Posted by AAA (184.108.40.206) on April 16, 2004 at 21:20:08:
I wrote: “It was ‘our’ sins that put Christ on Calvary’s tree and that He died and rose again to forgive our sins and
extend the gift of eternal life to those who believe.”
You said: “What about those who don’t believe? Why is every sin forgiven, but the sin of non-belief? Besides, if
there was sufficient evidence to believe the non-belief should be classified as foolishness rather than sin, but if such
evidence is lacking the non-belief can only be viewed as prudent.”
1. What about those who don’t believe? Those who do not believe are those who willfully choose hell over heaven.
Seek out the truth from God yourself Ray, by reading the Bible (especially the gospels in the New Testament) and
by asking God to reveal the truth to you about the reality of Hell. Hell is for all the unsaved who reject the gospel
and turn away from God. Having a non-belief of Hell does not make it any less real.
2. Why is every sin forgiven, but the sin of non-belief? Because it is a life style that is lived in sin, 24 hours a day, all
the days of a non-believer’s life. And sinners will not be allowed into heaven. These non-believers have made a
choice to separate themselves from God and His Son. They do not give their lives to Christ, choosing rather to go
their own way and the way of the world. You should realize that it is only by God’s goodness that you have life on
this Earth. Even as a sinner, God is good to you and eagerly desires that you turn away from pursuing sin and to
turn to Him so that He can forgive you and cleanse you from all sin. God is lending you life, only so that you can
have an opportunity to turn away from your sins and turn to Him.
By the way, did you get a chance to see Gibson’s movie? If you didn’t, please go see it Ray. We could talk about it.
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