Christians: Can you go to heaven without believing in Jesus?

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July 16, 2019 / By Aaren
Question: If you are a good person who lives a moral life can you still go to heaven? My RS teacher said that Jesus died for all people of all times but there were some people who died before Jesus was born. Would people in countries who have different religions or who were brought up atheist? God is fair so if you are unreligious/unspiritual due to the circumstances of your birth and life then surely he won't send you to hell for it if you are a good person... If you aren't Christian please don't answer, because I only want the answer to the question, not reasons to be an atheist. And I'm not cheating on homework >.< I had my first philosophy class today and was discussing this with my friends after to no conclusion :( @ Greg P: That is not the answer to my question, that's just annoying and spamming and will get you reported. @ the person who called this question stupid, when I say 'can you' I don't mean you christians I mean you as in one. To rephrase to something you might understand. 'Can a person go to heaven without believing in Jesus?' Honestly, read the entire question and if you don't understand it don't answer it! @ K&K yeah, that's the exampel we used, a baby dying. @ Paddy: But what about babies who die and people before Jesus?
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Sherry Sherry | 10 days ago
let me put this in terms that everyone can. A baby is innocent not guilty of sin, sin is the reason that people are sent to hell. A baby that dies would go to heaven. God is a Righteous God. He will always make a way for people to hear the Truth, always, but it is still left up to that person to believe or not. As to those who have died without having heard of Jesus , but lived good lives, this is what I believe there will be a time that Jesus will teach these people the truth, the way, just before satan is loosed after the thousand years of being locked in the bottomless pit. For it says that Satan would be loosed for a season to tempt again. I thought about that and thought about that, Why would Jesus, allow Satan to tempt those who were beheaded for His Name, they had already proven themselves worthy. It is for those who lived good lives but never knew Him, to show their love and loyalty to God and Jesus after being given the free will to choose.
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Sherry Originally Answered: If Jesus is the only way to heaven and there is only one God then aren't intelligent beings on other planets ?
The Bible does not say if there is life on other planets. It simply says that God created the heavens and earth and put man on it. But this silence on the subject does not require that earth is the only place with life on it. But then again, this doesn't mean there is life out there, either. Let me propose some reasons why I believe there is no life on other planets. Now, I should tell you that these reasons are simply exercises in biblical theology. The Bible says there is one Trinitarian God. Jesus was God in flesh (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9; Phil. 2:5-8), second person of the Trinity, and died for our sins (Romans 5; 1 Pet. 2:24). If, there were other beings on other planets that have sinned, then they would need a redeemer. God would have to die for them as well.(1) Only God can forgive sins. Jesus is God in flesh (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9), is forever a man (1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 7:17, 21) and died for the sins of people here on earth (Rom. 5:8). Therefore, I conclude that the only members left in the Trinity to die for the sins of another race would be the Father and the Holy Spirit. But this doesn't seem credible since the focus of the Trinitarian effort in this world has been for the Father to elect a people (Luke 18:7; Rom. 8:33), the Son to redeem them (John 6:39; 17:9,24; Rom. 5:8; 1 Pet. 2:24), and the Holy Spirit to fill, guide, and indwell them (Acts 4:29-31; John 16:13; Rom. 8:9-14). The focus of their effort has been this world and the redemption of mankind, not anywhere else. Second, if there were life on other planets, would it be possible that they never sinned and don't need a redeemer? I think this question can be answered by the Bible where it says that creation is groaning, waiting for its redemption at the return of Christ (Rom. 8:22). That would mean that all of creation was affected by the fall. When Adam sinned, the ground was cursed and death entered the world. If that is so, then any other beings out there that were made in God's image, would have fallen too since they would be part of creation.(2) I don't see how they could escape the effect of the fall. They would be sinners too and need a redeemer. Then they would fall under the first objection above. Third, there are only two options available to explain our existence. Creation and evolution. I have studied the theory of evolution and do not believe it is a viable option to explain how we got here. I do not accept evolution for two reasons: The Bible says God created life on earth; that means it did not evolve. Second, the problems of spontaneous life formation are so immense that it is impossible. Also, missing links abound. The fossil record is spotty at best. DNA mutation theory is insufficient to account for life form development. And more.... But this paper is not a refutation of evolution. What about the appearances of UFO's? I do not deny that there are physical manifestations of UFO's and that many people have claimed to have seen them and even been abducted by them. But the issue is not whether these things occur, but what they are. Research of UFO abductees has led to some interesting discoveries. According to those abducted, the aliens are teaching theology. The curious thing is that the theology is New Age theology; namely, that we are all divine, all evolving to higher levels of consciousness, that reality is what you perceive it to be, etc. These are anti-Christian teachings. In some cases, comments about Jesus himself have been made that directly contradict biblical revelation. I've studied the New Age for quite some time, and a great many people in the New Age not only accept Aliens and UFO's, but teach that they are more highly evolved than we are and that we need to learn from them. In addition, an inordinately high percentage of the abductees have had previous experience with the occult. I remember when I was younger and into séances, necromancy, psycho kinesis, and astral projection. One night I looked into the sky and saw a very bright light that moved at an extremely high rate of speed and made sudden and sever changes in direction during its flight. It moved extremely fast and accelerated out of sight as it moved high into the night sky and disappeared. I saw this with my own eyes. But it doesn't stop there. During my occult days, I also saw many other unusual manifestations, heard voices, and saw things move. I could go on. But suffice it to say, that I confirm the findings that those who experience UFO phenomena are very often involved in the occult. This is alarming and a major warning. My conclusion is that the UFO phenomena is occultic in origin and demonically based. I do not believe there is life on other planets and I suspect that what has manifested is nothing more than a great deception that is slowing enveloping mankind. _______________ 1. Actually God doesn't have to die for anyone. He saved us because of His grace, not b

