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A question for theists

ournamestoolong
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8/18/2009 3:56:38 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
This is a question for any theist that believes in Hell. (Or a variation of it)

What is your requirement for avoiding Hell? If it is something like trusting Jesus, how much do you have to trust Him? Can you assign a numerical value to it? Is it arbitrary?

I just want a few answers.
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TheSkeptic
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8/24/2009 12:37:18 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/23/2009 11:12:56 PM, KeithKroeger91 wrote:
You have to belive in Jesus as your personel savior.

I know I'm not a theist, but when I was one this is the same thought I had (and it hasn't really changed since then).
Alex
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8/24/2009 12:47:19 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
Accept Jesus as your personal savior. That is the main constant among all Christian churches.

There are some variations, such as some believe you must live fully for Jesus avoiding sin at all costs, some believe you must ask for forgiveness when you sin and your covered.

Also things like getting baptized.
Why kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?
DATCMOTO
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8/24/2009 8:40:40 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 8/18/2009 3:56:38 PM, ournamestoolong wrote:
This is a question for any theist that believes in Hell. (Or a variation of it)

What is your requirement for avoiding Hell? If it is something like trusting Jesus, how much do you have to trust Him? Can you assign a numerical value to it? Is it arbitrary?

I just want a few answers.

The 'thief on the cross' is THE example of how to get into eternal life:

First he accepts that Christ is innocent and that he is guilty: "we deserve to be here but this man is innocent "
He then asks to be recognized: " remember me when you enter your Kingdom "
And He recieves a promise: (and possibly the most beautiful sentence in the Bible) " this very day you will be with Me in paradise "

Consider: That guy was never baptised, probably never prayed, never spoke in tongues etc etc.. He accepted who Chist was (by revelation) asked to forgiven and accepted Christs promise.
The Cross.. the Cross.