“There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.” – John Calvin
I suppose I have an almost invincible disinclination to believe the whole resurrection story . . . because it seems to me so wildly inconsistent with everything else that happens in the universe.
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.
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.
Christianity does not teach that only Christians deserve to go to heaven. Rather, it teaches that no one deserves to go to heaven..
Are we playing the game claiming the Name or truly, undoubtedly born again?
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.