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#1paulo_yamatoPosted 3/27/2013 3:27:26 PM
Let's say I was a terrorist.
And I was the worst terrorist of the 21st Century. One of those silent terrorist that has their hand in a number of evil acts against nations and people. For lol purposes, we'll suppose that my religion is "Unknown".

so now I ask:
1. Christians, can I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior (John 3:16) after doing all those terrorist acts and get into Heaven? CITE YOUR BIBLE properly if you choose to reply.

2. Other religions. Can I get into your Heaven, Paradise, Valhalla, Whathaveyou if I repent and do whatever thing I'm supposed to do.

And. Go.
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#2Lord_IchmaelPosted 3/27/2013 4:14:45 PM
From my understanding as an ex-Catholic ex-non-denominational, the answer to #1 is yes IF you were sincerely sorry for those terrorist actions. I have no Bible verses in mind, though, so I don't know what the basis for that belief is.
#3IamvegitoPosted 3/27/2013 5:04:32 PM
Afterlife isn't central to the Bible. "Eternal life" is "world of justice-by-peace." So I don't have an answer.
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#4TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/27/2013 5:12:58 PM
1. If you are sincere in your repentance, you will get into the afterlife, yes.
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#5OrangeWizardPosted 3/27/2013 6:02:35 PM(edited)
Yes.

Didn't cite, lol.
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#6almasbabyPosted 3/27/2013 6:13:13 PM
For the first one I think you have to reconcile in some way with those you've done wrong, namely the families of those you killed. You'd have to make amends to them.
#7SilviiroPosted 3/27/2013 6:20:51 PM
That is God's decision. No man can know the destination of another man.
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#8kozlo100Posted 3/27/2013 6:21:54 PM
You guys gonna let an atheist be the first to quote a verse? ;-)

Luke 23:39-43
English Standard Version (ESV)

39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him,[a] saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”


Seems pretty straightforward to me.
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#9SilviiroPosted 3/27/2013 6:26:20 PM
Just as a note, Paradise is not Heaven, Paradise is in Sheol. Now of course being in Paradise heavily implies that one's final destination is Heaven, but such is never explicitly written. I am not saying you are incorrect, just elaborating on something it seems that most Christians seem to forget.
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#10OrangeWizardPosted 3/27/2013 7:03:04 PM(edited)
From: Silviiro | #009
Just as a note, Paradise is not Heaven, Paradise is in Sheol.


Just a note, this is not true. I am not saying you are incorrect, just that you're wrong.
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