Saying that “You’re going to Hell unless you start living right” is lousy theology. The truth is that non-Christians are on their way to Hell regardless of how well they start living. Just like Christians, their only hope is putting their faith in Jesus.
It also implies that Christians are somehow living better such that we deserve Heaven, and that is lousy theology as well. Many atheists may be higher up on the (human) moral scale than Christians are. More importantly, we are only saved through what Jesus did for us. Saying his death plus something we did saved us from Hell is heresy, as is the notion that anything short of what Jesus did could save us.
-Guest Blogger, Neil