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Sinners Rewarded For Good

Will the hell bound sinner be rewarded for any good deeds he might have done in his lifetime? If so, what will the rewards be like, consist of? Could lesser punishment in hell be a reward?

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Mima we are told that our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.
---M.P. on 7/3/08

Rom 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

we are judged in accordance with what we know.
---Andrea on 9/13/07

Jody, where do we read in the bible that "There are levels of hell for the different levels of wickedness and abominations."? I'm not saying it's not there, it's just that I haven't read that.
---RitaH on 9/13/07

There is no such thing as "good works" before God for people who are not born-again. In fact, the works of the unsaved will be judged at the Great White Throne judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). Therefore there is no such thing as a lesser punishment in Hell because of works done. The only works God accepts is those done by people in Christ. Scripture, however, does teach that there will be different levels of punishment in Hell (Matthew 23:14).
---Helen_5378 on 9/13/07

There are levels of hell for the different levels of wickedness and abominations. However, no sinner or wicked entity is rewarded for anything at all ever in a good way. The reward that they recieve is a bad one.
---jody_martin on 9/13/07

No....the sinner will hear the words,Depart from me. I never knew you ,according to the Word of God. Good deeds will not help us to make it to heaven. We must be born again and do the will of God.
---Robyn on 9/12/07

No, all sinners will be thrown into the lake of fire. God doesn't hear sinners unless they call on him for forgiveness. There is no rewards for the sinners who are going to hell.
---Rebecca_D on 9/12/07

Many philanthropist's & others have done & do many good deeds on earth. Their rewards on earth will fit those 'good' deeds on earth [reaping & sowing]. Again some are blessed because of their parents or other's in their lineage.
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 2/28/06

I have answered you Alan and I am sorry my box was full but it has room now. blessings to you and family.
---Lupe2618 on 2/24/06

Gerardo, so true. "our righteousness is as filthy rags" maybe that is the one verse that has to be conveyed. Great answers brother and so true. The message is that no matter what a person does if faith is not included, and that, "faith in Christ," then it is all for not. We do need the Lord so very bad.
---Lupe2618 on 2/24/06

Lupe ... I said I did not dispute anything you are now saying ... why not accept that? I have written to you privately.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/24/06

Jesus did not die so we could believe in Him and continue our filthy lives.

He came to show us that by believing in Him we can now overcome sin by yielding to His will and not ours.

When we do fall again that is exactly why we must again ask for forgiveness.

If we were eternally saved, we would not have to ask for forgiveness since Jesus paid the price already.
---gerardo on 2/24/06

Scripture tells us that OUR righteousness is like filthy rags.

When you accept Jesus into your life now you have HIS righteousness.

Before Christ, on our own, we do not have the capacity to stay away from sin.

After Christ we have all the capacity we will ever need.
---gerardo on 2/24/06

Why did Jesus come down from HIs Heavenly home? To save us!!!

In order to save us he had to prove to Satan one thing. That God is just and His laws are just.

Jesus was perfect in every way.

He could have chosen a different path but even Jesus yielded to Gods' will and not His.
---gerardo on 2/24/06

James 2:23And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,"and he was called God's friend. 24You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone.

25In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
---gerardo on 2/24/06

2. whether they are for pride or selfish reasons, they are still sin, without faith. As Darlene said, Everyone will be judge to the degree of thier punishment and God will be just even in, how much of it they will get.
---Lupe2618a on 2/23/06

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Alan, I knew you would dispute what I said but it is ok. I don't expect you to agree with me on many cases. I see things different then you when it comes to problems that might come forward in Scripture. You and i don't come from the same background and so we have different ways of dealing with Scripture. Though no matter which way we come from, it is still the same message of the Gospel. That lost man that gave his life for someone is still going to hell without Christ, for his actions are sinful.
---Lupe2618 on 2/23/06

Mima ,no one in hell will have any kind of reward for their good deeds, except doing good will cut down the number of bad things they have to be punished for in Hell,because while being better, they didn't do as many bad.
---Darlene_1 on 2/23/06

