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Questions about God's rewarding or punishing mankind, and nations, according to their conduct.

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Why is God's Judgment only Heaven or Hell?

I know very little of the Christian Faith or of any other faith for that matter, but this question struck me as relevant maybe not just to Christianity but also to all faiths as a whole. Penal systems ...
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Will God love those whom He'll punish eternally? [closed]

According to the hymn The Love of God, God's love "reaches to the lowest hell": The love of God is greater far Than tongue or pen can ever tell; It goes beyond the highest star, And reaches ...
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Why are indulgences ever needed for oneself?

Like crimes in legal systems, sins have two consequences: they make me guilty (the conviction) of trespassing God's law, and they involve a punishment (the sentence) for such trespassing. In the ...
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Protestantism: If justification is by faith alone how can judgement be by works?

The idea of justification seems to come often in Paul, Romans 3:20: Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin Jesus ...
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What are the arguments against the idea that God will condemn non-believers to Hell even if they do more good than Christians? [closed]

The background of this question is in the conversation Abraham and God has over the inhabitants of Sodom. God is focusing on whether anyone within the city of Sodom is good or righteous, God doesn't ...
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According to the Bible, is envy a blameworthy emotion?

Note that I'm not asking whether envy is bad. It's common sense that envy is bad and that it's also bad to make others feel envy. What I'm asking is whether experiencing envy is blameworthy. That Envy ...
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Supposing Jesus will judge the living and the dead, is this judgment an omniscient one?

Supposing Jesus will judge the living and the dead, is this judgment an omniscient one? I would be absolutely terrified of the claim that anything except an omniscient God is capable of condemning me ...
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According to LDS, if the Fall was a positive thing why would God condemn sin in the flesh?

This answer to a question asking about the relationship between LDS and Catholicism contains the following as one of 3 main doctrinal differences between Mormonism and Catholicism: belief that the ...
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Will unbelievers continue to be unbelievers at the end of the age?

In a recent SE post on epistemic certainty about the truth claims of Christianity a helpful response was given: Is there any way for a rational person to reach the conclusion that Christianity is ...
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Will the wicked really get their body back?

“a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out—those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.&...
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St. Thomas Aquinas on whether all will die before the Final Judgement?

In the Summa Theologiae, St. Thomas argues that all will die and rise again when Jesus returns. But this seems to be in contradiction to St. Paul, who wrote: "We who are still alive and are left ...
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What is the biblical basis for saying that unsaved souls are completely destroyed? (Annihilationism) [duplicate]

What is the biblical basis for saying that unsaved souls are completely destroyed? Related Questions: The following link covers the basis for saying that the unsaved are eternally punished, but not ...
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What kind of "condemnation" is a believer exempt from in Romans 8:1?

I've been looking up several of my reference books for a good definition of condemnation, but evidently it's simply "judgment" based on its context, including in Rom. 8:1. It's clear from ...
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What is the difference between immediate judgment after death and the final judgment, according to Catholicism?

According to this site, adapted from the United States Catechism for Adults, "Our Church teaches that immediately after death, our soul separates from our earthly body and we stand before God for ...
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How can Christians know if they are truly saved and that Jesus won't tell them "..Depart from me, I never knew you," on judgement day? [closed]

In the Bible, it says God knows everything about us- intimately. So, if He KNOWS us, how could He NOT know us and tell us to depart from Him? I'm so confused. I thought I was saved, been to church, ...
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Particular judgment, general judgment, God's foreknowledge and free will

My understanding of the relationship between particular judgement and general judgment is: On particular judgement at the time of the death of the body, all our actions, thoughts and deeds will be ...
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What parts of Protestantism accept that there are some on earth who 'smite the earth with plagues' till the end of time (Revelation 11:6)?

And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing ...
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How is God's judgement of man fair when he judges them without considering their deeds?

In America, our judicial system is built on the idea that a man is assumed innocent, and then proven guilty with evidence. In contrast, Paul wrote: Romans 9 10-18: ...there was Rebekah also, when she ...
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Contradiction between God's mercy being greater than ours and Jesus' harsh words about who will end up in hell

We believe that God is supremely good and merciful, far more than we are. At the same time, I see in myself that I would not condemn anyone to hell, even villains like Hitler and Stalin. Perhaps I’d ...
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Christian apologetics regarding the killing of innocent children during the Genesis flood [closed]

I'm trying to catalog the various justifications that are put forth when it is claimed that killing innocent children in the Genesis flood was some combination of immoral, cruel, or unjust. Here are ...
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In premillennial theology, is the last judgement before the millennium?

According to the Millenium theory, such period is followed by the end of times. My question is: Before this end, is there supposed to be Last Judgement? I have read that there only exists a time of ...
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According to Catholicism what happens after Death on the General Judgment Day?

At the General Judgment Day what happens? Do we recognise each other in the same relationships as we had on earth? I am very confused and have not been able to find a simple answer in Catholic ...
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Title of video about judgment?

Trying to identify (title or anything helpful) a DVD I saw long ago. Guy gets to (heaven?), is nervous about judgment, meets St. Paul (and others) while waiting. When his turn comes, all the not-so-...
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What is the biblical basis for seeing Saint Peter at the gates of heaven?

