Christians hold differing opinions on what happens to people who in this life have not confessed faith or demonstrated faith in Christ. Two views are summarised in a 4 minute section of this message I gave recently. There are other views but these two can both be defended well from scripture.
- Many traditional conservative believers would say that faith in Jesus in this life is all that counts, and if you have not done that or had opportunity to do that, then there is (literally) no hope for you. Is that true?
- Alternatively, as one writer put it, if vast numbers of people are consigned to some kind of hell with no hope of redemption, for billions of years, you end up with an absurd universe in which people on earth are more loving than God in heaven. Is that the case?
Watch the 4‑minute section below. Video begins at the correct point, watch it for 4 minutes:
Alternatively, if you have time, and you want the full 25m message on The End Times including the idea of a “rapture” that some Christians hold, you can view that below. The passage of scripture used is 1 Thessalonians 4.13 to 5.11
Please note that, as I had been out for the previous 2 days at a music festival helping at a church welfare tent, there are a few points where I have to “recover my voice” for a second or two 🙁