If You Are Not Christian Why Would You Go To Hell?

November 7, 2009
By Ally_Yang PLATINUM, Smyrna, Tennessee
Ally_Yang PLATINUM, Smyrna, Tennessee
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I think that even if you are not christian,you will make it in heaven! How do we know if what the bible says is true? We don't really have a reliable source for that. And just because you are not a follower does not? mean you are not his children.If God truly created us equally, in some way, why would there need to be a reason for going to hell or to heaven? In god's eyes we are his children,and nothing can change that.You shouldn't always trust something you read. I mean how do we know that they are hiding the truth from us with this bible?? How do we know it's not all made up?

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I was answering a question on Youtube about this particular topic. It kind of raged me into writing this.

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on Aug. 18 2014 at 8:53 pm
Pookie16 BRONZE, Olathe, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't be an idiot." - Michael Scott, The Office

I'm wondering about your belief in the trinity (that God manifests Himself as three beings). . . how does that make sense? To me, it sounds a little egotistical of Him, and that doesn't sound like God. It also kind of reminds me of Zeus, a ficticious god that the Greeks created, from their own imaginations, to explain the goings-on of the world. Basically, with the idea of the trinity, it feels like God just parades around, doing whatever He wants to make Himself seem almighty and all-powerful; when I read a description of the trinity, I feel like a play-thing of the universe. My idea of God, and Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, is different. I believe this: they are three separate beings; God is our Heavenly Father, the father of our spirits; Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten son of Heavenly Father; we were all in heaven with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ before we came to earth, but we didn't have a body; Heavenly Father wished us to become like Him, so he presented a Plan of Salvation to us, creating a way for us to return to Him with our own bodies; this plan required a Savior, to die for our sins, for we would be imperfect; Satan (or Lucifer) had a plan as well, which was that he would be the "savior" and make us all return to Heavenly Father; Jesus offered to be the willing sacrifice and allow us to have a choice of whether or not we will try to return to Heavenly Father; there was a war in heaven and 1/3 of the heavenly host followed Satan when he was cast out; the rest of us agreed to come here and live our lives as Heavenly Father wanted us to, in order to return to Him. The Holy Spirit, or the Holy Ghost, is His spirit, sent here to comfort and guide us. Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings, all of whom love us. I do not profess to know all the mysteries of God (that would be dumb), but I know what I believe, and I have felt that it is true.   

on Aug. 18 2014 at 8:39 pm
Pookie16 BRONZE, Olathe, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't be an idiot." - Michael Scott, The Office

It is true that all are God's children, and he loves them all, but that doesn't just give us a free pass into heaven. And we do know that there is heaven and hell, because we know that there is God and the devil. No unclean thing can dwell with God, so. . . they have to have somewhere to go, right? Like a good parent, our Heavenly Father wants us to learn and grow and make it back to Him, and that won't happen if we don't get to experience life here on earth. That means that we will all make mistakes; none of us are perfect. If God is a just god (and he has to be, otherwise he would be a ficticious being brought about by the imaginations of mankind), then he must judge justly, and that means that according to our actions, we will be judged; if we do whatever the heck we want on earth, but expect to get into heaven, we will be sorely disappointed. By default, in order to be fair and just, God can't bring us to live with Him if we have not tried our very best to live worthily of that glory. And he has informed us, and commanded us, that the best way to live worthily of his presence, the only way to get to heaven, is to believe in Him and Jesus Christ, and live the way they would want us to. That is to say, follow their examples of living righteously. Because of the different translations and interpretations that have influenced the bible through the years, the bible does have incorrect things printed in it, and there are many different versions of the bible; it's hard to find the one that is the most truthful. But I believe that God will let you know if what you're reading is true, and if you don't know, then you can always ask Him. 

