How the 'Philosophy of Hell' Wants Us to Serve Jesus to Serve Ourselves

haughty man pointing to himself with prideful expression

Personal authenticity is the path to flourishing, we’re told. No matter the subject, the message is the same: your body is yours to do with as you wish. So long as you’re not harming others, you’re free to do what makes you happy. Why, then, would anyone want to hear a message that insists we are sinners in need of salvation and calls us to repentance, contrition, and submission to God? Since hell appears nowhere on our list of top fears, why not live and let live? Or so our enemy would have us believe, right up to the day when it is too late to believe.