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Christians ...what the bible says about non-believers?

So, ...i am (as you say) a non-believer. I am Pagan and i recently read a Christians point of view about Wiccans and Pagans based on scriptures from the bible. I am hoping that I can get other Christians point of views. This will be followed up by other questions that i will post later, due to the fact that there are several scriptures and (as we all know) it can all be interpreted differently.

What does this mean to you? I am not asking for a break down of the story. I'm asking for your understand of the words provided here, straight from the bible.

"Assuredly I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 8:10-12)

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (6)
  • I think it is really important to remember that Jesus is not talking about non-believers, but non-Jews. He is saying that gentiles will get into heaven before the Jews. Because salvation is a matter of faith, not ethnicity.

    So, it is not saying that non-believers will get into heaven and believers will go to hell. It is simply saying to God's chosen people that they too, need to put their faith in the Messiah or else other people will enter heaven and they won't.

    "What's more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would accept the Gentiles, too, on the basis of their faith. God promised this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, "All nations will be blessed through you." Gal. 3:8
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 4:46 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • that those with no faith will be send into the corrupt worls with no hope
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • if you accept God as creator of all things and His son Jesus as your sacrifice and follow bible principal to the best of your ability(because God knows we're not perfect) you will continue to live on in His paradise. sons of the kingdom refers to non believers of God and His word, doing what they think is right and not going by what God says is right. religion is such a touchy subject and those closed minded will misinterpret alot, not only someone's questions but the true meaning of being christian. you have to remember(if you believe the devil exists) that all things evil or wicked are by satan's actions, meaning death, diseases, immorality, greed, lust, and false prophets. the devil is crafty and can cause many to be easily mislead. the bottom line is this everyone needs God in there life and as long as they follow Gods word loyally, God will save you from eternal death. i respect all religions and will never put 1 down!!!!
    ladyd6280

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 4:09 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Just fyi
    the particular Christian whose point of view i was reading intrepted this scripture to mean that there will be many Christians who will go to Hell and there will be other who are not Christian that find a place in Heaven.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:09 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • It is very important to read this in context as well. Cin mom explained it well...
    This passage you speak of is from the story of the Centurion who was asking for help for a man paralyzed at home. Jesus offered to go to the home to heal the man but the Centurion said no, he chose to have great faith and believe that Jesus could just say the word and the servant be healed He didn't need to see Jesus go there, He just wanted Him to speak the word and so He did and the servant was healed that very our... Jesus was amazed at this man's faith.. its the kind of faith we all should have to believe in Him. There are many who don't and those are the ones being cast into hell fire. This man understood authority and power and believed Jesus had that . This passage when read in context is actually talking about power and authority and healing and faith. It is those that walk in that ,that will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven :-)
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 5:24 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • But wasn't that man ...wasn't he Roman, ...wouldn't that make him Pagan?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

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