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Why do people think all good people go too heaven and bad people go downstairs?

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Good people DONT go to heaven .... People that BELIEVE in Jesus go to heaven.

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There is a little more to it than that, you need to accept his free gift of salvation.
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Well, where else are the non believers supposed to go?

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But... But I go downstairs to my living room all the time... ;(
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Because those who don't believe are sinners. That's great logic.
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Maybe they start over.
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Maybe they rot in the ground like everybody else.
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true.
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It's supposed to be blind motivation to be a good person/continue to believe, or to comfort people on the verge of death.

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Ever watched people die? I have, and let me tell you there is a difference!
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Cause they are stupid.

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In an obvious way, it makes perfect sense that a good person would be able to go to a good place.
And a bad person....to a bad place.

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Other than its not true!
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....? Explain?
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We are all bad people!
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See my response on the main page.
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That only follows the Christian belief, correct?
This is why I gave the answer that I did.
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It's not about good or bad. It's about saved or not saved.

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There is no such thing as a good person. People can choose to do good things, but the human heart is wicked. Only God is good. People who reject Christ, and refuse to put their trust and faith in Him, will go to hell for eternity. It's their choice. Either Jesus has paid for your sins, and you will be with Him in heaven for eternity, or you pay for your own sins. "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."

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Do u work as a nurse? You have seen people before going to one place or the other?
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I refuse to listen to someone with the acronym "YOLO" in their name.
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Yes, hospice nurse. I have watched believers and unbelievers both take their last breaths. There is huge difference!
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Tell me what u see.....:) im all ears...:)
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Peace, comfort, almost a smile on the face of believers.
Angst, restless, even terror on faces of professing unbelievers.
Freaked me out the first time I saw it. It sure got my butt in gear!!
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Lol....yeah...unbelieving drs have changed their minds and ways after witnessing this in their dying pts. Too. I talked with a hospice nurse who would watch someone come out of a coma suddenly....receive christ. Then die. Have u seen that?
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No, haven't seen that personally, but believe it happens! I have seen people linger... And linger... As if waiting for something. Then a pastor comes to pray with them, and they pass soon after.
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Do u get opportunities to talk with the pt. Alone? If so...go for it. Ask people if they want to receive christ. This is what the hospice nurse would do....that told me some stories. Working in hospitals. Iv prayed for people ...that God wouldnt allow them to suffer and to take them home. This has been for a younger person who has had brain injury rheir whole life. Id come back to work and find our they died ....heart stopped yet tbey had no heart problems. Happened twice. Prayer works. :) iv also told patients ....its okay to go.
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I don't think so!
The one's that accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior go to heaven, the one's that don't, well!

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A lack of understanding in what the Bible says. Going along with what has been said over the many past decades.

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Not everything in the bible is true

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They don't really know whose going where.

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That's a good question. In fact at Ecclesiastes 9:5 it says, "For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all." It didn't distinguish between good and bad people, they are asleep in death. In fact at Acts 24:15 it states, "there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." I hope this helps!

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We dont believe all good people go to heaven. Only people who have specifically chosen God and made Him part of them part of their lives and accept His gift of grace through Jesus selfless sacrifice will go 'upstairs'. EVERYONE else will go 'downstairs' as you put it. UP or DOWN is based not in how good you are but on one single choice - Him or Not Him (everything else). Lots of 'good' people wont make the cut because theyve rejected God/Christ.

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Its not about being good( nothing in scripture says how GOOD you have to be.
Its all about the Jesus of the Bible , and what He did to redeem us from the penalty of the eternal death we were promised when Adam sinned!
John 3:16-17.
its about belief and repentance....THEN good works in the name of Jesus!

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