Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

If someone is a good person but they’re not a Christian, are they going to burn in Hell forever?

15 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


    It's one of the parts of the bible that preachers and fanatical christ ranters would rather pretend does not exist.

    It says (paraphrasing) that belief, prayer, churches etc. are irrelevant and not needed at all, the consequences are the same regardless.

    There is no hell, heaven, god(s) etc. anyway, but it's always useful to have read the bible cover to cover, to know how illogical the bible and religion in general is!


    Romans 2:

    13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

    14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law.

    15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)

    16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares. 

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, that's true. 

  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not necessarily.

    First: realize that in Christianity there is no such thing as a "good person" with the exception of Jesus and, in some denominations of Christianity, very young children.

    So: there are no "good people" in Christianity.

    Second: despite how some Christians will carelessly answer, the fact is that Christianity almost universally teaches that one does NOT have to be a Christian during their lifetime to receive eternal life in paradise.

    If you run into a Christian who DOES say that, ask them

    - What about Noah, Abraham, Samuel, King David and Isaiah. None of them were Christians during their lifetimes. Are they all doomed for eternity?

    The near-universal Christian teaching

    is that Christianity is a covenant that provides the faithful adherent a *guarantee* of eternal life

    while any other method (such as Judaism) is a much more difficult and much less certain method, one that succeeds much more rarely in garnering eternal life for the adherent.

    Note, though, that some teach that since the coming of Christ one has to be a Christian to receive eternal life. These people STILL accept the Jewish holy people of the Bible (who lived before Christ) as receiving eternal life DESPITE not being Christians during their lifetimes.

  • 1 month ago

    First you find a good person.

    There has only ever been one that was without sin.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    See here

    John 3:36 KJV — He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

    John 3:18 KJV — He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    BTW hell is the grave, Hebrew sheol and Greek hades. The lake of fire is where wicked people burn.

    Revelation 20:15 KJV — And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

  • 1 month ago

    Romans 3:10,23 for there are none that are righteous no not one. for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Jesus paid the price for our sins if we do not believe in him and obey the gospel we will be lost in hell there is no back door do to ignorance. thanks for the question.

  • Enigma
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Being good doesn't give you a free pass into heaven,the standard is Christ and Christ alone. Jesus said,NO MAN comes unto the Father but by ME. Rejection of Christ brings condemnation. 

  • If they do, God is unjust.

  • Rico
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    That is something that can not be confirmed or denied. 

    Scripture indicates that those who never had the chance to come into relationship with Jesus (born in the BC era or died before Christianity came to their region of the world) will face the Great Throne Judgment on the basis of their works. It also indicates that coming into relationship with Jesus is the guarantee of getting into heaven.  

    It is clear though that faithful Christians will be raptured and that the wicked will be thrown into the Great Lake of fire at the end of days. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We are not good people.  We are sinners.  Everybody should do good, because that is good for others.  So do good for that reason.  But doing good won't pay for even one of your sins, which is why the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins.  Death leads to heaven or hell.  The Lord Jesus Christ is God, who died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus was buried, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead.  Nothing you could do will ever pay for any of your sins.  Jesus already paid for all of our sins with His death on the cross and His shed blood, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead.  So the only way to get into heaven and avoid hell, is by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, without adding any of your own works.  See Romans 4:5.  It is too late for you to be saved, after death.  It is so easy to avoid hell, that it is ridiculous and crazy how people fight against the Gospel.

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