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World Religions - I'm a Good Person

I'm Just a Good Person. Really I am.

I don't need a God, a saviour or a religion. If there is a God, he will be happy enough with my life.

Like most of us, you probably consider yourself to basically be a pretty good person, and perhaps you are. Maybe you do what you can to help others, give money to the poor and try not to offend people. You can probably think of people that you know who are much worse. Compared to the average person, you might come up looking pretty good! And then there are the people in history who were notoriously bad, people like Adolf Hitler - They make you look like an angel! But when you die, who will be judging you? Will you be the judge? Will Hitler be the judge? Will the judge have the same standards as you? Is it possible that the judge has higher standards than you? Can you know for sure?

 

 

 

Take the above free online goodness test to see if you meet the standard of acceptable goodness.
Don't panic, it's multiple choice!

 

 

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0 #6 2013-03-30 10:13
For God loved the world so much, that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), so that whoever trusts, submits and obey him, will not perish (in hell). but have everlasting life in heaven...
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-2 #5 Luke De Vincentis 2012-10-09 10:51
Justice is what makes God different form Hitler.
Hitler took the lives of millions of innocent people unjustly, based on his own evil, arbitrary ideology. God punishes people justly, based on His moral character; He is the standard of moral perfection and without Him you cannot even define what "good" actually is without begging the question. If God is not perfectly good in a moral sense, then He has no place punishing His Creation; however, the revelation of Scripture plainly reveals that He is the ultimate moral locus of all things good and true by definition. Therefore, if God were to not punish morally culpable moral agents then He could no longer be the standard of goodness, nor would He be just. Would you think a Judge just if he simply let guilty thieves, rapists and murderers go unpunished? I think not...
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+1 #4 2012-08-09 13:09

Jesus healed the sick, did miracles and gave us many teachings that are now recorded in the Bible. He was sinless and sacrified His life's blood on that Cross as a payment for us "there is no forgiveness without the shedding of blood". When a crime is committed in our own earthly judicial system, their must be a fine when there is a crime. We demand a punishment or a fine because we have a God-given sense of right and wrong and a need for justice. We were created in His image.


God didn't want to create robots that didn't have a choice but He has made it clear in the book that He left for us that our sin DOES separate us from Him and if we reject His free offer of eternal life and forgiveness, then we are destined to a place of punishment. We are sent to the place of punishment because of our sin which must be atoned for.


I don't personally understand the idea of anyone going to Hell, no matter how sinful they are. But I am just a man and do not understand the Holiness of God. He has created the whole world with its complexities and splendor. Clearly, "His ways are not our ways and our ways are not His ways". I don't understand everything about God but I know enough: He made us, He loves us, He sent Jesus to Save us. Instead of judging the judge, grab hold of that love and of that Savior and leave the rest to him. He is the Creator, the Savior and the Judge. You will have an eternity to reflect on the decision you make now. Do not harden your heart or be deceived as many have been for thousands of years. We have all sinned and need to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Then the Father does not see us as sinful and can allow us in to his Kingdom because when He looks upon us, He sees that we are clothed in the Holiness of His own Son. That is the Good News!

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-1 #3 2012-08-09 13:04
Quoting qwerty:
so what makes God any different from hitler if he is going to torture someone for all of enternty based on what they believe in :-?



 

The difference is this:

Hitler hated the Jewish people so much that he wanted to kill them all out of hatred for who they were.

God loves people (the world) but hates the sin that we do. While God must punish sin (like a fair and righteous judge must punish a criminal for a crime), He doesn't "want" people to reject Him or to go to Hell.
That is why God sacrificed what was closest and most dear to Him: His only Son, Jesus.

Who do you know that would die for someone who actually hates them? This is true love.

Jesus humbled Himself to the point of becoming a man, to live among and save the people that He had created and who hated Him.
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+1 #2 2012-08-09 02:53
so what makes God any different from hitler if he is going to torture someone for all of enternty based on what they believe in
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0 #1 2011-07-15 03:56
You're writing about a person who does not believe in the God of the abrahamic beliefs and yet you link to a quiz about how much you follow "The Ten Commandments"?!? And above all that, a quiz which insults the possibility of your having "your own beliefs"?

Well, isn't THAT tolerant, emphatic and very very "Christian" of you?

Have a nice day.
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