Lupe ... I do not disagree with anything you are now saying. It is your original one, which implied that an unsaved man when doing good deeds must be acting selfishly, and that he was made even worse by doing good deeds, which I dispute, and find no scriptural support for.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/23/06

2. from the right feelings. A moral act is to be judged by the standard of love to God. Which love is, as it were, the soul of all other virtue, and which is bestowed upon us only through grace. For, "whatsoever is not of faith is sin" Romans 14:23.
---Lupe2618 on 2/23/06

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Alan, it matters not how good the works may be in themselves, for so long as the doer of them is out of harmony with God, none of his works are spiritually acceptable. The good works of a lost person have no stable foundation, for his nature is unchanged. The Scripture statement that "without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing to God." finds its explanation in this, that Faith is the foundation of all the other virtues, and nothing is acceptable to God which does not flow from
---Lupe2618 on 2/23/06

Lupe ... I know that "there is no scripture that says they add more sin by saving a life" That is why I challenged you when you said "when an uncoverted or unregenerated or lost person does good in his life time, his list of sins increases because his good is for selfish reasons and not for God. He adds to his list of sins"
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/23/06

5. The sinner needs to know that so conviction can come into his heart. We always compare the good deeds of someone with someone else, but in the standards of God he is a sinner no matter what he does. All he is doing is adding to his sins and he doesn't fall into hell because God has been gracious to give him time to repent. Otherwise he would have gone to hell already.
---Lupe2618 on 2/23/06

4.Just think of this, there is no other reason that they were allowed to wake up this morning and did not go to hell last night after they closed their eyes to go to sleep. There is also no other reason that they have not dropped into hell today, but that GOD'S Hand has held them up. They are all in the hands of an angry God. If God only withdraws His hand from the sinner the wrath of God would rush on them with inconceivable fury, and would come upon them with Omnipotent power.
---Lupe2618 on 2/23/06

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3. God holds them over the pit of hell. He abhors them; His anger is provoked; and His wrath burns against them like fire. He looks at them as worthy of nothing but to be cast into the lake of fire. His eyes are too pure to have them in His sight. They have offended Him infinitely more than any criminal has offended a judge, and yet it is not but "The hand of God" that keep them from falling in. People need to know that Alan, not that they are good because as far as God is concern they are not.
---Lupe2618 on 2/23/06

2. to the wrath of the great King of Kings. Luke 12:4-5 says, "And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; I say to you, fear Him" When I speak the Gospel to others I tell them where they stand before God's standards. They have sinned against Him and they are in great need of Christ.
---Lupe2618 on 2/23/06

Hello Alan, there is no scripture that says they add more sin by saving a life. What Scripture says, is, the condition of man without God is a sinner. His master is the devil. That there is no one good, no not one. God has set the standards for what a good men is. Anything he does is sin. A lost person will not even give a cup of water to a Christian in the name of Jesus Christ. He is condemned already. This is the Gospel Alan, that men is lost and headed streight to hell. Nothing can compare
---Lupe2618 on 2/23/06

Lupe ... this is what you said "when an uncoverted or unregenerated or lost person does good in his life time, his list of sins increases because his good is for selfish reasons and not for God. He adds to his list of sins" You have not given any scripture for the selfishness, or for the adding to the list of sins by doing good things rather than by living a neutral life.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/21/06

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Lupe ... you started this little by saying that an unsaved person who does good, does it for selfish reasons. I asked you how you can say an unbeliever who gives his life to save someone else has done it selfishly. In your long reply, you have still given no scripture to support that statement.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/21/06

Let me make something clear of what I wrote, in section 2, I said if a lost person does good and gives his life for someone, it is not because of God, I meant "that in his mind it is not," since he doesn't believe in God, he sins. Because if there is anything good in him it is because of God and since he doesn't acknowledge that, he sins.
---Lupe2618 on 2/21/06

4. What I see is that you doubt God, just like Eve did when satan told her,"And he said to the women, "Has God indeed said, "you shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" the question is, "is there some mistake? Did He really mean that? Well Alan He did. He really said it and there is no doubt. We might not understand it all but He said it, "There is no one good, no not one" Now you can turn it and fix it or do what you want but He did say it.
---Lupe2618 on 2/20/06

