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Old May 23rd, 2013, 04:12 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by wave_crusher View Post
So anyone that's a christian can go to heaven? Being a good person is just an afterthought?

Well...that explains a lot

Christianity 101, A person needs to make the choice to accept Christ as thier Lord and Savior. To believe that Christ is who He said He was and that He died for the sin of the world.
Being good is not good enough. Most people are good and decent people. If that is all it took to go to heaven then why did God send His Son to die on a cross for our sin? To accept Christ is the first step and the rest is up to God to change in you.

Originally Posted by brewmenn View Post
I don't think that the pope was really saying that he thought that people could get to heaven just by being good. I think he was just saying that Christians should not automatically judge someone as evil just because they don't believe in Jesus, and they should be willing to work with people that have different beliefs to achieve a greater good. As usual the media picked a few lines to quote to make it sound like a bigger story than it really is.

Again it is not about the gretaer good. One can believe if they are good enough they get to go to heaven but that is simply not true. Jesus is the only way.

Originally Posted by SS View Post

Pope was chosen by men, not God. His word is invalid.


The Bible is the word of God even though it was written by men. Valid.

Da fuq?
I guess you could say they prayed about it and all came to the same conclusion that this pope was the one that God choose.
There are 66 books within the Bible and over 40 different authors, written over a 1500 year period, in 3 different languages and on 3 different continents with no historical errors or contradictions from Genisis to Revelations. It bears the mark of Divine inspiration. Check it out, your destination is important.

Originally Posted by brewmenn View Post
That is the belief of many, and yes, it does explain a lot.
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