Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by backcase
What do you think your free ticket to heaven has given you? Pride. Enough pride to be okay with billions of people burning forever, enough to become
complacent. My views don't give me pride, they humble me. Your belief has no room for being humble, humble people don't feel self-righteous because
they think they're going to heaven and others aren't. Humble people care for everyone and aren't okay with anyone burning.
It sure is going to suck when a Christian mother has to live forever knowing that her atheist child is burning forever in hell. That doesn't seem
like a perfect heaven to me.
edit on 16-2-2013 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)
Nobody is okay with billions of people burning forever. First of all, hell is not a place where people will burn forever and ever. Christians try to
spread the Word of God with the intention of avoiding that exact thing. When we do that, most people do not accept it and automatically claim we are
cramming our beliefs down their throat, etc., etc. Then they say something like we are okay with billions of people burning.
A Christian should never feel self-righteous. They should never walk around feeling as though they are in the clear, and forever safe from temptation
of sin. That is the exact frame of mind which caused Peter to openly deny Jesus three times in one night. He was self-righteous, and he felt too
"safe". This left an opening for Satan to attack him with doubt. If any Christian is walking around with a self-righteous attitude, they are not a
For that matter, if someone is actually okay with the fact that some people will not make it to Heaven, not only are they not a true Christian, but
they need their head examined. If you have met someone who has that type of mindset, and claimed to be a Christian, then please do not let it affect
your view of God. He wants all of His children to go to Heaven. At the same time, He cannot allow sin to rise a second time after all is said and
If we can agree with the fact that human judges do not waver or make exceptions when it comes to abiding by the law, then why is it so hard to
understand the same thing must be true for the Creator of the universe? God cannot allow sin to go on forever. There has to be an end to it at one
point. He is allowing Satan's plans to fully come to fruition so the entire universe will be able to see that He is a just God, and that He has
rightly judged the father of lies and sin.
It is a very, very sad fact that many people will not make it to Heaven. The opportunity is open to everybody, everywhere. Every single person in
this world could go to Heaven, but some simply will not accept the love of Jesus Christ, and they push away the Holy Spirit to the point to where God
simply has to give them over to their own devices. They can still repent and be saved, but the Holy Spirit will no longer tug at their hearts until
they do so.
When Jesus comes to take His church back with Him to Heaven for the 1,000 years, those who were killed with the brightness of His coming will lie
asleep until the 1,000 years are over. During that time while we are in Heaven, all of life's questions will be answered. We will be taught the
reasons why certain loved ones will not share an eternity of peace and happiness with us. We will be given the time to fully understand everything,
and how and why it came about.
After the 1,000 years are up, God will bring Heaven down to the earth. The wicked dead will be resurrected at that point. Satan will deceive them
into trying to overtake the City of Heaven. When they try to do so, God will show them in panoramic view how the plan of Salvation was open to them
all, and how they willingly declined it. Then He will rain fire down from the sky (via massive volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes which will split
open the earth, releasing the oil under the ground which will be ignited by the lava), and they will all be killed- forever, this time. They will not
live forever and ever, conscious while they burn. They will simply die. At that point, every saved mother whose atheist son did not make it to
Heaven will already have known and understood for the past 1,000 years why and how their son was not saved.
This does not mean it will be easy for them when that day comes. The Bible specifically states God will wipe away the tears from their eyes. If they
were tears of joy, He would not bother wiping them away. Just like in this life, over time the wounds will heal.