ANSWERS: 40
  • You can't repent for innumerable crimes. It's like a paper dragon. He's Satans girlfriend right now, getting prodded by the Devil's Serrated unit, every now and then screaming in incredible agony.
  • It’s not ours to judge. We will never know on this side of the “Jordan.” If any comfort, the scripture warns that we may be surprised who end’s up in Heaven or Hell. Here is scripture that I am talking about. Matthew 7:21-23 “21Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?” 23Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” We can only assume that the scripture above mentioned is talking about believers, because it’s hard to imagine who else would be “prophesying” or “casting out” the demons then the ones that believe in God. In another place in the Bible, scripture points to person ending up in heaven for not any particularly “worthy” reason that we could easy identify with: Luke 16: 20-26 20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us that would come from thence. I think both scenarios you mention are possible. It’s possible that Hitler received his forgiveness, just as it is possible that the concentration camps were not automatic salvation altars for all the Jews. If just the suffering alone would be sufficient, starting from events like Crusaders, Hunts, and 9/11 would pack the Highway to Heaven…
  • If he accepted Christ as saviour, yes.
  • It wouldn't matter, he'd go anyway. Isn't God supposed to forgive all sins?
  • Such matters are best left between God and the individual. None of us have the ability to look into a person's heart to see what is truly there. So, issues of salvation are really best left up to God. That written, I don't think that the scenario you put forth is very likely. From my perspective, Hitler was so steeped in evil that I very much doubt that he was even capable of admitting that he was doing wrong (a prerequisite of repentance). So, I very much doubt that he did repent before he ended his life.
  • Heck no. Hitler is Lucifer's righthand brother roasting in hell by now. He killed millions of innocent people because the thought them inferior. Hitler is in hell, and I bet nothing that he repented. He commit suicide, which is also a sin. I'm not sure about the Jewish people going to hell, I knoe they're strong about their religion and praise Yeshua.
  • He certainly would not go to the level of 'heaven'that all his victims reached, regardless of whether or not they believed in Jesus. They were innocent of anything compared to Hitler
  • If you believe the dogma, then yes, regardless of scale and grandeur of crimes and sins,he will be saved. The Jews are another issue entirely which I'm not gonna touch.
  • remember: The last shall be the first....... So I'll be sure to place at the head of the line:-)
  • Can't say even as a child I believed the hundreds of millions of people who do not believe in Jesus would go to hell. I know it is in some religious doctrine but I don't believe it. Also I do not believe that all sins are forgiven. Some crimes are too great for that. Such as those perpetrated by Stalin and Hitler and others.
  • According to some, that would be the case. The repentance would have to be sincere (God knows), and as for the Jews...many fundamentalist Christians, including George W. Bush, believe that they and anyone else who has not "taken Jesus into their heart" will in fact burn in Hell. Doesn't sound morally superior to fundamentalist Islam, does it?
  • If hitler made it to Heaven on any grounds, for any reason, there would be a revolt of the angels in heaven that would make Satan's look like nothing.
  • excellent question.Provocative. I don't know. Jesus sais to forgive the people who transgress against you so maybe, especially if he was mentally ill. Jesus does say that he is the only way to God so that is also accurate according to the Gospels. My answer is that only God has the infinate wisdoma and insight to judge. He has seen everying that has taken place since the beginning of the world and only he has enought information about us to judge us justly. I don't know and it's none of my business. It's not my place to tell God how to do his job. I'm nowhere near qualified.
  • In my religion ppl can believe w/e they want. Jews shouldnt be punished for what they believe and everyone gos to heaven. heaven is like a new opportunity to live life they way u believe it u should have in the first place, sort of like fixing your mistakes.
  • The bible says: Confess your sins, and He will be faithful and just to forgive you your sins, and cleanse you from all unrighteousness. The bible also says: No not one is righteous; all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. If this guy gave his heart to the Lord before He died, he has a chance at going to heaven. Another verse that comes to mind is the one that says: Forgive 70 times 7, this means Jesus forgives unendlessly. Another: When a person breaks one commandment, he breaks all. One other thing I know, Vengeance is the Lords and we all are held accountable for what we do. When we ask for forgiveness and repent, Jesus keeps no records of wrongs. Hope this helps.
