“I’ve come to believe that the differences among American Christians can be boiled down to one fundamental theological difference — about hell. Specifically, do you believe that hell is a matter of the afterlife, or do you believe that hell is a reality in the earthly life?
“The practical implication of an eternal hell is the earthly responsibility to manage life according to moral codes that ensure one’s acceptance into heaven rather than hell. The practical implication of an earthly hell is the conviction to prevent or resolve tangible hellish circumstances.”
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