Peony Peony
Honey, why would God send his son to suffer and die and be raised again if being good would get you there- no-one is good, we might have good intentions and do some good things but we are not in ourselves good Jesus is the only way and no doubt most have heard that by now if there is only one door to get in, don't try to climb up another way
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Marjory Marjory
It's a great question... a THINKING question finally for the Christian. You should believe in GOD, the Creator, not the Created. You should believe in the Angels. You should believe in God's prophets (including Jesus) You should believe in HIS books. You should believe in the Last Day.
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Krystelle Krystelle
"If you are a good person who lives a moral life can you still go to heaven?" Yes. Does such a person exist? "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone." - Luke 18:19 The point Jesus was making was that God does not grade on a curve. It's not like Mother Theresa was cutting it along with about 1,000 people, but everybody else is screwed without Jesus... Not one of us is "good" enough to be with God - we are all broken and self-absorbed not one of us is living the kind of life God created us to live. But Jesus came and died to take our punishment and to give us the strength to live a life that is truly life :)
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Jeannie Jeannie
Mark 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. our standard of good and Gods standard of good are two different things. God is the only one good. the same goes for our standard of evil what we think is evil is far lower than what God thinks is evil.
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Fawna Fawna
The book of revelation says there will be two resurrections. the second everyone will be raised and judged according to their works. That means those who did not get to hear of Jesus while alive will get the chance to hear and accept then. Those who knew and rejected will not get a second chance.
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Cornelia Cornelia
I believe that God gives the decent pre-Christians and non-Christians a chance after death to accept Christ.
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Beta Beta
when a baby is born, they dont believe in Jesus right? i mean they can't since no one told them about it... If someone says no, that means any baby that dies cant go to heaven... lol
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Agatha Agatha
No good or moral person will ever go to heaven. Only the sinless and the righteous, those who believe in the original gospel Jesus gave to mankind will enter heaven. Jesus even said so in John 3:3-5 when teaching the teacher of Israel who did not have a clue. The pathway to heaven, is the pathway that Jesus mapped out for us, any other pathway leads to hell. John 3:3-5 means, "If someone wants to be born again, they should be born of water and the Spirit. Here water means the baptism of Jesus, which does away with all the sins of the world once and for all. The Spirit means that Jesus who received baptism from John the Baptist is God Himself.” Regarding your Q of babies. Read Mark 7:21-23, and here you will see Jesus teaching us that every person born into this world has been born with these 12 sins in their hearts. Even King David said in the Psalm, saying, "I was conceived in sin." So babies are born with these sins, you might not see it while they are still very young, but give them a few years, and 'Walla" out it comes out.
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Agatha Originally Answered: Ex-Christians: what made you finally stop believing in God?
Studying the Bible and seeing all the wrong information. For example, how Luke claims a census made Jesus' family move from Bethlehem, but Roman records show there never was a census. That's just one of many. The fact that there's nothing in the Jesus story that didn't already exist in pagan mythology. The fact that most of the New Testament is written by Paul, or one of his followers, yet Paul never met Jesus in person. Paul proudly states he receives much if his teachings through "revelation," which means it comes to him in thought. The earliest gospel was written no earlier than 40 years after Jesus. The fact that there's ample evidence of Christians trying to go back and change the historical records. The fact that there never was an Adam, yet Christians downplay Adam's critical role in Christian theology. Adam creates the sin that requires Jesus' death, and without a Fall blamed on mankind it's impossible to have a loving God--the whole theology changes. Adam is listed in Jesus' genealogy in Luke 3, so we know it was fabricated. The fact that disease, parasites, cancer, etc is blamed on Adam's Fall, but we know these have always been around. I literally could write a book on all the problems with the New Testament. That Yahweh of the OT was a typical "sky god" of that era. It's not that Christianity requires faith, no it requires shear denial and delusion to believe those stories are true.

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