainly there are deconverts who were never truly saved despite how adamantly they may declare they were.
Bottom line here is this. If you place your faith in anything other that the solid rock of Christ, it will suffer the same fate as a house built on sand—inevitably it will collapse.
The more we know God’s Word, the better equipped we are as believers to minister, teach and model Christ with our very lives. The whole Word of God is important, and no verse less valuable than any other.
It is hard to imagine a life more unworthy of an immortal creature, than such a life as I have just described, for it reduces a man to the level of a beast!
To say that you don’t want to go to heaven because a loved one won’t be there is to fail to understood that, no matter who you are, your greatest loved one, Jesus, is already there.
“There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.” – John Calvin
I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers.