So can a non-Christian go to heaven? The short answer isyes. But the follow-up question of “ How can a non-Christian go to heaven?” is a bit more complicated. There is no salvation apart from Jesus Christ.
Can non Christians be saved?
Yes. It is possible, by God’s grace, for a non-Catholic and even a non-Christian to be saved according to the Catholic Church. For example, in the Vatican II document, Unitatis Redintegratio, the Church states:
Where do unbelievers go when they die?
When an unbeliever dies, he goes immediately to this terrible place calledHades. The common experience in both the temporary location, Hades, and the ultimate place for the unsaved, the Lake of Fire, is physical pain. Notice in Luke 16:24, the rich man says he is in agony because of the flames.
Why do good people don’t go to Heaven?
Jesus taught that good people don’t go to heaven becausetheir pride keeps them from admitting their need for a Savior. The only ones who go to heaven are those who see their sinfulness before a holy God and cry out to Him for mercy.
What determines whether you go to heaven or not?
Nothing determines whether you go to Heaven accept what you believe, if you believe you will go to hell, you will go to hell. if you believe nothing is after death you get nothing. if you believe you go to heaven, you go to heaven. if you believe you will be reincarnated, you will be reincarnated.
What does Emeth say to Aslan?
One Calormene named Emeth desires to serve his god honorably.. Upon seeing Aslan, he approaches to kill him, and the following happens: But the Glorious One bent down his golden head and touched my forehead with his tongue and said, Son, thou art welcome.
What does Karl Rahner call anonymous Christianity?
Here we see something akin to what Karl Rahner would call “Anonymous Christianity,” where those who do not know Christ by name still give their lives over to Goodness. Since all Goodness comes from Christ, they turn themselves over to Christ anonymously. For these people, Lewis sees the possibility of Salvation. Lewis puts it this way:
What does Lewis say about salvation?
Lewis puts it this way: …Though all salvation is through Jesus, we need not conclude that He cannot save those who have not explicitly accepted Him in this life.
What does Jesus say about the way?
He said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me.” (John 14:6) He is not a way, He is The Way. There is no path to heaven that does not go through Jesus Christ. Some people will immediately object and say that many billions of people don’t believe this. But that is irrelevant.
Why is it "may" and "will"?
Notice it is “may” and not “will,” because just like Christians, non-Christians will be judged by their choices and why they made them. But if they strive for goodness, then they are, in reality, striving for the source of goodness. And that source we call God.
Does Lewis allow non-Christians to enter the Kingdom?
We know that people are saved and that the major religions share elements of the Truth with Christianity, so Lewis allows for the possibility of non-Christians to enter the Kingdom. Emeth is very different in his character than the villains of the story.
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Why did Jesus command us to evangelize?
One reason to evangelize, then, is to spread the good news that the all-powerful God of the universe has become human and present with us as Jesus Christ our Lord.
Whom should we evangelize?
Most Christians would agree that evangelizing means spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.
How to evangelize a Christian?
Building on this, one of the most effective ways of evangelizing is simply to tell your story. Why did you seek out Christ and Christianity? What was your life like before you were a Christian? How has your heart, your mind, your life changed for the better since you accepted Jesus Christ? People who will not listen to a doctrinal dissertation may be much more willing to listen to your personal story of what your beliefs and your faith in Jesus have done for you.
Why did Jesus send his disciples out?
And one more for now. Jesus sent out his disciples to cure the sick. This is a form of evangelization that goes beyond words, teachings, and beliefs.
Where does the commandment to evangelize come from?
The commandment to evangelize comes straight from Jesus Christ himself . Here are Jesus’ final words to his disciples in the Gospel of Matthew:
Where did the disciples go when Jesus said "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations"?
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16–20)
What did Jesus say to the disciples?
Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” (Matthew 28:9-10)
Would a loving and merciful God send non-Christians to hell without knowing the truth?
