• It isn't that you will be damned if you don't believe in Jesus, Christians believe that Jesus is the only way to salvation and all those who do not follow him are counted as followers of the devil and will be treated as such. It is also believed that before the second coming of Jesus there will be an accounting, when all the pure people will be taken and after this time there will be a period for any person to believe before the final judgement, all that is necessary for entry to heaven is belief in Jesus and to be truthfully repentant of any sins. This almost garantees entry to heaven in my belief.
    • mugwort
      How do you reconcile the fact that Jews believe in the Shema. ie the LORD is one with the trinity?
  • Your damned if you do...and damned if you don't. Your looking for an excuse to make you feel special that you got a guaranteed seat in heaven. Well you don't. Religion is so technicle and at times very extremely outdated to be apply'd to our times. Though they are the foundations of our society and they teach of good morals. Everyone has the potential of being a sinner, even you.
  • John 3:16-17 explain the purpose for the Son’s coming into the world was not condemnation, but Salvation. John 3:16-17 "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."
  • What do you care if you don't believe the gospels anyway? Damned means blocked from progression. You can't progress in the gospel if you don't believe or practice the principles.
  • Because every religion has to have some sort of punishment imagined for anyone who doesn't believe the religion, or else there is no motivation to spread the religion to other people, and it will fade away with time.
  • Jude, wrote: “Beloved ones, though I was making every effort to write you about the salvation we hold in common, I found it necessary to write you to exhort you to put up a hard fight for the faith. Why did Jude write this? Because he knew that individual Christians could still lose the salvation they hold in common. He went on to say: “I desire to remind you that Jehovah, although he saved a people the Israelites out of the land of Egypt, afterwards destroyed those not showing faith.” Jude 5 Jude’s warning would be pointless if Christians did not face a danger similar to that of those Israelites. Jude was not questioning the value of Jesus’ sacrifice. That sacrifice has saved us from Adamic sin, and Jesus will protect those who exercise faith in him.
  • I'm glad that you asked that question. Let's start off with God's purpose for mankind it's found in Genesis God created man he told Adam and Eve have children and take care of the Earth. And Adam and Eve went out and I ate the fruit that symbolized rebellion to God and the trouble of the world began. Well God's purpose was for mankind to live have children take care of the Earth and to enjoy themselves they didn't have any rules whatsoever except don't make your own rules ask God if it's okay. Then along came the devil and said come on let's go on up to the heavens and make our home with the gods we shall become like the most high and then God kicked him in his demons out of heaven for saying it but that lie is still taught in the churches today.. Now straight to the answer Jesus came to Earth to reiterate the goal that God has for you to live in perfect health without an unnatural end to your life for as long as you want to live in a nice healthy clean planet with good people and enjoy yourself. Well there are those people out there that are seeking to destroy the Earth to poison their fellow man with drugs to behave sexually like at the lower life forms and spread disease all around on the planet Earth the goal being to kill as many people as you can kill. Well friend that's not the purpose of Jesus Christ or God for your life. So here's what the Bible says is going to happen to you don't be afraid of men who can only kill your body and then can do nothing more after that rather be in fear of the god that after he kills you can destroy what's left of you in hell or lake of fire. That's where damnation comes in! Instead of going off to live and enjoy yourself and take care of your fellow human being in your planet you go stand over there with all those clowns that want to do those things that kills the planet Earth and kills their fellow human being. And over there on the left with that big sign says damnation! God humanely kills everybody over there and throws their body in the fire where it is completely destroyed and no memory ever remains of you. And my friend that is where the story ends forever

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