LennyeTran wrote:Because to him they were indeed sinners. From what I know about the Bible, only Jesus was allowed to join God in heaven without being judged. He was born pure from all sins. Hence, he was a savior to guide people out of their sins.
LennyeTran wrote:My being nice is not about the fake talks, the let's make love not wars ~. My being nice is thou shalt not murder or whatever the ten commandments are. Or a little more to it. A good conscience, good judgement, good common sense, you know.
I know what you mean but what I was trying to say is that most people think that Jesus' teaching is all about being a good person, that's why they always try to do good if they want to have a good relation with God. They're like, "Today I've been such a nice person. I did this, I did that" so they feel as if God is proud of them for what they did.
Sometimes when I ask people, "How can someone go to heaven?" They usually say, "You have to be a good person if you want to enter there."
Do you understand what I was getting at?
Now I'm not saying that it's bad to do good for others. But what's wrong is to expect to have a reward from God for doing such things like in this case would be going to heaven.
As for the 10 commandments, read this:
Romans 3, 28
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
And there are many similar verses like that one.
LennyeTran wrote:This is why I said a nice person is already a half Christian. And I don't see anything is wrong with not recognizing Jesus as a savior. I mean, if you live a life with no regret, no shame, no whatsoever, do you need someone to tell you that you're a sinner? I mean, what's the use of living a life without any harm done and being called a sinner?
Most people see a Christian like a nice person so I know what you're trying to say. If you meet someone who tells you he is a Christian but you know this person has killed someone, how would you see him? You wouldn't see him as a real Christian, right?
I wouldn't see him as one either.
After you receive salvation, in the Bible says that you're led by the Holy Spirit and I don't think the Holy Spirit will let you do such thing.
Also I don't think a real Christian would do it either since he knows what Jesus did for him. Now let's suppose he does it. Then that would be a problem between him and God. God gave him such person the chance to know the truth about the Gospel and get saved so what that person is supposed to do is sharing what he knows about the Gospel to others and not be around killing people.
Why would they have to be in hell to feel all ther remorse that they didn't recognize Jesus? Doesn't that mean God likes to punish more than judging you for who you are?
And a bit of a control freak, I might say. Punish those who don't believe in his work....
God doesn't judge you for who you are. If He did that, I think anyone would be able to enter heaven.
I know it's hard to understand Him but what can we do? For example, can we understand someone whose IQ is beyond ours? A normal person's IQ is..how much? Between 90-100? Now let's say that God has an unlimited IQ. How can we understand Him? There's a way to do it though. It's by throwing away our own beliefs and thoughts.
If He tells us something, I think it's for our own good so I guess it's better to follow Him even when it's hard to understand with our own logic.
Shall what is formed say to him who formed it,
"He did not make me"? Can the pot say of the potter,
"He knows nothing"?
All people want to live the way the want and don't want anyone to interfere in their lives that's why most of them don't want to have anything to do with God or any religion.
But I think it's better to have something rather than nothing, you know?