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Long-time coder, with some interest in French and Philosophy.

I sometimes hang out in the English Language & Usage chatroom.

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Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
@RiverC What it does is puts into question the value of evangelism, or indeed, of anybody even being a Christian at all. True, your claim does mean that to believe in Jesus while living is very nice, but surely this nice feeling pales into insignificance compared to eternal salvation. In essence, your argument seems to say that (purely in terms of salvation) it's irrelevant whether or not you believe in Jesus whilst on Earth; it's all about whether or not you're saved after you die, which is completely unconnected from your belief in Jesus while you're alive.
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
@RiverC I believe I was kind of asking that. My postulation was that, by your logic, the only point of evangelism is to provide some temporary nicety here on Earth, and to avoid unnecessary experience of death, even if for just a while. But, not to provide eternal salvation.
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
@RiverC The scriptures say something along the lines of "we are saved through Jesus"
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
@RiverC So you seem to be making 2 points. 1. It's bad to experience death, even for a while, when you don't need to. 2. It's nice to experience God in this life. Both of these points are about things that are nice or nasty for a temporary period of time, and neither of them talk about eternal salvation. Are you saying, then, that converting people is all about temporary nicety, and has no effect on eternal salvation?
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
@RiverC So all dead are prached to by Jesus, if I understand you correctly? Does it then follow that there is no need to try and convert any more people on Earth to Christianity? Indeed, would it not be a better thing if nobody on Earth were Christian? After all, there being devout Christian communities still means that people in those communities have an extremely unfairly high chance of going to heaven, whereas those preached to in Hades don't have such a high likelihood. This is still unfair, and presumably a situation that no loving, just God would allow.
Apr
25
comment How could a loving, just, merciful God have created such an unfair test for humans?
Well, it was just the obvious choice as children in these communities are so strongly, shall we say, 'encouraged' to accept Jesus. I really mean any devout Christian community. I'll edit the text.