will there also be forgiveness for osama bin laden?

Brazil
April 7, 2007 10:56am CST
we,, we have eater now. on good friday jesus died for our sins, so we all are rescued. This is the christian faith, as fas as i know. I have an ambivalent position concerning this point. One one side i like the fact, that there is forgiveenss for everything you do, of you only regret. on the other side i have problmes to think that a person like osama bin laden or other adolf hitler will have forgiveness and stay in heaven one day. Can you really believe this? is this fair???
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• Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Apr 07
Remember that story Jesus told, about how some man was searching for workers for his vineyard? And men who worked whole day were paid sam as those who worked one hour? Maybe Hitler regreted what he did? We'll never know, and it's not on us to know that nor to judge. God will decide who will have forgiveness and who not. We need to pray for those persons, that God have mercy on their souls, cos I don't want nobody to spend eternity in place like hell...It's a very, very long time!
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• United States
7 Apr 07
however the workers were all in the hire of the man who owned the vinyard Osam does not even believe in the owners son ?a muslim believes in jeusus merley as a prophet since his God (not the same as ours) has no sons (stated in the quoran)and ours does did not jesus saY (Jn.14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ) BUT IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE how can you come through him???Osama does not even believe the vineyard owner exists
@subathra (3519)
• India
8 Apr 07
Never he can get any sort of forgiveness from people or god.he is such a cruel person who had killed the lives of innocent people who havent done any harm to him. Generally people who are doing these sorts of killings can reach the hell only.That will be the right place of judgement for them.
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@w1z111 (985)
• United States
7 Apr 07
"That which you sow, so shall you reap" is what Jesus Christ taught. I take that to mean if we "sow" (or 'spread') hatred and discontent and greed and other harm or hurt upon those we're close to or even those we generally interact with, we will "reap" regrets and sorrow of soul in the next 'journey'. On the other hand, if we "sow" love and peace and generosity and help upon those we interact with, we will "reap" peace and joy in the next 'journey'. That's my take on it, anyway...so, to answer the question about bin laden...I'm afraid I'm not qualified or authorized to make that kind of judgement, but my guess is "he will pay the piper" like all of us will at some point.
@rudy7104 (78)
• Italy
7 Apr 07
Being in the Christian faith I believe that their is always a chance for forgiveness even on the part of Bin Laden. However, it is not that easy to forgive and just forget after especially on what he had done to many innocent people and believers of God. Alexander, you should know that it is easy to say I forgive but it is not that easy to forget when you lost someone you love. As a Christianbeliever it is possible to forgive Bin Laden if he ask sincerely for forgiveness and show it to the whole world that he has remorseof what he had done in the pastandthat he himself should be a living proof on how he can stop the nature of terrorism that is haunting many Christian nations now a days. He has to show a living proof of conversion to a peaceful life before forgiveness willbe given.
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• United States
9 Apr 07
Yes, Osama Bin Laden will be forgiven for all of his transgressions--if he honestly repents when given the ultimate chance. The same goes for Hitler, Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin, those American administrations responsible for the gentle extermination of the Native American peoples, and all others for whom we have great ire and hatred. Fair? Man knows little of fairness, and little more still of justice. Justice is not something anyone can handle, because we deserve nothing less than to be erased from existence for our defilement of the most beautiful of knowable creations. Thankfully, grace is not about fairness.
• Romania
8 Apr 07
Adolf Hitler would never go to heaven, even if god himself will forgive him, because he loves hell! I am sure he is the new leader of Hell right now! He probably soon will attack heaven because he needs extra space! But I am sure he is not happy down there, there are no jews in Hell! And Osama Bin Laden will never be forgiven because he didn't offer god some black gold ! How can God drive his new Porsche without black gold, How? Everything what god does is fair! ( maybe not everything, but almost everything)
@ikinta (1238)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 07
First, we never knew osama or hitler in person. We only know that they did bad things. That is one perspective. I'm not saying that if osama bombed my country I can forgive him. But heaven and hell have their own laws. Human can punish osama or hitler by our laws. We can put them in prison forever or kill them. But to decide they go to heaven or not its God decision and I believe God never been unfair.
@miaka13 (65)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
God forgives us no matter how deep our faults are. We should forgive others too. We are only God's people. Osama Bin Laden deserves to be forgiven and I see nothing wrong with it. It's God who will punish him.
• India
8 Apr 07
No way he is an enemy of humanity and above all he misled other people also and show them wrong paths.he taunted people against people to gain power and shred blood of many people..A man who is a lover of power and noting else how can he be forgiven
• Mexico
7 Apr 07
I don't believe that there is I toss too much damage to people it doesn't deserve to be forgiven or that is what I think he/she can that other person thinks different ^ ^
@dbeast (1498)
• India
7 Apr 07
i cannot really digest the fact to forgive and forget.almost everyone can do it unless the person who has been wronged.how would a person feel if a person was raped and was asked to forgive the person who did that to the person and if the person was forced to do so ,what justice is there in that?when a totally innocent kid is kidnapped and killed for the sake of money and the parents are asked to forgive the kidnappers,where is the justice in that?when so many innocent lives are taken off without any meaning then where is justice in this world.how can we expect to forgive and forget?i dont think this is fair at all.justice must be served to people who dont value life and try to play God.
• United States
7 Apr 07
not only would it not be fair it wont happen since Jesus said the only way to the father is through him and osama as a muslim does not believe Jesus as the son of God ( they admit he existed but only as a prophet and they even deny his crucifiction ) and also does not even worship our God "Yaweh he woships Allah and the quoran states that Allah has no sons so you see it cannot possibly be the same God! (Jn.14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ) and since forgiveness has to be recieved and muslims do not accept either our God or jesus how can they recieve from them?