Are the ‘Lost’ Predestined for Hell?

Traditional Christianity has taught that when one dies, whatever judgment awaits him is made and that is final. Some have gone so far as to teach that God chose and “predestined” some for salvation from the beginning of time, and that all others are destined for “hell.” Logically, this would mean many, even the vast majority, of humanity are “predestined” to be sent to hell for eternity (as hell is often imagined). Are the “lost” of this age predestined to eternal torment in hell? Continue reading

Are “Many” or “Few” Called In This Age?

How many times have you heard it said that “only a few” are called in this age? Yet, Jesus taught just the opposite! He said, “many are called, but few chosen” (Matthew 20:16; 22:14). How is it that many, not a few as some think, but many, as Jesus taught, are called in this age? Continue reading