What we preach - or think - has the potential to directly impact the personal spiritual journeys of many people, especially when one has a platform like Pastor Bell. I think the Bible answers the questions on eternal consequences very clearly.
John 3:16-18: For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Anyone who believes in Him is not judged, but anyone who does not believe is already judged, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.
John 14:6: Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Acts 4:12: There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.
Each one of us is a flawed human being and it would be foolish for any one person to claim that they alone comprehend the full extent of God’s grace. At the same, why risk the eternal life of others to fulfill our own interpretation of the afterlife? It’s a risk I’m not willing to take.
Jordan Sekulow | Mar 16, 2011 2:40 PM