Important Christian themes and beliefs:
Who are saved and who are not?
Sadly, most Christians sincerely
that they know, but may
If you are a Christian and feel uncomfortable
about uncertainty, please do not read this section.
We would prefer to not contribute to other people's pain.
Most Christian denominations teach the existence of both Heaven and Hell after death. However, there is little agreement on the single criterion or multiple criteria that will be used to judge who will go where.
Unfortunately, there are many very biblical passages about salvation with clear, conflicting, and sometimes mutually exclusive messages. Most Christians, congregations, and denominations select their favorite passages and ignore the rest.
Different Bible passages also teach different beliefs about whether one can lose one's salvation, the unforgivable sin, etc.
To further complicate matters, this web site once conducted a survey of its visitors and appears to have found that one cannot assess the will of God through prayer. So Christians may be stuck with uncertainty about the most important aspect of their lives!
If you feel comfortable with the topic, we recommend that you read these four essays first:
|What must one do to be saved, according to:|
|Is salvation permanent, revocable, always
|Salvation for others:
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Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2016-MAY-17
Author: B.A. Robinson