You say it sort of like Billy Tem. B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. Living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Single. Getting up there in years, born 1.2.60. Ex high school math teacher, ex lot of things.
My novels Amanda's War, Warrior Girls, Single Moms, and Queen of Shadows are only slightly religious. Skool Dayz is a little more religious than those, but it's not preachy or all that didactic. All of my other books deal with Christianity.
Christianity is very simple in some ways. John 1.1-14 says Jesus created the universe. If John 1.1-14 is true - and those of us who are Christians say it is true - then you can certainly trust what God / Jesus is saying in John 15.6 - Those who do not abide in Jesus are like sticks given to the flames. At the Last Judgment, Revelation 20.12-15, one is judged, and then one is either admitted into heaven or else one is tossed into a lake of fire. Matthew 25. 31-46 is another famous scripture dealing with the Last Judgment, dealing with heaven and hell. The above scriptures would have to be classified as Easy-To-Understand Scriptures. But then Christianity can also be complex. 1 Corinthians 11. 27 says it is a terrible sin to celebrate the Eucharist in an unworthy manner. If you are in a church which celebrates the Eucharist with people who make no secret that they are often Sabbath violators - with people who make no secret that they labor or who buy or sell on the Sabbath - then do you celebrate the Eucharist in an unworthy manner? Some Christians might consider this an easy question. Others might say it is tough question. St. Paul is very clear in scriptures like Ephesians 5.5 and 1 Corinthians 6.9-10 and 2 Thess 1.8. These are easy-to-understand scriptures. So, do you celebrate the Eucharist in an unworthy manner if...
So much depends on finding this Church which Christ founded on a rock, recall Matthew 16.13-19. So much depends on getting this Divine Law / new covenant - recall Matthew 26.28 and Jeremiah 31.31-34 - written on one's heart. You don't want to be deluded and insist you are in God's True Church when in fact you are in some worthless fallen church which leads people to perdition! You don't want to be delusional and insist you have God's law written on your heart when it is not written on your heart. 2 Thess 2 deals with strong delusion and the Antichrist.