I was taught that Saint Peter is at the gates of heaven, and you have to pass him to get in. Answers to a recent question suggest this is not true. What is the biblical basis for seeing Saint Peter ...
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According to Reformed - 1 Corinthians 11:29-30, the words [weak, sick, died] literal or not?

1 Corinthians 11:29-30 (29) For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God's judgment upon yourself. (30) That is why many of ...
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Why such importance given to the hour of death?

There is very importance given to the hour of death within the Catholic Church and maybe other Christian groups too. Rosary contains: Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the ...
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According to Evangelicals, will the saved ever experience the magnitude of suffering associated with their sins?

On another website, one person said this concerning Catholicism and Purgatory, My own vision of purgatory, for which I claim no doctrinal validity, has some interesting echoes in the platonic ...
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According to Catholicism, how should Christians react when an unbeliever dies?

I was reading the following passages, and they seem to indicate that we should rejoice when God brings about His judgement: "Righteous art thou, O YHVH, and upright are thy judgments." ...
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Are there any Christian sects that say salvation is based, in whole or in part, on your response to Jesus on Judgment Day?

I recently had a conversation with a Christian who believes that our choices during this life are not the only factors affecting salvation. Rather, God will be very lenient about our Earthly behavior, ...
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Acts 17:30 What does "overlooked" mean? [closed]

Paul, after reasoning about idolatry in Athens, states: Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has set a day ...
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From a Catholic viewpoint, why will there be a particular judgement and a general judgment?

If we are judged by God at the moment of death, why is Jesus, at his Second Coming going to judge the living and the dead at the Last Judgment?
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According to the Catholic Church, does Jesus condemn those who don't believe?

From the Nicene Creed: I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ ... He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead After reading this today, which appears somewhat to contrast the Creed: ...
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Who coined the phrase "Bema Seat"?

I get that "Bema" is the Greek word translated "judgment seat" in the NT. But how did the term "Bema Seat" come to be used? It's a little redundant, like saying "PIN number", but catchy. I'd just like ...
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What are the different views on the nature of 'hellfire'?

Fire as understood by physical humans consumes and destroys the fuel that it ignites and then goes out. The unredeemed soul is what many religions teach will be tormented eternally in fire of hell. ...
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What's the biblical basis for the belief that God truly judges our hearts behind our actions and not the actions themselves?

What's the biblical basis for the belief that God ultimately judges a thing to be a sin or not based on the intentions in our heart and not the action solely? That would seem to be the indication in ...
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According to Catholicism, does the last judgement include a last chance to reconcile?

I was reading a Catholic Magazine a few years ago (it might have been Catholic Answers) and I remember reading an article on the last judgement that seemed to suggest that at the end of time there ...
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Will World end on Oct 7,2015? [closed]

Is this believe of Christians because I have listened this from Christians? If this Biblical prediction proves wrong then will Bible be called a false book?
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What is the Biblical basis for death being the last point for repentance?

Death is seen as a point at which our eternal destiny is decided or the last point for repentance, at least in most evangelical circles. What is the Biblical basis for this belief?
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Contradictions and misunderstandings [closed]

{EDIT: THE QUESTION: Is there scripture supporting right wing Christians condemning homosexuality or any other sin in the New Testament. } Why so right wing Christians say what is and isn't a sin ...
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What is the bottomless pit? [closed]

In chapter 9 of the revelation we learn that: Revelation 9:1 and 2 NKJV Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless ...
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According to LDS, what is the purpose of the final judgment?

I used to think that the purpose of the final judgment was to determine which kingdom of glory we would inherit, and then once that was determined we could be resurrected with a body to match that ...
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In LDS canon, is the Final Judgement before or after the resurrection?

I've always understood the Final Judgment to occur just before the resurrection because the judgement determines which glory you are resurrected to. The Gospel Principles lesson on the Final Judgement ...
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Why aren't other religions welcome to heaven as well as subject to hell? [closed]

I am a little confused by some scripture and how I see it being interpreted by some Christians. When I read Romans the way I see it is that if you believe in a higher power, are grateful and ...
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When will believers of Christ get punished? [closed]

I just found out about the Judgment seat of Christ. And from what I'm understanding, this is not the place where God metes out punishment for God's children. Well, when will that time come? Can ...
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What does the phrase " saved as by fire" in 1 Corinthians 3:15 mean? [closed]

What does the phrase "saved as by fire" in 1 Corinthians 3:15 mean? If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
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Is the tripartite God the judge in the Old Testament, and Jesus the appointed only judge in the New Testament?

In the Old Testament, Justice was meted out immediately by God, when Uzza touched the Ark, was this LORD the tripartite Godhead or the pre-incarnate Jesus. All Scripture is quoted from the King James ...
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Where in the Bible does it say "I will destroy those who destroy My land"?

Where in the Bible does it say "I (God) will destroy those who destroy My land"?
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How have prominent apologists answered those who claim that Jesus does not love his enemies?

Jesus says in Matthew 5:43: "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be ...
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Why can the Catholic Church declare one person a saint but has never declared another damned?

The Catholic Church has a process to canonize someone, to declare that they are a saint, that they are truly in heaven and worthy of public veneration and imitation. (Cf. Canonization - United ...
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Given a Catholic understanding of Hell and individual judgment, do Catholics believe that all Protestants will go to Hell?

I'm interested in a Catholic answer only; I want to know what the Catholic church teaches about this matter. I know that the Catholic Church says that only God is the judge, and that we are the ones ...
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