Oh, CNN, I’m not going to click on that story in the middle.
First of all, it’s not news. Second of all, I already know the answer. Finally, I can’t imagine that the story is going to convince me of something.
If there’s nothing newsworthy going on today, just put up a banner on your website that says, “Check Back Tomorrow.”
But, no, who am I kidding? We all know I clicked.
There are, of course, two short articles. One says, “I don’t really know but it’s not a very helpful belief to have because it makes people act unkindly toward others” and the other says, “It’s real and you’re going to be cast into the fiery pit forevermore, you sinner!”
Here’s my favorite part (which is, of course, from the second one):
My hope and prayer is that you would become a Christian.
Have you confessed your sins to Jesus Christ, seeking forgiveness and salvation?
If not, you are hellbound, and there is no clever scholar who will be of any help when you stand before Jesus Christ for judgment. You’re not required to like hell as much as you need to believe in it, turn from your sin, trust in Jesus, and be saved from an eternal death into an eternal life.
Thanks, CNN; this was helpful.