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If someone doesn't know about Christ, and has never heard of Christ, then where do they go when they die? I can provide an example if requested.

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Rom 2:6  He will render to each one according to his works:

Rom 2:7  to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Rom 2:8  but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

Rom 2:9  There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,

Rom 2:10  but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.

Rom 2:11  For God shows no partiality.

Rom 2:12  For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.

Rom 2:13  For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

Rom 2:14  For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.

Rom 2:15  They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

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2 hours ago, Willa said:

Rom 2:6  He will render to each one according to his works:

Rom 2:7  to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;

Rom 2:8  but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

Rom 2:9  There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek,

Rom 2:10  but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.

Rom 2:11  For God shows no partiality.

Rom 2:12  For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law.

Rom 2:13  For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified.

Rom 2:14  For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.

Rom 2:15  They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them

It does appear in the next chapter that our works (either by the Mosaic Law or the law written on the hearts of the Gentiles) will not be sufficient, hence the need of the Gospel.

What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; in their paths are ruin and misery, and the way of peace they have not known.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
(Rom 3:9-20)
 

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5 hours ago, starsong4 said:

If someone doesn't know about Christ, and has never heard of Christ, then where do they go when they die? I can provide an example if requested.

Hi starsong4,
There are probably millions of people living now, and in days gone by who have never heard of God, Jesus, the Bible, God's Word, who will be judged by God, not according to the Law or commandments, but by the way they lived their lives in the society they were born and raised in.
 
Paul wrote in Romans 2:11-15;

Romans 2:11, For there is no respect of persons with God.
12, For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
13, For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
14, For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
15, Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)

V. 16, in the day when God shall judge the secrets of men the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. 
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There are two schools of thought among Christians on this topic, called "inclusivist" and "exclusivist". The names mean just what they sound like, inclusivists believe God saves some people who never hear of Jesus Christ in this lifetime, exclusivists say the gospel must be heard (Christ died and rose for your sin, trust Him!) for anyone to be saved today.

1) Both groups are taking their viewpoints from Romans, chapters 1 to 3. They are interpreting the same material differently.

2) Even exclusivists have good opportunities to see God working here--there are many testimonies today of people living in gospel-restricted countries like in the Middle East, people who search for God then have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, who invites them to trust Him.

Personally, I am an inclusivist for a number of reasons, including the fact that both testaments of the Bible are consistent in their teaching, "trust God to be saved for eternity". If someone doesn't hear about Jesus but sincerely seeks God, they will find God and trust Him for their eternal life. Our job, however, is to tell as many as we can about Jesus and have them live in the light of the scriptures.

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On 3/2/2018 at 1:49 PM, starsong4 said:

If someone doesn't know about Christ, and has never heard of Christ, then where do they go when they die? I can provide an example if requested.

Newborns that didnt have a choice. That's what you're asking and Christ called them unto Him. He has a plan for them. My wife and I had a miscarriage and know what God has shown us. Blessings waiting for us. :)

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On ‎25‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 6:16 AM, 7thseal said:

Newborns that didnt have a choice. That's what you're asking and Christ called them unto Him. He has a plan for them. My wife and I had a miscarriage and know what God has shown us. Blessings waiting for us. :)

Your child is with God. It doesn’t matter whether a pregnancy is 1 day or 7 months. It is life. The Life is in the seed. Gen. 9:9. God bless you both. 

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On 5/24/2018 at 5:16 PM, 7thseal said:

Newborns that didnt have a choice. That's what you're asking and Christ called them unto Him. He has a plan for them. My wife and I had a miscarriage and know what God has shown us. Blessings waiting for us. :)

I agree for 100% with Hazard , your baby is with the Lord ...

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For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--His eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.Romans 1:20

Matthew Henry Commentary

1:18-25 The apostle begins to show that all mankind need the salvation of the gospel, because none could obtain the favour of God, or escape his wrath by their own works. For no man can plead that he has fulfilled all his obligations to God and to his neighbour; nor can any truly say that he has fully acted up to the light afforded him. The sinfulness of man is described as ungodliness against the laws of the first table, and unrighteousness against those of the second. The cause of that sinfulness is holding the truth in unrighteousness. All, more or less, do what they know to be wrong, and omit what they know to be right, so that the plea of ignorance cannot be allowed from any. Our Creator's invisible power and Godhead are so clearly shown in the works he has made, that even idolaters and wicked Gentiles are left without excuse. They foolishly followed idolatry; and rational creatures changed the worship of the glorious Creator, for that of brutes, reptiles, and senseless images. They wandered from God, till all traces of true religion must have been lost, had not the revelation of the gospel prevented it. For whatever may be pretended, as to the sufficiency of man's reason to discover Divine truth and moral obligation, or to govern the practice aright, facts cannot be denied. And these plainly show that men have dishonoured God by the most absurd idolatries and superstitions; and have degraded themselves by the vilest affections and most abominable deeds.

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21 hours ago, angels4u said:

I agree for 100% with Hazard , your baby is with the Lord ...

None of percentage matters... its what Jesus stated according to the Word... which He became? His voice is the only thing that sustains. It has been and will always remain the Truth. :)

 

 

 

 

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