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Do people go to hell if they have never heard about Jesus?

Asked by: Buddhist_Boy
  • Assuming hell is real, yes

    The bible teaches that Jesus died so we could go to heaven and you must accept Jesus to accept the gift of heaven. "No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Logically, that means that if you haven't accepted Jesus than you go to hell. If you haven't heard of Jesus you can't accept him. If you haven't been "saved" you are unclean and thus God cannot allow you near him. This is simply assuming that the bible is correct and heaven and hell exist to begin with.

  • No, absolutely not

    I believe that everyone deserves a chance and that everyone will get one in the next life if they haven't heard about Christ. There is no place in the Bible that says that they won't get a chance, which shows that teachings they they won't are made up. If this were true, that would be contradictory to the nature of God.

  • Jesus' Words Speak for Themselves

    Technically my answer is yes and no depending on the person who died. (This is an argument based on the Christian Bible.)

    -Every person is different.-
    "A good tree bears good fruit. A bad tree bears bad fruit. Therefore, a tree can be told by its fruit therein."

    -His words were spoken before there was anyone referred to as a "Christian", and this wasn't even a title that the followers of Jesus chose for themselves. The Romans chose the term "Christians" to identify Jesus' followers and those attaching themselves to the teachings of Jesus, but not until after Jesus' crucifixion on the cross.)He spoke words of eternal life, redemption, salvation, and defense of "the truth", to everyday Jewish people, priests, Pharisees, Saducees, Samaritans, a prostitute, a thief on a cross next to him, a crippled begger, a blind man, a Roman Centurion, Pontius Pilot, the loved ones of Lazarus(who was raised from the dead),12 Jewish apostles, Saul(Later Paul), Satan, and God himself(The Father), and many others making statements that should stand as "100% true" if he is/was the "Son of God, the Righteous Judge of ALL men".

    Jesus' Own Words:
    -"By the measure you forgive, so shall you be forgiven."
    Who shall be forgiven? (A healthy reminder that "Christians" by name didn't exist yet). Answer: Apparently anyone who is forgiving according to his own words.

    "By the measure you are merciful, so shall mercy be shown unto you by my Father in Heaven." Who shall recieve mercy from God? (Still no "Christians" by name exist yet.) Answer: Apparently anyone who is merciful according to his own words.

  • Jesus' Words Speak for Themselves

    Technically my answer is yes and no depending on the person who died. (This is an argument based on the Christian Bible.)

    -Every person is different.-
    "A good tree bears good fruit. A bad tree bears bad fruit. Therefore, a tree can be told by its fruit therein."

    -His words were spoken before there was anyone referred to as a "Christian", and this wasn't even a title that the followers of Jesus chose for themselves. The Romans chose the term "Christians" to identify Jesus' followers and those attaching themselves to the teachings of Jesus, but not until after Jesus' crucifixion on the cross.)He spoke words of eternal life, redemption, salvation, and defense of "the truth", to everyday Jewish people, priests, Pharisees, Saducees, Samaritans, a prostitute, a thief on a cross next to him, a crippled begger, a blind man, a Roman Centurion, Pontius Pilot, the loved ones of Lazarus(who was raised from the dead),12 Jewish apostles, Saul(Later Paul), Satan, and God himself(The Father), and many others making statements that should stand as "100% true" if he is/was the "Son of God, the Righteous Judge of ALL men".

    Jesus' Own Words:
    -"By the measure you forgive, so shall you be forgiven."
    Who shall be forgiven? (A healthy reminder that "Christians" by name didn't exist yet). Answer: Apparently anyone who is forgiving according to his own words.

    "By the measure you are merciful, so shall mercy be shown unto you by my Father in Heaven." Who shall recieve mercy from God? (Still no "Christians" by name exist yet.) Answer: Apparently anyone who is merciful according to his own words.

  • Of course not:

    This is a short answer because the bible is so clear about it. God specifically states that he is a fair judge, and he will judge everyone fairly. So if you never heard of Jesus he could not fairly judge you. It's a very simple question, with an even more simplistic answer.

  • God is merciful

    Everyone is judged accordinf to their own knowledge. If a person refuses to learn about jesus because he is scared/atheist then he is basically giving up his heavenly reward. If a person is genuinely seeking to learn about jesus and its impossible because he is stranded on an island and has no one to teach him then jesus will look at his heart and see how earnestly he wanted to know about him and will have mercy on him. At judgement day everyone will stand before god and he will judge them and hell say to the first person "i've given you many chances to learn about me and you refused, sorry." But to the second person " i know you have been seeking me from your heart and was unable to do it, so i will forgive you. Come into heaven." Surely these 2 people can not be judged the same because after all god is a merciful and JUST god and it wouldnt be justice to sentence them both.


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