If you, a non-believer know certainly that you are going to die the next minute.

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  1. rLcasaLme profile image70
    rLcasaLmeposted 6 years ago

    If you, a non-believer know certainly that you are going to die the next minute...........?

    If you, a non-believer know certainly that you are going to die the next minute (maybe from illness or accident), would you reconsider surrendering yourself to God? or would you still rather just die in unbelief?

  2. John Sarkis profile image83
    John Sarkisposted 6 years ago

    I'm a Christian, so I cannot answer that question...

    There are many out there whom do not believe in any supernatural entity and will never change their minds about the way they feel.  I don' t think it matters whether you know you're going to die or not?...  If it's in a person's nature not to believe, then so be it...  Religion is a personal choice.  In the case of Christianity, it's about the relationship between you and God via his only begotten  Son: our Lord Jesus Christ...

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    Cranfordjsposted 6 years ago

    I can't help but read between the lines of your question. Are you asking, now that I'm dying, would I repent  in order to be safe than sorry? With that said, who do you repent to? Jesus, Allah, Zeus? No I wouldn't. It would be like saying, now that you're dying, would you like to play a scratch off ticket in order to get in to heaven?

  4. billdowis profile image61
    billdowisposted 6 years ago

    Your question is very ambiguous. Everyone believes in something and many people believe in some form of God.

    When someone is dying they continue to believe what they have always believed. There is no magical moment when they say, "I like egg salad even though I hated it all my life."

    I am assuming you are asking this from a "Christian" perspective, because only "Christians" ask these kinds of questions. As a Christian I believe that it is this kind of behavior that turns people away from the teachings of Jesus.

    I also believe it is not our job to "save" people from damnation. That is God's job and he did it with his son Jesus.

  5. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    why the heck would i seriously. the question in itself makes no sense . how could i surrender myself to something that doesn't exist. unlike most people, there have been a few times when i thought i was really going to die but do to common sense, brass balls and being just crazy enough to not care, i have survived and i now do quite well for myself and my family.

  6. georgethegent profile image60
    georgethegentposted 6 years ago

    I'm sorry, I have no choice - there is no god, never has been. I would have to die wearing an honest face and knowing the honest truth rather than praying to a lie.

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    Vladi Dorfmanposted 6 years ago

    I would rather die in unbelief, however silly the word unbelief sounds like.

    I wouldn't be able to get any comfort from this awkward decision in this last minute of my life, knowing that I "surrendered" myself just to fool myself into believing the over-glorified visions of heaven.
    This is a hypocrite's decision, something I cannot conform to.

  8. bethaniiann profile image58
    bethaniiannposted 6 years ago

    Firstly, I must explain that I am not a "Christian", but I am a "spiritual" person. I have read many of the "Holy Books" and I believe that there is a "higher power" so my answer may not be the type of answer you are looking for.

    I read the Book of Mormon with a friend of mine so we could better understand a girl that we were friends with. While I was reading it, I came across an interesting passage that stated that when we die, EVERYONE goes to Heaven. The only thing is that there are different levels of that plane of existence. The level of Heaven you go to depends on your behavior as a Christian being. And if you never accepted the Holy Ghost in your living days, you were given the option of Repentance and the love of GOD. If you denied it, you stayed in the lowest level of Heaven.

    I thought that this was a much nicer way to look at things, rather than the comparison of Heaven vs Hell and have thought of this way ever since.

    As for your question to a "non-believer", I don't think that's a very fair question to ask. Reason being, a "non-believer" may not know if they would reconsider until they had a reason to.

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    Emily Sparksposted 6 years ago

    I hope no one dies in unbelief!  If you die without Christ, you will go to Hell.  Hell is a real place.  A place "of outer darkness".  A place "of weeping and gnashing of teeth."  A place "where the fire is not quenched."  Please check out my profile and hubs for more information!

 
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