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Church of Christ Preacher Al Shannon Says There are Only 2 Million Christians in the Whole World

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According to Church of Christ preacher Al Shannon, there are about two million True Christians® in the entire world. In a post titled Do You Have a Snowball’s chance in Hell of Being Saved? Shannon stated:

One third of the world’s population claims to be Christian (2.1 billion). Yet, only a few of those have obeyed the gospel of Christ. So few that they are nearly invisible (approximately one in one thousand or 2,034,338). Now consider this, of these few who have obeyed the gospel of Christ, only a handful of these will be saved. And if only a handful will be scarcely saved among these, imagine how hopeless it will be for those who know not God and have not obeyed the gospel of Christ.

Shannon knows EXACTLY who is going to Hell when they die:

This means every Catholic will be cast into hell. Every Baptist will be cast into hell. Every Presbyterian, every Methodist, every Adventist, every Mormon, every Pentecostal, yes and every denomination under the sun will be cast into hell. These are the ones who claim they are Christians, but have not obeyed the gospel of Christ. The other two thirds of the population of the world who know not God will also be cast into hell.

Of course, Shannon is one of the select few who will make it to Heaven. Cultists such as Shannon always think they are numbered among the True Christians®. The same goes for Calvinists. I have yet to meet a Calvinist preacher who didn’t think he was one of the elect.

I have often wished that preachers such as Shannon could die, see that there is no life after death — no judgment, heaven, or hell — and then be brought back to life to live the rest of their days knowing that everything they preached is a lie.

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    I think its 144,000 depending on the denomination or cult. Of course it could all be humbug which is much more plausible

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    I remember the first time I ran into these people as a kid. They were schoolmates. They soberly informed me that they were the only true Christians, because they were the Church of Christ. THE Church of Christ. It’s right there in the name. Seriously, that was their rationale.

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    Yulya Sevelova

    Looking up this Al Shannon in Kentucky. He does sound like a typical Southern fanatic preacher. If he is so certain most people born will wind up in hell, then he should lobby for diligent use of birth control, right ? As in why be born at all.

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    dale m.

    Be careful what you wish for others, Bruce. A wormhole through Space-Time is one way that just might happen. Theoretically, you WOULD be around to say “I TOLD YOU SO !” Let particle physics do its thing. Give living proof of an afterlife. Just not what evangelicals are going to wake up to. And yes. You’ll be there to wipe the smirk off their faces with “SO. YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD RUN AWAY FROM US ?!?”

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    Lacy Denise Teel

    Ah, yes. The good ole Church of Christ. The church my grandparents brought me to every summer-every Sunday and Wednesday evening. The one that said playing musical instruments during the service was a sin. Just monotone voices singing, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Just As I Am’ during the benediction were allowed, while my Baptist Church back home played music during most of the service. I also attended Catholic Mass in Latin, back in the day. Stand, sit, kneel. Stand, sit, kneel. “Mother Mary full of grace…”
    No wonder I was confused as to who was the path for eternal salvation. No wonder the reason why I questioned if any of them were accurate in their assessments of what is sinful and what is not. No wonder that today, I realize all of them are wrong and they are all full of horseshit.

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    Ah, to be so sure of being one of the Select Few True Christians and hanging out with your preferred Tribemates for Eternity. Bless their little hearts.

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    When I was in college there were Boston Church of Christ evangelists holding meetings and evangelizing people. I was in another campus fellowship and boy did I hate those guys, even though we weren’t so different. They believe that if you aren’t baptized in one of their churches, you aren’t saved. Kind of like how some Pentecostals don’t think you’re saved unless you speak in tongues. I think they do some more weird stuff like they have quotas of how many people you need to bring to meetings. If you don’t meet the quota they tell you you aren’t really Christian. So not a very nice denomination at all.

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    Brocken This Al Shannon is incorrect of his estimation of the number of professed Christians (Warning! Both preceding and succeeding comments are sarcastic) It is all too obvious that only a small fraction of the estimated 1 Billion Catholics are actually true Catholics. Also, This Al Shannon belongs to a heretical cult himself. This publication clearly indicates the false baptismal regeneration gospel of the Church of Christ and the obfuscation by the early founders of the Restoration Movement of the conflicts within the movement. All too often the state of Kentucky is the breeding ground of spurious religious movements where false doctrine and man-made revivals take place.

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