Does Christianity really promote morality?
Christians believe that as long as you believe in God and genuinely beg for forgiveness, that God will forgive you for any and every sin you have committed.
So if I kill a million people, rape women & children, rob & steal, curse the name of God, torture animals and people, have many many sexual partners whom I'm not married to, engage in homosexual acts and sexual acts with animals, get drunk & high every night, worship the devil, etc, etc, etc...
Anyway, I do ALL THIS STUFF for 80 years, and at the ripe old age of 105, I get really terminally ill. On my death bed, I get "born-again", I discover Jesus, and I'm GENUINELY sorry for all the things I've done in my life. I pray to God to forgive me, because I'm too sick to reconcile with the people I've hurt.
So my question is:
1) Will I be forgiven?
2) If so, whats the point in living a moral life, if you can just beg for forgiveness and still go to heaven anyway?
3) If I wouldn't be forgiven, wouldn't this go against what God promised and make God a liar?
4) If I am forgiven, would this mean that I'm more moral than atheists, polytheists, and non-believers regardless of how morally they have lived their lives?
I seriously would like to hear your answers.19 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago