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PhillyB

I just spent the last hour calculating how many people are in hell according to establishment christian theology

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Chimera    3,461

I don't know, man... Everyone knows John 3:16. Doesn't it say something about not perishing? I'm pretty sure it doesn't mention eternal torment. Im pretty sure there's something in ecclestiastes about non-Christian souls dying and being forgotten.

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PhillyB    40,684

evangelical christianity is all about weilding wailing and gnashing of teeth in the fires of gehenna if you don't follow whatever the current understanding of the salvation process is. it underpins it i'd say, despite more recent attempts to sweep it under the rug and only admit it as a foundational doctrine if someone presses

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pstall    5,759

yeah there is a wee bit of southern baptisty type going on. the church i have gone to for close to 20 yrs now has not once gone into hellfire and damnation mode.

God's love, redemption, forgiveness is a much better carrot.

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Hawk    2,378

can we volunteer a couple of huddlers to go to hell to confirm your calculations Philly?

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PhillyB    40,684

most evangelical churches don't go the fire-and-brimstone route anymore, but it's still a foundational church doctrine.

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PhillyB    40,684

beats me. guys like rob bell suggest its metaphorical rather than literal. i think spong says the same thing

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