Does God have any consideration for those who fervently believe, but in the wrong faith?
- yesmarLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes, he has the utmost consideration. Having a good and kind heart is the important thing, the thing Jesus can work with when such people finally meet him.
- 2 months ago
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When Jehovah Described Himself
Exodus 34:6, 7
HOW would you describe God—his personality and his ways? Imagine that you could ask God about himself and then listen as he described his own attributes. The prophet Moses had just such an experience. Thankfully, he was inspired to record what happened.
Up on Mount Sinai, Moses implored Jehovah: “Cause me to see, please, your glory.” (Exodus 33:18) The next day, the prophet was privileged to be given a glimpse of God’s glory. Moses did not describe in detail what he saw in the magnificent vision. Instead, he recorded something of more profound importance—what God said. Let us examine what Jehovah said, as found at Exodus 34:6, 7.
The first thing Jehovah reveals about himself is that he is “a God merciful and gracious.” (Verse 6) According to one scholar, the Hebrew word rendered “merciful” bespeaks God’s “tender compassion, like that of a father to his children.” The word rendered “gracious” is related to a verb that “depicts a heartfelt response by someone who has something to give to one who has a need.” Clearly, Jehovah wants us to know that he looks after his worshippers as parents look after their children—with tender love and deep concern for their needs.—Psalm 103:8, 13.
Next, Jehovah says that he is “slow to anger.” (Verse 6) He is not prone to become angry with his earthly servants. Rather, he is patient with them, putting up with their shortcomings while giving them time to change their sinful ways.—2 Peter 3:9.
God continues, saying he is “abundant in loving-kindness and truth.” (Verse 6) Loving-kindness, or loyal love, is a precious quality by which Jehovah forges between himself and his people a bond that is steadfast, unfailing. (Deuteronomy 7:9) Jehovah is also a wellspring of truth. He can neither deceive nor be deceived. Since he is “the God of truth,” we can have complete faith in everything he says, including his promises for the future.—Psalm 31:5.
Another great truth that Jehovah wants us to know about himself is that he pardons “error and transgression and sin.” (Verse 7) He is “ready to forgive” repentant sinners. (Psalm 86:5) At the same time, Jehovah never condones badness. He explains that “by no means will he give exemption from punishment.” (Verse 7) The holy and just God will not leave willful sinners unpunished. Sooner or later the consequences of their sinful behavior will catch up with them.
Jehovah’s description of his qualities is a clear indication that he wants us to get to know him and to become acquainted with his personality and ways. Are you not moved to learn more about his beautiful qualities?
Moses did not see Jehovah directly, for no human may see God and yet live. (Exodus 33:20) Jehovah evidently gave Moses a vision of His glory, communicating with him through an angelic representative.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
His word explains that the worship of any deity other than God of the Holy Bible, and/or in any other ways than those set forth in scripture, constitutes sheer idolatry, and that he destroys all idolaters.
Revelation 21:8 KJV — But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Cant imagine why anyone'd think he should reward the worship of non-existent entities, not to mention calling him a liar.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No, definitely not!!! Those who believe in the wrong god --- the Jews, Muslims, Taoists, Confucians, Catholics, Unitarians, Buddhists, Christians, and other Unbelievers will be Grasped in God's Noodly Appendages and Cast into the Giant Vat of Simmering Tomato Sauce, there to be Covered in Molten Cheese for all Eternity! It will BURN!!!!!! RAmen!
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- 2 months ago
"If any man any other gospel let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:6-9).
"And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent" (Acts 17:30).
- laidawestbrook2Lv 62 months ago
God has an provision to help people to understand the right way to worship him. Matthew 24:14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
John 8:32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
Of course He does. He came to Earth and founded one Church, to which He promised the fullness of God's truth, and obviously He wants all of us to have access to His truth. But those of us who have been led into false religions and manmade denominations teaching misinterpretations of the Bible, but who are sincerely trying to live according to God's plan, can still be saved by His mercy.
- Roberta BLv 62 months ago
The inspired scriptures say that "the eyes of Jehovah are roving about through all the earth to show his strength in behalf of those whose heart is complete toward him." 2 Chronicles 16:9
Jesus Christ said:"Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for indeed, the Father is looking for ones like these to worship him. John 4:23
So it isn't about how fervently one believes something wrong, but whether one is seeking the truth, because God searches the heart, or inclinations, of each one of us, and will show his strength in their behalf.
People who fervently believe false teachings will find that they will not bring them closer to the God of Truth.
For those who sincerely seek the truth, no matter where they live, they will find that these words will ring true for them, as it has for me:
"And he made out of one man every nation of men to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he decreed the appointed times and the set limits of where men would dwell, so that they would SEEK God, if they might grope for him and really FIND him, although, in fact, HE IS NOT FAR OFF FROM EACH ONE OF US. Acts 17:26-27Source(s): The Bible, and www.jw.org
- Annsan_In_HimLv 72 months ago
The Bible states that it is a person's faith in God that counts. "For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. Is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith." Romans 3:28-30. That is why it also says, "I now realize how true it is that God does now show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right," Acts 10:34-35
It then goes on to show how a person whom God will save will come to put faith in Jesus Christ as God's only means of saving sinners. This is done through dreams and visions, and by spreading of the good news of the gospel about Jesus Christ. This is done by the operation of the Holy Spirit, who has been sent abroad in all the Earth to lift up Jesus Christ and direct those to be saved to Him, irrespective of whatever faith system they were brought up in. I can testify to that in my own life.
- ?Lv 52 months ago
It depends what they fervently believe.