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2 "Can a good person who isn't of your religious faith go to heaven or attain salvation, or not?"

3 Group Yes, they can attain heaven No, they cannot attain heaven Evangelical Protestants: 68%22% Other Protestants 83%10% Roman Catholics 91%3% Non-Christians 73%3% American population 79%12% "Can a good person who isn't of your religious faith go to heaven or attain salvation, or not?" Margin of Error: ±3 percentage points.

4 Can Good People Go To Hell?

5 I: What Is A ‘Good’ Person? Romans 3:23 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

6 I: What Is A ‘Good’ Person? Ecclesiastes 7:20 20 For there is not a just man on earth who does good and does not sin.

7 I: What Is A ‘Good’ Person? Isaiah 64:5-6 5 You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned—in these ways we continue; and we need to be saved.

8 I: What Is A ‘Good’ Person? Isaiah 64:5-6 6 But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

9 I: What Is A ‘Good’ Person? Admission: “We have sinned.” Realization: “We need to be saved.” Realization: “We are all like an unclean thing.” Reality: “All our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.”

10 I: What Is A ‘Good’ Person? Matthew 25:46 46 “And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

11 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? Hebrews 11:6 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

12 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? John 14:6 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

13 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? 1.The ONLY way to God is through His Son, our Mediator, Jesus Christ. 2.When Christ says he is THE Way, this excludes all OTHER ways. 3.When Christ says he is THE Truth, this makes every other supposed “Way” a LIE. 4.When Christ says he is THE Life, this is the ONLY way to eternal life.

14 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? Matthew 7: “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

15 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? Acts 4:12 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

16 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? John 8:24 24 Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”

17 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? 1.Trampled the Son of God underfoot. 2.Counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing. 3.Insulted the Spirit of grace.

18 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? 2 Peter 2:1 1 But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.

19 II: Can Anyone Get To Heaven Without Christ? “[you] judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life.” - Acts 13:46

20 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ “You Church of Christ-ers think you’re the only ones going to heaven!”

21 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ Ephesians 4:4-6 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

22 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ One Lord – Jesus (to whom the One Body belongs) One Faith – Christianity (the teachings and commands of Christ) One Baptism – The ONLY way to be added to the ONE Body (for believers, by immersion)

23 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ Are YOU a member of the ONE Body?

24 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ Matthew 7:21 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

25 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ Luke 6:46 46 “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?”

26 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ Luke 13: “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

27 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ Luke 13: When once the Master of the house has risen up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open for us,’ and He will answer and say to you, ‘I do not know you, where you are from,’

28 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ 1 John 1:6 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

29 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ 1 John 2:3-5 3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

30 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ 1 John 2:3-5 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

31 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.

32 III: Not Everyone Who Says ‘Lord, Lord’ 2 Timothy 2:5 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

33 IV: But He Who Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven Romans 10: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

34 IV: But He Who Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!” –James 2:19 “And suddenly [the demons] cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God?...” –Matthew 8:29

35 IV: But He Who Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven Luke 13:5 5 I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

36 IV: But He Who Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven Proverbs 28:13 13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.

37 IV: But He Who Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven John 3:5 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

38 IV: But He Who Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven Mark 16:16 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

39 IV: But He Who Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven Acts 2: Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

40 IV: But He Who Does The Will Of My Father In Heaven Acts 2: Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

41 V: Can A Saved Soul Forfeit Salvation? Hebrews 10: For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.

42 V: Can A Saved Soul Forfeit Salvation? James 5: Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, 20 let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

43 V: Can A Saved Soul Forfeit Salvation? “Those whom God has accepted in the beloved, and has effectually called and sanctified by His Spirit, and given the precious faith of His elect, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but they will certainly persevere in that state to the end and be eternally saved...

44 V: Can A Saved Soul Forfeit Salvation?...And though many storms and floods arise and beat against the saints, yet these things shall never be able to sweep them off the foundation and rock which they are fastened upon by faith. Even though, through unbelief and the temptations of Satan...

45 V: Can A Saved Soul Forfeit Salvation?...they are sure to be kept by His power until their salvation is complete...[for] their names have been written in His Book of Life from all eternity.” - Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)

46 V: Can A Saved Soul Forfeit Salvation? Genesis 3:2-4 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

47 V: Can A Saved Soul Forfeit Salvation? Genesis 3:2-4 4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.”

48 V: Can A Saved Soul Forfeit Salvation? 2 Peter 2:20 20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

49 1 Peter 4: For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?

50 1 Peter 4: Now “If the righteous one is scarcely saved, Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

51 1 Peter 4: Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

52 John 8:51 51 “Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”

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