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Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
reply to post by loves a conspiricy
My point was that christianity seems to be teaching that good deeds towards fellow humans will be rewarded.
Or did you not feel like reading the OP.edit on 2-9-2011 by sk0rpi0n because: (no reason given)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
I read parts, i didnt read the bible quotes
Well if you hold that the Bible is inerrant, then what you're referring to is the "sheep and goat judgment" that takes place after the Tribulation. Jesus is addressing those that have come through the Tribulation, namely, the Jewish people
9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Not of works, LEST ANY MAN SHOULD boast.
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
[There is] THEREFORE now NO CONDEMNATION to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
The judgement you are referring to here has nothing to do with christians.
All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
The judgement you are referring to here has nothing to do with christians, since they will already have been caught up to meet the lord in the air at this time.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come INTO condemnation; but is PASSED FROM death unto life.
The short answer is that our focus should be on love, that is the truth of Christianity which results in better actions and salvation and that is not limited to people who call themselves christians.
Great. "Love".... but on whom? The Creator of this universe does not need your "love" Send your love to the needy....start with the tramp who begs you for your spare change.
You should live your life and try to make the world a better place for your being in it, whether or not you believe in god. If there is no god, you have lost nothing and will be remembered fondly by those you left behind. If there is a benevolent god, he will judge you on your merits and not just on whether or not you believed in him.