Originally posted by BigDoggProblem Following God's ways is a tricky proposition. Not everyone agrees on what those ways are, or which holy books are 'official', or who the real prophets of God are, or....
For sake of discussion, whatever the individual currently does to get what they want.
Originally posted by ThinkOfOne By the way, would anyone know how to fix the thread title?
By following God's ways!
Ha-ha. Me so funny.
To answer your titular question (how many opportunities does one ever have to use that word?) the Bible speaks of great rewards here in this life for those who follow God's rules within societies, relationships and etc.
Technically speaking, the eternal reward is not for any effort man puts into the equation; rather that reward is for our non-meritorious faith--- He has done all the work. Therefore, 'following His ways' in the strictest sense would yield results only for life here on earth.
Originally posted by lucifershammer Being in limbo rather than hell [b]is nothing. It leaves me pretty much exactly where I am right now (assuming I haven't committed a mortal sin).[/b]
Can I try to make it more explicit?
I think the original post is intended to mean there is no benefit to you if you do follow 'Gods ways' and no punishment if you don't. So it's not a choice of limbo verses hell, everyone gets the same whatever they do.
I'm not sure that it's a good question but the answers could be interesting.