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Jun 10, 2017

Saturday Data: Do Some People of Faith Go to Hell?

"Do you think that people who are not Christians are condemned?" 

The question came from Sen. Bernie Sanders to a low level appointee of Pres. Trump.  

NPR reports:
"Christian organizations have denounced Sanders' questioning as amounting to a religious test for public office — one that would disqualify millions of people.
Polls show about half of all Christians in the U.S. believe that some non-Christians can go to heaven. But particularly among evangelicals, the traditional view of damnation remains widespread."

The question did not come out of thin air:

(Russell) Vought, an alumnus of Wheaton, wrote a blog post last year expressing support for his alma mater. He quoted a theologian who said non-Christians have a "deficient" theology but could have a meaningful relationship with God. Vought disagreed.
"Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology," Vought wrote. "They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned. "

 Your thoughts? Please leave a comment.

[Saturday Data is a regular feature of, celebrating its first decade this Fall.]


Jay Croft said...

The Muslim faith accepts Jesus as a prophet.

By the way, Hell is a small town in central Michigan. It freezes over every winter.

Tim Lennox said...

So Jay--- you have been to Hell and back? (-:

Jay Croft said...

Not yet. It's a Helluva trek.