Accept Christ or burn. That’s what a lot of professing Christians believe. So you can imagine the response we received last month when Gerald Flurry wrote, “We believe God is going to save Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Catholics, Protestants and Jews—all religious people. But God is going to do it His way and according to His time frame.” One reader wrote, “My Bible says that when we die our chance of salvation dies with us .… If you die without Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are lost forever.”
In simplest terms, this reader believes there are two classes of people: the saved and the lost. If this is true, the number of those lost is staggering. Literally billions of people have never even heard the name Jesus Christ. Did God simply not get to those people before plunging them into the fire?