Being Christian doesn't assure you of going to heaven, you need to accept Jesus as your savior, and ask for forgiveness, you go through Jesus to get too god.. John 3:16 - for god so loved the world that he sent his one and only song that whoever believes in him shall not parish but have everlasting life! Jesus was real he is in history, more than 500 people saw him die on the cross, and then come back to life, he worked miracles! Don't listen to other that say he is not real, either they are mad at him, or way to determined to prove god isnt real, and there is no reason for it. Cause he is. Life would be impossible without god, people really think this world and everything happened by chance.. Does anyone know what the chance is that the universe was even formed, very tiny chance, not even realistic. But god said let there be light, he spoke out the words and everything was made. God gives everyone a chance. And i strongly suggest you worship god and jesus, you never know when the second coming of jesus will be! God Bless!
All unsaved WILL go to hell, but just because you call yourself "christian" doesn't mean you're saved, I bet there's many saved people who have never heard the team "christian". . . .. . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . . .. . . . .
Without the blood of Jesus Christ there is no remission of sins. The only way to Heaven is to trust in the blood of Jesus Christ. For by Grace are ye saved through Faith and that not of yourselves. It is the free gift of God, Not of works; lest anyone should boast.
First, let's define what a "Christian" is.
Is a person who believes in the dead and resurrection of Jesus Christ, that his sacrifice is enough for us to be saved. This person follows God's word and shows God's love. This person is a new creature and will not do anything contrary to God's wishes.
That is a true Christian, a person who accepted the gift of Salvation, a person who does not receive Him, rejects Him, His love and sacrifice. A person who does not receive Him is not a christian no matter whether he goes to a christian church or not, whether he is a good person or a bad person. This person will burn in hell, (we all deserve to burn in hell, but Christians have accepted His gift of salvation and therefore will not burn in hell). Also, people going to hell are not being "punished" they just pay for the consequences of their decisions.
If god is really all loving, then why would god put those who supposedly offended him? I've heard that a pope forgave a person who tried to kill him. Attempted murder will have been like offending the pope. However, the pope forgave this man. If even a pope forgives those who offends him/her, why won't the almighty god do so?
1. Those in hell are unconscious and so cannot feel pain.
Ecclesiastes 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.”
2. Souls are not immortal since they can die and the punishment for sin is death, not eternal torment.
Ezekiel 18:4 - “The soul that is sinning—it itself will die."
3. Good people go to hell. Even Jesus was in hell. Why? He was perfect and never sinned. Because hell is just grave where the dead are.
Acts 2:25-27 - "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.”
4. Eternal torment would violate God’s justice. When the first man, Adam, sinned, God told him that his punishment would simply be to pass out of existence: “Dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:19) God would have been lying if he were actually sending Adam to a fiery hell.
5. Bible hell is not eternal since it delivers up the dead. What does that mean? Resurrection. The dead will leave grave. Also, hell and lake of fire are mentioned as two different places. Hell (grave) is thrown in the lake of fire which the Bible teaches means the second death, or eternal destruction. Hell is thrown in the lake of fire meaning people won't have to die anymore.
Revelation 20:13, 14 - “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."
6. God does not even contemplate eternal torment. The idea that he would punish people in hellfire is contrary to the Bible’s teaching that “God is love.” (1 John 4:8; Jeremiah 7:31).
I was taught that God= Eternal Father, loving, forgiving. God loves everyone. So why would he cast any good person to Hell? What happens to those in countries where they don't have the luxury of learning s out God? Check Matthew 7:21-23. Jesus does not care what we believe, as long as we live loving, good, moral lives- something that Atheists and those of other religions are perfectly capable of.
It's just another name for the Freemasons who were the ones that were in charge of Protecting Jesus Christ until the day that he would be put on the cross. So everyone who says the Illuminati is a Satanist group is wrong. The Illuminati and the Freemasons religious than every christian alive today. They are if anything the only reason Jesus wasn't murdered way before he was put on the cross by the greedy and power hungry kings of his day. Sorry about talking about something completely different but ya.
But most real Christians - i.e. those that live in the real world not the straw men put up as those representing Christianity - don't actually believe in a metaphysical place called 'hell'. Indeed - we have not done so for several hundred years. Basically - hell is the state you're in when you live in the absence of God's love. Dan's visions of firepits etc do not reflect mainstream Christian thinking and never have done. I grant you - there are some very stubborn and Christian factions that do believe that all non-believers are destined for eternal damnation but they also adopt a rather Jewish/Islamic distinction between 'us' and 'them' - the clean and the unclean - the righteous and the infidel - which shows that they have misunderstood the whole point of the Christian faith. We are all broken. We are all sinners. Christians are simply those that recognise this. So no - non-believers aren't going to hell.
When you stop breathing you can still get into heaven. That’s right, even if you don’t believe in God, you can enter the pearly gates, as long as you’re a good person.
To my conservative Christian friends: Please don’t send your angry emails to me. I’m just your humble messenger. Send them to the pope. That’s right, The Pope! He’s the one who said it, in an open letter published on page one of an Italian newspaper — big news that’s getting play all over the place.
Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven
Pope Francis says atheists can do good and go to heaven too!
“You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith,” Pope Francis wrote. “I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart.
“Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.”
In other words, if you don’t believe in God, He still believes in you. Or to put it in a more earthly way: no harm no foul.
In fact, many of them believe that even if you devoutly believe in God, even if you devote your life to helping the poor and infirmed, if you don’t accept Jesus as your lord and savior, you’ll be taking the express train south when you die.
Let’s say a serial killer, seconds before they put the needle in his arm at San Quentin, honestly and truly accepts Jesus. He goes to heaven but a Jew or a Muslim or a Hindu or a Buddhist who has done many good things here on earth — but does not accept Jesus as his savior – goes to hell?
While the pope’s take on this issue simply won’t do for a lot of born again Christians, many of whom aren’t crazy about Catholics in the first place, for some atheists, it’s pretty much a non-issue.
They don’t believe in God and so they don’t believe in heaven and so they couldn’t care less.
But Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, was more upbeat. “I gather from this statement that his view of the world’s religious and philosophical diversity is expanding,” he said. “While humanists have been saying for years that one can be good without a god, hearing this from the leader of the Catholic Church is quite heartening.”
A note of caution to any atheist out there who may actually be looking forward to someday saying hi to Saint Peter: There’s a good chance the pope’s Jay Carney will be out with a statement any second now that begins.
I am a Christian but I see everyone equal no matter what religion they are.
I say no because Why would god create us to live on this planet just to kill us off. That would mean he created the universe and made all the living creatures that inhabit Earth just to send them to hell for not believing he existed. It would be a mass genocide.