3. The position you take is in the middle. You want to be good and answer good so no one can feel bad about you, that is why Ulrika answered you the way she did once. You have to one day take a stance. You try to reason everything by your understanding, but we are believers of the Word of God and we have to stand on His word. Not by reason but by faith that God is correct and we might not understand everything but we have to believe.
---Lupe2618 on 2/20/06

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2. I understand He is God and that everything good we do, it is because of Him. The reason I go to church, it is because of Him, I witness to others because of Him. My whole existence is because of Him. I take no credit for anything. If a lost person does good and gives his life for someone, he has a reason and it is not because of God. Nothing we do Alan can be credit to us. Don't you see that. Men want to take credit for everything.
---Lupe2618 on 2/20/06

Alan, you always want me to reason with you concerning the word of God. You don't take it for what it says. You seem to think I make this up or something. Now I gave the Scriptures and if you want to by pass them and use your own understanding, its your choice. I cannot make you understand them only God can. All I did was give what God has to say about a person. And He says, "There is no one good, no not one" Now I understand He says it and if I understand His word I believe Him.
---Lupe2618 on 2/20/06

Lupe , you have answered Mima's question ... what about mine? How can an unbeliever, who does not believe in God or in after-life reward or punishment, be selfish if he gives his life to save someone else?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/20/06

Mima, we should be very concern about been selfish as you say, because it's the Spirit of God that convicts us and we repent. the lost person has no conviction because he has no Spirit to convict him so he continues to be selfish. A believer has Christ to assist him in his walk, and we do repent if we are saved, if we don't then I would say someone is missing in his life, Christ.
---Lupe2618 on 2/20/06

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3. If there is something good in a person, it is because of God and not from himself. Men do good many times but the way God see's it, if it does not include Him, you are not giving Him the praise He so righteously deserves. We have "our being" and exist, because of Him. Men keeps getting more praise then God many times. I hope I answered your question.
---Lupe2618 on 2/20/06

2. Jesus speaking, "that no one is good, but God." This passages are talking about unbelievers. When an unbeliever does good, the glory is for himself. God is not a part of his life. When a believer does good, he recognizes that it is God working in his life and the glory is for the Lord. Anyone who does good without God, only adds to his sins. Whatever the reason may be, but it is not for God.
---Lupe2618 on 2/20/06

Mima, I wondered why you put down so many questions but they are good because you will hear many things you have not heard before. I would think this would be an easy question to answer but then again many do not find it easy. Let me explain something it this way. First of all, God, Himself, tells us, "Everyone of them has turned aside; They have all together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one." (Ps. 14, 53.) In (Mark 10:18 Matt. 19:17, and Luke 18:19,)
---Lupe2618 on 2/20/06

In MAtt. 6:1-18, we read of the Pharisees, who conducted their religious activities for the sake of being praised of men, they will receive their reward here on earth. Jesus told His disciples that if they will do their deeds in private, God will reward them openly.
---tommy3007 on 2/19/06

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Lupe: your answer exemplifies why I ask so many Questions. Your reasoning how a person can increase their sins is a brand new idea to me, I have never heard this before. Although certain of my salvation, I still am very concerned about my deeds being done for selfish reasons. And immediately my thoughts turn to the forgiveness and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise his holy name.
---mima on 2/19/06

Lupe how do you get than an unverted person who does good "for selfish reasons and not for God"?
If a person who does not believe in God, nor in heaven & hell, sacrifices his life for someone else or gives generously to others, or spends his time helping others, how is that for selfish reasons?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/19/06

Mima, when an uncoverted or unregenerated or lost person does good in his life time, his list of sins increases because his good is for selfish reasons and not for God. He adds to his list of sins.
---Lupe2618 on 2/19/06

It doesn't matter how good of deeds a person does...if they haven't accepted Jesus as their savior, they will go to hell. I can't think of how there could be a lesser punishment in hell. Weeping and gnashing of teeth is not a good thing and I don't plan on going there to find out anymore about it.
---wes on 2/18/06

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