Posted by James 5:16 on June 04, 2001 at 12:55:45:
In Reply to: Question posted by Ezekiel 25:17 on June 03, 2001 at 16:45:33:
You ask a very good question.
It turns out that we will all be judged based on our own experiences with the Lord. (By the way, I'm only using capital letters because I am using proper names...I know how much it bugs you so I won't use capitals inappropriately.)
1) If we have been told of the Law (namely the Ten Commandments and the Levitical laws of the Old Testament)and we have been told how to escape those Laws (namely being saved by Christ), then we are held to that knowledge. If we choose to believe in those Laws, we escape damnation. If not, we are damned.
2) If you are a person who has sinned without knowing the Law or being aware of it, (This is the instance of your African adult.) those who have sinned without the Law shall also perish without the Law. That adult will probably go to Hell, however, I am not the Judge. That's up to God, He'll judge those people because "when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, become a Law to themselves, in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing them or else defending them...God will judge the secrets of men." (Romans 2:14-16)
3) If the person is an infant, then the same rule applies. Very likely, the way I believe, an infant will go to Heaven based on the previous ruling.
Did that answer your question? I know I had to get the Bible out to answer it, but that is scripturally the solution.
Thanks for reading,
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