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If Jesus said that the evildoer nest to him will be in paradice why should anyone believe that today's evil people will go to hell?

What's the difference between that man and todays? Why do people think that you will go to hell for the smallest infraction and yet Jesus promised paradice to this non-believing "evil" man?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Because the thief on the cross acknowledged who Jesus was,and that he (the thief) wasn't worthy of forgiveness,but he asked Jesus for it anyway. Which, Jesus gave Him,and saved his soul right there. That's the difference. A person has to acknowledge Jesus,and repent of their sins, and ask Jesus into their hearts as their Savior. THAT is the difference!
    stvmen88

    Answer by stvmen88 at 6:43 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • I believe it says that Satan will once again be released on earth and the whole thing will start all over again. If that's true, I'd rather not stick around. The definition of hell is shallow grave. People think it's some fire place because people didn't have a place to bury their dead so they threw them in a fire pit to burn them and call it "hell".

    legalmommy101

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 7:17 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • We are all sinners and the thief on the cross was no different. His faith in Jesus is the difference
    MicahsMom612

    Answer by MicahsMom612 at 7:39 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • cause he accepted god as his savior but if you don't and reject him that verse is not true and it really didn't say that all sinners would not be with god but the ones that reject him and are left to live with satan instead. it boogles my mind how when they meet god they can reject him but it's said that a lot will. we don't call it hell but other darkness where there will be no joy or happiness but misery and sadness. who wants to live for eternity like that. maybe in hell or other darkness they can ask for forgiveness after they tired of living with satan. maybe? we won't know till we get there.
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 8:40 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • You forgot to mention the other thief that cursed Jesus and Jesus did not tell HIM he would be in paradise:-) So it is all in who we say that Jesus is:-) Jesus is a madman, or prophet or God. He claimed to be God and those are the only three answers we can come to a logical conclusion on......we can say he was mad, we can call him a prophet (which he did not claim to be) or he is the great I AM......
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • stvmen got it on the nail.
    Praying

    Answer by Praying at 12:28 AM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Maybe because God knows a person's real heart and the "evil-doer" was just breaking some rule imposed by the main religous idea, and not God's laws.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:59 AM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • First answer really does explain this one. It is clear that is what the story tells us. This isn't just a confusing verse open to interpretation....it is a pretty clearly defined story. Believe it or not, but the story is clear. The one thief acknowledged Jesus.
    BJoan

    Answer by BJoan at 2:02 PM on Mar. 7, 2009

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