posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 10:45 AM
Originally posted by junior_smith
Christianity doesn't work for me for many reasons but the one particular reason is the following:
if there is a perfectly good atheist, who has a perfect life he does nothing bad, he won't go to heaven
but a mass murderer who beggs forgiveness, by saying hail-mary's or whatever, can go to heaven; even though he was a horrible person and may still be
a horrible person
please help me out if i am wrong, this is what my friendas paster said to him after he asked his paster about the above.
thx for any help
[edit on 7-8-2004 by junior_smith]
First, let me ask you: Why do you think anyone's going to heaven? Why have the two resurrections if people are going off to heaven, or as many
If a person studies the Scriptures seriously, it shows a completely different doctrine than what is popular and taught mainstream. It shows that all
of mankind -- the atheist as well as the justified -- will go to sheol. Sheol is a dimension. In sheol there is no thought, no memory, no praising,
nothing. This is why Yahushua the messiah refers to it as "sleep." There is no awareness of anything. In my study of it I can give you my opinion
of what it's like. If you have ever had surgery where they put you to sleep, that would be about what it's like. You're knocked out one minute,
then you're awake the next. You may have been sleeping for hours under the anesthesia, but you have no awareness of it.
If you also study what a human being consists of, it will help you gain an understanding of what is going to be brought back in the resurrection. In
the 2nd resurrection, which is the general resurrection, all of mankind will have a chance to know Yahweh -- even the atheist.