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What Happened to Your Ancestors Who Didn't Know Christ?

Before Europeans felt the need to spread Christianity, worldwide, did those who died all suffer the fate of hell

How were these people to know who, or what, God and 'His message' was when they had no access to the Bible or missionaries? 

Again, what do you guys think happened to your ancestors who didn't know Christ?

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Ones school-of-thought is determined by ones geographical inheritance, there is NO short cut. Its either we face the truth NOW or forever keep our peace.

For days, months and years we have invested all our spirituality into false HOPES and ASPIRATIONS. When common sense dictates that the only TRUE aspiration is one that which can actually be achieved in its entirety.

There is so much to learn about ourselves and surroundings yet we are being taught NOT to think; what kind of psychology beats continuity.

We dont need to be saved by anyone or anything because God has already given that to us countless times and i dont see that stopping anytime soon.

We dont need to repent because We are NOT a guilty people.

We are NOT waiting for a white or tanned man to come an eliviate US from suffering because thats just NONSENSICAL if a white or tanned man was going to descend from the skies to eliviate anyone, the first people on the list would be those that look like HIM. Its not discrimination, its common sense.

We dont need to face anywhere during petition but our immediate solvable problems.

We dont need salvation because we were saved the day we were allowed into the world

All the ethics and moral philosophy we need to navigate the planet Earth is already present in our OWN psychology.

Our ancestors, heroes and saviours deserve nothing more than the best reception.

What is the point in living for somebody elses GOAL.

There is so much work to be done, and yet little effort awarded to a course.

Let us invoke the spirit of OUR ancestors, in everything that we partake, We need to operate as if our world has been stolen and we AIM to re-take it.

We have to snap out of this daze that we are in, it is us; we are the LIGHT of OUR world nobody else.

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"To the measure you apprehend God He will reward you."

- Uyi Iredia

some will be up there, some will be down there. God knows those who are His.

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I thought a question bothering on christianity should get a rightful answer from christianity alone and not some dead idols who can't talk, walk nor see?

The answer to this question was rightly answered by a poster! Romans 2 says it all.

@PAGAN 9JA, if your idols, be it African truly lives, why couldn't they resist the wind of the east when GOD sent her to 'roll' over the seas on the advancing armies of pharoh?

Ya god is dead and fallen!

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TRUTH AFRICAN IS LOST AND BRAINWAHSED LONG AGO WE ARE FOOLS HERE FOLLLOWING RELIGION INSTEAD OF THE FUTURE SCIENCE

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That left for the righteous judge only. We can't judge but him alone.

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^^ the gospels fit for recycling.

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^

Newsflash

Jesus is the future. He's the One who WAS and IS and IS TO COME, the Almighty.

The everlasting gospel is EVER LASTING.

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Dateless past? The whole world revolves around Him, the earth is full of His riches. Remember B.C and A.D. And to remind you that Jesus Christ is Alive forever MORE.

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The memory? Of who again? Abegi leave story, and live in the present not in some unknown dateless past.

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Why not 'worry' for your own self and life. The evil in today is sufficient for you already. Why the anxiety over people you never knew, saw or met. Make sure you know what happens to you that has heard the gospel, believe it and live a life that's heavenly.

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Let God be the judge. As Christian we should remember them in our prayer.

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it is true that our ancestors have lived long bin before Christ came.it will be comforting to note this bibles hope for them in ACTS 24:15, THERE IS GOING TO BE A RESURRECTION OF BOTH THE RIGHTEOUS AND UNRIGHTEOUS.These unrighteous people are those who were not given the opportunity to come know about GOD and what HE wants them to do.They ll be the chance to learn about GOD AND LATER TESTED TO SEE WHERE THEIR LOYALITY LIES

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Your "relegion" diatribe makes no sense.  Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Jainism are classed as religions but come nowhere near your definition.

The word comes from the latin verb "relegare" or "religare".  I suggest you do your research properly and not allow for delusional definitions to be stated as some kind of fact.

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b4 jesus were many prophets lik noah,moses,abraham, etc did u know dat all these prophets preach the 1 true God to the people of then and any body that refuse to accept the message will be saved just as those that entered NOAHS ARK and those that refuse will nt make it on that day but if God wish he can hav mercy on who he wishes.Like wise when jesus came he aslo preach the same message of 1 trueGOD

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Exu, alas, there is much suffering in this world, not because our God wants it that way, but because Satan uses people to cause the suffering.  Satan is unable to perform his atrocities without man (and woman) via applying unholy things in the soul and body of man.  That is why there is personal responsibility for our actions in this world. 

The question that may be posed is this: Why does God not stop all the suffering in the world?   

The answer is this: There is personal choice and responsibility.  Once one has come to know and accept God when He has offered his hand and found you and with daily and constant prayer, then the avenues that satan uses to take you away from God is closed.  Nonetheless, I have come to accept that there are certan things that I will/may not fully know in this physical form.  One has to thus, place all one's trust and hope in God and not question nor second guess Him on some things, so that satan does not come with his army of little men to distract one from God by putting 'negative' thoughts into one's head.

