Hello, here is something that I’d appreciate your thoughts on.
I listen sometimes to a radion station in the UK called ‘Premier Christian Radio’. It is not Catholic & contains a wide range of teaching foem groups like Turning Point, Focus on the Family, Chuck Swindoll, US made mainly.
They always have the same message - Salvation through Grace of Jesus Christ via Faith alone. This means that every ‘unbeliver’ should make a ‘decision’ for Christ. I’m sure you are all very familiar with this.
To make this decision you need to hear the message.
Imagine a man who has lived his whole life in the Amazon. He has never heard of Jesus but he has lived an exemplary life. Is he going to hell? It is not his fault that he never heard the message & made his decision. Would a good God damn him?
Similarly, say he had met one of Chuck’s friends who told him of the Gospels & asked him to make a decision but the Amazon man said ‘no’. Is he now going to hell? What if the Amazon man heard the Gospels but didn’t not fully understand them. Is that his fault or the fault of the missionary?
If you say to a person on the street ‘Jesus died for your sins that is why you must accept Him as your saviour’. Do you think that they will always understand why that is important? If no one explains further are we negligent?
What do you think?