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The mainstream Christian answer is that there is no chance for repentance after death. The Scripture used to support this is Hebrews 9:27 which says And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment The protestant answer goes further saying this: (From http://www.gotquestions.org/second-chance-salvation.html) While ...


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Can Christians be judges? Yes. We are told to judge others within the church. (1 Cor 5:12) As @CecilBeckham said, we are told not to judge people's hearts/righteounness. (Mt 7:1-2, Lk 6:37) We are also told not to be hypocritical in our judgment (Ro 2:1) Paul endorses the idea of governmental authority in Romans 13, and says Romans 13:4 (NASB) But ...


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The word "generation" there in Greek is γενεα (genea), which can also refer to a family, stock, nation. (Strongs, definition 2b) The NASB also has a footnote here next to "generation" saying "Or race". I've always interpreted it, therefore, as meaning that the Jewish people will continue to exist until the second coming. Another form of the same word, ...


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Catholics don't believe in a second chance doctrine, as you phrased it. But some do believe that Jesus can come to you at the very last second of your life. St. Faustina continually was visited by Jesus in dreams wherein she came to learn that God's greatest attribute it His Divine Mercy. One thing alone is necessary: that the sinner set ajar the ...


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Mankind was not judged at the cross. Rather, judgement began - and per that, for the household of God, not mankind en masse. As for Satan, he's been judged, Jn 16:11. But, the sentence has yet to be carried out, Rev 20:2. He will get a temporary brief from that incarceration, Rev 20:7. Then, have a permanent sentence carried out, Rev 20:10. Back to ...


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The command you quote is from thee different Gospels: Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. In each of these cases the ...


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-We learn quite a bit about God's mercy from Paul in Romans 9. Here we actually see that God does not feel at all obligated to dole out mercy, but instead simply does so as it suits Him. If you do not read Romans 9 and finish it a little disconcerted, then you probably didn't read it right. Paul anticipates that you will not like what he is trying to ...


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Two important things will happen to us at the last judgment that were not already done at our particular judgment. First, although our souls will already have gone to heaven (possibly via purgatory) or to hell, at the last judgment our bodies will be reunited with our souls, to join in their joy or suffering. Second, the last judgment will be public, seen ...


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Generally, Bible literalists might believe in a second chance. It is just that none given the second chance will take it. In Revelation 20 we are given a particular sequence of events after the glorious second coming of Christ. In the presence of everyone living, the dead in Christ are raised, then Christ returns in glorious fire. All the wicked perish in ...


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Proverbs 27:17 says: As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Hebrews 10:24 says: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, And, the whole concept of mutual exhortation essentially reinforces the notion that We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to ...


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I wouldn't say that that scripture was saying that one day Jesus would be their judge, although there are scriptures to support it such as Acts 17:31 "Because he has set a day on which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and he has provided a guarantee to all men by resurrecting him from the dead.” ...


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When you understand what you are not to judge then it makes sense. So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. (Isaiah 28:16 NIV) When the truth comes many will find it offensive (Acts 7:51). We must not ...


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The two passages you quote are not converses. In fact they are strongly linked. The point about "judge not, lest your be judged" is reinforced not contradicted by "all have sinned and fallen short". The point is that 'nobody is perfect', therefore making (condemnatory) judgements about others invites those same judgements to be applied to you. If you want to ...


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I am late to this thread, but freshly meditating on the passage in Gen 18. Here's why I think God did NOT judge her for the cynicism and lying. She did not actually know it was the LORD at first. All she knew was that three strange men had come and Abraham was feeding them. They are outside the tent eating under a tree. She is still in the tent. She is ...


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I disagree that the Great White Judgment is only for the unsaved. But I was a long time arriving at that conclusion. Let me explain. Revelation shows two resurrections, one in 20:4, and the other in 20:12. I believe these are the resurrections of the just (righteous) and the unjust (wicked), separated by 1000 years, a concept mentioned several times in the ...


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God wanted Moses to pray for his people.By doing so,Moses was showing love for them.On verse 7(Genesis 32.7),God himself tells Moses what is going on.God knew it,it was no surprise to him , but for sure it would be a great surprise and disappointment to Moses if God had not prepared him for what was about to come.God knew Moses,He knew Moses would probably ...


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I really appreciate all the comments above on this subject. There are only 2 answers - either Ananias/Sapphira were believers, or they were non-believers. If there were believers, then even though they suffered sudden death, they were saved. If they were non-believers, they were not saved. Personally, I know of many sincere christians who lied, who failed ...


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The two were believers and i presumed they were saved. They belong to the church with right doctrine They sold their property They will not be disciplined if they were unbelievers nothing to lose. They lied and not blasphemed as contemplated in Mark 3:28-29 The filing of the heart in Acts 5:3 is nothing but similar to the heart of peter in Mark 8:33 when ...


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I think we must take Ananias and Sapphira to have been believers. We are told in Acts 4:32-34 that the believers who had lands or houses sold them. Then we have two instances of specific individuals who did so. We know that Barnabas was a believer, but he is introduced as a Levite and Cypriot, neither of which designation carries any connotation of faith in ...



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