The Tension of Faith: Why I Appreciate Christians Who Believe I’m Going to Hell

Seth Chalmer

is assistant director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at New York University Wagner.

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April 10th, 2016

A secular Jewish man takes umbrage when his close Christian friend says he believes he will go to hell. After he returns to his religious tradition, he says, he understands these inner and outer tensions as essential to faith — even if they disagree with his personal wishes.