Heaven - who has a chance?

Personally I believe that if you lead a good, honest life and repent your sins to God you will, God willing, end up in heaven.

I have a Muslim friend who obviously believes only good Muslims will go to heaven (Jana) and I have a Protestant Christian friend who also believes that only good Christians will end up in heaven.

So why did God create all different religions if not everyone can find paradise?

Is there a religion out there that believes everyone can have a chance of reaching heaven?



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    I dont know about others...but I have reserved my seat long back..:)
    God created only 1 Religion Islam the rest ones r created by the non-islamic or non followers
    According to muslims its not exactly right that noyl muslims will go to jannah Actually muslims believe that whoever believes in the oneness of God might go to jannah whether a muslim or not,as long as he doesnt reject islam due to arrogamnce. abt deciding to put in heaven or hell is entirely God's decision as only he knows whats in the hearts
    Beautiful gates :)
    most of the religions are as a deviation from islam and Even Adam believed in 1 God..and he didnt believe that Jesus was God. as Jesus pboh was jsut a messenger f God..even he worshiped 1 God like a msulim
    Very interesting :) So Muslims do actually think that non-Muslims have a chance, God Willing, to reach heaven @Mimas100?
    now ANYONE should go that only way. And heaven is where God resides. So it's HIS rule. HIS way, HIS commandments. Anyone who wants to end-up in heaven SHOULD follow HIS rule. And HIS rule is very simple if you view it HIS way. But since men view this rule on man's view, then that where the difference comes-in.
    MT yes they do,God isnt unjust.and islam is fair.if u udnerstand it from the right source with the right explanations, people have tried to distort it a lot,we should focus on reading the basic texts ourselves and if v dont understand and then ask for explanations
    LOL.. FS .. Do you want me give you a one-way ticket to heaven now? :p Well its not true that ONLY good Muslims will get paradise...as mamas100 said.. Anyone who belives in oneness of God, can go to heaven .. Even after spending their punishment in hell, people can still go to heaven...
    I have a Protestant Christian friend who also believes that only good Christians will end up in heaven. Christians follow Jesus-I.S.A(P.B.U.H) who is a Muslim they still r confused if they r Christians or Muslims Note :Atheist can keep clean from this type of topics as it is a religious discussion. no religion - no discussion simple logic
    Yes...but my Protestant friend believes that Jesus Christ was a Jew and the Son of God as you probably know and you and my Muslim friend of course believe he was a prophet and a Muslim. :S
    LOL @Captain_Lost....if you have one then yes please! :)
    we believe in the Bible and Muslims believe in Quran. In the Bible, there is no mention of Islam, so let's leave it that way.
    flor how many times the bible was revised testaments changed how can ppl believe the bible for eg : pork prohibited , alcohol prohibited in the first testa and in the second it changes
    flor1212 BIBLE possibly consists word of God,but as u might know it also consits words of many many humans and many changes in many versions and testaments. and u should watch the video in youtube ''is Quran God's word'' too, by zakir naik zakir naik is also a schoalr of the bible,i read it myself, u might realise its not from God,or that it cant be from God if u read only chapter 23 book of ezekiel
    likewise in Quran Alcohol was haram is haram will remain either Muslims drink or dont drink in Quran it remains the same Haram
    had the mistakes, not the original text.
    But hw can u believe in somthign of which u dotn even know what the original text says? u shud read surah maryam in the Quran..it talks abt mary and Jesus pboh's stry its interesting do read http://quran.com/19
    so which one is the correct one ? n how can translations mistakes happen in religion case ( as it important bible or quran )
    It is for Him alone to decide. As for us mere mortals, it's upto us to follow God's commands and live and die upon good deeds and righteousness as much as we can, and then hope for His rewards, aka paradise.
    Lol.. MT .. Hope you got a visa or valid RP for heaven
    and I respect that. I believe in the Bible and I believe there is only ONE God and Lord Jesus is man and NOT GOD! Am I a Muslim?
