A Christian once said to me that if he was wrong in believing in God, there was no consequences for believing, he would just die. But if someone was wrong in not believing in God, he would pay with his or her eternal life because he or she did not believe. I found that to be an interesting statement. How could it even work, to believe in God "just in case" the Christians are right? I mean, if God knows our hearts, He knows you are only covering your ass. I tend to find statements like this to be desperate....to get people to convert. But what good does it do if you haven't really convinced their heart? What do you think?
Answer by Freela at 10:50 AM on Nov. 26, 2010
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Answer by Bugbait at 8:52 AM on Nov. 26, 2010
I don't know if there are consequences for not believing. I believe because I truly believe.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:42 AM on Nov. 26, 2010
It all depends on what kind of Christian you. For me it's not like that. I believe because I want to, not because I feel like if I don't there might be consequences. I can say that now, but it has not always been the case. I really believe that fear needs to not be used to strong arm people into believing. God is loving and caring, but we are told the only way into heaven is through believing in Jesus. All of the other works (deeds, intentions, etc) will not get you in. But, I do believe that your works can keep you out. I don't think it's something where you can say please forgive me once and then live however and still go to Heaven. Words are not the key, acceptance and then lifestyle, for me, are the keys.
Answer by scout_mom at 9:59 AM on Nov. 26, 2010
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