Are Baptists Going To Heaven?

The elders of the church where I was speaking that weekend asked me to meet with one of their members who believed me to be a “false teacher” and wanted to query me.

He walked through the door, glared at me, and started, “Are Baptists going to heaven?”

“Why ask specifically about Baptists and not Methodists, Presbyterians, or others?” I replied.

His volume increased, “My brother’s a Baptist and I told him that he’s going to hell because he’s not part of the true church.”

“So what would you do if you got to heaven and your brother was there?”

He growled, “I’d be so mad at God I wouldn’t speak to him.”

“I don’t think you have to worry about seeing your brother in heaven.”

He nodded and walked out, apparently satisfied with what he thought he heard.

One of the elders said, “I don’t think he heard what you meant.”

This is what I meant, Matthew 22:35-40, and I agree that the fellow didn’t hear that at all.

One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

This is the first and greatest commandment.

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

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