for those who have never heard of God, i freely admit that i don't know what happens in their situation. but as for those who 'believe' in God and don't follow His ways - this does not mean that this person is truly following God.. and in my view, not necessarily correct, this person should not be considered any more deserving than another. let me quote from 1 John 4: "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.... Whoevever lives in love lives in God, and God in him (perhaps this answers the first question).... For anyone who says "I love God", yet hates his brother, is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen... Whoever loves God must also love his brother." does this answer your question?Originally posted by lengstar
here's a question:
if a person has never heard of the word of God, yet continues to live a campassionate and benevalent lifestyle and helps other people, is he more deserving that a criminal who believes in God, yet still commits crimes only to pray for forgiveness of his sins?
and what of people who have no respect for other people, who think those that do not believe in God don't deserve to go to heaven, yet there are people who don't people in God and are much better people than those that do? who is more deserving? the stuck up elitist bitch or the humble person?