When talking about God, there are two fundamental issues:
- One opinion is no better than another's. You need an authority - the Bible.
" Additionally, Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you."
and Revelation 22:18 command us "...not to add to or subtract from the Bible..."I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book." Therefore, God claims to have written the Bible and instructs us not to add or delete from it.
2. Salvation is through the Holy Spirit and the Word, not our debating skills.
Some of the common objections to the gospel:
There are many gods.
There are many gods, just different names.
There are many ways to salvation.
Everyone goes to Heaven.
Unless saved, all men are condemned to hell?
So there is eternal punishment (hell) and an eternal reward (heaven) as Matthew 25:46 claims …they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
What is the gospel of salvation?