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i have a questions for christians...

Okay..so all it takes is you asking Jesus into your heart and thats your ticket to heaven, right? So what happens for example...you become a non believer. What if when you were a kid you were saved then you decide to go in another direction..being another religion or just not believing.

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shay1130

Asked by shay1130 at 8:57 AM on Jun. 26, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • You can always come back, our god is a forgivng god.
    Stefono

    Answer by Stefono at 9:00 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • i'm not God..but if all it takes is belief, then i'd assume when that belief becomes null and void, so does eternal life. just guessing- i mean, why wouldn't it? it sounds pretty simple. why would someone who no longer believed..even care where they ended up? its not possible to care whether you die and get separated from God, and not believe in Him at the same time. ludicrous..or just fishing for xtians to misstep on their answering?
    maybe someone more awake can answer soon.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:04 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • that is not all you have to do. you have to truely believe he is true....and also repent. which means to leave your old sinful ways. now the Lord knows we are not perfect and we are going to make mistakes but he is asking us to try our best. and when we mess up to come to him and talk to him about it. much like a child would a parent. i do believe once saved always saved....just because later in life you rebel or turn away from the Lord that does not make you any less his. is is similar to a rebelious teen ager that thinks they know everything. but eventually they will grow out of it and like their parents again. does that make sence?
    sweetestkitten

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 9:04 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Even as a Christian, I don't believe that "asking Jesus into your heart" is a "ticket to heaven". I'm a Christian (Universalist) who believes in the universal "salvation" of all mankind - that we are all children of God, loved by Him, destined to return to Him. I don't believe there's any way to lose this "salvation"or His favor, and I believe all religions/paths are inspired by the same Source, and just offer different ways of relating to It based on our different understandings/perceptions. So I believe all religions offer ways of relating to and understanding the Divine, even in their differences. I believe its more important to cultivate one's human-ness (love, compassion, etc - that potential instilled in us all by God we see realized in people Jesus or the Buddha) or spirituality than it is to follow doctrine/dogma of any particular faith.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:05 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • No, praying is NOT the ticket to heaven. You have to prove you are good-hearted by helping the less fortunate, being kind-hearted, honest etc. You don't have to believe in God to save your soul. God loves everybody and even if you don't believe in him, he believes in you. If you are a good person, your soul is saved.
    A good person who doesn't believe in God is more likely to go to heaven than someone who goes to church every Sunday but is not the way God would like us all to be.
    pipermomofash

    Answer by pipermomofash at 9:05 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • i was assuming in your query, you died in chosen-disbelief.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:05 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • No, praying is NOT the ticket to heaven. You have to prove you are good-hearted by helping the less fortunate, being kind-hearted, honest etc. You don't have to believe in God to save your soul. God loves everybody and even if you don't believe in him, he believes in you. If you are a good person, your soul is saved.
    A good person who doesn't believe in God is more likely to go to heaven than someone who goes to church every Sunday but is not the way God would like us all to be.




    good works with out salvation mean nothing. the Bible says so....and going to church every sunday does not make you a good Christian. because when the service is over and everyone goes home and you are behind close doors or no longer in the public eye. how do the majority or church goes act when they are not being watched? i am not saying all but i experienced this first hand with my ex. church = good guy home=dope headed jerk.
    sweetestkitten

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 9:11 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Read Hebrews chapters 6 and 10. If you have a chain reference Bible, read the corresponding passages for the answer to your question from God Himself.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:11 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • piper..what?? can you tell me where scripture says you don't have to believe in God, of that simply good people are saved. or do you not believe in scripture, either?
    Ephesians 2:8–9 (NASB)
    ''For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of YOURSELVES, it is the gift of God;
    NOT as a result of WORKS, so that no one may boast.''
    sorry, op..didn't mean to jump your post.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:13 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • I do believe that you have to ask Jesus into your heart in order to be saved. I believe that salvation is the only way to gain eternal life in Heaven. However, I also believe that we must repent of our sins, and strive to do the right thing (even when the right thing is hardest) in order to get to heaven. That being said, I also do not believe that good works alone can ever get us into heaven!
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 9:14 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

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