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Unformatted text preview: Initially, this is grating to our established beliefs that say, “You must receive Jesus to be born again,” but it does provoke some thought. Jesus wasn’t born until 2,000 years ago. Is God so merciless as to send whole nations of people to hell just because they weren’t Jews and didn’t know about a coming Messiah? If not, then by what better means could He judge the ignorant to still separate the wheat from the chaff than use His splendor and glory displayed throughout nature? Even if one has never heard of “God”, he can easily know that He exists and rules supreme. One can accept it and fear God, or he can perpetually reject it and go on living in ignorant comfort. He has to struggle to reject general revelation his whole life, and if he does, then he’ll succeed in pushing God away forever....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course SSFT 212 taught by Professor Shaffer during the Spring '08 term at Grove City.
- Spring '08