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But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. -Revelation 21:8 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. -Revelation 22:15 These 2 verses indicate that murderers (i.e. those people that have murdered and not received forgiveness) will not be allowed into heaven but will be cast into hell. So that shows why it is so important to have forgiveness in Jesus.
It really doesn't matter what that book says about the next life. The law says if you murder you will go to jail, or worse, in this life. That's what I'd be worrying about .. More than a dusty old book written thousands of years ago by savages.
Savages? Matthew was a tax collector during the Roman empire; John a fisherman, Paul studied under Gamaliel, Daniel was a High ranking government official and diplomat, David a king...o yes, Jesus, Son of God, Healer, Savior, resurrected Lord of heaven and earth.
It all hinges on God's forgiveness. Moses murdered. Paul murdered. Both men used in huge ways by God. Both men, however, received God's forgiveness. Both paid a consequence. Moses by not entering the promised land and Paul by being inflicted with a "thorn" in his side. Do you go to Hell? If you don't seek forgiveness. God doesn't see murder as any greater sin than lying on your neighbor, yet how often do people do that?! You asked for verses, God gives you His Son. It's your choice. =)
The Bible clearly teaches that the only unpardonable sin is the one I refuse to repent of. Now the meaning of repentance is the interesting study. Part of the Holy Spirits work is to convict us of sin (conscience) and woo us towards repentance. By refusing to respond we grieve that Spirit and push away forgiveness thereby jepordizing our Salvation.