GoBucs21, on 17 January 2017 - 08:38 AM, said:
It's a plot hole in Christianity. While I tend to agree with the execution, it would be difficult to make the Hitler to God fearing Christian transition but the theory is accurate. By policy, anyone who truly finds Christ, will receive God's grace. I'm not against redemption but I think the life you lead should count for something.
To my understanding, it will matter to God if you lived a "good" life or not. One can be redeemed, to paraphrase Paul, as someone emerging from a burning building with nothing but his smoldering clothes and none of the "rewards" once they get to paradise, whatever those rewards are supposed to be. I don't know because I never cared about that part and don't remember.
We are supposed to answer for the good and the bad, even those who ultimately receive grace. But the NT took great care to make it clear that works can't save you and that there is no price for us to pay. Hope for the hopeless and all. Also, that someone who claims they are saved but doesn't act like it is probably faking it because it does change you. If there is one thing Jesus railed about more than "organized religion" and their leaders, I'm unaware of it. Proves true today, too. Is there anyone more hypocritical than a politician who campaigns on Jesus and can't stand his fellow man?
Of course, for all I know, there is no God. I believe there is. But the way many "Christians" behave, some of them might want to hope there isn't.
Ok, I'm dragging down the thread.
Back to celebrity cadavers!