Christians, who will go to heaven in this hypothetical situation (read below)?
Craig is a Christian. He does charity whenever and wherever he can. He volunteers at soup kitchens, drives for Meals On Wheels, and more, for thirty years. But one day, upon returning home from his rounds, Craig finds his house in shambles, and his wife and child dead. The police are worse than useless, and Craig loses faith in God. Despairing, he takes his own life.
Robert is an atheist, and incidentally also a burglar. One day, he breaks into a house which turns out to be occupied. A woman and child. Panicking, Robert shoots them both and flees the scene. But he is overwhelmed with guilt, and begins reading the Bible. He prays to God for forgiveness, and becomes a Christian. Upon hearing that the husband of the woman he killed is dead, Robert turns himself in. He is brutally murdered in prison.
- Anonymous2 months agoFavourite answer
According to the twisted cult of Christianity, Craig, who gave up on God after his family was murdered, will go to hell, while Robert, who murdered Craig's family, will go to heaven.
- 2 months ago
God has made marvelous arrangements for blessing obedient mankind. How grand is His purpose to take from among humankind 144,000 tried and faithful persons to share with his Son Jesus Christ in ruling over the earth
- PubliusLv 72 months ago
Maybe neither. There are three glorious resurrections, which offer at least five distinct glorious rewards in the afterlife.
Murder is handled differently from other sins. There is no forgiveness for it, only eventual redemption.
- MalcolmLv 72 months ago
The matter is resolved in Gen. 18:25, regardless of hypotheticals anyone can dream up. "Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?"
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- RalphLv 72 months ago
The fact of the matter: I do not know at the time that Craig died that he was a true believer of God, if he was then he was saved, as for the Atheist, God The Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior could have saved him before he died in prison, because God said it is better for you lay down your life for another person than to live.Source(s): King James holy bible
- Ben ShimonLv 62 months ago
Suicide sends people to hell. Repentance brings forgiveness.
- Bulky_BobLv 72 months ago
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)
Jesus died on the cross for ALL sins - not just the petty thefts. Both Craig and Robert became brothers in Christ, though they passed each other like "ships in the night", they will re-unite together in Heaven having been washed in the blood of the Lamb.
- 2 months ago
Bible doesn't say suicide keeps anyone out of Heaven. In fact Bible doesn't mention suicide.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Cool story, crow.
- TardisAndTheHareLv 72 months ago
Many felons become pastors (like Reverend Tex Watson of the murderous Manson Clan, who brutally murdered his victims with no compassion). They don't really believe in God, but they think that they will get a lighter sentence if the chumps fall for their spiel. In your story, the murderer really does believe, and apparently atones and turns himself in. I don't know of any real cases like that. In the book of Matthew, Jesus said that anyone who believes in him will go to heaven. That means that felons go to heaven, and they will sit beside you when you get there, and heaven will be more like hell. I think that belief is not enough. I think that atonement is necessary (a firm belief that one will never do that sin again and that they are sorry for sinning in the first place). If atoned murderers went to heaven, it would still be heaven (not hell). There are plenty of people who try to mislead others, and many of them are pastors. Reverend Jim Bakker and Tammy Fay Bakker were phonies. Tammy Fay Bakker claimed that she had learned her lesson....then she said that the lesson that she had learned was "not to get caught." Jim Bakker, of course, is in trouble again, this time (according to the website below) he is selling a phony cure for the coronavirus.