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@Thoniaslim

You are right, I made the correction, that question was for you but I had originally thought it was Donzman who said it, my bad. I fixed the problem

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@sista

if that qoute,was actually refered to me,cause your refering to donzman.while i was the one who wrote it.then i aint gonna waste a single time on you,cus its quite uneccessary arguing with some peeps.

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@Exu

Exactly!

What more suffering do humans have to go through with all the things taking place right here on earth. Any God who punishes is not a real God to me. The creator I worship guides, not punish. God don't punish humans, we punish our self and he stands back and watches us punish our self because, if God interfered, we would not be getting it right down here on earth, because we wanted to and we did it on our own. We would only be getting it together here on earth because, God made us get it together. God wants us to come to him her whatever you call the creator - because that is what we chose to do with no other motives involved.

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Don't Christians always claim that sin leads to suffering.

Are you saying that the all singing, all dancing God allowed his children to suffer due to ignorance?

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The Bible says this:

Act 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Act 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

God winked at men's sins when they were in ignorance.

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They had conscience to know what was good or bad.

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No offence but I don't think there's any difference between a chilld getting molested and a human being getting killed or a woman getting Molested.

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Worse than that, what could be worse in this so called hell, that is worse than a child being molested, or people getting killed and starvation? Do you mean to tell me, there is worse things than this in hell, that is taking place?

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gbadex,

That you even have to ask the question, tells me that you have not been paying attention to the world around you.

It's like landing on the planet with Aleins who eat humans and having to run and dodge and fight and kill to keep from dying from the Aliens.

Then having your partner ask: "What is it with you and the Aliens?"

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Let me ask you people a question?

Is it the religion of the man, or the faith of the man that takes him to the afterlife?

Will a good Jew or Muslim enter the gates of heaven?

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Inyang,

Exactly. As Christian Writer, C.S. Lewis says: "At best, the earth can only be a small corner of hell." (pp)

Where else does one think that they will find this must disobedience to God, this much evil, this much mayhem and pain?

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@bijorium

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Y'guys're just great.

This is the God factor within us that is designed to discern between good and evil;shun evil and embrace the good. Every man intrinsically knows basic right and wrong.

The issue of eternal reward vis-a-vis punishment now depends on the eventual choices made.

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Because i believe the above quote expressly states the mind of God about this matter, i wanted to post it in a simpler version of scripture. See the message version below.

"If you sin without knowing what you're doing, God takes that into account. But if you sin knowing full well what you're doing, that's a different story entirely. , 16When outsiders who have never heard of God's law follow it more or less by instinct, they confirm its truth by their obedience. They show that God's law is not something alien, imposed on us from without, but woven into the very fabric of our creation. There is something deep within them that echoes God's yes and no, right and wrong. Their response to God's yes and no will become public knowledge on the day God makes his final decision about every man and woman. The Message from God that I proclaim through Jesus Christ takes into account all these differences."

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What's with you and white people?

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They are going straight to hell

"No one cometh unto the father except by me!"

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As long as our ancestors did not know about Christianity, they will not be judged by it! God understands that they were not enlightened.

Hotangel are you aware that they are good babalawo's? They are some of them when people come to meet them to kill , they refuse to do so. the point i am driving at is that at that time, they were people that were naturally good and God will judge them based on their era.

God understands that their era was before Christ came. So he won't judge them the same way he will judge us that existed after Christ came. But note that even amongst us that exist after Christ came , those that have not yet heard the word of God will be judged differently from us that have heard the word!

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Same thing that happens to most dead people, turn to manure/dust and recycled.

Or bones preserved to be 'discovered' later on.

Is this a valid question?

Can you know what happens to dead people?

I keep hearing of this hell, sound suspiciously like what I see around me at times.

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For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in [under] the law shall be judged by the law . . . . For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another (Rom. 2:12,14-15).

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if they are not in a hot dark place then i don't know what happened to them.

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you guys are hilarious.

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Those that did good will definately make heaven. Before Jesus came Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Elijah, and all others made it to heaven so what stops our people here from getting there.

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Ohh people people!

I am actually blank right now. But i just wanna ask oo.

You mean those people, that even worshipped babalawo back then will go to heaven because they didnt know wat christianity was?

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1 Peter 3:19 - By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

Jesus preached to the spirits in prison when he was in sheol (durin the 3 days he spent in hell). He preached to them and scriptures made us understand that a lot of people rose with him...from their respective graves.

Might sound unbelieaveble but check this out:

Matthew 27:52 - And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

Matthew 27:53 - And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

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Yes Seun, if you believe that in your next life you will be a monkey or a baby, it will work for you!

According to your faith, so be it!

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thier faith is as legitimate as christianity and they will meet salvation, heaven or nirvana accordingly. Its a christian myth that unless you are a christian, nothing will be right with you

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angela k, so even if I believe in reincarnation as babies and animals, it will work for me?

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Nothing will happen to them. They still have a chance of getting to heaven.

According to your faith so be it.

What ever you believe in will work for you.

What they believed in then will work for them.

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