?For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. ?There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God?s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God?s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.? (John 3:16-21 NLT)
two things, 1. atheists dont beleive in heaven hell god or life after death so it doesn't matter, 2. i thought your god saw the good in all of his children and that he was a forgiving and merciful god? so even though i would be better than a christian, im going to "hell" because i didn't beleive in your god. real merciful and forgiving
One's salvation is between God and that individual. Though I personal find it difficult for one to be saved if that individual denies the Savior; but I dare not claim the authority to decide who receives God's grace. After all there is a difference between ignorance and denial. God bless.
In essence, yes. Not because they are athiestvspecifically, but because they dont believe in God. God said the ONLY way to heaven is through believe in Him and whole hearted acceptace of His gift of Grace through Christs sacrifice. Since the only other destination is hell and since athiests dont believe in God or Christ, athiests, whether they believe it exists or not, will get a horrific shock one day. They choose not to believe in such things and that is their right but Gods existance and the existance of all He says are true, do not depend on anyones belief OR disbelief. God, Christ, heaven and hell all exist outside out belief systems, not because of it. If the entire world ceased to believe in God He would not cease to exist, Hed probably just wash His hands of us and wipe us out like He did with the Flood. Maybe with fire this time.
Yes,they die in there sins.The whole purpose of Jesus Christ being born is to take away the sins of the world, so that we may have everlasting life,and the choices we make now on earth will determine our fate,atheist know about Jesus Christ but chose self.
The person who rejects God does not know the real horrors of hell. This may be because he does not believe hell exists, or it may be because he convinces himself that it would be tolerably preferable to heaven. But whatever he believes or does not believe, when he chooses against God, he is wrong about God and about hell. He is not, at that point, preferring the real hell over the real God. He is blind to both. He does not perceive the true glories of God, and he does not perceive the true horrors of hell.So when a person chooses against God and, therefore, de facto chooses hell-or when he jokes about preferring hell with his friends over heaven with boring religious people-he does not know what he is doing. What he rejects is not the real heaven (nobody will be boring in heaven), and what he "wants" is not the real hell, but the tolerable hell of his imagination. (cont in comments)
I read the first answer :-/ // Hell is simply this: "separated" from a loving God forever. // IF you think that just because you "don't" believe in hell that that "makes it so" your in for a disappointment. -- that's like saying "" I committed a crime but if I don't believe in Justice/ Jail I'll never have to go there."" // That's how irrational that statement is. // We all have sinned ( missed the mark) We cannot have fellowship with a Holy, Righteous, Loving God without having our sin accounted for. // Jesus Christ became the "propitiation" And "atonement" for our sin that by faith in Him alone we can have eternal fellowship with God. // for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23 NKJV) // For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23 NKJV) // 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. (John 3:16, 17 NKJV) // Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12 NKJV)
Hell is separation from God. Since you do not believe in God, it's hard to get more separated. If as an atheist you are happy being separated from God, you will not be upset with being in a place where it's not only possible, but where God will never show himself. We would hate for you to have your imaginations dashed!
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Worry not. Even if there's a god, he surely wouldn't have such vague vanity to condemn you to an infinite penitentiary for finite "crimes" as menial as unbelief. If god gave you brain and if that brain can't believe in god, it's surely not your fault. Why would an infinitely just god punish you for something that he clearly is responsible for? Even if there's a god, hell ought to be a BLASPHEMY against an "all merciful" god, a SLANDER against the idea of an "all just" god and a SAVAGE INGRATITUDE towards an "all good" god.
I deny that hell exists! I deny that a vengeful God exists! And I deny that any book that tells the lie that such a gross, everlasting injustice as hell exists could be the word of God! Think of a god infamous enough to purport such cruelty! Had this pervert threat been found in some temple erected for the worship of snakes, or in the possession of some cannibal king, written with blood upon the dried skins of babies, there would have been a perfect harmony between the philosophy and sentiments of hell. And I denounce those as moral beings who tries to rationalize such sadism, vengeance & infamy as hell. I detest a belief that can make people so heartless.
I dont know why an athiest would believe God when so called believers spend alot of time attacking them...people have a right to believe or not one side isnt better than the other so in my opinion Hell is full of alot more so called believers than not
Hell is really translated She'ol which means the common grave of mankind. There is no such a place of fiery torment. Ezekiel 18:4 brings out that all the souls belong to Jehovah, it also bring out that the soul that is sinning it itself will die. When someone dies they fall asleep in death where there is no dreaming, thoughts devising, knowledge, or wisdom is the place where people go when they die. Ecc 9:5,6,10I am a Christian and I don't believe in hell. I do believe of a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous, I believe that once Jesus sets a new kingdom here on earth, (Daniel 2:44)when it's made into a perfect paradise earth,free from sin and death, all those who have fallen asleep in death will get a 2nd chance, they will be taught, and they will make the choice whether they want to worship God or not. (Psalms 37:10,11)
All of mankind has inherited sin. Hell is denoted in the Bible as "mankind Common grave." (Eccl 9:5,6) unaware and unconscious. They are as if in a "deep sleep." - Psalms 146:4- "His spirit goes out, he goes back to his ground; In that day his thoughts do perish." The dead are inactive. When we die- we return to dust as stated by the creator in the Bible - Genesis 3:19. -Dust you are and to dust you will return."
Your think your atheist but your not because if you was you wouldnt be asking this question right now.. . . anyways the bible said "who so ever beliefs in him shall not parish but have forever lasting life " i guess you will go to hell. Dont ask humans this only God knows what he will do.
Its mostly said that if you did not follow the laws of god and in your whole life you never tried to understand him then Yes you will go to hell coz you took the side of devil. and the one who has love for "true God" and follows his laws will surely go to heaven!!