    Missteacher said Yes...but my Protestant ... Yes...but my Protestant friend believes that Jesus Christ was a Jew and the Son of God - My God is Allah and ur or ur friends who is God pls specify ??
    flor ur a muslim by birth as Allah gives life to everyone , every child is born a muslim later the child just follows as his parents r taught or follow the same religion and the ones who realize later revert back to Islam
    MissT... with all due respect, The Great Almighty did not created "Religion". HIS creatures did. And "NO ONE" among us believers can judge "who can" and "who cannot" enter Heaven. Everyone has the chance to enter Heaven... Of course, depending on how one live, ones life here on Earth. The TEN Commandments is the greatest guidance given to Mankind by The Great Almighty to enter the Pearly Gates of Heaven. Live with it (though I have not... yet...)and surely you will not have tears in Heaven but pure laughter and ultimate happiness. And please don't disregard to practice "Charity" to the needy. Hope to see you in Heaven... MissT. The Great Almighty bless You always! ---------------------------------------------------------
    flor ISA , Jesus (P.B.U.H) said dont eat pork who follows - I Follow dont drink alcohol - I follow so if u say ur a christian i m more Christan than u coz i follow his teachings
    then who you are? Any way You are a great man dear!
    to the true sense. Islam started on a certain period of time but not during the first creation or as someone said, "'til the time your Prophet was visited by Angel Gabriel". The Bible is very specific about that, people before the birth of Christ were called. children or people of God. Christians started when Christ started His teachings. Old and New testaments of the Bible is very CLEAR, there is only One God and Christ is man in nature from the time He was born until now that He sits on the right side of the Father and when the time comes that He will be sent by the Father in the day of judgment, He remains a man.
    Old and New testaments of the Bible is very CLEAR, there is only One God and Christ is man in nature from the time He was born until now that He sits on the right side of the Father and when the time comes that He will be sent by the Father in the day of judgment, He remains a man. who created the bible and if Jesus (ISA P.B.U.H) is a muslim how can u be a christian and also explain if Jesus is the son of God who is ur God
    A Muslim can just be a Muslim by name, and not have an ounce of Iman. But all Mu'mins (those with Iman) are promised to enter Heaven eventually, even if they had the tiniest amount of Iman in their hearts. If a person had lived a corrupted lifestyle, but had done something good in his/her life just once with sincerity in his lifetime, he has a chance to enter Heaven someday. None of us are free from sins, that's why we should always repent and ask Allah for forgiveness. The doors of repentance are open as long as we are alive and breathing in this world.
    as per Quran? It's the same God as in the Bible!
    Thanks everyone... @Highlander88 you say, "MissT... with all due respect, The Great Almighty did not created "Religion". HIS creatures did". So is Islam not a religion? & did God did not create Islam....you say his creatures created it? I thought Muslims believed God created Islam - meaning submission to the will of God and obedience to His law. @BG - My friend believes the son, (Jesus Christ), the father (God) and the the Holy Spirit (both) are all the one God...hence they call it the Trinity. @Captain_Lost - haha! I bloody well hope so!!
    Christianity was a true religion 1430 years before until the Last Prophet came, same is case of Judaism, Jews were on right path, till Jesus starting preaching,
    So Binladan , Gaddafi are in Hevan? , if only muslims are allowed to get in the Hevan?
    missteacher islam means submitting urself completely to God its a way of life.:) btw i dont think highlander88 is a muslim,i think hes a christian.:) btw i agree that other way of life than islam was created by humans by their own personal desires or beliefs http://islamtomorrow.com/articles/Bible_vs_Quran.asp Q flor 1212 Yes bible's God and Quran's God is the same.but christians attribute divinity to a human and a great messenger Jesus pboh.thats what i disagree with
    the book of acts,which record all the deeds (good or bad) made by each individual (yes, these books are handled by individual angels who do the recording. But what we should be concerned is the other Book, the Book of Life, which God Himself handles. On this book, all the names of those who will enter heaven are listed. And this is what we should be concerned about, let ourselves be included in the Book of Life.
    flor and in the last what did christians do with Jesus ( ISA PBUH )hanged him on a Cross ??? this is what u do to the son of God
    if highlander is a muslim im srry its my misunderstanding
    if highlander is a muslim im srry its my misunderstanding
    Very nice read @mimas100 Thank you. @Jothish - no i asked whether Muslims believe only GOOD Muslims have a chance.
    the divinity bestowed to Jesus by the Catholics and other Christian denomination religions. But my belief is Christ for everything that He had done (the ultimate sacrifice of giving up His life for those who will be saved in the end time) is entitled to be worshipped BUT not as God because there is only one God. There is one verse in the Bible that says, "all knees be bend...." upon him. I worship Christ as the Savior, as the Son of God, as the Mediator BUT not as GOD.
    "Christians" hanged Jesus to the cross?
    Islam has only one Allah no other God ,i wld like to know how bible came into creation , and by whom and why did the changes in bible occur , its a God Holy book as per u flor or as per Christians so how can there be mistakes in it
    I'm quite confused by your sentence!
    Jothish, Who knows :)
    maybe you are referring to the translated text?
    and was God sleeping that time when ppl crucify his son doesnt he have power to save his son
    Oh dear me.... isn't this to be posted in "Religious group" rather then "Problem or Comments"....?
    "what did christians do with Jesus ( ISA PBUH )hanged him on a Cross ???" You posted this at 2:30 pm
    Jothish: who said only Muslims are allowed to heaven? Surely those who believed (In the one true God down the ages) and those who are Jews (Followed the true teachings of Moses) and the Sabians and the Christians,( who followed the true teachings of Jesus) whoever amongst them believed in God and the last day and did good, they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve." Maidah {5:69}
    Baburao, you are going in the wrong direction, try to refine your words prior to posting it,
    It was Jews who hung Jesus Christ on the cross as far as I was aware. (Jesus Christ also being a jew himself according to the bible)
    @Rizks - I was trying to find religion as a group and I couldn't see it. So I figured its a problem/issue I have in my mind and would like people to comment to help me :)
    flor1212 said Who is your God, BG? ... Allah as per Quran? It's the same God as in the Bible - Allah Congrats Flor ur a muslim we must circumcise u asap
    lets leave this debate and come to common terms ppl islam says abt the same God as in Christianity. islam is the only religion other than christianity to believe in Jesus muslims follow Jesus's teaching as well.but we dont follow Paul's teachings. Quran acknowledges that the Gospels wer from God,but those wer changed
    "and was God sleeping that time when ppl crucify his son doesnt he have power to save his son" You must know how powerful God or Allah is!
    flor1212 christians philosophy errs aa bit .taht Jesus took all their sin and God let him sacrifice himself if u understand,,,if u r neighbour commits a crime,,do u kill ur own son to forgive ur neighbour
    Flor yes my Allah has already saved him and will bring him down on the Day Of Judgement but why didnt ur god save him this is the question
    Read ma signature..if you still dont understand, I can only pity you all.
    Whats all the fuss about ... anyone who's in a hurry to go to heaven soon .. pm me, i can give you all one way tickets to heaven... :P at least then, i can have some peace here :D Oh and there's an offer going on... Buy one get one free !!!
    shut up captain u fool ppl by taking them to banana island and later locking up urself in the washroom no ways i m coming with u
    Arien yes u can believe that the big bang occured on its own and the whole of universe came to existence suddenly through a blast,,, but have u ever seen a blast of energy resulting in creation of small universes? so hw com u believe in no God?
    The jews crucified him because they did not believe that Jesus was the son of God and thought he was committing a crime of blasphemy. @BG - In the bible does it not say that God did save him as he rose again to sit at the right hand of the father?
    there are three great division of time. The time of our FORFATHERS (from the creation of Adam to the time of birth of Abraham), the time of the PROPHETS (from birth of Abraham to birth of Christ) and the last division, the Christian Era, from the birth of Christ until the second coming or judgment day.
    Doha Chap Muslims said only muslims are allowed !
    i dont know which bible to read n trust it always keeps changing as i had heard till he was crucified abt his raising up is sum thing new for me
    for it is written : "In the beginning is the Word; and the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us" "I and the Father are One" He is the Alpha nad the Omega
    Well. According to Hebrews 5:7 God actually saved his son. King James Bible Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
    Did you not read my above answer @BG??? The jews crucified him because they did not believe that Jesus was the son of God and thought he was committing a crime of blasphemy.
    The Bible has not changed; google "The Dead Sea Scrolls"
    Jothish: I don't care what other ppl say, I only care for what the Scriptures say. And that one came right out from the Scriptures.
    khokhoy i had already a discussion with a respected Qler quoting the bible is corrupt
    I don't understand your comment @ BG
    All is predicted in the Bible, including the rise of the new Roman Empire (European Council)
    precisely that is God's rule, each individual is answerable for each sin committed. As to how Christ somehow "circumvent" that rule when He died in the cross, I will discuss that in person.
    Let everyone follow their own religions, why so much of fuss and arguments ? :( Its not us who decide whether we go to Heaven or HELL - its obviously our GOD ! Havent our religion thought us to Love and Respect everyone ?
    saiah 65 & 66 declare Christianity to be a false religion! The sections of this article are: 1- Isaiah 65 and 66, the future of Israel, and the cursed ones who eat pork. 2- So what is it? Is pig's meat allowed today or not? 3- Wrong interpretation of Christianity? Or a complete failure of receiving the Holy Spirit? 4- The Holy Spirit, the conflict of inspiration between Paul and the other Disciples. (a)- Paul was declared to be a false apostle and a liar by even some of the disciples! 5- The Bible's overwhelming corruption, even according to it's own theologians!
