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American church historian Martin Marty wrote: "Hell has disappeared. And no one noticed."
“For liberal Protestants," writes Webster, "hell began to fade in the nineteenth century along with Calvinism's stern and predestining God. Today hell is theology's H-word, a subject too trite for serious scholarship. One survey of evangelical seminary students revealed that:
“Nearly half - 46 percent - felt preaching about hell to unbelievers is in poor taste.
“Worse yet, three out of every ten self-professed born again people surveyed believe good people will go to heaven when they die - even if they've never followed Christ.
“One in every ten evangelicals say they believe the concept of sin is outmoded.”
Only 59 percent of Americans believe in hell, compared with 74 percent who believe in heaven, according to surveys from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
Research from Barna Associates shows that only 32 percent of adults see hell as "an actual place of torment and suffering where people's souls go after death."