Thursday, July 12, 2007

Let's get this thing rolling!

I will be posting a topic shortly for discussion. May our discussions glorify our Lord and help each of us to better understand Him through an accurate investigation of His Word.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Josh,

Good topic and a very insightful question by the young man who got this discussion started.

To be sure, the concept of "good" and "evil" is ubiquitous across all cultures and much is typically made of being "good" and living a "good" life. But, it is very clear in the New Testament that being "good" is not good enough to ensure salvation. Salvation only comes through accepting Christ, which requires that you KNOW about Christ. There are millions upon millions of people in the world (since the time of Christ) that have lived and died and never heard anything about Christ. They may have lived good lives and they may have followed their culture's religious teaching to a "T", but this is not sufficient for salvation.

Now, most of us believe that God is a just God and a fair God. In MY mind, I cannot help but think that such persons will be offered salvation upon death. Will this offer be contingent upon how a person lived his life (i.e. good or evil)? I don't know.