Christopher Hitchens Knew what a True Christian Is

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My deepest condolences to the Hitchens family at their time of loss of husband, father, brother, friend; Christopher Hitchens died on December 15th, 2011 from complications brought on by cancer. Though the melancholy as time goes by lessens it never fully dissipates. Our hope then must be beyond our meager means. We need to look to God for it is through His mercy and love we get peace. Knowing that through Christ Jesus, God gave to us His love.

It deeply saddens me that to my limited knowledge Christopher Hitchens continued to reject his Creator’s gift of salvation, our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Christopher Hitchens knew how to be saved from eternal death as during an interview when asked about what is a true Christian he stated:

“I would say that if you don’t believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and
Messiah, and that he rose again from the dead and by his sacrifice our sins are
forgiven, you’re really not in any meaningful sense a Christian.”

Quote from Christopher Hitchens from “Portland Monthly Magazine”

With Christopher Hitchens knowing what a true Christian is, it brings to me hope that Hitchens just prior to his final moments of life on this earth be it expressed out loud or not, could have accepted Christ Jesus as his Christ and Messiah. My desire is that Christopher Hitchens prior to his death did accept Christ Jesus as his savior.

I will not know Christopher Hitchens’ choice until my time on this earth ends. One thing however I do know is that at this time Christopher Hitchens either if he chose to accept Christ Jesus as his savior or not now more than ever wants you to accept Christ Jesus as your savior.


  1. Hitchens knew religion isn’t God. Hitchens knew that being Muslim, Jewish, Mormon, etc. meant religious acts. Hitchens’ knowing that Christ Jesus was against religion and that He died to fully pay our debt of sin, knew that religious acts and working for salvation had no part of being a true Christian.
    “Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God.” Hebrews 9:27 Good News Translation
    Thus, no matter if Hitchens accepted Christ Jesus as full payment for his sins or not, Hitchens now wants you to accept Christ Jesus as your savior so that you will not go to Hell.

  2. this is the most ridiculous thing i’ve ever heard. He also knew what it meant to be a true muslim, jew, mormon, etc. what makes you think that he would change his mind at the last moment? and assuming he had (which I sincerely doubt), what makes you confident enough to assert that he “wants you to accept Christ Jesus as your savior?”

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