Let’s take a look at one of my recent, highly rigorous Twitter surveys:
A question for Christians: Do all adherents to non-Christian religions go to hell?
— Randal Rauser (@RandalRauser) November 17, 2017
When I see results like this — and by “this” I’m referring specifically to that 53% — I wonder whether folks have really thought through the implications of their position. I suspect many (most?) haven’t. So let’s help them out.
The year is 1944. At 14 years old, Hannah has grown up under the Third Reich. For years, her parents managed to shield the worst horrors of Nazi Germany from her. Everything changed with Kristallnacht, the night her father’s business was destroyed with sledgehammer wielding Nazi paramilitaries. Hannah grew up on November 9, 1938. She will never forget seeing her father and brother beaten that night on the cobblestone streets while the Lutheran pastor who lived next door cheered on the soldiers. She can still hear the chants of Christians calling her a “Christ killer”. Now, at 14 and barely subsisting in Auschwitz, she is an orphan. But even as she looks out over the bleak landscape of snow, brick, and those damnable puffing smokestacks with their serpentine coils rising into nothingness, she as yet clings to the hope that HaShem may yet deliver his people.
Hannah is an adherent to a non-Christian religion. So Hannah is going to hell?