I admit this is a rhetorical question. My bil passed away Sunday morning and right at the moment of death, he raised both his arms the way a baby would for his mom or dad to pick him up, then he smiled and just slipped away. The heart and lung lines went flat simultaneously, which the nurse said was highly unusual.
I know he never 'asked' to be saved, but he knew that as a human, he needed a savior to redeem him and that Jesus Christ, the son of God was that redeemer.
So, without the sinner's prayer, do you think he was still saved? If not, what was the vision he saw and reacted to all about? He was unconscious until that moment. I know he never 'accepted Jesus' but was a loving and giving man who was born a jew and came to joyous knowledge of the Lord as an adult. So many say that you have to accept Christ. How does this mesh?
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Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:18 AM on Jul. 22, 2009
First Jesus died for all of are sins and all he ask is for us to say this Romans 10:9,10 "...If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." and we will be saved that's all you have to do to be saved also being saved alone does not make you safe to enter heaven... This bible says in John 3:5 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. So you have to do these things to enter into the Kingdom of God... :) Hope this helped
Answer by hinson7169 at 12:28 AM on Jul. 22, 2009
This is something I speak about very rarely, but I'm compelled to say so here. Someone close to me was gay. He was rejected by most of his family and even his church. Because of that, he was angry with God and stopped having a relationship with him. On his death bed, after days of not speaking, he said, "Do you hear that? Do you hear that?" Everyone thought he was just hallucinating, but then he said, "The trumpets, can you hear them? It's so beautiful." And that was said with his dying breath. That man, who was cast from his church and who in turn rejected God, is in Heaven. No one can tell me otherwise. So, I hope this helps put you at ease. God knows us. =)
*I ask that anyone who disagrees, just this once, please hold your tongue in regards to what I've written. Thank you.*
Answer by KelleyP77 at 2:02 AM on Jul. 22, 2009
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