Just curious.....you believe this, WHY?....what do you base this on?....just asking
I believe this as well. I believe it because of a wonderful film that adequately captures the love of God. The movie is called "The Perfect Stranger" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466923/) in which a modern-day woman is invited for dinner with Jesus, who shows up looking modern, in a suit. Once she finally accepts who He really is, she mentions that Hitler wouldn't be loved by God. Jesus refutes her, saying, "Hitler is VERY loved by God." When she expresses her incredulity, Jesus takes a salt and a pepper shaker, and puts them table-length apart. He points along the axis, and says, "This is Godliness and Holiness. You are the pepper shaker, and Hitler is the salt shaker. Obviously, you are much more Godly and Holy than Hitler, as we see by the arrangement of the shakers on the table. Do you know where God is on this scale?
She looks at Him.
"Jupiter," Jesus says. "His level is out to Jupiter. He barely can notice the difference between the two of you. He loves you both."
I was thunderstruck. It makes intuitive sense to me. God is made out of love, He can do nothing other than Love.
Hitchens wasn’t evil. Punishing someone because they don’t believe in you is a human trait, something that you see a lot of on this forum.
I believe God will welcome him in his Kingdom
Guenevere wrote: Just curious.....you believe this, WHY?....what do you base this on?....just asking
These verses come to mind:
Gen 12:3: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Jn 12:32: And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
1Cor 15:22: For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Mk 3:28: Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
Rom 5:18: Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life
Rom 11:32: For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Jn 1:29: The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
1Tim 4:10: For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe.
Jn 1:9: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
1Tim 2:4: Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Heb 2:9: But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
See also: 2Cor 5:19; Eph 1:10; Acts 3:21; Col 1:19-20; Phil 2:10; Titus 2:11; 2Pet 3:9.
Notice the word “all” in most of these verses? I take God at his word.