So if you don't have time to ask for your forgiveness do you go to hell? Can your God forgive you and accept you into heaven even if you didn't get a chance to ask for him to forgive?
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Boy now that is a funny way to look at it, but yeah, that would be depressing - almost as though God was limited by us.
Whatever salvation is, it is the work of God not man. That much is clear to me. We can already see what happens when men get into the salvation business. There is no end to the soteriological chaos.
Good, biblical answer.
Mitch... Well said. I agree fully.
My question is.
What if a murderer is about to get executed by the law and he repents the moment before his death.
Does he go to hell?
What if he didn't actually mean it, would God know?
Also why is the Devil always the bad guy? He torments the evil
Amen! Jesus Christ is Grace! ... and His Blood is enough! Thank You Jesus Christ for Your Love. Great Answer! Cling to Him, our King!
alex-shiels, He would not go to hell, if in his heart he truly repented AND accepted the saving work of Christ. Ye, God would know, as you can not fool Him. The Devil is always the bad guy because it is his nature to deceive.
Hi Aguasilver... The way I see it sin is sin. The liar is no better than the thief and the adulterer is no better than the one who harbors envy. It was all paid for the same way, by the blood of Christ...right?
JN: If He gives us "a measure of faith," Rm 12:3 & He "looks @ the heart," (I Sam 16:7), would He not know what our intent was going to be before death? U r rt, we must "stand before the judgment seat of Christ" & the "final decision" is HIS
I will say this. MY life without God was empty. It was as if I thirsted for something yet was never satified but when God entered my life he filled that void and I could not imagine not having Him present. What is hell to me...seperation from God.
jonnycomelately,I do not believe in a hell for humans. I have read and written about the connection between the Lake of Fire in Revelation and the Pits of Fire of Egyptian mythology.I used only translations of primary sources. Interesting results.
I believe that hell is everlasting loss of immortality, the end of life, eternal loss of salvation. Ellana, hell is "separation from God" as you said.
This statement is well said.
In regards to hell and those who refuse to accept Christ, I have a hub on the subject which is relevant to this discussion. "Blank Spots in the Gospel of Christ". I don't mean to promote my hubs, but feel it is relevant.
Paul, a chosen vessel, wrote Rm 7:18-25; 8!
THANK GOD for HIS "GRACE & MERCY!"
New MERCIES DAILY for we sin, DAILY!
Well if thats what you believe then you are going to keep sinning, but as for me i don't sin anymore because I'm dead to sin and alive to God in union with Christ Jesus. Romans 6:11
It's in HIS WORD! U don't BELIEVE HIS WORD? Even "our thoughts" can be sin!
As humans, Gal 5:17! Not that we do deliberately, but we are human & U no "the flesh wars against the spirit," so why say "I don't sin?"
Rm 6:11"thk that way," but Ga
We will always do right and wrong things wither you born again or not, but sin is a nature that you were born with, so no matter how much good you do you would still be a sinner, but when you give your life to Christ, now you have his nature rd 1jh 3
Precisely! We ALL sin but not deliberately for we have the DESIRE to be like Christ! Why Paul wrote Rm 7:18-25;8! Why JESUS died & gave us GRACE & MERCY! Why HE looks @ the heart & KNOWS our DESIRE! Why Rm 8:1! We are "Righteous by FAITH
Romans 7 he talks about how he struggled with sin but this was before he recieved Christ, but if you read on down to chp 8 he says how he been set free from the law of sin and death. So he showed us in 7 how he was without Christ, 8 on how he is w/C
Amen!! I tell you this was such a good question which allow us to search and find more answers to be ready for such a day when He soon to come. Be Blessed
Gerald 710 I see your point but truly none of us are without sin. That's why we needed a Savior. I'd actually argue that all of us have an evil nature (that's the flesh) but once you're saved you try your best to be led by the Holy spirit.
A nature without sin read 1john 3:1-9 and tell me what you think
Love it Shepherd 48. I said an out loud amen to this!