He Sat Down

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I want to propose a new celebration be added to the sacred calendar. I am not sure why it hasn’t already been suggested—it would commemorate an event that means so much to followers of Jesus, and I think we need more occasions to remember what He has done for us.

And yet, some of the holidays already on the books don’t get much attention. Many churches will observe the holiday Pentecost on Sunday, May 23.  That Sunday celebrates one particular and extraordinary occurrence of the annual Jewish holiday known as the Feast of Weeks, also called Shavuot or Pentecost (See Jewish Facts of Life). But for many churches, May 23 will pass with no special emphasis.

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Are There Many Roads to God? Part 1 & 2

globe_mes_davereaganfixed By Dr. David R. Reagan

Part 1

“What will happen to those who have never heard the Gospel?”

This is one of the most frequent questions I receive. People believe that God is just, and they cannot reconcile that belief with the idea that He might consign a person to Hell who never was given an opportunity to hear the Gospel.

Therefore, increasingly, many Christians are concluding that there must be many roads to God and that sincere Jews and Muslims and Buddhists and others will make it to Heaven.

Crucial Questions

What does the Bible have to say about this important issue? Are those who live and die without hearing the Gospel condemned to an eternity in Hell? And what about those who have put their faith in the god of some religion other than Christianity and who strive to live righteous lives? Are they also condemned to Hell? Is it possible that God has revealed Himself in different ways to different peoples, and therefore there are many different roads to God? Could the sign be true that I saw in a Sunday School class at a church that read: “Our God is too big to be confined to one religion”?

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