Is Salvation Fair Of God
Is it fair of God to allow varying amounts of time humans live, in which to accept Christ? Does the person with a short life who dies without Christ get a chance after death to be redeemed? If yes, what Scripture supports this?
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---Geraldine on 1/10/07
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We learn in John 5
verse 28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth, they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
(The shorter the life the less chance for you to get into evil ways. So we should be like little children, as we are told in the Bible. Little children would accept God's Word as the final authority to everyone who sets themselves up against it.)
---frances008 on 9/7/08|
No, they don't get another chance. Everyone on earth has chance after chance, but it's upto them to do the right thing.
---Rickey on 9/6/08|
It is funny to me how many of God's people want what's fair. Let me ask you a question,"Was it fair for Christ who never sinned, to come down from Glory on High, take on the form of a man, suffer, bleed and die to save wicked sinners?" (1 Tim. 1:15). Now that's not fair.
Here is what is fair, for the whole human race to burn in Hell for all eternity, because of our sins.
I don't want fair. I want GRACE!!!and MERCY!!! (Eph.2:8-9)
Thank you Lord for both.
---trey on 10/2/07|
I believe in the doctrine of election, the foreknowlege of God, predestination, justification, irresistable grace, and glorification. The Apostle Paul taught it in Romans 8:28-30, and Eph. 1:3-12, to name a couple locations.
God placed it in his word. I do not understand why his people have so much trouble receiving it?
---trey on 10/3/07|
The only problem I have with predestination is it makes no difference what we decide. It also makes no difference if we evangelize. It is already decided so what's the use?
That also eliminates free will.
---denna7667 on 9/24/07|
The answer is NO to the second part of your question. As for the first part of question: God has a specific plan for each of our lives. And God does as God pleases. It really is not up to us to question Him on such matters. Bare in mind humans know and understand so little. God's ways are higher than ours. If you are saved [Born-again] be happy that you will not be among the many, many, many, people that will die and go to HELL, my friend. Good Day.
---catherine on 9/24/07|
Geraldine. God can do anything He wants to do, first off. He's God. No one is equal to Him. He answers to no one. If an infant dies. I believe they go to heaven without having to go through salvation etc..If a person dies without being born again(young) some type provision will be made for that person. Only God knows that. Read Eccleciastes chap 12. We should make a decision for Christ in our youth. While it is time. We do not know when we will leave this Earth.
---Robyn on 9/24/07|
"""There is no Scripture that supports that anybody gets a second chance after death. We must all make our decision for Christ while alive. After that it is too late.
---Helen_5378 on 1/24/07"""
John 5:21: "For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom he will."
---Nana on 9/24/07|
John 5:25: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live."
John 5:28: "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29: "And shall come forth, they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation."
---Nana on 9/24/07|
It has to be if we will have faith in him.
The simple thing is we never know fully the life and times of others and so we don't know how far God has reached to try and get this person saved.
In his goodness he reveals himself to any that wold seek him, he is always up to the challenge of responding to those who come to him in faith.
---Pharisee on 9/23/07|
Matthew - I truly believe that if a person is going to get saved, then God will get the gospel to that person. There will be a hunger in that person to know God.
---Helen_5378 on 1/27/07|
It's hard to believe that their aren't people who died without hearing the Gospel. Take the Native Americans for example. Before the Europeans came to them they most likely went 100's of years without every hearing the Gospel. So how do yout think God handled them?
---Matthew on 1/27/07|
There is no Scripture that supports that anybody gets a second chance after death. We must all make our decision for Christ while alive. After that it is too late.
---Helen_5378 on 1/24/07|
Salvation is fair, and it's free. God is just, and He makes salvation available to all. A new book "I'm Still in His Hands" by Douglas L. Ross addresses this issue, check it out.
---Gwen on 1/23/07|
The word says that whom he foreknew were predestinated. The Lord already knows who will and who will not be saved. We don't. That is why we are to share our faith. It is an act of obedience and not hiding the candle, so to speak. Not being ashamed of him. That person that hears you and comes to Christ is one the Lord already knows about. The age we are allowed to reach makes no difference.
---Frank on 1/19/07|
(i)God is a Just God!! The amount of time we live is up to us. It is called free will. We just need to consider the choices we make. And finally, IF we did get a chance to repent & redeem ourselves after death, we would make the some choice we did while we were here on earth. The choices we make come from what is in our hearts (souls). This is why God looks at our hearts and not our flesh.
---ShawnM.T on 1/18/07|
(ii)The soul is made up of all that we have culminated through our journey here on this world. This world is our chance to be reborn; Reborn new in Christ Jesus. That, which we have given our free will up to, is what is in our hearts (soul). This is who we are. Those of us that have given our hearts to Christ will endure to seek out Gods will in Christ, because that is where our heart is. There are many who seek, before giving their hearts to Christ and some who are seeking Christ and do not know it.
---ShawnM.T on 1/18/07|
.(iii) But you can rest ushered that they will find; for as Jesus said seek and you shall find. We are all looking for something in-life to fill the void. This can only be filled with the Love of God. What we all need, whether or not we know it, is Christ Jesus. And if we do not culminate to this point here on this world (the proving ground), there will be no chance for us to do so in hell. For in hell, there is the birth of nothing new; only death & destruction.
---ShawnM.T on 1/18/07|
Do you think it fair of God to allow the fallen angels to remain in their fallen state, with NO OPTION for redemption? God is SOVEREIGN, and whatever HE does is right , just and fair. NONE of us deserve the gift of salvation, if we could earn it then it wouldn't be a gift, but payment for a debt. God doesn't need our approval or acceptance in what HE chooses to do.
---tommy3007 on 1/12/07|
tom2, your point about whether God controls lifespan is key, and encourages me to search in that area. Thank you.
---Geraldine on 1/12/07|
geraldine, I would like to believe that any person who hasn,t received the gospel will be admitted to heaven.just remember the time we have here is all we have.your statement says God is controlling the lifespans of people,I don,t believe that.This question requires a lonnnnnng response its more a matter of what you do with the time you have, than the duration or amount of time.God is just,loving,and fair,also SOVEREIGN.
---tom2 on 1/12/07|
The only time that anybody can receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord is while alive. There are absolutely no second chances after death, as some falsely teach.
---Helen_5378 on 1/11/07|