Originally Posted by 270KIDZ
I feel like this whatsnipes is a troll.
Felt like this needed to be fixed.
You aren't sent to Hell for not worshipping him.
You send yourself to Hell because you cannot go to Heaven with a sinful soul. Heaven is perfect and a sinful soul cannot be in Heaven or it wouldn't really be Heaven.
I'm not sure how valid it is to say that a soul can be sinful. But, seeing as how I haven't read much on that, that is all I can say on the subject. I guess the answer to the question "From whence comes evil?" would also be the answer to the question of whether the soul can be evil.
I have been asked numerous times how someone as "evil" as Hitler or Stalin could end up in heaven, however. And I have heard the "evil men cannot be in perfect heaven" argument before, though not necessarily in the context of souls. We condemned both of them for the grievous crime they committed against mankind, but God offers forgiveness. Even from God's standpoint, we who have committed the least of transgressions are as deserving of death as the former. Surely, Paul writing that there is no man who is righteous was not hyperbole. so you would agree with me, unless you are a full-fledged calvinist, and the texts would hold witness to the fact that Jesus died to save the souls of the many. The way I see it, if universal salvation does not occur at some specific point in eternity, then Christ's sacrifice was in vain, because his death, which had the power to overcome the sin of the world, introduced into the world through the first man, FAILED to do so.
Some may say it is not fair, that a Christian and a die-hard atheist would have the same fate, but that thinking would be rooted in selfishness, for Christ mentions in one of his parables that the man who toiled for all of the day received the same wage as the man who worked an hour. But in the same way, neither is it fair that anyone should go to hell simply for not feeling there is enough evidence to believe in a god, and especially not a specific one.
And so you see, that this must be "The Gospel," for, if one man perishes, then there ceases to be any good news, and that way has failed.
EDIT: Also, I don't think the OP is a troll...