Unbelievers - will they go to hell when they die or after the second coming?

United States
May 17, 2007 3:20pm CST
If one dies in unbelief will they go to hell now or upon the return of Christ and the Final Judgment?
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• United States
23 May 07
I am a Christian. I am not really sure of this. I do know the Bible says for the believer "absent from the body, present with the Lord." In any case, if you are a believer in Jesus Christ and know Him personally, you have nothing at all to fear. What is really scary and tragic is dying without knowing the Lord.
@lonnieN (428)
• United States
23 May 07
exactly which is why we all need to be constantly telling others about JESUS!! It is my goal that no one i meet can say they don't know about JESUS.
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• United States
26 May 07
Well stated each of you!! Thanks for your insight!! God Bless You!!
@lonnieN (428)
• United States
23 May 07
This question is more complicated than it looks. If a person chooses to reject JESUS that person goes to hell. If a person did not have the opportunity to know JESUS GOD in HIS great mercy will make sure that person has a chance to know and accept JESUS
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• United States
26 May 07
This speaks to a critique I wrote in class and as I recall I posted a discussion similarly relating to those who have not heard the Gospel - what happens to them?
@nill_07 (1105)
• Bangladesh
24 May 07
After final judgement they will be go in hell but before that what is their condition? Isn't it? Just think like jail...what happen there..!!
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• United States
26 May 07
Exactly - there is Scripture that makes this reference - I need to find my notes so I can better refer to the lesson/example given from the Bible - I'll comment the information here when I find it.
• United States
20 May 07
It is my understanding that unbelievers who die before the Second Coming will go to hell. I don't think there is a "holding area" before the judgment. They will then stand before the Great White Throne Judgment of God after Jesus returns and their words and works will condemn them. The believers will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and their works will be judged in order to receive their rewards. The Great White Throne Judgment and the Judgment Seat of Christ will take place after Christ sets up His earthly kingdom.
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• United States
26 May 07
Many will agree with you Diamond. Though I have taken a theology class that suggests through Revelation there is a 'holding area' of sorts. I do not have my notes on hand, though. Yet it is the reason I posed the question - as I had been given a different impression and wanted others insights.
@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
17 May 07
I am a believer but not in your religion. So who is the believer and who is the unbeliever. Muslims will call you infedel because you don't belief the words of Mohammed. Native American religions believe in the gods of the weather and the earth and the creatures. I believe in the powers that are all around us. Just because I don't believe the same way you do does not make me an unbeliever. I believe as strongly in my ways as you do in yours. Will I go to your hell or will you go to where I think souls go when they die. I am an unbeliever in a hell where the only requirement for being saved is that I believe.
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17 May 07
This topic was started in Christian, so obviousky the poster is referring to the Christian faith.
• United States
24 May 07
In response to the remark that this is a Christian post, you are right. However, this is a Christian site and therefore I am interested in hearing from everyone as everyone is a child of God. In reference to your comment, brothertuck, believer is just that a believer! You believe in a a power above and beyond yourself. Muslims believe in a power beyond themselves. Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, etc. In that belief and in the life of brotherly love, faith and upstanding morals and virtues are believers. They will transcend in the final days of this world. What will happen to those who don't believe and when will it happen? Does this clarify this topic for you better?
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• United States
25 May 07
I understand the point of the post. I was a born again Christian, but have seen too much hypocracy. I have also studied many other religions and have found more similarities then differences in them. Every religion has a version of the golden rule. They all have similar commandments or rules to be followed. I don't believe in many of the beliefs any more. I don't believe in hell any more. Jehovah is the God of Israel, I am not a child of Israel. I am part of the barbarian hordes from Germany and north, I am pagan now. I was asking because I believe in a different power how does that affect me. Also since there are equal numbers of people from India as from the US, and plenty from other countries, this is not just a Christian site, though this is Christian interests. I usually don't look at the interest group it is in just whether it is an interesting post for me so until it was pointed out I didn't know it was in the Christian interest, I thought it was in religion.
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