Someone killed most of a family of people who were not Christians and who never professed faith in Jesus. Years later, on his deathbed, the murderer confessed his deeds and accepted Christ as His Savior. How would you respond to this comment by a surviving member of the family: "So, according to you Christians, my whole family is destined for final punishment, while the person who murdered them now has the promise of heaven? Is that what your religion teaches?"
(This was taken from our study last week, and I still don't have an answer. )
Answer by teamquinn at 6:22 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
I don'teven know what to say to this. But God knows all and he will reap what he sewed! God has a tender heart for those who have suffered greatly so hope and happy thoughts are with the family. But, they had a chance and you are supposed to live your life like it is the last day. If they knew the word of God and didn't want to accept it, then as mean as this is, we cant do anything. God gives all His blessings to us, its our decision whether or not we take them in or leave them be.
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Answer by Necie11 at 2:32 PM on Jul. 19, 2009
My answer would be that I personally do not believe that our only chance to be reconciled with God is during our Earthly lives. I believe everyone, even after death, is given that chance.
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