- I think they go to Hell12% (4)15% (6)14% (10)Vote
- I think that if they were never exposed to my religion, they have a chance to go to heaven by living a good life but if they rejected the religion they go to hell19% (6)5% (2)11% (8)Vote
- I think they can get into heaven via their good deeds19% (6)10% (4)14% (10)Vote
- I think when they die that's the end of their spiritual existance12% (4)5% (2)8% (6)Vote
- Other12% (4)10% (4)11% (8)Vote
- Not Christian or muslim26% (8)55% (21)42% (29)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
A person can only be judged to have turned against (or denied) God if they were exposed to the teachings (not just in passing, but in enough depth to understand the faith) and refuse it. A person never exposed can not have his lack of exposure held against them. Such a person would be judged on their morals.
But I think it goes deeper than that. We are judged before God in the end. We are told we stand before him, and can even speak in our own defense, before he chooses our fate. With that in mind, if God's decision was finalized by whether we were faithful or not at the moment of our death, why even allow us to speak in our own defense at final judgement? That makes no sense.
I don't actually think it says anywhere that we must accept him, in THIS LIFE AND ONLY THIS LIFE, or else we are screwed. We are just told we must accept him. I think the judgement is to give people one final chance to realize, and own up to, our mistakes in life.
I'm not a theologian, I could be very wrong. But I take comfort from that possible view. And it is worth noting even the most learned theologians have massive disagreements resulting in wildly varying schools of thought, so for any who would say I was completely wrong, others might agree, and others still might consider it. If we knew, absolutely and definitely, we would not have so many sects, or theological schools.0
Most Helpful Girl
It depends. It's more about heart than anything. Like somebody who regularly gives to charity because it makes them look good has less chance than somebody who just randomly does kind things because it's in them.
A poor person who donates a few bucks to the needy has more reward than a millionaire who donated 100. Because it's nothing to the millionaire, it's a tiny amount to him, the few is a big amount to a poor person.
And remember, there was a prostitute who went to heaven and things like that.
If you've never been taught to believe and you don't believe, it's not as bad as somebody who was taught and knows everything and chooses to go against God.
So it's not just about actions, it's more about true intent, feelings, your heart and you as a person.0