Can Murderes spend Eternity in Heaven by just repenting?
The messages Christianity gives to its followers, and the rest of the world, are very simple, and encouraging:
a- Repent, and you will be saved.
b- Christ was used as a “sacrificial lamb”, in order to absolve our sins, and allow us to spend Eternity in Heaven.
c-You can go to Heaven, only through Jesus.
These promises, without God’s endorsement, make me wonder about the following:
1- Can Christian MASS MURDERERS, like HITLER and STALIN, spend Eternity in Heaven, simply by repenting?
2- Can the Christian abortionists who butcher thousands of innocent, and defenseless babies, simply because they are unwanted, unplanned, and unloved, get a VISA TO HEAVEN, IF THEY REPENT?
3- Can the Christian perpetrators of the horrible Civilian MASSACRES in America, in Australia, and in Europe, go to HEAVEN if they simply repent?
4- Can the CHRISTIAN COLONIALISTS WHO MASSACRED MILLIONS of innocent indigenous Americans and friendly indigenous Australians, spend ETERNITY IN HEAVEN, simply because they repented?
Your comments will be greatly appreciated.
I am going to go with 1 John 1:9, But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
If our God loves us enough to make a promise like that I will take Him at His word. ALL of our sins can be forgiven if we confess them. (except that one that Jesus mentioned)
David was a murderer, Stalin and Hitler were idol worshipers. To repent means you know you have done wrong and to get salvation one has to believe in his heart Jesus died for his sins and that Jesus was raised from the dead. Then that man would have to change and not kill /murder anymore. What people forget id that God blots ou forgiven sin, Satin doesn't forget and uses other men to condemn you. It is by FAITH in Jesus that you are saved not man nor any of his religions,
1st, remember that Stalin was an Ally of USA & UK. Only after WWII was over him and Commuinst Soviet Union went from being one of Allies to being a Commie bad guys!
2nd, how about 5Million Vietnamese killed due to that War? To 1Million Iraqis killed due to totally unjust Iraq War? How can you repent for these killings?
The true scriptural doctrine of salvation declares that it is a matter of faith, a “work” of GRACE, * requires true spiritual birth (being born again). To become fully acquainted with the right understanding of what scripture actually teaches about salvation rather than merely accepting some church doctrine over another is a responsibility every living person should make their personal highest priority. However, it is clearly a well-established fact that people only look into the things of God to the degree that they actually include HIM in their daily lifestyles. In other words, is merely God a part of one’s life, & if so how much of a part? Of course there are a few who really understand that we are all actually a part of HIS life. After all, He is LIFE - ““I am the way, the truth, and the life” – Jn. 14:6. ONLY God & the individual “repenting” really know for sure whether or not such “repentance” was genuinely unto salvation.
True repentance and true faith in Jesus Christ and His death for us is the path to eternal life. God fully knows the heart and true repentance and faith is from the heart. I personally know three men who committed murder but truly turned to Christ as evidenced by their new attitudes and actions. The basic attitude that demonstrates repentance and faith is that of humility, which leads to owning up to our sin, not matter what it is, and full reliance upon God for the needed transformation. Faith does not proceed from pride. See Romans 1:17 which is a partial quote of Habakkuk 2:4 (tying humility and faith together). God knows that many sins such as you mention in # 3, 4, proceed from some level of ignorance. Paul understood this in his own history 1 Timothy 1:13
Yours is one of the most honest and well-thought questions presented. For the sake of space I will try to be concise. The truth is, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Ro 3:23) Not one single human being is without sin. "They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." (Ro 3:12) These and many other Scriptures reveal a deeply uncomplimentary truth about men. The Bible shows that man will conduct himself in ways even more gross than the animals. His can even find himself filled not with one but even thousands of the most filthy spirits of hell. "And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea." Yet those who truly turn to Christ & are born anew of His Spirit, can be saved by His power & His precious Blood.