According to the Watchtower, Feb. 15, 1983, p. 12, there are four requirements for salvation as taught by the Watchtower magazine.
The second is relavant here: “Many have found the second requirement more difficult. It is to obey God’s laws, yes, to conform one’s life to the moral requirements set…
i would certainly hope so (to a degree.. hear me out). while everyone falls short of perfection i do believe it is something we should all strive for. particularly in the beautiful example set by Jesus himself!
see i notice many ask silly questions of christians like if Hitler asked forgiveness before he died would he go to heaven.. what i think is in order to inherit the kingdom of God (whatever form you think that comes in (heaven, paradise earth..) you must truly repent your wrongs and want more than anything to be able to right those wrongs. i don’t think a half hearted “sorry” will earn any redemption. and i do believe God doesn’t just look at our actions but at our heart. one could live a perfect life and have a hate filled heart and have done all those good things for all the wrong reasons. this person would have never asked God into their heart but just went through the motions. i don’t think this person would be saved until they ask God into their heart.
i know God doesn’t think we will be perfect and live perfectly since it is stated very clearly in the bible that we are all sinners, but i do believe if we strive for that goodness and humble ourselves before God asking His guidance and influence in our lives then we stand a chance. when one asks God into their heart then their way of life will change i think that much is obvious. but we are all sinners and we will all make mistakes along the way. the important thing is to learn from those mistakes and do better (this is being truly repentant).
i think salvation begins with trusting God and asking Him into your life. the rest falls into place after that (even slowly for most). but a perfect life is not a requirement otherwise we would all have no hope or chance. a perfect example of this would be some of the chosen people in the bible, Jacob was a sinner (and at first i was very shocked at some of the things he did). but God stood by him because of his faith and guided him to become a better man. if a man like that stood a chance don’t we all beginning with faith in God?
Well yeh? Your question answers itself. The bible says imoral practises and things are wrong so if we are doing them and know they are wrong and still do them then why would god forgive us? Because by acting in that way do we really love god or are just putting up an act? God sees everything so he know what ypou do behind closed doors that others dont see!
i’m hoping no longer, Jesus forgives sins. in case you bear in mind, whilst the angel of dying got here to visit egypt, there became blood to be place on the door jam to guard the dwellers of this abode from dying, same element, the blood of Christ (for that reason) covers us and protects us from damnation. Jesus poured his blood. God–Jehovah sent HIm purely begotten Son–Jesus
I am in love with My own, and from them I NEVER depart, though their hearts have betrayed them and they did run… Far from Me… With many deceptive words, lying to themselves, giving heed to seducing spirits.
Therefore, I tell you plainly, My son: Judas will indeed be in the Kingdom of My Joy, and you shall call him friend, and he shall be to you a close brother indeed… For he repented in sincere remorse, with many tears, even unto death… Behold, he shall surely live! For I have loved him, even as My own son.
And though the weight of sin can be very heavy,
And remorse over betrayal can slay your hearts,
Even to the point of death…
My love is greater still!…
And I will never turn away anyone who comes to Me.
You already know the answer to that question is yes. Why ask it?
I love that Jehovah’s Witnesses on YA have wised up and are not responding to your rants.