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For instance, the persistence of belief in a particular religion is naturally aided if that religion teaches that God punishes disbelief. Such a religion tends to survive if the threatened punishment is sufficiently awful. In contrast, a religion would have trouble keeping converts in line if it taught that infidels are subject after death to only a brief spell of mild discomfort, after which they join the faithful in eternal bliss.
So it is natural that in traditional Christianity and Islam, disbelief became the ultimate crime, and Hell the ultimate torture chamber.
Originally posted by melatonin
Why is disbelief the ultimate crime?
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Originally posted by JesusisTruth
Now if he searches the hearts, why do we question so fast? Just trust in him, he knows everything and he is the only just judger.
remember, believers like me believe that grace is the only reason why we are good, without which we would be evil deprived of grace.
He knows every heart he created, so I trust all who make it will ect..
Hell is a place that we want to be in, and its our choice. one of his true children will not go to this place. Its a state of soul of that of hitlers or such, completely deprived of grace, a place of hatred of God.
We will see at the judgement seat. Guys, this is going to be the most amazing moment at the end of time, every life will be reviewed before the entire world, every grace rejected or recieved will be show to the world, our sins, Gods judgement, the secret meetings of government who creat wars and unjustly fool the world. Its going to be amazing.
Originally posted by NowAmFound
The reason disbelief is so important is because it blocks acquisition of our inheritance: salvation. If you don't know the gift is there you won't accept it.