Is Christianity about Going to Heaven and not Going to Hell?

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Thomas E. McDaniels
6 min readFeb 4, 2020


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Christians are disciples. A disciple is a learner. Learners learn. For disciples, learning is a way of life.

A disciple of Christ never stops developing as a Christ follower and becoming like Christ

Growing in Christ is not for the faint in heart or the passive follower.

Conforming into the image of Christ is a top priority. We have made Christianity about going to heaven and not going to hell. Those are benefits of being in Christ.

Heaven and hell are not the primary reason that Christ saved you.

“Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.” (I Corinthians 11:1, NKJV)

“Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” (Ephesians 5:1–2, NKJV)

Believers are imitators of God

As Christians, we imitate God from our hearts and spirit. The Christian does not mimic behavior but follows the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Genuine Christ followers have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. As Christians, we experience daily changes as the Holy Spirit leads us.

The Spirit is our personal trainer and leads us to become more like Christ.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, “He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things I said to you.” (John 14:26, NKJV)

The born-again Christian has received the Spirit of Christ, who is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a teacher of the things of Christ and reminds us of the things that Christ said and taught.

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We have the Holy Spirit within as life and…