What about the Bible verses that show God’s love, mercy, compassion and desire for mankind to be saved?
What happens on the day of judgment?
Jesus’ statements give us two small snapshots of individuals who will live again in the “day of judgment,” but few other details. When will these people live again? In what form will they live again? What will happen then?
When is the day of judgment?
Revelation 20 is one of the most important parts of the Bible because it reveals details about the sequence of events that will occur after the return of Jesus Christ. We read about Satan being bound for a thousand years immediately after Christ’s return (verses 1-3) and of the resurrection of the saints—Christ’s faithful servants throughout the ages (verses 4-6). Christ and His saints will rule for 1,000 years (commonly called the Millennium).
Who will be judged by Jesus?
Verse 12 reveals who these people are: “I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God.” This will include the vast majority of those who have lived and died through the thousands of years of human history —all resurrected at the same time.
How long will the day of judgment last?
We don’t know exactly, but we do know it won’t be just a 24-hour day. In this context, “day” refers to a period of time, or an era. The “day” of judgment will be a period that will provide enough time for people to learn about God’s Word, repent of their sins, be given God’s Spirit and live their lives in accordance with God’s teaching.
What does the Bible say about Jesus?
Millions have read the clear Bible verses that declare the exclusivity of Christianity—the verses that tell us that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. And these scriptures are absolutely true! John 14:6: Jesus Christ dogmatically stated: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
What happens if you don’t accept Jesus as Lord and Savior?
Much of the Christian world believes that if someone doesn’t accept Jesus as Lord and Savior today—in this life—he or she will go to hell. This doctrine has launched thousands of Christian missionaries (and even crusades) with the goal of getting as many people as possible to accept the name of Jesus Christ.
What is the good news for Christians who are raptured before the tribulation?
The wonderful news for Christians who are raptured before the tribulation is that they will escape this evil and corrupt world that “lies in the power of the evil one” (Isaiah 13:11 ; 1 John 5:19). They will also be rescued from the tribulation (1 Thessalonians 5:9; Revelation 3:10).
What happens to non-believers after the rapture?
Now we should ask, what happens to non-believers after the rapture? Can people become a Christian after the rapture? The answer is that at the rapture all Christians are removed from the earth. After the rapture, some non-believers will become Christians. The book of Revelation reveals that God will send the 144,000 witnesses (Revelation 7:4-8), the two witnesses (Revelation 11:1-10) and an angel to preach the gospel (Revelation 14:6) about Jesus Christ. The world will be called to repent but the vast majority will refuse and instead curse God (Revelation 16:21). That is there will be a second chance after the rapture for people to become a Christian. Revelation 6:9-11; 7:9-17 reveal that some people will become Christians in the tribulation. Yet, many of these Christians will die (Revelation 20:4). To become a Christian means almost certain death. Therefore, after the rapture, will there be Christians be on the earth? The answer is yes!
What happens in verses 9-11?
In fact, one-third of the population of the world will die. Verses 9-11 tells us that there will be Christians in the tribulation who will be martyred. Horrible and oppressive terror will occur in verses 12-17. That is, there will be Christians in the tribulation.
What is the message of 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3?
That is the message of 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 and Daniel 9:27. According to 1 Thessalonians 4:3 the Day of the Lord begins with peace. That is, the tribulation begins with peace and the destruction will start 3.5 years later. This is consistent with Daniel 9:27.
Why are there no Christians after the Rapture?
Immediately after the rapture, there will not be any Christians on the earth because all Christians will have been removed. that is, after the rapture there will not be any Christians be on the earth. What follows explains what happens after the rapture.
When does the rapture happen?
This will occur just before the Day of the Lord starts (1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:2, see 5:2), and the Day of the Lord starts with the tribulation period (Daniel 9:27). That is, the rapture occurs just before the tribulation.
What does Jesus promise?
Jesus has promised that anyone who believes in Him will never perish but have eternal life. That is, they will not go to hell but to heaven. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NASB)