NASCAR champion Darrell Waltrip spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. last week where he warned the audience that they were going to hell if they didn't believe in Jesus.
Waltrip claimed that his life changed after he was in a car crash, noted the Christian Post.
"I realized that wreck knocked me conscience," said Waltrip. "It scared the hell out of me. I mean that literally. I realized, what if I had lost my life that day at Daytona? Would I have go to heaven or would I have gone to hell? I thought I was a good guy, but folks, let me tell you something: good guys go to hell."
"If you don't know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, if you don't have a relationship, if He's not the Master of your life, if you've never gotten on your knees and asked Him to forgive you of your sins, or if you are just a pretty good guy or a pretty good gal, you're going to go to hell," added Waltrip.
In his speech, President Obama reminded the crowd that "terrible deeds" have been committed in the name of Christianity.
"Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," said President Obama. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ."
President Obama's comments enraged some conservatives and Christians, noted US News, however, he was historically accurate, reported The Atlantic.
Sources: Christian Post, US News, The Atlantic
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