  • Salvation does not depend on the wrongs you've done while alive or the wrongs done to you. It depends only on your relationship with God at the time of death. Only He knows what that is.
  • Well, even if he repented, he still commited suicide. So I don't know. It's like the other answers, it's not ours to judge.
  • Let's leave Hitler out of it, since he committed suicide with a gun and that makes repentance impossible. But if he had repented before he shot himself--like the criminal who was crucified with Jesus--stop and think "What happens next?" Those who go to heaven don't just spend eternity at a Roman banquet enjoying themselves; by repenting, even on the last day of their lives, they are deciding that they want to spend the rest of eternity without ever sinning again even once, and doing nothing but good deeds and God's will for all eternity. (Many people would probably rather be in hell.) A person who refuses to repent, however, is saying that I'm good enough the way I am, because I only do wrong once a day, or once a week, or once a month. But what they are actually saying--since eternity is infinite--is that they want to be able to commit an infinite number of sins, even in heaven. If we think of it from the perspective of eternity, even a deathbed repentance is not a bad thing.
  • I can't know the mind of Hitler or of God at the moment of Hitler's death, but I think that Hitler's arranging for someone to shoot him and then set him on fire, shows that he was not sorry for what he did- more scared of what might happen if he were brought to justice. Theoretically, the blood of Jesus can cover all sin. BUT, there is one unforgiveable sin, and that is the sin against the Holy Spirit. THat sin is calling what is of God, of the Devil and what is of the Devil, of God. It is a life choice, not a single act. I would say, looking at Hitler's life, he committed it, so it is unlikely that he would have been forgiven. He had long thumbed his nose at God, embracing a neo-pagan philosophy which glorified evil. As for the Jews going to hell, who says they did? God knows the heart of every person. I leave the decision to him.
  • Not sure, but I'm confident that 1) God will judge justly at the day of judgment 2) With regard to Jesus, He says "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6. What I suppose it comes down to is: Is Jesus who He claimed to be?
  • Oh how you will hate this answer - there is no hell. Hitler is not burning over coals as you believe he should be. God is perfect. Everything he makes is perfect. We are told God made us in His image and then, through Adam and Eve, became sinners. But why would a loving God let his children become sinners - we are told it is because of free choice. It was our choice to sin, so we must now pay the price of those sins. Wrong. What type of God would create something - in His image no less, give them free choice, and then condemn them to a hell if they did not obey him. That is not free choice. That is not pure love. We can not even comprehend God's love it is so great. What parent would condemn their child to eternal damnation for making a wrong choice ? No parent would do that and neither does God. Satan and sin are man's creations trying to make sense of the unexplainable. Do you believe God would battle Satan with army's - like we do here on earth ? There is NO battle. There is no Satan. God is pure love - Joy, Truth and Love - this is God. To try and put a human perspective on "sin" we had to make a place up (Hell) in order to make sense of everything. Why, how could someone do something as hideous as Hitler and not be condemned ? Because God is Love, nothing but love. There is no judgement in God, there is no condemnation, no hate, nothing but Love. Does this mean Hitler gets off scott free. In a way yes, in a way no. Too long to get into here, but remember, we truly are eternal. Eternity is not even comprehensible to the human mind. There is no wrong way, you are playing a game which in reality you can not lose. There are no winners and losers, all of our destinations are the same. The biggest question is, how long is it going to take you to get there. I would imagine, though I could be wrong because I can not even fathom the Greatness of God and his plan, that Hitler has a further way to go then most. Most will call this blasphemy. They must have something to be fearful of. Just as our politicians try and make us live in fear, religion does the same. It is much easier to control people if they live in fear, are scared to go to hell for eternity. But, what if, just for a second, people did not believe in a hell. They all believed we are creations of God , in his image. Our only true desire would be to feel God's unimaginable true love. Many who do not believe in a hell live very peaceful good lives, because they know our true purpose is to experience love, joy and truth. They also know that the fastest way to once again be with the source of All, God, is to live this life accordingly.
