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  1. No. Because religions are not about legal laws, but about the laws of the universe and the human soul. Similarly, ignorance of the laws of physics or psychology does not exempt from liability for their violation.

  2. If a child puts his hand in the fire, he will certainly get burned, regardless of whether he knows about the fire or not. Similarly, with Divine laws, if a person violates them, even in ignorance, he will be forced to pay the price.

  3. It does not liberate, but it softens, or its consequences are postponed in time. During this time, a person may have the opportunity to understand their mistakes, repent of previous unrighteous (out of ignorance) words, deeds, thoughts, correct them and thereby avoid negative consequences. And with those who know a lot, the demand will be in full swing.

  4. Once a tramp asked John the Baptist-John, look, God has given so many laws that it is impossible to remember them,and what is not a law is just prohibitions.But I want to live and enjoy life.To which John replied-Live and enjoy life, but at the same time do not harm yourself or others,because others also want to live and enjoy life.

  5. Faith in God is not necessary in order to load it with all sorts of spam requests and greases, such as “for you”, “in honor of you” and you have nothing to say in response. Faith in God is necessary in order to know what he is, and to feel your soul. If you feel that the soul is there, you need to take care to protect it from weakness leading to rot and then to grinding into spiritual dung. For irrigation of grass. Grass feeds, grass feeds on insects, birds, cattle, and then other mammals. In general, this is a spiritual cycle, just as in the physical world there is a cycle of “birth, life, death” – “birth, life, death”. To protect and not let the soul weaken, it is necessary to adhere to the commandments.

  6. And from the point of view of the laws of nature, ignorance of the law of survival of the fittest will save you from the danger of meeting a wolf and a bear?

    Or can you behave as you please?

    Relaxed, as if you are protected by the law, or aggressive, as if the police and the state have to protect you from behind?

  7. I think the AP.Paul had a good answer to your question, it is written in the Bible: “those who, having no law, sinned without law will also perish; and those who have sinned under the law, the law shall be judged, – (for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified: for when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature legitimate, then, having no law, are a law unto themselves: they show that the work of the law is written in their hearts, as their conscience and their thoughts bear witness (sometimes accusing and sometimes justifying one another) in the day when, according to my good news, God will judge the secret works of men through Jesus Christ” (Romans 2:12-16).

    God has put His own laws into each person, and a person's conscience condemns when a person does something wrong. Another thing is that a person can drown out the voice of conscience, i.e., ignore it, but this is not ignorance of the law, it is a person who does not want to submit to good and chooses evil.

    Man can never accuse God or deceive Him; man can only harm himself. Therefore, may the Lord bless you to become a doer of His commandments (how to become a doer of God's commandments can be found in more detail here)

  8. Ignorance of the law exempts from responsibility, but knowledge does not. One cannot be born with the knowledge of the laws; it takes time to understand them. Who is 20 years old, who is 120 years old, who does not have enough life, and someone does not need this comprehension at all.

  9. From the point of view of religions, this is all very different.

    Usually such things are asked specifically about Christianity, and there it looks not only and not so much on the knowledge of the law, but on its implementation. It is believed that the divine laws in a person are already stitched, this is conscience. In addition, a person is given a chance to learn these laws, and if he renounces evil, having learned what he did wrong before,then his sins will be forgiven. This is a theme of remorse and, in some cases, penance.

  10. From the point of view of the main directions of Christianity, it is partly liberating. That is, those who could not learn Christian truths due to objective circumstances beyond their control are not considered guilty of non-fulfillment of the prescriptions of Christianity as a religion (entering into a church marriage, receiving communion, etc. – starting, in fact, with the passage of the rite of Baptism).

    But at the same time, it is believed that all people have a voice of conscience in themselves – at least in the period after the resurrection of Christ. Therefore, murders and similar acts will be sued without discounts on ignorance of the Decalogue.

    After death, the souls of righteous non-Christians remain in Limbo/Purgatory/the first circle of hell (depending on the specific denomination). There is no heavenly bliss, but there is no suffering as such either. At the Last Judgment at the end of time, the final fate of each person will already be decided.

  11. Nature does not exempt from punishment for ignorance of the Laws of Nature – for this, Nature punishes very quickly and inevitably and painfully.

    Religions and jurisprudence of countries-do not exempt from liability.

  12. Yes, ignorance of the law from the point of view of the Holy Scriptures exempts from responsibility. By the justice of God, those people who for some reason did not know God and could not show their loyalty to him will be raised from the dead as unrighteous along with the righteous:

    “having hope in God that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and of the unrighteous, which they also expect.”24:15)

    Such people will have a real opportunity to learn righteousness.

  13. Sin is also a sin in Africa. That is why we pray that He will forgive us our visible and invisible sins.

    Someone: But this is not normal and unfair!!

    Answer: God is love. And if you do not be stubborn and sincerely admit your inability to monitor yourself and your thoughts, and accept – He will forgive.

  14. No, it does not free us, because in our time we have the Law of God, the Bible,and the Internet, where you can watch the sermons of God's servants. God will judge each person according to how they have lived, and according to how much light (i.e., truth) they have received.

