1. Just wondering why you didn’t question him on any of his statements, i.e. his argument that he wouldn’t say who was going to go to heaven or hell, the concept that anyone who would say, jesus is Lord” that anyone who says that is a believer. In the bible there are very specific reasons for someone to obtain salvation, become a child of God, who is going to heaven and hell,etc.

    1. Hi Deb. Thank you for this comment.

      At this point in my career as an interviewer (that is, very early on!) I don’t feel the need to question my interviewees on every detail. My aim when I interview someone is to let them tell their story. I guess I didn’t find any of Sy Garte’s perspective to be unbiblical. He could have possibly been more precise in his language (as we all could!), but I don’t think that his statement about not knowing who is going to heaven or hell was meant as a doctrinal statement, but rather as a statement that only God can really judge that for each individual. The Bible obviously gives direct criteria on this issue (e.g. believe in your heart and confess with your mouth; Romans 10:9), and I would never deny that.

      To be clear, I absolutely believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and that is inerrant. So I completely understand your concern here. If a guest of mine were to say that Jesus was not divine, I would certainly correct them. If they denied the Trinity, I would also correct that. However, on many other topics there is a wide range of views among different Christian denominations, and I’m personally interested in exploring them, even if I don’t completely agree with them. I think that there is something good to be found in many different denominational perspectives, and so my interview style reflects this idea.

      I hope this helps to give some insight into my approach. Thank you again for checking out the interview and taking the time to comment! I appreciate it.

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