    Mimas , so you have seen all those crap you preach here?
    you can easily say "Bible is corrupt" but if we say the other way, we are charged with the big "B". Please let us have a "healthy" and "civil" discussions!
    So really I denote from this discussion that the general opinion is that if you believe in the oneness of God, and lead a good, honest, repenting life; God Willing, you will have a chance in heaven. The judge of this ultimately will be our upon our creator. Amen.
    The Bible's books and gospels, according to its own translators and theologians, were Written by mysterious men. Written by an unknown number of men. Written in unknown places. Written in unknown dates. Paul never even met Jesus Christ in person while the latter was on earth. It is falsely claimed that Jesus appeared to Paul while Paul was on his way to Damascus after the "crucifixion" (Acts 9:2-4. Note: Paul's name used to be Saul. Yet, Paul admittedly wasn't even sure whether the Holy Spirit was inspirning him or not). None of the disciples, even in the false writings attributed to them, ever claimed that their writings were inspired or Divine. Not only that, but we even ironically see that: Luke for instance, wrote his "gospel" for the sake of another person and not GOD Almighty. See below for details. The disciples even fought with each others [1] [2]. We read about direct invitations to dinner and other occasions between the disciples in the "books" [1]. According to the commentaries below, all of the books of the bible were altered and corrupted. The Bible's own theologians even admit that the bible contains "fictions", its original manuscripts "had been lost", and contains "fairy tails and fables".
    flor flor flor let me remind it was not me it was one among u who admitted this
    Damn you monkey.. you love that place... BANANA ISLAND... and thats what you call heaven :P
    and tats the best you can do ? or more least give calls from your net so tat ur number is not traced ? Shame on you Monkey.
    Yes this is what I mean about being a good person and respecting others regardless of what religion you are. When people start to be nasty and disrespectful to one another this is how the problems start in life. Even in the Quran it tells you to respect other people and their religion. Of course you will think the other religions are wrong as this is your belief but we all need to be sensitive to each others beliefs.
    You're the one who posted it, right. You said "Bible is corrupt". Give me the link, if you may!. The way you argue, I will not be surprised if even your fellow Muslim will disown your comments! Calm down, Padre!
    That gate doesn't look familiar to me and I reached heaven many times already.
    Once told us that heaven is a place on earth, so if true we can all go!
    Apologize Missteacher for a bit off topic...need to show tat monkey his real identity ! Cheers and carry on.
    Bryan Adams' been to heaven also.
    Ok, guys you need guns and weapons.. i have a huge collection .. :P BG.. you ugly monkey... BEHAVE NOW !! and sit right there...
    May I remind people that the question was asking if there is a religion that believes every good person has a chance of reaching heaven. The question was not what religion is right or wrong.
    comment was correct, this thread should be in religious teachings!
    I can not debate your way without risking myself for something worse. I hope you understand!
    classified, on main board or in group?
    Right above pukhtoo in Qatar and below Romanian group!
    Ok... Flor and BG .. what are these code words you guys are exchanging on this forum?? :'( I want to understand too.. :P
    to comment, right? They should transfer it in the main forum section, so such thread can be place there and anyone can post. Say, put a "religios posts or threads" section, not in group forum!
    "blasphemy". Do you know that law?
    - The Holy Spirit, the conflict of inspiration between Paul and the other Disciples: : 1- Paul conflicted with many of the Disciples, despite the fact that all of them declared to have been inspired by the Holy Spirit! 2- Paul was declared an infidel by many of the early Christians, including even some of the disciples! 3- Paul contradicted Jesus' teachings on several occasions. 4- Paul demanded financial fundings from his followers in almost all of his letters. He also called himself the authority, and he has put to death some of those who opposed him. 5- The Holy Spirit had certainly failed to inspire the writers of the New Testament (and the Bible for this matter), because these declarations about the Holy Spirit inspiring them are nothing but lies. Allah Almighty Said in the Glorious Quran: "Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: "This is from God," to traffic with it for miserable price!- Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby. (The Noble Quran, 2:79)"
    Oh dear I did not expect my forum would cause so much debate and argument :S
    Conclusion: It is clear that Christianity is in a clashing contradiction with Isaiah 65 and 66. The pork eaters are cursed till the Day of Judgment in these two chapters while Christianity allows for eating of pork. Where is the Holy Spirit in all of this?! The New Testament is also filled with clashing contradictions that resulted in having Paul getting declared to be a false apostle and a liar by many of the early Christians, including even some of the disciples. Again, where was the Holy Spirit in all of this?!
    the HS is good, your posting are NOT!
