Does it matter whether we believe in GOD or not, as long as we try hard to help

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  1. snigdhal profile image59
    snigdhalposted 6 years ago

    Does it matter whether we believe in GOD or not, as long as we try hard to help and not hurt others?

    Does GOD require his believers to adulate him ? Or is it enough to just be a good human being to be accepted and loved by HIM ?

  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image57
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    Being good will not get you into heaven. In fact, it is impossible to be good. "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one."  (Romans 3:10)

    "And Jesus said unto him, Why call me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." (Mark 10:18)

    Salvation is not obtained through works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians
    2:9).

    We cannot earn God's love. He loved us first. "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

    God requires nothing of us. He has given us free choice. "I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live." (Deuterotomy 30:19)

    If you choose life, you will "adulate" God through worship and praise, not because He requires it but because you love Him and know Him through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  3. cloverleaffarm profile image75
    cloverleaffarmposted 6 years ago

    Whether we believe in God, or what God we believe in is not important. The important thing is to treat others kindly.  It is more important to be a good human being than to quote, or adulate God.

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    what or who you believe in is irrelevant. what you do is what matters. as the saying goes "actions speak louder then words".

  5. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    If God is real, then I couldn't imagine him refusing to accept those who led great lives just because they didn't believe. That one thing can't be the deciding factor if there are plenty of things to outweigh it and if it is the deciding factor it would go to show that he is not a loving god. I'm not a God believer but my husband is. He fully believes he will see me in his afterlife. Personally we each love and accept people in our lives that do not do things exactly the way we want them to. As long as a person is good and doesn't expect more than they are willing to give then I would say it is a pretty good relationship be it a spouse or a relationship with a god.

  6. Darrell Roberts profile image75
    Darrell Robertsposted 6 years ago

    I think that it does matter if we believe in God or not, and I tink it matters which God we believe in as well.  I think that it is great to not harm any one and to do your best to be a caring and kind person.  However, if the God that the person believes in has certain scriptures to follow then that is what the person should be doing. 
    I do not look at it as God needing us to adulate him, I look at it as God wanting things done a certin way as we should act according to his will based on the scriptures.  Otherwise what is the point of the prophets, avatars, sages, incarnations etc.
    I think that God loves all His children both good and "bad" and He wants them all to find their way home.

    Best wishes.

 
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