I don’t know that there is a more divisive topic out there than the topic of Heaven and Eternal Life vs. Hell and Eternal Damnation. Typically it begins with the question- “What do you mean I might not go to Heaven, I’m a good person!!!!” I know that this has caused more than one conversation to go sideways around here.
Before we begin, let me make this perfectly clear – I am NOT a theologian. What I am writing here is a culmination of information gained while studying and researching some of the finest Christian minds and writers. Links to their articles will be added to the end of this post.
So… shall we dig in?
There are several questions that I want to unpack today.
- Is Heaven real?
- Is Hell real?
- Why only Christians go to Heaven?
- How can being good send me to Hell?
There are dozens more, and perhaps I’ll write more about this topic another time, but for now I think this is the basics.
Ask yourself this… If God appeared to you and asked, “Why should I let you into heaven?” How would you answer? If you’re like most people, you answer might run something along these lines:
“I’ve always tried to…”
“I do my best…”