    @BG - conclusion has nothing to do with original question. you have created your own forum topic within mine.
    Yes that relates to the topic question!
    the possibility of the peeps reading this to go to heaven is very rare... thats hard fact.
    My GOD baburao what stamina u have...u can go on and on and on...Don't u become tired at anytime.....BTW by this you yourself are proving that u r surinder...
    and I forgot to write that religious topics are your favourites..
    Everyone as a chance to go to heaven. Whether we'll actually get there is not for us to say...
    i Believe and obey Jesus. NOT Paul
    BE, but actually getting there is for us to do......
    If someone said Jesus was crucified by the Jews, then this someone is a bloody idiot. He doesn't know anything! ONLY the Romans had the right to crucify people in their provinces!
    If only Maximus Decimus Meridius , General of the Felix Legions had been there to protect him ;0(
    Had this been a discussion on the other religion, thiis would have not reached 10 comments :)
    My religion will/would/could not save me, so i forget about it... But i have my own faith! I accept Jesus and it will keep me saved. :) Peace!
    A man arrives at the gates of heaven. St. Peter asks, "Religion?" The man says, "Methodist." St. Peter looks down his list, and says, "Go to room 24, but be very quiet as you pass room 8." Another man arrives at the gates of heaven. "Religion?" "Baptist." "Go to room 18, but be very quiet as you pass room 8." A third man arrives at the gates. "Religion?" "Jewish." "Go to room 11, but be very quiet as you pass room 8." The man says, "I can understand there being different rooms for different religions, but why must I be quiet when I pass room 8?" St. Peter tells him, "Well the Jehovah's Witnesses are in room 8, and they think they're the only ones here.
    I'm a Pastafarian...any of my co-religionists around?
    So basically the Flying Spaghetti Monster is your God?
    He is a monster and cannot be god especially after he jumped into the sea of japan and created that tsunami, i wouldnt think of him as god... just that I like pasta and bob marley..
    BG, Thank you for your debate & spirit to spread truthness from Holy Quran (The ONLY EXISTING TRUTH prevails on the face of Earth), which all should understand & should realise that sometimes we should have to accept true though me doesn't like it and even being following by our Ancestors baselessly (already proved & declared false). Let them decide by reading the wording of God (i.e. Holy Al Quran), if they want success here & hereafter. It is for those who wants sucess and not to get astery.
    My lord and savior the PreZ eagle I know there is no such thing.
    Live long and prosper Doha-Chap!
    What if Mankind will embrace a "Universal Religion" to have Peace on Earth... And if Mankind embraces a "Universal Religion"... then Peace on Earth shall prevail... then Peace between Baburao-Ganapatr and Flor1212 shall also prevail. For sure!!! So what if? To DiD.... spread your Faith.. you're making Peace. BTW can I join you? ----------------------------------------------------
    You of all people must know that "There can be only ONE"
    Follow me now and you will not regret leaving the life you led before we met you are the chosen and the sacrifice!
    Actually they CAN all be right, they can all be different peoples and cultures looking at the same thing.
    Brit... I might be misconstrued of my opinion... Yes you are definitely right that there can be only ONE. I am 101% with you on that. But what I mean is... All Mankind having One Religion, praying for ONE GOD. And for sure Peace on Earth will prevail. I might be dreaming, but anyway dreaming is for free and as well as an exercise of Liberty. I am sorry to say this.... but Religion have cause divisiveness among the Human Race. Tats why I want to join damselindistress... if welcomed. --------------------------------------------------------
    @ LincolnPirate - It was me that said Jesus Christ was said to have been killed by Jews in the Bible and he was said to be a Jew. Christians came about after Jesus Christ, those who believe that he is the Son of God. Jews are still waiting on him to come and don't believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the messiah they are still waiting on. So be careful because you inevitably disrespecting and calling Christians who believe this stupid.
    i there for conclude that.... haist... I got tired reading all the comment. All I know is whatever your religion is, if you are bad and do bad things, i'm pretty much sure you that you will not be booked to that golden gate.
    there is no whatever religion only one Islam Isa (PBHM ) is a Muslim then how can his followers be non Muslims ?
    This is what you believe BG and you have every right to and this is the truth for you. However, other people have different belief's and interpretations. So we need to respect other people's beliefs and not shove it down people's throats and make them feel like they are stupid because they think differently to you. What you could do if you feel strongly about people not believing the same as you is simply pray for them.

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