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To: MuttTheHoople

How do you know that he didn’t repent near the end? That’s quite presumptuous to assume that he’s in hell. If he was sincerely contrite an all-loving and merciful God would have forgiven him.


4 posted on 03/07/2013 4:33:27 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

If Hitler, Mao, or Pol Pot repented at the hour of their deaths, are they now in Glory?

What many miss is that between repentance and forgiveness is penance. Highly unlikely any of these tyrants, including Chavez, passed through that stage.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 4:40:58 AM PST by twister881
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
"That’s quite presumptuous to assume that he’s in hell."

Its more presumptuous to assume he is not. :p

15 posted on 03/07/2013 4:57:47 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
How do you know that he didn’t repent near the end?
Soooo, that's how it works.
Millions of people suffer for decades while you live like a king and then near the end you say - "nevermind" - and expect some heavenly reward.

20 posted on 03/07/2013 5:09:56 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

he wasn’t sincerely contrite or insincerely contrite. He wasn’t contrite at all. You are correct though, that if he had repented from being a murdering traitorous thief, God would have forgiven him.


26 posted on 03/07/2013 5:22:20 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

I’m sure he’s singing God’s praises right next to Hitler, Stalin, and Che, all of whom probably had last minute conversisons.

Not that it couldn’t happen, it could. But the smart money bets otherwise.


52 posted on 03/07/2013 6:28:48 AM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
'I don't want to die. Please don't let me die,'

Perhaps a near death experience allowed him to view the other side and it was not a pretty sight.

As for death bed conversions, a life-long reprobate rarely changes.

53 posted on 03/07/2013 6:30:03 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

I agree. I have enough trouble worrying about my own soul to worry about Chavez’s soul.


64 posted on 03/07/2013 6:57:27 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
I don't think his ego would allow him to believe he would actually die.
His power was so great in his mind that no rationale would allow it.
65 posted on 03/07/2013 6:57:37 AM PST by MaxMax
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