In response to Atheists that insist on spreading the falsehood that Christians believe that only Christians will be saved and everyone else in the history of the world will burn in hell forever, I submit the following:
There are at least as many different Christianities as there are Christians. You can interpret it however you want (as it’s not real, so it doesn’t matter anyway) but there’s no denying that the gospels (not “tired Old Testament quotes”) concur that to deny the holy spirit is an unforgivable sin.
“God desires not only that the nations be saved, but each individual soul. A simple Indian, believing in his own way in the Creator and fulfilling His will as best he can, will be saved; but he who, knowing about Christianity, follows the Indian mystical path, will not.” - Elder Nektary of Optina
This is not from the Bible nor is it even about the Bible. Nektary died in the 1920s. How is this relevant? Did he have some first-hand knowledge of what God really wanted? If so, why did God fuck up with the Bible? I thought it was supposed to be infallible. Also, this quote clearly seems to suggest if you know of Christianity and don’t follow it you’re going to hell. I think the argument you’re trying to discuss is that it’s outrageously unjust to punish people for simply not believing in the accuracy of a claim? This kind of god isn’t a loving, forgiving father. He’s a mob boss, a vindictive tyrant who polices one’s mind and demands obedience. He has the morality of a suicide cult leader.
Yes I know… the atheists are thinking, oh but what about John 14:6?
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Well… try John 10:16 on for size.
“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.”
Like every obscure, nonsensical passage in the Bible, John 10:16 (HIKE!) could read as either “non-Christians better join Christianity or face the consequences” or it could read as “Everyone will become a Christian eventually, even if it’s not til after they die.” If that’s the case, then why are you people bugging us now?
Seriously… your tired Old Testament quotes are pathetic, as is your overused rhetoric.
I just want to delight in that awkward moment when a Christian calls half the Bible pathetic.
Please do a little more studying before fabricating your malicious and ignorant falsehoods. And if you must attempt to quote scripture at Christians, use the New Testament. We are freed from the old law by the sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Please drive through.
I could write a whole other post on this absurd “old law” argument, but I’ll save that for another time because this guy doesn’t even know what he’s talking about. He misreads a claim, sets up a strawman and knocks it down with really poorly arranged arguments.