A recent survey showed that nearly three-quarters of Christians in the UK believe in hell.
In a survey of 5,000 UK Christians conducted by Resonate, 74% believed in the existence of hell, 10% did not, and while 16% said they were uncertain, reports Premier.
In addition, 15% claimed that the issue of hell is not relevant in today’s world, and almost two-thirds of respondents said their church rarely or never teach the topic of hell.
I thought hell perhaps was even less of an issue for people now. It seems like a very harsh doctrine. —Matt Adcock, Author
Author Matt Adcock commissioned the study for his debut novel, Complete Darkness. He also doesn’t believe in hell and was surprised about the outcome of the survey. “I thought hell perhaps was even less of an issue for people now. It seems like a very harsh doctrine.”
Adcock explained that the concept of hell is difficult to discuss among churchgoers who want to believe in heaven and an all-loving God. “I think it’s a harder doctrine to say, you know, you’ll be judged and accountable for everything you’ve done on Earth.”