Hotdog question: You have to understand, God's not a big hot dog guy. Now twinkies, that would be a different issue! Interesting little conundrum
you've got there, though. I think you have to ask, though, does God eat, which I would assume would be no. If He had to eat, that would mean he is
mortal -- must eat = need to process energy; no eat, no energy, no God. So He could create a hotdog so big that not even God could finish eating it
all with just one molecule of hotdog (I'd love
to see the chemical structure of that molecule!)
A man in a secluded village far from civilization dies, he's a good and decent human being but has no contact with the word of Christ, or any
religion for that matter. Does he go to hell or heaven?
Heh, wierd, was just talking about this very thing with a friend over dinner before I was able to alleviate my ATS craving. There is a passage in
Peter that kind of answers this. I'm not sure where it is, I just caught it for the first time a few days ago and have to go find it again. It says,
though, that after Christ ascended, the people from the Flood were judged and 8 were found worthy to come to the Kingdom. Though they knew nothing of
Christ, and had been condemned to die in the flood, there was salvation for 8 of them through Christ. I can't say I know how that works or anything,
just that it's there.
Slightly different situation to the above, he HAS heard the word and the influence of other religions but he's not a very religious man. Yet,
the person is still a good person in society. Does he go to heaven or hell?
This one's a lot easier to answer. It is stated that if you know, God wants you to be hot or cold; He despises luke warmness. By knowing all about
religion and the like, but not being very
religious, he is being lukewarm. However, at the same time, if he believes in Christ as his Savior
and salvation, he's forgiven for that. But on the other hand, not being very religious, he may not confess his sins to God...Or even reach out and
take the gift of salvation. So it depends on the qualifier of "very", I suppose.
Oh yeah, also, what the heck do I know, I just found that passage in Peter for the first time the other day, and I'm trying to come across as knowing
what I'm talking about