I love coming across an article that makes me stop and examine me...myself...my thoughts...my beliefs...my life.
Not surprisingly, everyone I meet has a slightly different take on
hell. But even though opinions differ, most people have at least one
thing in common: they’re absolutely convinced their position is correct.
why shouldn’t they be? If they didn’t think their opinion was the best
option, why would they hold it? But there’s a big difference between
believing your views might have a leg up on the competition and being
absolutely certain of it.
In the first case, you hold your views
with an open hand, realizing that you may have to modify or even
jettison some of your beliefs in light of new information. In the second
case, rather than welcome new information, you see it as a threat. New
ways of looking at things—even old ways of looking at things—are deemed
wrong by definition. So are the individuals who suggest such
perspectives. And if you’re not careful, you find yourself making that
subtle transition from “seeker of truth” to “defender of an idea.”
approaches one of the most controversial aspects of the Christian
faith...a Father who loves us unconditionally and yet condemns us to
You may want to spend a few moments reading, watching and pondering... I have not seen the movie referenced (Hellbound?) nor do I really know much about the author (Kevin Miller) of the article. What I do know is nuggets of truth can be found in most places, if you look hard enough.