book: going to hell

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When Jesus is approached by the rich young ruler and asked, ‘Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus gives an answer:

You know the commandments: You shall not murder; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.

smallertradecoverOn another occasion he’s asked the same question by a lawyer. And he gives a different answer…A different answer to the same question.

Another time Jesus tells his followers that to inherit eternal life that one must come as a child. To someone else he says we must be born again. And other times he tells us to feed the hungry and clothe the naked, believe in him, do the works of God, share what we have with others, love God and neighbor, eat his flesh and drink his blood…and he goes on and on.

This book challenges the all-too-common teachings and doctrines which say salvation is “easy.” “Follow these simple steps.” “Repeat after me.”

“Stick ‘tab a’ into ‘slot b.'”

No. The salvation Jesus offers isn’t transactional. When Jesus talked about salvation again and again, he showed us that salvation means so much more.