    In the Middle Ages, there was a spiritual darkness, reading the Bible was forbidden. And there were very few books. The people at the top of the Christian world were afraid that if the common people got out the Bible and studied it, they would find out the truth and see the discrepancy between the practice of medieval Christianity and biblical truths.

    The Bible was hidden, burned, and those who read it were tortured. At that time, people who wanted to know God's will could not read the Bible. neither did they know about Sabbath keeping and other truths. Therefore, we tried to live according to our conscience. And through their consciences, the Holy Spirit worked on them. In proportion as the truths of God have been revealed to them, God will judge them.

    We live in the 21st century. The Lord has given us all the necessary tools to read, understand God's revelations, and enter into our hearts. Why does the fourth commandment say to keep the Sabbath, while many people honor Sunday??? After all, it is written in black and white:

    “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy; in six days you shall do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God: you shall not do any work on it, you, your son, or your daughter, your male or female servant, your livestock, or the stranger who is within your gates; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it” (Exodus 20: 8-11)..

    Besides, the Holy Scripture says:

    “And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).

    “And repentance and remission of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning with Jerusalem” (Luke 24: 47).

    Isn't the church of Christ formed to continue to fulfill the mission of Jesus:

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. Amen ” (Matthew 28: 19-20).

    “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

    Missionaries and evangelists even go to the Aborigines and various pagan tribes to learn God's Word. Therefore, here we are already talking about the human unwillingness to know and fulfill the Divine Law.

  15. No, it doesn't release…)

    If you do not know what is in your cup and do not first check what is being served to you,you drink and get poisoned, does this save you from a painful death?

    If you want to live, you must know what's in the cup in your hand.

    It is the same here : ignorance of the law does not exempt from responsibility for its violation.And you know – you are unlikely to break it, because the inevitability of punishment,if you understand that it WILL STILL BE, outweighs this temptation…)

  16. The question is interesting, but at the same time quite complex, because there are many nuances of various kinds.
    On the one hand, there really is such a thing that a person who is given more understanding has more demand, more responsibility. However, at the same time, it cannot be said that all responsibility is removed from the ignorant and ignorant – after all, indirectly any person knows something – for example, do not do to another what you do not want to do to yourself – this is the whole law. And if a person is pure and capable of empathy, able to get into someone else's skin, then he understands the law, but if not, then he is an egoist who should be justly punished, because he does and wants others what he does not want for himself. And in general, the world in which we live is a world of crime and punishment: even innocent animals, who not only cannot know the Law of God, but even more so fulfill it, suffer together with the whole of humanity – another thing is that they have no guilt or sin, they suffer because they are in a fallen world where suffering and death are not its Sick children also suffer, to whom life has denied an adequate perception of reality and sanity, but there is no sin capable of condemning them to eternity and they simply carry in their lives the redemption of a universal vice.

    12 Therefore, just as sin entered into the world by one man, and death by sin, so death passed on to all men, because in him all sinned.
    13 For even before the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
    14 But death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned, like the transgression of Adam, who is the image of the future.
    (Romans 5: 12-14)

    18 For I think that the sufferings of this present time are worthless in comparison with the glory that will be revealed in us.
    19 For the creature waits with hope for the revelation of the sons of God
    ; 20 For the creature did not submit to vanity voluntarily,but according to the will of him who subdued it, in the hope
    that 21 the creature itself would be delivered from the bondage of corruption, to the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
    22 For we know that the whole creation groans together and is tormented to this day.
    23 And not only she, but we ourselves, having the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan within ourselves, waiting for adoption as sons, for the redemption of our body.
    (Romans 8: 18-23)

    Also, many subtleties are taken into account at the Trial, for example, why a person “did not know this or that – perhaps he did not want to know, did not strive to know, and it happens that he went even further-tried in every possible way not to know,” by the deceit of his heart he evaded responsibility, from light, from truth, from understanding, etc.:

    16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
    17 For God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
    18 He who believes in him is not judged, but he who does not believe is already condemned, because he did not believe in the name of the only Begotten Son of God.
    19 And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world; but men loved darkness rather than light, because their works were evil.
    20 For whosoever doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not unto the light, lest his works be reproved, because they are evil.
    21 But he that walketh in righteousness cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest; for they are done in God.

    In general, like any court, the Judgment of God consists of considering all the details of the case, including secret human thoughts. But there is also a defense side.

  17. From the point of view of what religion? I, of course, am not an expert in all the religions of the Earth, but I suspect that the laws of karma on such trifles as knowledge and ignorance have completely scored. You are born into the wrong caste or sex, or you become a survivor for”sins” that you can't possibly know about and that you can't possibly avoid repeating. From the Christian point of view, “But the servant who knew the will of his master, and was not ready, and did not do according to his will, will be beaten much; but the servant who did not know, and did what was worthy of punishment, will be beaten less.”There are probably a couple of religions in which breaking the laws depends solely on knowledge and ignorance, and the macaroni god, who has no laws other than “constantly making fun of believers”.

