Forum 3-1: What About Those Who Don’t Believe in Christ?
Please use this forum to address each of the questions below, based on your personal opinion and research, as well as the assigned readings from Chapter 7 of the textbook.
What happens to those who have not accepted Jesus as their Savior when they die? Is a devout Jew or Muslim, who suddenly dies, instantly condemned to Hell?
Discussion: Forum 3-1: What About Those Who Don’t Believe in Christ?
What happens to those who have not accepted Jesus as their Savior when they die?
Jesus called himself to be the savior of humanity. Thus, there are other religious people, who do not believe that Jesus was the Savior of humanity. There, death often seeks to give the next opportunity, which can be renamed as rebirth. Thus, Bible indicates that people get the opportunity to repent that they do not believe in Jesus after their death. Therefore, Hebrews 9:27 mentions that “People are destined to die once and after that to face judgment.” On the other hand, Christianity thinks that those people who do not accept Jesus to be the Saviour of humanity actually take on the wage of sin, through Jesus who has eternal life.
Is a devout Jew or Muslim, who suddenly dies, instantly condemned to hell?
People who committed their lives to becoming devout Jews or devout Islam, at times, die not to believe in the virtues facilitates in Christianity or written in Bible. Muslims often follow their Holy Book Quran and their writings and the words orated by Prophet Mohammed. Thus, the Islamic book also believes that once a man is dead they do not instantly condemn to hell. If they have wages of sins, then they shall immediately be condemned to the hell gate. Apart from this, in the case of the devout Jewish, as in the case of the Hebrew Bible which mentions that the Jewish also follows the doctrine of the afterlife even after death, with a sudden cause. Alternatively, in the case of the teachings done by authoritative teachings of Judaism that warn about useless speculations based on the details about life after death. Thus, this ensures that these people shall be condemned to hell instantly after they die, as they carry the burden of sin, and do not follow Jesus.
Rosner, B. S. (2020). New Dictionary of Biblical theology (Vol. 4). Inter-Varsity Press.