ANSWERS: 27
  • Nope, God forgives pretty much anyone who has not heard the word. Hell is reserved for enemies of God. Those who've heard the word and reject it. Check your scriptures, you'll see what I mean.
  • Yep, pretty much. The good thing about god is that he's heard all the excuses and he doesn't forgive any
  • Not at all. The scriptures speak of a resurrection of the good and the bad.
  • The Bible , doesn't teach of a hellfire ,, when we die we go to the grave ,, no torment , (Ecclesiastes 9:5) For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all, neither do they anymore have wages, because the remembrance of them has been forgotten. (Ecclesiastes 9:10) All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in She′ol, the place to which you are going.
  • How many sins could one possibly have on a deserted island for a lifetime......alone? Sins come from interaction between people.
  • if you didnt know about god and jesus' exsistance how would you know about satan and hell? hmmm
  • Good question.
  • If the Yahweh god did that to anyone I'd call him an evil douchebag.
  • Nope. I refuse to believe that he would turn away anyone unaware or misguided in knowledge of him.
  • In my view, and that is all it is of course, we are more than flesh, blood, bones and brain. There is a spiritual 'something' about us that extends beyond the physical realm, and if there is a spiritual world 'out there', beyond our earthly senses, we can know something of it, because part of it is already in us. Some of us (too many perhaps) are not interested in exercising that part of themselves, and centre their minds wholly on the business of living here, following earthly pursuits and pleasures. If you were indeed alone in the physical sense, you could(can) still find God, both in the natural world that you see and from the callings of your inner self. You may not have the same names for the One that you meet - don't the North American Indians call Him Grandfather'? - but you could still know him in some measure. As for 'Hell', this is a grievous twisting of the original teachings of scripture I think, a truth corrupted by men. There will be judgement, and a reward for wrong-doing which will be painful for the time, but in that retribution there is also redemption and recovery, for Good triumphs over Evil and Life over Death.
  • Well since hell doesn't exist you cannot be thrown into it. And since god doesn't exist he can't throw you there either!
  • NO ; In my opinion you would have died an INNOCENT and I believe that all innocents will end up with God or the Supreme Being/ Power ...
  • We are born sinners, so actually yes it would happen that way....even babies go to hell go figure.
  • No. The Catholic Church believes that those who die never hearing of Christ but have sought the truth and does the will of God as they understand it will be saved. This is based on Romans chapter 3: For it is not those who hear the law who are just in the sight of God; rather, those who observe the law will be justified. For when the Gentiles who do not have the law by nature observe the prescriptions of the law, they are a law for themselves even though they do not have the law. They show that the demands of the law are written in their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even defend them on the day when, according to my gospel, God will judge people's hidden works through Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:13-16) For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 1257-1261: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt2sect2.shtml#art1 With love in Christ.
  • No, because only those who have heard of Gods word and refuse to believe are punished.
  • I believe that God would judge you on how you lived your life if you never heard of Jesus. Those that have heard about and reject Christ Jesus as the Son of God knowingly send themselves to Hell.
  • are you asking the question in earnest or in jest?
  • Definition: The word “hell” is found in many Bible translations. In the same verses other translations read “the grave,” “the world of the dead,” and so forth. Other Bibles simply transliterate the original-language words that are sometimes rendered “hell”; that is, they express them with the letters of our alphabet but leave the words untranslated. What are those words? The Hebrew she’ohl′ and its Greek equivalent hai′des, which refer, not to an individual burial place, but to the common grave of dead mankind; also the Greek ge′en·na, which is used as a symbol of eternal destruction. However, both in Christendom and in many non-Christian religions it is taught that hell is a place inhabited by demons and where the wicked, after death, are punished (and some believe that this is with torment). Does the Bible indicate whether the dead experience pain? Eccl. 9:5, 10: “The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all . . . All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol,* the place to which you are going.” (If they are conscious of nothing, they obviously feel no pain.) (*“Sheol,” AS, RS, NE, JB; “the grave,” KJ, Kx; “hell,” Dy; “the world of the dead,” TEV.) Ps. 146:4: “His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; in that day his thoughts* do perish.” (*“Thoughts,” KJ, 145:4 in Dy; “schemes,” JB; “plans,” RS, TEV.) Does the Bible indicate that the soul survives the death of the body? Ezek. 18:4: “The soul* that is sinning—it itself will die.” (*“Soul,” KJ, Dy, RS, NE, Kx; “the man,” JB; “the person,” TEV.) “The concept of ‘soul,’ meaning a purely spiritual, immaterial reality, separate from the ‘body,’ . . . does not exist in the Bible.”—La Parole de Dieu (Paris, 1960), Georges Auzou, professor of Sacred Scripture, Rouen Seminary, France, p. 128. “Although the Hebrew word nefesh [in the Hebrew Scriptures] is frequently translated as ‘soul,’ it would be inaccurate to read into it a Greek meaning. Nefesh . . . is never conceived of as operating separately from the body. In the New Testament the Greek word psyche is often translated as ‘soul’ but again should not be readily understood to have the meaning the word had for the Greek philosophers. It usually means ‘life,’ or ‘vitality,’ or, at times, ‘the self.’”