What happens to the heathen that never hears of the Gospel message and the name of Jesus? This has been a stumbling block for many…it need not be. There are many verses that tell us that God will judge fairly, but this does not mean that everyone will be saved.
God provides both general and specific revelation. God also puts in us to know Him. The heathen may not receive specific revelation such as the words of the Bible and the Gospel message of Jesus, but he has the other two…general revelation and God’s knowing presence within himself (morality).
The heathen will therefore be judged by his response to what he does know. There are some that say what about Jesus telling us that He is the only way? Remember that God and Jesus are one. If you reject or accept either, you have rejected or accepted the other…“I and the Father are one”.
What about sin for sin cannot enter Heaven and every man has a sin nature? Sins are forgiven by God. God states many times that He will declare righteousness…“Abraham believed and it was counted to him as righteousness”.
God has a perfect plan. Whenever the believer doubts or the unbeliever wants to judge God for unfairness; it should be remembered that it is the Universe that God has used since creation to reveal Himself and all are without excuse. Romans1.18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Anyone that can make a Universe can make a perfect plan even for the imperfect unbeliever to be saved.
Published on Saturday, June 29, 2013 @ 4:46 AM CDT