I was wondering what people thought about this:
I’m uncomfortable with some of our “faith-based” student organizations. The one I’m thinking of in particular and one that I attended a few times (and quickly got out of) is Campus Crusade for Christ. I’m uncomfortable because they believe that anyone who does not believe the way they do is going to hell. I’m a Christian btw. But I do not think that everyone is going to hell because of some ultra-conservative reading of the Bible.
They have a very particular reading of the Bible and they are not afraid to share it. This is from their tract called, “Heaven or Hell: Which will you choose?”
Jesus and the New Testament writers use every image in their power to tell us that Hell is real, terrible, something to be feared and avoided at all costs. Never forget that the talk about outer darkness and the lake of fire came from Jesus, who died to save us.
In His parable of the last judgment Jesus taught that some would go to eternal punishment, some to eternal life (Matthew 25:46). In other words, Hell will be as real and lasting as Heaven.
The most frightening thing about Hell is that it is spiritual separation from God, moral remorse, the consciousness that one deserves what he is getting. Hell is total separation from the love, joy, and peace that come from God.
Are you going?
“He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36). “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:41-42).
Which will you choose?
You must decide where you will spend eternity. Jesus Christ has paid the full penalty for your sins on the cross. “Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God” (1 Peter 3:18). Now you must come to Him just as you are—a guilty sinner unable to save yourself. Commit your life to Christ today! You can pray something like this:
God, thank You for sending Jesus to take the punishment for my sins that I might spend eternity in Heaven with You. I turn from my sin and invite You into my life to be my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Portions of this text were written by Leighton Ford. ©1974 Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
What I’m uncomfortable about is that Campus Crusade for Christ and their view that many on campus are going to hell is supported in some way by our university. Our university allows them to be a student organization, and doesn’t that in some way mean that the university is ok with their viewpoint? Doesn’t that mean that the university is in some way supporting their viewpoint? I would think that our university wouldn’t allow the KKK to start a student organization here because of the kind of views they have. So why allow Campus Crusade for Christ? They don’t belong here at our university.
And since our university is a state university, what happened to the separation between church and state? Freedom of speech is one thing, but making Campus Crusade for Christ an actual student organization is another. Right?