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  1. When asking such questions, you should always specify which part of Christianity you are talking about. It is the largest religion in the world, with followers divided among dozens of different churches, traditions, movements, and individual teachings. And within each of them there are conservatives and reformists, more educated and less educated followers, theologians, mystics and ordinary believers. And on this issue, which is both important and very specific, they all hold different opinions.

    If you look at the problem over the course of history, the answer to the question is rather pessimistic: for the first Christians, salvation from hell consisted in participating in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, achieved by belonging to the Church and corresponding behavior. It is important to understand that for most pagan cultures, among which Christianity spread, as well as for Judaism, a gloomy afterlife is the norm. Both Tartarus and Sheol in Judea are described as dark and dreary places, even for those who do not deserve any special punishment. In this context, Christianity looked like an exception, a violation of the usual law. But such an exception, of course, had to be earned in a special way, inaccessible to the majority. Hell was perceived as a “standard” posthumous fate, and whether a person got there because of their own bad behavior or simply because of ignorance is not so important.

    Later, this view was reinforced by the fact that in the Middle Ages, the question of people who did not know about Christianity was not raised at all. From the point of view of Europeans, the whole world was either embraced by one or another Church, or actively denied its teachings, like Muslims or Jews. For example, in Dante's Divine Comedy, all the people who came before Christianity, including the great philosophers, for whom Dante himself treats with great respect, are in Hell, although in its least unpleasant part. In general, this attitude to the question remained in Modern times: Paradise was positioned as the exception, not the rule, and, accordingly, ignorance turned out to be only a minor detail. This attitude is still common among many churches. It is worth mentioning that ordinary ministers often prefer to refrain from categorical judgments, claiming that only God makes the final decision in each case. But as far as theoretical theology is concerned, the approach is ultimately simple: The Church in Christianity is not an organization of people, but a mystical body of Christ, without which salvation is impossible, regardless of what this situation is connected with. The Russian Orthodox Church, in particular, is inclined to take this approach, although it is important to emphasize that there has been no official and definitive answer regarding precisely non-contact tribes and similar situations.

    However, it is worth noting that the Roman Catholic Church, as well as a number of Protestant denominations, profess a different view. A striking example of this is the concept of the German Catholic theologian Karl Rahner about the “anonymous Christian”, supported by the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Rahner assumed that a person who lives according to his own conscience, but at the same time does not have the opportunity to join the Church, for example, a Buddhist monk from Tibet, can earn salvation. Rahner, however, stresses that this does not negate the need for the Church as a means of full, not partial, communion with God and salvation.

  2. According to Dante, such people fall into the first circle of Hell – Limbo, where the souls of those who were not caught in unrighteous deeds, but died unbaptized, reside. Limbo is home to ancient philosophers and poets (including Virgil), and Noah, Moses, and Abraham – all the righteous men mentioned in the Old Testament – were also here, but then they were allowed to ascend to Paradise. The punishment they face there: grief without pain. And the rest of us are guilty.

  3. So they will be judged by deeds, and here they believed, or did not believe. Max!, Do you distinguish Good from Evil?, if you distinguish well done, but do not distinguish, urgently find out what is what, – this will save you even without faith in God, you are not the only one .

  4. A still little-known and unpopular version says that after the death of the physical body, consciousness falls into some other dimension, called Devachan, according to one of the opinions. This point of view exists because it is worth considering this: religions can be considered as some kind of interpretation of points of view that do not have physical evidence.�

    From the same point of view, the concepts of “hell” and “paradise” are conditional, since our earthly life can be considered hell, and after death, consciousness “rests” in paradise, analyzes the mistakes of the life that has just ended, and then there is another incarnation on Earth to correct deliberate mistakes.

    The topic of heaven and hell is extensive and no religion can answer this question unequivocally correctly. All interpretation will be based on faith.

  5. Such a person goes to the same place where all people go. This is a passage in the Bible (Heb. Hades, translated as hell, grave), should be understood as the common grave of humanity. There is no life there, but there is a way out. In the future, all deceased people will be recreated on earth in the body in which they died. Only a few people will get a different (physical) body.

  6. They gave the book to one who could read, but he said I can't read it, because it's sealed.There are many things written directly there that you haven't read in a thousand years.. God created Paradise on earth, and nowhere else, and the name Paradise means nothing else in translation, as a garden. They were naked and not shy. So now nothing has changed, children are not shy, you can hardly make them put on underpants. Yes, and the kindergarten name has not changed, although there are no fruit trees. When they grew up, they were shy. Why did God put Adam in the garden? Cultivate it and protect it. That is, to work. And for no other reason, but not by prayers to please the ear. �And sent you out of paradise to where ? To Hell. That is, the same place on earth, and said multiplying multiply.. my wife will give birth in agony… So, in ancient Greek, it sounds like “Hades” – torment. So this word came to the Russian language without translation – Hell.Now, in Russian, it sounds like-aside-. “I am from / at/ Vasily Petrovich.”., ” From /at/ who did you get such thoughts?”. As for the conversations of Jesus, he did not refer to the Kingdom of heaven, the Heavenly Father, as his future pope, by heaven. Formerly there were heavens, now there is heaven, formerly there were kingdoms, now there are states. So sow today in the day of tomorrow, in this life in the future. That's what Jesus was talking about – Here's a sower come out.. And what Jesus came for is to give the commandments, which is analogous to not eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I give you the Last Covenant, which is also the First: you shall not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…You are rewarded, and you will be rewarded, and you will reap what you have sown in this life. According to the sound, not the spelling rules…And if it's about the Trinity, it's PAsMAtri.What was promised to Russia has been fulfilled. Here weirdos, pray for heaven to be born on earth, but they don't believe in reincarnation. But they doubt the Hereafter. Live happily ever after. And why only decided that it was Christians.. what about the others ?

  7. The Bible teaches that when a person dies, their life ends.

    After death, a person's feelings, thoughts, and memories do not continue to exist elsewhere.

    King Solomon wrote: The dead know nothing, The dead can neither love nor hate.

    ,The living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and there is no reward for them anymore, and because the memory of them is passed on to oblivion. Their love, hatred, and jealousy are gone, and they will never have a share in anything that is done under the sun… Ecclesiastes 9: (5-6)

    Regardless of religion, nation, religion ,or age, when a person dies, all deceased people go to Sheol. Sheol is the common grave of humanity. This word appears 36 times in the Bible. And it is important to understand that the word sheol does not need to be associated with the word hell or torment. Eternal hell and torment is not a biblical teaching. Read Ecclesiastes 9: 10.

  8. To hell, of course. Otherwise, how can we encourage new people to embrace Christianity and expand their influence? Only by intimidation. This is basically the basis of this whole religion ( and not only this one). “Why would an aboriginal convert to Christianity if he's already doing so well – he has his own gods and spirits. And if they thoroughly brainwash him and tell him that you will burn in hell if you do not accept this particular god, then immediately there is a big incentive. Plus additional influence tools like the bible, a bunch of followers, etc. But the most important thing is hell. And the scarier the better.

  9. It gets into the grave, and after about 20 years it decomposes completely, the bones can be preserved for quite a long time, but in the end it still turns into dust

  10. The Bible says that people who did not know about the Lord, and these are usually unborn babies, are left with an empty soul at the gates of heaven, between the edge of Hell. Their souls find peace, but not in paradise. In principle, they get high there.

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