on Aug. 16 2014 at 7:21 am
Niyaroo PLATINUM, Colonial Beach, Virginia
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that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (‭John‬ ‭3‬:‭15-18, 36‬ NKJV) hear the word of god, believe, repent, confess that Jesus is the son of god, and be baptized (1 Peter 3:21)(immersed in water) and remain faithful ( Revelation 2:10) and you'll be saved and go to heaven. If you choose not to do so, then, yes, you WILL go to hell "And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. (‭Revelation‬ ‭20‬:‭12-15‬ NKJV)" but understand god doesn't want anyone to go to hell "The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (‭II Peter‬ ‭3‬:‭9‬ NKJV)"

on Jul. 5 2014 at 1:08 pm
booklover1234567 SILVER, Augusta, Maine
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I believe in God, because there is no way, that there isn't something bigger than all of us. Coincidences are not just that. They are God's way of telling us something.

on May. 26 2014 at 6:37 pm
JesusandHisLawyers SILVER, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"who the fuck has a favorite personal quote what does that even mean" - me, just now.

Personally, I don't believe in the existence of a God OR of an afterlife. But, even faced with stone cold proof of God's existence, I still don't think I would be able to make myself follow a religion so stictly against my personal beliefs about ethics and morals. I guess I'll see y'all in Hell. 

on May. 23 2014 at 8:35 pm
LoveMuchHateLess SILVER, Fort Myers, Florida
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Hi, Ally_Yang. I could argue all day in favor of the Bible, but I think the better way to answer it to share why we Christians  believe what we believe. I just thought I'd share.  1. We believe that God is the all-powerful Creator of the universe. Including mankind. 2. As our Creator, He can do as He pleases with His creation. Which means us. 3. Satan, the Devil, was once Lucifer, a cherub. Not a cupid in a diaper. A powerful, beautiful being of God's own design and purposed for God's service. 4. Satan rebelled. He though he could do God's job, and he deluded himself into thinking that he, a creation, could overpower his Creator. This was the first lie in the universe. He fooled one third of the angels into believing his lie. 5. God punished Satan and the rebellious angels by casting them from heaven. They are currently roaming the earth today, as they were in the time of Adam and Eve. 6. When God created Adam and Eve, He gave them Eden to live in. They were to care for the garden. God visited the garden often. 7. Only one thing was forbidden to them: eating of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  8. God put the tree there to give mankind a choice: love and obey Him, or act as if we knew better and in so doing oppose Him. The angels in heaven had only seen heaven and God's glory. They had had no concept of what disobedience could lead to before Satan rebelled. To give man some context, God warned Adam and Eve that if they ate of the tree, they would die. * I should mention the meaning of death. There are two kinds:  bodily and spiritual.  Bodily death is a separation of the soul from the body. Spiritual death is the separation of the soul from God. 9. When Adam and Eve ate of the tree, they sinned. God is holy. Holiness means that anything unholy cannot be tolerated. Because sin is unholy, and sin now stained Adam and Eve, their souls were separated from God. They were spiritually dead. 10. Genesis 3:15. God promised to send a Deliverer, Someone to reconcile humankind's dead souls to Him. You see, because we inherited a sinful nature from Adam and Eve, we cannot reconcile ourselves to God. Our sin speaks louder than our good deeds ever will. 11. MOST IMPORTANT. Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He is God. God is one God; He expressess Himself to us in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. Jesus, God the Son, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life (Because He is God, He has no sin.), and died on a cross. 12. His death was the retribution for mankind's sin. By taking our sin on Himself, Jesus became the sacrifice to end all sacrifices. He rose to new life on the third day after His death. 13. To be saved, one must simpy confess by mouth that Christ is Who He says He is: God the Son, the acceptable Sacrifice for our Sin. One must also confess his own sins and believe that God raised Christ from the dead. If you have that faith in your heart, your sins are washed away. You are forgiven, pure, a child of God. Hell is not for you. So who is hell for? God, the Maker of all that is beautiful, also made hell. He formed it as a place of eternal punishment for Satan and his demons, the original sinners. People who do not trust in Christ as Savior will go to hell because, through their unbelief, they are not reconciled to God. At the end, God will cast Satan, his demons, and the living unbelievers into hell. He won't be happy to do it. Christians believe the Bible is God's Word. He spoke, the men He chose wrote what He said. As for whether you should believe it if you read it, I encourage you to let the Book speak for itself. Ask God to let you hear Him, and dive in and read. Then decide. Okay Ally_Yang, that's all I've got for you right now. I'm pointing you to the first three chapters of Genesis. Start there, I think. Love you, and I'm praying for you. God bless.