—The Encyclopedia Americana (1977), Vol. 25, p. 236. What sort of people go to the Bible hell? Does the Bible say that the wicked go to hell? Ps. 9:17, KJ: “The wicked shall be turned into hell,* and all the nations that forget God.” (*“Hell,” 9:18 in Dy; “death,” TEV; “the place of death,” Kx; “Sheol,” AS, RS, NE, JB, NW.) Does the Bible also say that upright people go to hell? Job 14:13, Dy: “[Job prayed:] Who will grant me this, that thou mayst protect me in hell,* and hide me till thy wrath pass, and appoint me a time when thou wilt remember me?” (God himself said that Job was “a man blameless and upright, fearing God and turning aside from bad.”—Job 1:8.) (*“The grave,” KJ; “the world of the dead,” TEV; “Sheol,” AS, RS, NE, JB, NW.) Acts 2:25-27, KJ: “David speaketh concerning him [Jesus Christ], . . . Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell,* neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” (The fact that God did not “leave” Jesus in hell implies that Jesus was in hell, or Hades, at least for a time, does it not?) (*“Hell,” Dy; “death,” NE; “the place of death,” Kx; “the world of the dead,” TEV; “Hades,” AS, RS, JB, NW.) Does anyone ever get out of the Bible hell? Rev. 20:13, 14, KJ: “The sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell* delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.” (So the dead will be delivered from hell. Notice also that hell is not the same as the lake of fire but will be cast into the lake of fire.) (*“Hell,” Dy, Kx; “the world of the dead,” TEV; “Hades,” NE, AS, RS, JB, NW.) Why is there confusion as to what the Bible says about hell? “Much confusion and misunderstanding has been caused through the early translators of the Bible persistently rendering the Hebrew Sheol and the Greek Hades and Gehenna by the word hell. The simple transliteration of these words by the translators of the revised editions of the Bible has not sufficed to appreciably clear up this confusion and misconception.”—The Encyclopedia Americana (1942), Vol. XIV, p. 81. Translators have allowed their personal beliefs to color their work instead of being consistent in their rendering of the original-language words. For example: (1) The King James Version rendered she’ohl′ as “hell,” “the grave,” and “the pit”; hai′des is therein rendered both “hell” and “grave”; ge′en·na is also translated “hell.” (2) Today’s English Version transliterates hai′des as “Hades” and also renders it as “hell” and “the world of the dead.” But besides rendering “hell” from hai′des it uses that same translation for ge′en·na. (3) The Jerusalem Bible transliterates hai′des six times, but in other passages it translates it as “hell” and as “the underworld.” It also translates ge′en·na as “hell,” as it does hai′des in two instances. Thus the exact meanings of the original-language words have been obscured. Is there eternal punishment for the wicked? Matt. 25:46, KJ: “These shall go away into everlasting punishment [“lopping off,” Int; Greek, ko′la·sin]: but the righteous into life eternal.” (The Emphatic Diaglott reads “cutting-off” instead of “punishment.” A footnote states: “Kolasin . . . is derived from kolazoo, which signifies, 1. To cut off; as lopping off branches of trees, to prune. 2. To restrain, to repress. . . . 3. To chastise, to punish. To cut off an individual from life, or society, or even to restrain, is esteemed as punishment;—hence has arisen this third metaphorical use of the word. The primary signification has been adopted, because it agrees better with the second member of the sentence, thus preserving the force and beauty of the antithesis. The righteous go to life, the wicked to the cutting off from life, or death. See 2 Thess. 1.9.”) 2 Thess. 1:9, RS: “They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction* and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.” (*“Eternal ruin,” NAB, NE; “lost eternally,” JB; “condemn them to eternal punishment,” Kx; “eternal punishment in destruction,” Dy.) Jude 7, KJ: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (The fire that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah ceased burning thousands of years ago. But the effect of that fire has been lasting; the cities have not been rebuilt. God’s judgment, however, was against not merely those cities but also their wicked inhabitants. What happened to them is a warning example. At Luke 17:29, Jesus says that they were “destroyed”; Jude 7 shows that the destruction was eternal.
  • The christians just make up some lame excuse about no knowledge being the same as acceptance.
  • Yes indeed, you would grow up a heathen not worthy of heaven. Don't you know you have to ask god or jesus to let you in? (lol)
  • the bible says we will know him by the beauty of nature, in other words our soul will know someone created nature and we would thank them, that is enough.
  • it all depends on what you believe in. i would say u dont always follow gods path to reach heaven.
  • the bible says everyone will have a chance to know god before they die. they will have in some way been told of god before their death.. god judges us on whats in our hearts and yes our actions..
  • +5 The word of God gives us the answer to this question but before I give you the scripture I have a question for you. You were not born on an Island and you know of Jesus. What have you done with this knowledge? Here is the answer from the 1st chapter of Romans... RO 1:18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. RO 1:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptil
  • No! You never lusted, told a lie, killed, or any of the other deadly sins.
  • I don't think you would go to hell because the only way to go to hell is to commit murrder. at least that's what I learned and I go to a Christian school.
  • Those are some pretty big 'if's'. First you would have to prove that wouldn't be Gods path for me. Second, asking where i came from and looking for answers would lead me to Him.

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