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Protest in Heaven: On the judgment day.

Updated on December 4, 2012

You have lived so righteously as you belief is right and acceptable in the sight of your God. You have worked so hard not to be found wanting on the judgment day when you shall stand before God to give an account of all your activities on earth. You followed your scripture as you understood and you were confident that you got it right just as the founder of your religious sect assured you. Then what will stop you from entering into the promised paradise after you have done all you belief is right?

Someone said, “When I get to heaven on the judgment day, God shall ask me, ‘why must I let you in?’ I shall answer, because ‘I am saved by the blood of the lamb.’ Then God will open the gates and let me in.” The speaker above claimed, it is a waste of time for us to narrate how well or bad we have been or to give any account because it won’t be necessary because Jesus did all that for us. He based his fact on the ground that nobody is perfect so if we depend on our perfection then we shall not make it. Then if he is right that nobody is perfect then nobody is righteous and we are all sinners for it is said, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God that whosoever belief in his name will not perish but have an everlasting life.” What need for Judgment if God knows that we are all sinners and we can’t perfect ourselves?

The main interest here is not on the above theory of the event on the expected Judgment but on the various religions and religious sect since it is said that one God will judge all man. Then on what bases will God judge a Catholic, Pentecostal, Jehovah’s witness, protestant, Muslim, Hindus, atheists, Mystics, among others when they all lived rightly according to their various beliefs. Just as my journey with an unborn child revealed, are they all right or is it only a specific religious sect that is right.

Some people claimed that the devil rebelled against God and that may be little compare to what may happen on the judgment day when many may be found wanting despite that they followed their chosen religion to the fullest and felt assured that they will make it to heaven only for them to be rejected at the gate because they did not follow the right sect. Many people are already ready to lead the protest if they should be denied the heavenly paradise just by their belief/doctrines and not by their works. Just imagine how you will feel if you were rejected for being a protestant or Catholic or witness or Pentecostal despite that you were a Christian.

It will be a big disappointment. But let us also remember that many people had died before the various religions were established and such people must also be judged since all must face judgment by an “unchanging God” whose laws and requirement for righteousness, some people claimed, changes. The point still remains that all claims are based on faith but like Mahatma Gandhi said, “God has no religion.”


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      davidkaluge 5 years ago

      Thanks once again for your comment. I remember that someone said, "Man created God" that is to say that we have different views of God/heaven/hell as we think it is right. About N-D-E it can be wonderful because most people see what relates to their belief. For instance a pagan will see something different. In Africa some people claim to see their forefathers and stuffs like that. So its like a mind thing.

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      someonewhoknows 5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Consider the Idea that we all create our own version of what we think heaven is or should be rather than dogmatically believe what we are told heaven is without ever experiencing heaven as some individuals who have had a Near Death Experience N - D - E !

      Also,consider those who don't believe in life after death or life before birth for that matter for the very same reason.

      Some of whom have had an N - D - E experience about Hell.

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      davidkaluge 5 years ago

      I agree with you that people select their religion as it appeals to them and religious wars are as a result of intolerance. The point is that some people think that others won't make it to heaven or where ever just because such people don't belong to their religion.

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      someonewhoknows 5 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Different Religions appeal to different people for different reasons .

      In my opinion whatever anyone calls their Supreme being it's all the same despite what we may think to the contrary.

      The only difference may be what beliefs we have about that supreme being.

      Most religions have much in common. It's the differences that cause people to choose one over another or traditional dogma in some cases passed down from father or mother to son or daughter.

      We have had wars over religion as a result of a lack of tolerance .