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If Jesus came to save all why is the gate of salvation so narrow and only few will find it? Also what is this hell Christians believe in?
The Old Testament doesn't have a belief of eternal torment. Would a loving God create billions knowing most will burn in lava forever because they didn't find the right religion and sect within Christianity?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Because people have free will and Satan is a deceiver. We're all destined for Hell (unless we accept Jesus) and that's the result of the fall in the Garden of Eden. It's not so much of God sending us there as it is a permanent absence from God. Once you die and haven't accepted Jesus, you don't receive God's protection. You are free of God and at the mercy of evil spirits. God doesn't owe anyone his protection. When you think about the people who don't know about Jesus, you must realize that they were destined for Hell anyway. Satan prevents the word from being spread. Unfortunately, a lot of people end up as casualties. But know that God has given humans a second chance if they accept his sacrifice as Jesus.
- Doug CatholicLv 72 months ago
People of OT times simply did not have all the information necessary to arrive at the whole, Christian truth. Due to their subsequent rejection of Jesus Christ, they never received any more.
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
"If Jesus came to save all why is the gate of salvation so narrow and only few will find it?" Because Jesus can't save us without our cooperation, of course. Most people think they have better things to do than giving up their sins, obeying Christ, and doing good works. Some even pretend that Christ is going to save us in our sins.
"Also what is this hell Christians believe in?" Do you want the truth, or do you want what most Christians think? I'll give you the former. Hell is a temporary condition of purification from sin. It is not an eternal reward. It exists only until the resurrections and final judgment. Rev. 20:12-14. There is only finite punishment for finite sin. God's love, justice, and mercy are all intact.
That doesn't mean that we shall all end up in heaven. There are other, lesser, resurrections and eternal rewards. The of course there is the resurrection of death/damnation and its reward, Outer Darkness.
"The Old Testament doesn't have a belief of eternal torment." You're right about that. David knew that the Lord would not leave his spirit in Hell forever.
"Would a loving God create billions knowing most will burn in lava forever because they didn't find the right religion and sect within Christianity?" No, of course not. Every single one of God's human children, past, present, and future, shall have a fair chance to learn the gospel of Christ (1 Peter 3:18-20; 4:6) and benefit from it (1 Cor. 15:29). Again, God's love, justice, and mercy are all intact.
- 2 months ago
oh? = Do you think you're a teacher? Can you only do that to gullible people like you?
The Lord has come down to earth for the salvation of every believer who is converted to him, based on what Jesus left behind!
Exactly! If as you say, there is no hell and no torment, why did Jesus Christ come to earth to be tortured before being crucified? Huh? There was no need!God is Love towards those who repent, but He is also the God who punishes sinners who do evil, and the false religious, as you are, of the sect of the antichrist!
Hell is a word written in the holy bible, ne tu, and no other heretical religion has the power to be able to erase the word of God, because he himself is the author of his protected word.
So, prepare to be judged for hell, out there you will live forever, with endurable suffering, and an Eternal weeping. Out there is called the second death, that is, removal forever from the presence of God.
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- KoLv 52 months ago
Because we have narrowed the road to life by creating too much garbage on it. And nothing is eternal except God.
- LizLv 62 months ago
According to the scriptures, hell is where the dead go. In other words, it is merely the grave of mankind and there is no activity there. It is a cold place, not a fiery pit. (Ecclesiastes 9:5,10)
If they are conscious of nothing, they obviously feel no pain.
- joedlhLv 72 months ago
Hell was invented by the medieval Catholic clerical hierarchy as a means of extracting riches from the beguiled through the selling of indulgences. In other words, get out of jail (hell) free cards, like in the game Monopoly. Also to scare little kids to be good. You know, like the Boogeyman.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
"Few find it" because few are looking for it.
- Other sheepLv 52 months ago
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?  And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
- Anonymous2 months ago
It is narrow because it is only by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ without adding any of your own works. Few decide to believe this truth, so that is their fault alone. And eternal torment is found throughout the Bible, so you are wrong. And to avoid hell, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. That easy. The Lord Jesus Christ is God, and He loves you. Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ means being forgiven all sins past and future, and means going to heaven and not hell. Death leads to immediate heaven or hell, and it is too late to be saved, after death. All believers still sin. See 1 John 1:8. To be in heaven and not hell, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and who died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all of our sins in full, and who was buried, and who resurrected from the dead. The only way to avoid hell is by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, without adding any of your own works. See Romans 4:5, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, and John 3:16.