  18. Absolutely not: this is not taken into account by anyone..�

    Those “easy ways” (“I don't see anything and I don't want to see anything”) are only for masachists (complete downs). �And so that there is no demand for it..

    This is exactly their choice: either now or in the past.
    And there are consequences for every choice, and where “non-action” is also an action..

  19. From the point of view of religions, most of the population will go to hell. For both Christianity and Islam explicitly state that only those who believe in the true God and adhere to the “right religion”will go to Heaven. And there are many religions. It means that someone is making mistakes anyway. And how many more people of other religious views have died during the existence of mankind is incalculable. If all those who make mistakes have gone to hell only because of their ignorance, then this contradicts the statement about God's mercy, and in some cases, about his wisdom. After all, it is foolish to send so many souls to eternal torment just because in their time there was not yet enough information to choose the “right” religion. In addition, how to determine the truth of a particular belief, if each of them gives approximately the same arguments in its favor?�

    So, most likely, if we accept the hypothesis of the existence of God, then he should absolutely not care what rites people perform in his glory. The main thing is that they do it. So, everyone who believes is already well done. And the divine laws were invented by humans. And God should absolutely not care whether the head of the women in the temple is covered, whether the man is circumcised, and whether other rules and rituals are observed so different in each of the religions.

  20. No, it doesn't.
    Where, how and why are children born with various diseases in the world? And from there, that somewhere and once they did something wrong. They went against the commandments ” Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, etc.” They went against His will and received these diseases as punishment.

  21. It is noticed that most people understand that lying, stealing, bullying, committing adultery, insulting, killing,
    is bad. It is written that conscience as a law tells you what is bad and what is good.
    And if you think about it, you didn't know why?
    Many people do not want to know, ignore the urge of conscience, and it is given to us from above.
    I think that there are no such people who do not understand what they are doing, because even dogs and cats understand that they are naughty and hide from the owner. I know from my friends: the cat is under the bed, and the dog immediately goes to the window and looks out and barks like someone came from there, and Carlson flew in and ate the pie from the table.
    Therefore, I think that ignorance of the law does not exempt from responsibility, because a person does not live in wakkum, information is heard everywhere. The question is what the person chooses.

  22. We all think differently, much less speak differently.�

    Here is Jesus ' opinion on this matter:

    Matthew 12: 36: “…But I tell you that for every idle word that men speak, they will answer on the Day of Judgment: �For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. �A good man out of a good treasure brings forth good things, and an evil man out of an evil treasure brings forth evil things.”

    An example of this is Cain and Abel. Do you think the fruit that Cain brought was of poor quality? No. They were perfect. But God did not look at what lay on the altar, but at the motives for which it was offered:

    Genesis 4: 7: “…If you do good, will you not be exalted? but if you do not do good, then sin lies at the door; it draws you to itself, but you RULE over it.”

    Dominating means taking responsibility for your decisions and actions. It is responsibility that makes us human, not animals. It was through irresponsibility that Adam lost his relationship with God. And he had a perfect mind and knowledge, and he perfectly understood the consequences of his actions… Death. And all that was necessary was not to touch the apple on the tree of knowledge of good and evil (other trees were not enough for him), so no, he wanted glory “you will be like God” So after all, he was still given a chance to repent when God asked him

    Genesis 3:11: …Did you not eat of the tree from which I forbade you to eat?

    Adam should have fallen before God and repented, but no, he began to justify himself, and even accuse God:

    Genesis 3: 12: Adam said, ” The woman You gave me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”

    That's what I'm being punished for.

    God's judgment is distinguished primarily by the fact that God repeatedly and long before warns us about the consequences of this or that action. How? Yes, through Your Word.

    Hebrews 1: 1:” …God, who from time immemorial spoke to the fathers many times and in many ways through the prophets, has spoken to us in these last days through his Son.”

    And almost everyone has the opportunity to learn about what is written in the Word of God. The scriptures have been translated into 98% of the existing languages.

    Proverbs 1: 22: “… how long, you ignorant people, will you love ignorance? How long will the exuberant enjoy their exuberance? how long will fools hate knowledge? … Because they have hated knowledge, and have not chosen for themselves the fear of the Lord, and have not taken my counsel, and have despised all my reproof; therefore they will eat of the fruit of their ways, and be filled with their thoughts.

    But someone really doesn't have this opportunity, or didn't have it in the old days, When the Scriptures didn't exist yet, such people will be given a chance to learn and make a decision.

    Abraham, for example, (then still Abram) lived in the Chaldean city of Ur among the Gentiles. But he knew the True God (from his ancestors) and had an extraordinary faith. Why? It was because he had a genuine fear of God. Fear is an understanding of the Greatness and Holiness of God, as well as reverence and reverence for him.

    Proverbs 9: 10: … The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

    This is the fear that Jesus had:

    Isaiah 11: 2, 3: … and he will be filled with the fear of the Lord, … and he will find joy in the fear of God….

    Hebrews 5: 7:”… In the days of His flesh, with a great cry and tears, he offered prayers and supplications to Him who was able to save Him from death; and he was favorably heard for his piety…”

    So that the Trial will be FAIR.

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