Would someone go to the lake of fire if he or she died as a non-believer in the salvation of Jesus Christ?
- JoeLv 43 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Yes, they will receive the justice of God for being rebel sinner and rejecting the truth of Jesus Christ.
- PubliusLv 73 weeks ago
No. That would make no sense.
- BelievethLv 53 weeks ago
There is only one Judge.
Only God knows a persons heart and mind. God knows what a persons true motivation is, we do not.
That is why only God has the right to Judge a person.
God will Judge all fairly and justly.
Matthew 7:1 "Judge not, that ye be not judged."
- RonLv 53 weeks ago
Jesus said God's word is truth - John 17:17 - Sanctify them by means of the truth; your word is truth. - - - - So what does God's word of truth reveal about God's feelings towards burning people? - Jeremiah 7:31 - They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, in order to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, something that I had not commanded and that had never even come into my heart.’ - - - - And again here - Jeremiah 32:35 - Furthermore, they built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, in order to make their sons and their daughters pass through the fire to Molech, something that I had not commanded them and that had never come into my heart to do such a detestable thing, causing Judah to sin. - - - - Not only did the thought of burning people not come into God's heart, but he finds the idea to be detestable! - - - - So, note what the Bible says about a person that dies. Do they have feelings? Do they have a soul that lives on? - Ecclesiastes 9:5 & 10 - 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing at all, nor do they have any more reward, because all memory of them is forgotten. 10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do with all your might, for there is no work nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom in the Grave, where you are going. - - - - "Know nothing at all"? "No knowledge"? Does that sound like anything keeps on living, like a soul, after a person dies? Note what this Scripture says about souls - Ezekiel 18:4 - Look! All the souls — to me they belong. As the soul of the father so also the soul of the son — to me they belong. The soul who sins is the one who will die. - - - - Along with the Scriptures in Ecclesiastes, this even says that the "soul" dies. So, what is the hope of mankind? Jesus taught about a resurrection. Being raised up from the dead - John 5:28 & 29 - 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment. - - - - If we look further into God's word of truth, we come to understand that the judgement for those that practice vile things, takes place after a person is resurrected. How do we know? Because God's word of truth states that when a person dies, they have paid the price of sin - Romans 6:23 - For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord. - - - - So, when a person dies . . . - Romans 6:7 - For the one who has died has been acquitted from his sin. - - - - So, when a person is resurrected, God gives them the opportunity to learn about his ways. And gives them the choice, after they learn his ways, to either live by them or not. That is the judgement that Jesus spoke about at John 5:28 & 29. - - - - Note this Scripture that also speaks about the resurrection - Acts 24:15 - And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. - - - - Yes, even the "unrighteous" will be resurrected. That is, those that for some reason did not get to know about God and his ways before they died. God will give them the opportunity to learn and then make their own choice. However, you will notice that Acts 24:15 did not mention the "wicked" as getting a resurrection. And only God has the ability to read a persons heart to know if they are actually wicked or not. - Psalm 7:9 - Please put an end to the evil deeds of the wicked. But establish the righteous, Since you are the righteous God who examines the hearts and the deepest emotions. - - - - Free Bible lessons are available online without even asking for your email address. I invite you to learn more about God, and his will. Because God wants everyone to take in accurate knowledge - 1 Timothy 2:4 – whose (God’s) will is that all sorts of people should be saved and come to an accurate knowledge of truth. - - - - The site is:
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- MalcolmLv 63 weeks ago
Perhaps a look at John 3:18 would answer that question. Compare Matt. 7:21, John 12:48
- MichaelLv 63 weeks ago
WHAT is the “lake of fire”? We find this expression used in the Bible only in the book of Revelation, and there its mention is confined to the small area of Re chapters 19 to 21. A possible allusion to it is also found at Matthew 25:41.
God’s fiery judgment comes upon all those who are his avowed enemies. Of those of the “Gog and Magog” crowd who follow the Devil in his renewed attack on God’s sovereignty at the end of the thousand years, we read: “Fire came down out of heaven and devoured them.” They go into the “second death.” The “lake of fire” likewise burns up all humans who do not obey the “things written in the scrolls” of instruction during Christ’s thousand-year rule. None of these finally find their names written in the “book of life.”Source(s): The “Lake of Fire” and Its Purpose - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1974448?q=lake...
- Dr. DLv 73 weeks ago
We are not to judge. Rather, we are rest assured that the perfect judge will do the right thing.
We know that God is loving and merciful to an extreme level. We know that God went to extreme measures to forgive us of our sins, accepting even death on the cross. We know that God desires that all will be saved (1Tim 2:4). We know that people are without an excuse, so perhaps everyone is granted enough knowledge for salvation.
- Annsan_In_HimLv 73 weeks ago
The only part of the Bible that speaks of that lake of fire is in Revelation 14:9-12 & 20:10-15 but those verses give the reason why some people will end up there (to join Satan and his demons). Ch. 14 says they are those who "worship the beast [Satan] and his image and receive his mark". Ch. 21 adds that they are those whose names are not found written in the Lamb's Book of Life. (Jesus being the Lamb.) Ponder that well.
- 3 weeks ago
Your question assumes facts not in evidence.
- Den B7Lv 73 weeks ago
Not necessarily. God is fair and forgiving and will judge each on their merits.
- 3 weeks ago
Why would God Torture people based upon what they believe or don't believe does it make sense. If not then be free and leave all the fear stuff behind.