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People Deny Hell

How deeply has the tendency to deny hell penetrated evangelicalism? One survey of evangelical seminary students revealed that nearly half—46 percent— felt preaching about hell to unbelievers is in “poor taste.” Worse, three out of every ten self-professed “born again” people surveyed believe “good” people will go to heaven when they die—even if they’ve never trusted Christ. One in every ten evangelicals say they believe the concept of sin is outmoded.

Ashamed of the Gospel, John F. MacArthur, Jr., 1993, Crossway Books, p. 65

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