So I saw her again today we dove into Ephesians. Such a good book! (I was inspired by Park Street Church, which is doing a church wide study on it.) After we switched to the Green Line, we dove back into the Good Book and an older woman in front of us smiled knowingly, so after a few verses I asked her to join us. I shared the testimony of my Catholic friend John receiving salvation just before he was killed in a car accident and how I would see him in Heaven, and she remarked, "Isn't that a little harsh?" She then proceeded to tell me that she didn't believe that people go to Hell.
People, she was the spiritual director at a very large Catholic church downtown, and I implored her to explore the reality of Hell. Yes, we would ALL love to for EVERYONE to go to Heaven, but sadly, that's not what the Bible teaches us. The Bible IS the unerrant word of God, which means that every word is true. Some words are metaphors, some are analogies, but we must not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Who REALLY knows if the world was created in 6 days and is a "day in God's presence like a thousand years on earth?"
My sisters and brothers, we must ALL bow before the throne of God and ask to come into His presence for eternity. Don't let creation/evolution debates or the homosexuality issue distract you from the real issue at hand, your eternal afterlife.