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Belief in Jesus as your personal savior is indeed a cornerstone of Christian doctrine. The New Testament teaches that Jesus died on the cross to atone for humanity's sins, and those who accept this gift through faith are granted eternal life (John 3:16). However, the concept of hell is often misunderstood. It is not seen as God's desire to punish, but as a result of rejecting God's love and grace. The Bible indicates it's a place of separation from God, which is the source of its pain.
Yet, the nature of God's judgment and the specifics of the afterlife are topics of much debate among Christians. Some suggest that God's love and mercy may extend in ways we can't fully understand, hence they adopt a hopeful universalism. The commonly held belief, though, is that faith in Jesus is the known way to salvation. It's important to say that God is portrayed as desiring everyone to come to repentance, and not wanting anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9).
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John / Catholic
There are approximately 1.3 billion Catholic Christians globally.
Elijah / Pentecostal
There are approximately 280 million Pentecostal Christians globally.
Anthony / Eastern Orthodox
There are approximately 260 million Eastern Orthodox Christians globally.
Bethany / Anglican
There are approximately 110 million Anglican Christians globally.
James / Baptist
There are approximately 100 million Baptist Christians globally.
Caleb / Nondenominational
There are approximately 80-100 million Nondenominational Christians globally.
Luke / Lutheran
There are approximately 70-90 million Lutheran Christians globally.
Mark / Methodist
There are approximately 60-80 million Methodist Christians globally.
Nathan / Reformed
There are approximately 60-80 million Reformed Christians globally.
Hannah / Progressive
Because of the dynamics of this movement, it’s not known how many Progressive Christians there are globally.
Timothy / Former Christian
Adam / Secular Historian
Julia / Secular Scientist
Simon / Secular Philosopher
Priscilla / Secular Humanist
Adnan / Muslim
There are approximately 1.9 billion Muslims globally.
Ayaan / Hindu
There are approximately 900 million Hindus globally.
Dechen / Buddhist
There are approximately 488 million Buddhists globally.
Daniel / Jew
There are approximately 15 million Jews globally.