Originally posted by AThousandYoung
Well, from the Christian perspective, we are all bad, no matter how good we think we are, and God doesn't care if you're Hitler or Mother Theresa. The only thing that matters is if you accept Jesus as the Messiah.
From my perspective, there probably is no God and no "true" goodness, so the question is meaningless.
Awwww cmon ATY ...you have it right about the Christian perspective...you are so close!!!!
God is Holy, hates sin, and that is why He wants you to accept Jesus....He paid the ransom for our sins!..He is our substitute!...
I once heard a fictional story about a man being chased by an angry mob, for whatever reason. He knocked on some doors, pleading to be let in, before they killed him. They were closing in on him, but all these people refused him, not wanting trouble....finally an old man answers the next door and lets him in!...Of course the mob saw where he went and knocked on the door, ready to break it down!...the man begged the old man not to open the door...the old man calmly said "go down in the basement and hide"....so he did...after hearing some commotion from upstairs, it got quiet....he went upsatairs and saw the old man sitting somberly..."what happened, how did you get rid of them?"he asked....
The old man replied..."I gave them my son in your place and that satisfied them"
That is what God did for us...that is why we are to accept the Messiah...God accepted His sacrafice for our sins...Instead of judgement, He gave mercy and Grace...Jesus payment satisfied God, and to prove He accepted this offering, He raised Him from the dead...That is Christianity in a nutshell.