How many Christians tell their friends and families that “Believing in Jesus will get you to Heaven so that God won’t send you to hell?”
It seems that many people think that the goal of Theism (Belief in God) is to avoid hell. Honestly, that is a poor understanding and misrepresentation of Christianity. One does not believe in Christ to avoid hell. Belief in God is not”… Some sort of Fire Insurance… (Dr William Lane Craig). Yes, there is indeed a hell for the reprobate and the one who rejects the Love and sacrifice of Christ for Salvation but, again, avoiding hell is not why we follow Christ!
We believe in Christ because He is the supreme good in a desperately evil world. He is the sole object of our worship and adoration. God is the epitome of goodness and love that is to be desired by all Christians. He is the life giver to all creation and is the Sovereign head of all created human beings. He should be the desire of our hearts because we are created in His image in order that we may communicate with Him.
Our goal, as Christians, is to tell a dying world that there is hope in the midst of wickedness and turmoil. This is not our Home but Heaven is our home. Our message is to tell of God’s love that He so loved the world that He made a way to forgive us for our iniquities against Him and that is through Jesus Christ, the only way, truth, And Life.
The fulfilment of the human life is to know the creator of all human life – Jesus Christ!