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on Apr. 14 2014 at 4:53 pm
Seller is right. Not telling people about Christ is like having the cure for cancer (only much, much worse) and watching people die without doing anything.

on Apr. 13 2014 at 2:59 pm
Outcast4God PLATINUM, Farmersville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars you have set in place-- what mortals that you should think of us. Mere humans that you should care for us.
---Psalms 8:3-4

We know it's not made up, because everything else in the Bible is true. God created the world- if he didn't, how would it be here? God loves us all- if he didn't, we would have no hope and, ultimatly, no reason to live. Hell is a very real place for those who don't accept Christ as their savior. Anyone who is not a Christian follows Satan, whether they know it or not. Satan created Hell. God created Heaven. He gives us the choice of following Him and living for Him, or rejecting Him and following Satan.

on Mar. 27 2014 at 9:48 pm
hi! i just wanted to tell you that yeah, God loves you no matter what, and u r right about that. but here's the thing-- God's compared over and over to a father. he just wants whats best for his children. God gives us the choice to follow him or not. if he didnt, we'd all be like robots and we coudn't make any choices. thats not Gods best for us. its because he loves us and wants us to choose to love him that we get a choice to do so. i'll pray for you :) Jesus loves you no matter what, and so he gives you the choice to love him back.

on Mar. 9 2014 at 6:23 pm
Seller_of_Purple SILVER, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"Smile; it makes people wonder what you're thinking"

And you're right. They can't decide if you go to heaven or Hell, God does.

on Mar. 9 2014 at 6:22 pm
Seller_of_Purple SILVER, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"Smile; it makes people wonder what you're thinking"

Elanelane07 - if you knew a way that anyone could instantly be a billionaire, wouldn't you tell anyone you could?! What if they said "shut up stop talking to me" wouldn't you be wondering what's wrong with them? This is a matter of eternal consequences - you scoff at it now, but if you do not repent, there WILL be a consequence, I can promise you that. Laughing? Well I challenge you to think about God. I'll be shocked if you can give me one logical explanation that denies the existence of God. Because there is none.

on Mar. 9 2014 at 6:18 pm
Seller_of_Purple SILVER, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"Smile; it makes people wonder what you're thinking"

If you don't believe the Bible is true, why do you believe in heaven? If you don't believe the Bible is true, you are denying the existence of God, the existence of good and evil, and everything logical. Common sense tells you God is real, and therefore the Bible. The reason non-Christians will go to Hell is because they have rebelled against God. You might ask, if God is so good why didn't He save everyone?! Well, who are we to question God?! It's a miracle that He loved us enough to save those who He has elected! He would be perfectly just to sentence us to Hell, but He loves us so much he gave His son so gat "whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life" (john 3:16)

GooseC said...
on Mar. 4 2014 at 10:24 am
I am a christain and this how I see it. You will only go to heaven if you believe Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord.

on Feb. 13 2014 at 11:10 am
ramfthomas4 PLATINUM, South Bend, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.”
― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

Whoah... pretty strong language there, Ally_Yang. It just so happens that whenever people find something "wrong" with the Bible (historically speaking) new evidence is found to confirm what is written.  In other words, if you doubt some part of the Bible's accuracy, wait a little while and we'll figure it out.    You also use very vague terms.   "We don't really have a reliable source for that"   Um... so, what's a reliable source? Because there is evidence proving that the Bible is accurate.  If you say that this evidence is not relevant or isn't sufficient to prove that the Bible is true and "not all made up" you can just give up studying history.   I also find it interesting that people never call secular things into doubt.  For instance, there are more manuscripts documenting Jesus' life that the life of Socrates.  But no one says that Socrates is an exaggeration.  No one claims that his followers made up things about him after his death.  He is renowned as a genius of philosophy.   Anyway, this is getting rant-y so I'd better be going.    

on Feb. 10 2014 at 6:28 pm
CharleyLatta BRONZE, Salem, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." -- Mother Theresa

The point of being good is that you are good.  Why would you stop being good simply because you won't be rewarded for it?

on Feb. 10 2014 at 6:27 pm
CharleyLatta BRONZE, Salem, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." -- Mother Theresa

It's called "unconditional love".  It actually contradicts the hole idea of hell.

