I had the privilege this week of attending the third day of Holy Week Services at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. For more than two decades, this church has welcomed churches and members of all denominations to its campus to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (see story at https://baptistandreflector.org/lebanon-churches-rally-around-the-cross-and-jesus/).
I’ve been a Baptist all my life and I know some Baptists think we’re the only ones who will be in heaven. And, of course, every other denomination has folks who believe the same thing.
My theory is that those folks are wrong. We may not drink the same flavor of Kool-Aid, but I believe that any Christian, regardless of denomination, who has confessed their sins, repented, and accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, will be in heaven.
As I sat in the sanctuary of Cumberland Presbyterian Church that day, I was worshiping alongside Nazarenes, Methodists, Church of Christ, Cumberland Presbyterians, Baptists and Lutherans. I got chills singing “Are You Washed in the Blood?” and “The Old Rugged Cross” with other Christians.
At that moment, it didn’t matter what denomination we belonged to. We were praising our Risen Savior. That is what heaven will look like. B&R