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if you die, how sure you are you will enter the kingdom of God?

if you meet the Father face to face, and he ask you why do you think you can enter the kingdom of God?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Absolutely sure, If I wasn't I couldn't live until I was. Cause eternity is a very long time, so I better be right.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm absolutely positive.

    However it's not possible to meet God face to face, because that would imply that I was separate from God and could therefore look at him as a separate being, which cannot be the case -- NOTHING IS SEPARATE FROM GOD.

    I think it's a little simplistic to think of the Kingdom of God as a place surrounded by a big fence, with God standing around at the gate saying "why do you think you can enter?" That's not a loving god. In fact, everyplace is the kingdom of God, because it's all his creation and we're all manifestations of Him. See Luke 17:21 "The Kingdom of God is among you."

    When our physical bodies die, we revert to the spiritual beings that we really are. These beings are manifestations of the divine, and cannot be separate from him. There's a way more mystical interpretation of the Bible -- and it has a lot deeper meaning for your life -- than what you seem to be thinking about with this question.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've heard two schools of thought on this. One says that those who have faith in God and Jesus go to heaven, and the others says that people who live a good life get into heaven. And I'm going to assume that God and his kingdom exist for the sake of argument. As an agnostic, I wouldn't get in under the first rule. But since I think I am a good person who lives a peaceful life and always seeks self-improvement, I think I would get in under the second rule.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When I die, not if, my situation will be assessed. If I have learned the lessons I needed to learn in this life I will move forward, if I haven't I will be reborn to try again. If I for some reason have learned all that I am needed to learn I will be reunited with the Divine.

    For those Christians out there, according to your bible, what happens when you die is that your soul stays with your body until the second coming.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on how loving God is. There are two basic concepts of God: loving and nonloving.

    A loving God would say something like this: "You did not pay respect to me, and you could have been nicer to your fellow man in your early years. But you learned kindness and compassion, and no one deserves punishment for listening to his reason and not believing in me. You may enter Heaven."

    A nonloving God would say something like this: "I created Hell just for you ingrates that don't believe in me. I am that selfish and petty. And speaking of selfish, I don't want to share my Heaven with any mortal, so the rest of you can go to Hell too. Yeah, I don't care if I promised you eternal salvation if you kiss up to me. You're not getting in!"

    For a God who creates a Hell has such disdain for human life that he would not respect honesty either. And such a god cannot be trusted.

    So, either I can enter the kingdom of God with everyone else, or I'll be turned away with everyone else.

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  • Lou B
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    1 decade ago

    The first part of your question is obvious, we will all die. The second is the opposite, it cannot be answered. You can give a reply based upon your particular brand of religion, but no one really know what happens after death.

    Source(s): No one has ever come back to tell what the after life was like.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What do you mean "IF" I die. I am going to die, someday. Yes, I know I will enter God's Kingdom, for Jesus as assured us that ALL who believe in Him are saved. YBIC

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  • 1 decade ago

    If I show up there, I'll be very confused. And I'll ask "Which way to the Summerlands area?"

    Here's a little humor about this situation:

    A Pagan goes to Heaven

    A Pagan died and, much to her surprise, found herself at the Pearly Gates facing St. Peter. He walked up to her and said, "Hello, and welcome."

    She stared at St. Peter in complete confusion. "Wait a minute," she said. "I was supposed to end up in the Summerlands."

    He smiled. "Ah, you must be one of our Pagan sisters. Follow me, please."

    Peter gestured for her to follow him down a small path which went through the gates and down a bit to the left. They walked for a short while, then he stepped back and gestured her forward. Looking past his hand, she saw the verdant fields and forests of her desired Summerlands. She saw people feasting, dancing, and making merry, exactly as she expected. While shaking her head in wonder, the Pagan happened to glance over to one side and saw a small group of people a short way away from the edge of the Summerlands. The people in the group were watching the revelers, but not joining them. Instead, they were screaming and weeping piteously.

    The Pagan looked at St. Peter. "Who are those people?"

    St. Peter replied, "Them? They're fundamentalists. They're a bit surprised to see you all there, so they stand there and carry on like that all day."

    "Why? Don't they have better things to do?"

    Peter leaned conspiratorially toward her. "They don't really have a choice. They're actually in Hell. God doesn't like being told what He thinks."

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  • 1 decade ago

    He will see my heart and how I have sincerely tried all my life to do the right thing, the help I have given, the love I have shared and the respect for the earth and for God. I'm a shoo in.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not very...but I count on the mercy of God! His justice is perfect and I'm confident that I'll get was I deserve.

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