My People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge

What part of John 14:6 don’t people understand?

[A] new Newsweek/Beliefnet poll is showing a shocking number of people who call themselves evangelical and born-again have come to reject those words.

The question in the poll read: “Can a good person who isn’t of your religious faith go to heaven or attain salvation, or not?”

According to the poll results of more than 1,000 adults 18 years of age and older, 68 percent of evangelical Christians believe “good” people of other faiths can also go to heaven.

Nationally, 79 percent of those surveyed said the same thing, with an “astounding” 91 percent agreement among Catholics, notes Beliefnet.

To review, John 14:6 reads: Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one goes to the Father except through Me.”

Look, this is Christianity 101. If you consider yourself a Christian and you haven’t mastered that, it’s time for a remedial course. What are the odds your kids will follow in the faith if they believe that Christ is only one path among many once they’re soaked in secular humanist propaganda at school?

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4 responses to “My People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge

  1. Derek, I’ve always thought that Romans 2:14,15,16 at least implies (to me anyway) that it is possible to know Christ in a way other than the obvious, intellectual way. I think it might be possible to keep the laws of Christ because they are “written on your heart,” rather than because you’ve been proselytized. I agree with the gist of your post, but I do think that there are ways to know Christ that go beyond our understanding.

  2. Certainly there are ways in which God moves that I don’t comprehend, but I think Paul’s point in that passage is that salvation through Christ is open even to Gentiles.

    Skip ahead to Acts 4:8-12.

    Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone’. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

  3. Those stats are appalling! Ask a Muslim if he believes that “good” Christians will go to heaven. Bet you get an emphatic no. How can you believe that Christ came to die for sinful humanity and then say that “good” people who don’t believe that will go to heaven? They are confusing the fact that Christ died for all people with the fact that the people who don’t get that won’t be saved.

  4. I like your website!

    This is yet another classic example of the endless indoctrination of the public school. According to George Barna research institute, over 85% of ?¢??Christian?¢?? kids leave the faith after high school. Apparently the ?¢??salt-n-light?¢?? movement in the public schools is not going so well.

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