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Old 04-30-2007, 09:46 PM
 
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atheist? or people with beliefs other than Christian??
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Christians who downgrade,insult, and belittle other Christians. Really tears me up the way some of these religion forums go about their "evangelizing". Don't know how they think they are pleasing God. Everytime someone starts one that I think I will be interested in, a few posts down the war begins. I think I will not post in them anymore. Just wanted to post here, before it gets nasty
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:07 PM
 
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[quote=ducksburg;649729]atheist? or people with beliefs other than Christian??[/QUOTE

Neither..there is only one way for all of us, christians, included.

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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unexpected answer,ahh,thank yall
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Maine
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atheist? or people with beliefs other than Christian??
C.S. Lewis once wrote something like this:

The Christian knows more than the Jew.
The Jew knows more than the pagan.
The pagan knows more than the atheist.
And the mildly religious man knows less than any of them.

But whenever someone asks me who I think is going to hell, I've found it's always best to look in the mirror first. Helps to keep things in perspective.

Look at it like this: No one is going to hell who doesn't deserve it, and no one is going to heaven who does.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:17 PM
 
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atheist? or people with beliefs other than Christian??
Whoever is an evil person whether they be athiest, Hindu, Christian, Jew doesn't matter. One's ability to go to Hell has nothing to do with what you do or don't believe. Now one's ability to go to Heaven; that's another story.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Anywhere but here!
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Christians who downgrade,insult, and belittle other Christians. Really tears me up the way some of these religion forums go about their "evangelizing". Don't know how they think they are pleasing God. Everytime someone starts one that I think I will be interested in, a few posts down the war begins. I think I will not post in them anymore. Just wanted to post here, before it gets nasty
Blue62, I agree whole heartedly with you about the trouble makers. However, please do not let the trolls turn you off from sharing with us! You have had some great posts and I would really hate to see you back down because of a couple of trouble makers It is BECAUSE of them that we really need more like YOU!

As for the OP...well, the only answer I have for you will most likely cause a stir. It is not my intention to offend or start a war...but since you asked I will give my answer!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He hae His ONLY begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should NOT perish, but have everlasting life!

That's pretty much all there is to the answer! Whether atheist or other religions...if you do not believe in Jesus (which in order to believe in Jesus, you would have to believe in GOD!), it is written that you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
In context:
John 3:16-18 (King James Version)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

I hope this helps!

Last edited by kawgpz550; 05-01-2007 at 01:55 AM.. Reason: To boldface the last verse
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:57 AM
 
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To add a little more FYI, personally, from what the Bible teaches, I also believe that the Jews will ALSO inherit God's Kingdom...even though they do not believe that Jesus was the true Messiah. It is written that the Jews are also God's people and that anyone that messes with them will suffer.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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To add a little more FYI, personally, from what the Bible teaches, I also believe that the Jews will ALSO inherit God's Kingdom...even though they do not believe that Jesus was the true Messiah. It is written that the Jews are also God's people and that anyone that messes with them will suffer.
Well, now I'm confused. Not because I haven't heard this before. I have, many times. But, it always begs the question, how can one state that the only way a person can be saved, is by believing in Jesus, asking him to be your saviour, (i.e. believing he is the Messiah)? Then, turn around and making an entirely different statement "that the Jews will also inherit God's Kingdom, even though they do not believe that Jesus was the true Messiah"? I'm not picking on you, Kawpgz. Like I said, I've heard this preached and taught before, but it doesn't quite compute. Going by this premise, is sounds like our Jewish friends have a nice little loophole! The Bible states that "all have sinned", so how is it that one group of people get a "get out of jail, free", card? This is totally contradictory.
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:17 AM
 
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An ever burning hell is not biblical. There are three "hells" in NT: the grave, tartaroo (hell for "bad" angels) and armageddon.
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