Via thinkchristian (who found it on GLocal Christianity), here’s a short 4-minute video by a very articulate atheist about the soteriology of Christianity. He seems to posit a very black/white version of Christianity that focuses on the salvation of Christ and the eternal punishment of hell. Check it out:
Central to his points is that “let’s agree to disagree” is antithetical to the Gospel.
1:25: I have heard Christians that have the view that “everyone is entitled to their own belief” which is not a bad position to have…but if you believe that what they believe is going to earn them a place in eternal suffering, then there’s a problem with that, in that you are allowing them to be tortured for eternity, but are not willing to save them from that. It’s very awkward. If you really believe that people who are not Christians are going to hell, and if you don’t take that seriously, then you might be compromising your own belief system.
The video is clearly used by an evangelical organization to encourage correct belief and evangelism.
What do you think about it?
- Is “let’s agree to disagree” antithetical to the Good News of Jesus Christ? Is the building burning and we should “save” everyone?
- Or is the Gospel more than Jesus-believers go to heaven and non-Christians go to hell?
- Third option (at least)…is salvation through Christ more about an assurance that his path to God works than it is a certainty that all other paths do not?