EmmaLou35 said...
on Jan. 15 2014 at 11:12 pm
You don't get into heaven by being good. It's about having a relationship with Christ. Everyone has sinned, wheather its sealing apeice of gum, murdering someone, or even just a thought of jealousy. In God's eyes, any sin and every sin is equal. There are no good people and bad people, just people who choose to let Christ into their lives and people who don't. Even while you're a Christion we still all fail. It's how humans are. But once we ask God for forgiveness and trust and love Him with all we got, he looks past our sins and sees us as pure. Because God loves us all sooooo much

EmmaLou35 said...
on Jan. 15 2014 at 11:06 pm
God judges your heart, but because of the sacrifice Christ made, if you ask for God's forgiveness, He instantly looks past all you've done wrong physically and in your heart. He sees you as new, born again, and made pure.

EmmaLou35 said...
on Jan. 15 2014 at 11:03 pm
Psalms3:5 "Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding," If I were to base what I currently understand about the world and God, I would be on the same page as you. A lot of people get caught up in trying to make sense of what God does but we never can. because Hes is God, we're  not, and He's in control. Yes, God loves everyone and has created all of us with love, but we also all turn away from Him. When Jesus, his son, died painfully, He recieved all wrath and punnishment from God that we deserve. Justs so we could have a relaationship with God (best loves story. Ever.) So before that, peopl had to earn their way back into God's kingdom with sacrifice, but since Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice, we can all get a free rife to heaven IF we come to know Jesus personally through prayer and reading scriptures. When we die, God sees all the times we turn away from Him, but Jesus is like "it's ok theyre with me." So really, just being a Christian gets you no where. I know plenty "Christians" who do not have personal relationships with Christ. It's about having a relationship with Christ who frees you from your sins and TUSTING God instead of trusting your own understanding. God loves YOU and wants to know YOU closer and then spend eternity with YOU.

on Dec. 16 2013 at 10:32 pm
transparantspirit434 PLATINUM, Farmington, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. -Hebrews 13:5

I think it is interesting how many comments this post has gotten. It is a sensitive subject, somewhere I probably have no right to add my opinion. But can I just say; Yes, I get where you are going. I used to not be a Christian. I was not raised into the faith like a lot of people. I try not to label myself as a "righteous one of God", though I belive in Him and have developed a relationship with Him full heartedly. There is a point in the Christian belief and faith and the thoughts and reasonings of humans that get tangled up with each other. The two often disagree when you simply hear people taking about it or when you read it in the bible for the first time. I think it strikes us all, making us ponder the question; Why would an all-loving God do something like this? Here's the thing- we may never know. I have found that I am now the Christian that I assumed I would never be. I really don't mean to boast; just show you my point of view. I like to see it as this; God understands why some people don't make it into heaven. God has a power we can try to wrap our heads around, but may never understand. But we also know this for certain; God is good. God is justified. He is loving. He is one hundred percent right. So if somebody doesn't make it into heaven? We may never know why, but God has a leginimate, good reason. It's so hard to trust, I know. If you do not understand the faith, it sounds pathetic. Before I discovered God, I was pondering the same question. I still ponder it. I think everyone ponders it. But I can assure you; I think I have learned from God to just... trust that whatever the reason, it is good.  And as for how do we know that the bible is real? Well... how does a man who has never been to Asia know that it exists, just by what people tell him? The same way we know the bible is real; a faith that we can rely upon. Okay, just my opinion. Feel free to argue. I'm cool with that. But honestly- I get where you are coming from, and that is what I know.


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