It's always thrown out there that "anyone" can be saved if they just believe. What about people whose souls are already dead? The ones who are so smug and self-assured of their own salvation they've gone beyond believing into compliance. The ones who run around calling people "godless heathens" (an oxymoron, btw) or "pre-saved", so arrogant they just assume everyone is in a state beyond saving or just not saved yet, with absolutely no humility or grace. When the time comes for those people to be judged, won't their lack of humility and grace and their extreme hubris and arrogance be evidence that no matter how much they profess to believe, the truth is their hearts are already dead and they are beyond belief? Won't those actually be the first in line to not be saved, by their own self-absorbed notion that they had the authority to decide who was and wasn't saved in the first place? If the meek shall inherit the earth, and on the meek scale, they weigh in somewhere around Tyrannosaurus, where are they really going to go, if the faith they love to pay lip service to has any actual merit?
Answer by soyousay at 11:42 AM on Dec. 15, 2010
Answer by missanc at 8:55 AM on Dec. 15, 2010
Honestly, NP, I can't say, it's not for me to decide. I can not judge the kind of people you describe, it's not my place. All I know is that we all have enough to worry about with our own salvation (at least I do with mine) and while we can (and should) lovingly share our faith with others, I don't think name-calling and fear are the way to share God's love. If someone were yelling at me for the wrong they saw in my life, I would not see them as a very loving person. The commandment we were given by Jesus was to love each other, that's my goal. God is big enough to take care of the rest.
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