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    No requests granted.

    No salvation.

    Granted, the vast majority seem to be reluctant to fully embrace Gods ways even with the promise of rewards. I still think it's an interesting question.
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    08 Nov '06 16:34
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    No requests granted.

    No salvation.

    Granted, the vast majority seem to be reluctant to fully embrace Gods ways even with the promise of rewards. I still think it's an interesting question.
    Would you what? The question was appended.
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    Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't noticed.

    Without getting anything in return, would you follow God's ways?
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    08 Nov '06 20:36
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't noticed.

    Without getting anything in return, would you follow God's ways?
    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....
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    08 Nov '06 20:41
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't noticed.

    Without getting anything in return, would you follow God's ways?
    Sure.

    I'd still rather be in limbo than hell. 🙂
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    08 Nov '06 20:51
    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.
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    08 Nov '06 20:52
    Originally posted by lucifershammer
    Sure.

    I'd still rather be in limbo than hell. 🙂
    I guess I need to be more specific 🙂

    You get absolutely NOTHING. Not even a chance to be in limbo rather than hell.

    You'd only follow for the sake of following.
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    By the way, would anyone know how to fix the thread title?
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    08 Nov '06 20:59
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    I guess I need to be more specific 🙂

    You get absolutely NOTHING. Not even a chance to be in limbo rather than hell.

    You'd only follow for the sake of following.
    Being in limbo rather than hell is nothing. It leaves me pretty much exactly where I am right now (assuming I haven't committed a mortal sin).
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    08 Nov '06 21:08
    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.
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    08 Nov '06 21:27
    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]
    Good one 🙂
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    08 Nov '06 22:18
    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.

    --- Penguin.
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    08 Nov '06 22:48
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
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    No salvation.

    Granted, the vast majority seem to be reluctant to fully embrace Gods ways even with the promise of rewards. I still think it's an interesting question.
    If God agreed with the deliverances of my moral deliberations, then sure I'd follow His ways. If His ways diverged from mine then I'd need to hear his reasons.
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    08 Nov '06 22:53
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    For sake of discussion, whatever the individual currently does to get what they want.
    It's hard to imagine how this would work for some faiths. Many American christians (protestants) tout the sinner's prayer. The whole point of the prayer is to ask for something they want - salvation.
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    08 Nov '06 22:56
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't noticed.

    Without getting anything in return, would you follow God's ways?
    id rather do whatever i wanted
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