Since Faith is a Gift

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    And many, many people were not so blessed - I just don't think it's logical to think that if they didn't get that gift, they're going to hell.

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    Actually, it's one of those gifts you have to keep up maintenance on. If you don't use it, you lose it.
     
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    I disagree. I have it. I haven't maintained it. I still believe in God. I don't go to church, I pray when I remember to. What would I need to do to lose it?
     
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    Well, if you don't reinforce your faith by practicing it, then there is a possibility of something happening which shakes your faith.

    And........it doesn't have to be a major event either.
     
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    Forget where ya put it... :dunno:
     
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    Who do you think got me through all the major events? I've had a hell life. Literal. From womb to not-yet-tomb. My marriage summarily exploded in 2008, and I landed on my sister's doorstep with the clothes on my back. Nobody could ever accuse me of being sheltered.

    Those events have made my faith stronger.
     
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    As a high school student, I and my two best friends, a Jew and a Native American, went to a Billy Graham festival in Shea Stadium.

    The place was packed. At the end of Graham's speech, people were invited to come to the stage to "surrender themselves to Jesus". All these people got up as if in a trance and walked to the stage. Curious, we went too.

    There was a large coterie of Chrisitans available to testify and convert us. We got into a conversation with one fellow, and I, (still a practicing Catholic), argued with him. I couldn't understand why my friends, a Jew, and a Native American, would go to hell no matter how well they behaved in life because neither would "take JC as their personal savior."

    My views of evangelicism were influenced by that experience. It still makes zero sense to me.
     
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    What are Jesus's quotes about hell?
     
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    I have no idea. Does he have any?
     

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