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Featured "Oh. So you're saying my Mother is in hell?"

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by Kenyon Ledford, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. ☦Marius☦

    ☦Marius☦ Orthodox Hillbilly Supporter

    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    Hell is not a place it's a state of being. All people will end up in the same place eternally with some being in torment while others are in paradise. How is this? Those that commune either Christ and love Christ will be made part of him spiritually, therefore his power will be ours. That is why we will sit on thrones and rule with him as sons of God.

    "Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust"

    Those that reject Christ will be foreign to his power, and its very presence will burn them. Not because it is meant to torture them, but because they have rejected life and love and peace itself. For eternity it will be right in front of them, but unable to grasp it. The burning will be their burning desire for peace, but they will not find it. That is true torment.

    The sinner condemns himself is what I am saying. Christ merely judges us on the decision we've already made. The plea bargain was struck for our restoration. We can either accept it or deny it.
  2. Basil the Great

    Basil the Great Well-Known Member Supporter

    Some people believe that everyone is given a last chance by God at the moment of death. Perhaps such a chance is only given to kind and loving souls who have not yet accepted Jesus? The bottom line is that we do not know. There is nothing in Scripture that says God does not offer a last chance to souls as they die. While we cannot assume that such will happen, neither should we deny the possibility of this.
  3. RDKirk

    RDKirk Alien, Pilgrim, and Sojourner Supporter

    That would come from a misuse of the word "witness."

    Leviticus 5 defines "witness" as that which someone has seen or heard first-hand.

    None of us can give witness to the position of anyone after death.

    So the answer to that question is always, for several reason, "I don't know."

    Evangelism is telling people what Jesus did for them.

    Witnessing is telling people what Jesus did for you.
  4. Blade

    Blade Veteran Supporter

    Simple..truth. If one rejected Christ they are lost for ever. But.. I am not like most. I believe its far easier to get saved then lost. Why you ask? Well MAN is the one that says MOST will be lost..not God. See Jesus said "if you were blind you would have no sin. You say you see your sin remains" MOST are blind. And then God see the heart.. and then sees from before birth till death. We judge based on a moment in time.

    And we never see them alone in the dark.. crying.. saying GOD I am sorry.. for who so ever calls on the name of the lord shall be saved.
  5. Monk Brendan

    Monk Brendan Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    Melkite Catholic
    Nowhere does the Bible say to accept Christ in one's heart.
  6. ChristianGirl_96

    ChristianGirl_96 Active Member

    United Kingdom
    In Relationship
    This is my response “I’m sorry are you the Holy Spirit”?
    “Thank you very much”

    I’ve had a lot of comments from strangers over the years. Usually I don’t engage with them but sometimes I come up with a quick witted comeback or remark if I am alone.
  7. miamited

    miamited Ted Supporter

    United States
    Hi kenyon,

    It's always good to use God's truth to answer questions about God. If someone were to ask me that question, I'd say that I didn't know their mother and have no way of knowing her standing before God when she died. I would then ask to show him something. I'd open up the Scriptures to the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ and ask him to read 20:12-15 out loud. I would then ask him, "Is your mother's name written in the Book of Life? He's likely to say that he doesn't know and I would agree that I don't know either. If he answers no, then I would confirm that on the day of God's judgment, then she would be cast away from God. If he answers yes, or I hope so, then I would say that it is good that he has such confidence.

    I would then follow up and tell him that God doesn't ask us to be like our mothers or fathers, but like His Son. We, each one of us individually, can make the choice to love God or not. I'm confident that after the day of God's judgment that pretty much everyone who receives God's promise of eternal life with Him will have a lot of relatives that aren't standing by their side. Mothers, fathers, sons and daughters will be missing.

    God bless,
    In Christ, ted
  8. W2L

    W2L Well-Known Member

    Revelation 3:20 New King James Version (NKJV)
    20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
  9. Messerve

    Messerve Well-Known Member

    United States
    If they're going to heaven, why does the Catholic church baptize them? I'm not saying I agree with that... Just making a point. I think Presbyterians do that as well, and possibly others. Though the Protestant churches don't see it as an act of salvation but more of statement of salvation (of course, the baby hasn't made a personal decision for Christ yet, which is why I disagree with it).
  10. Neogaia777

    Neogaia777 Apprentice Supporter

    Did she have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ...?
  11. Justified112

    Justified112 Well-Known Member

    United States
    The Bible is clear on the matter. If you reject Jesus in this life, if you fail to get saved, you will go to Hell. It is not a convenient truth, but it is the truth. Nothing served by being afraid to tell the truth, even if it is not what people want to hear. It may offend someone, but I would rather offend someone with the truth, than deceive them. In fact, such a conversation opens up the opportunity to share the Gospel.
  12. Grumman Tomcat

    Grumman Tomcat The LORD is my Pilot Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    United States
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