If the only way to salvation is through Christ, what about Moses or Noah, who died before he was born?
from the Anniston Star
Don’t put God in a box
by the Rev. Michael Rich, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jacksonville
I’m often asked about who is and who isn’t getting into heaven. Like most questions pastors get while shaking hands after services, the question often is about something else.
Sometimes it’s a concern about personal salvation. Other times about someone in particular: a friend, a family member, someone in the news. And sometimes it’s about themselves in a not-very-pretty sort of way.
That is, some people ask because they’re confident about themselves but are curious about the other, the losing side. Who’s in the pit? Jews? Muslims? Mormons? It’s not about me and my relationship with Christ, but about others and their fate. It’s less about theology and more about gossip.
Fri, August 10, 2012
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