  • The RCC teaches "Inclusivism" which holds that while Christ is the only way to salvation, people of other faiths may be saved. http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_decl_19651028_nostra-aetate_en.html DECLARATION ON THE RELATION OF THE CHURCH TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS NOSTRA AETATE PROCLAIMED BY HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI ON OCTOBER 28, 1965 As for Hitler this is where purgatory comes in...purgatory is the final purification...it is the inwardly necessary process of transformation in which a person becomes capable of Christ, capable of God [i.e., capable of full unity with Christ and God] and thus capable of unity with the whole communion of saints. Simply to look at people with any degree of realism at all is to grasp the necessity of such a process. It does not replace grace by works, but allows the former to achieve its full victory precisely as grace. What actually saves is the full assent of faith. But in most of us, that basic option is buried under a great deal of wood, hay and straw. Only with difficulty can it peer out from behind the latticework of an egoism we are powerless to pull down with our own hands. Man is the recipient of the divine mercy, yet this does not exonerate him from the need to be transformed. Encounter with the Lord is this transformation. It is the fire that burns away our dross and re-forms us to be vessels of eternal joy." (and before anyone starts in about purgatory READ THIS: http://www.cin.org/users/james/files/how2purg.htm )
  • IN MY OPINION Hitler was so demon oppressed he couldnt have repented of his many sins... If you repent from your sins you shouldnt be willing to kill yourself... As for the Jewish (& Other Victims) of the death cmaps going to hell... That is assumption of yours. God can easily gather those souls... Wether God did or didnt remains to be seen when we get to Heaven...
  • The Judgement of us all is in God's hands. Let him figure it out.
  • While it's true Jews don't believe in Jesus, they do believe in God which is what's necessary to go to heaven. And my personal feeling is that God doesn't think of Himself as narrowly as we do. Which is why I believe people who practice religions that don't worship "God" per se can go to heaven. If Hitler truly repented and regretted what he did, I believe he would go to heaven. However, he was such an egomaniac that I can't imagine he would ever truly believe he was wrong.
  • From a Chrstian point of view, I guess so, but Christianity is not the only religion that believes in Heaven & Hell
  • I'm not trying to put absolutes on things - I'm just trying to pin down some core beliefs. That's one of the fun things about religions - one gets to make it up as one goes along. So, for instance, the current Pope may believe that genuine repentance is sufficient for forgiveness and admission through the pearly gates but your "...Church does not believe in deathbed repentance." It's like trying to nail down a cloud. Ultimately it all comes down too "How can we know any of this (Christian teaching)is anything more that pure fantasy and fairy tales?" Perhaps you may be interested in a question I just posted: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/2683585
  • Why would God ever forgive Hitler or anyone like him? There have to be standards.
  • Of course he would have forgiven Hitler. Think about the man on the cross next to Jesus. The man was a criminal!!! He asked for forgivness and Jesus told him he would see him in Heaven. Paul killed Christians!!! Yet, he asked for forgivness and he became a great Christian leader.
  • Your question is a perfect example of why I have been "on the fence" about religion my entire life. If I do believe/think, as a "good christian", I would have to say that the Jews who died in concentration camps did go to hell. That does not sit well with me. How could all of those hundreds of thousands of men women and children who died at the hands of mad men, not be in heaven? The God that I believe in, is not so judgemental. To think that an entire group of people could be "turned away",simply because they didn't choose to recite a few passages in the bible seems absurd. I would like to think that I will be judged based on how I lived my life, how I loved and was loved, rather than who I proclaim to be the messiah!!
  • I believe he would. But, do you really think he would repent? He truly believed it was his duty to eliminate the jewish race, didn't he?
  • WoW That's a tough one ! Good question though. I've been enlightened with the answers so far. I just hope no-one gets upset with any of the answers. After all, that is what has caused most wars and bloodshed in human history. Religion (at least organized religion) has wiped out many people. Buddah? Christ? God? ,.....what about all of the Gods that the Greek nation pray to? What about the American Indian that never read a Bible? Wasn't Jesus Christ a Jew? Who killed J.C. ? wasn't it the Jewish people that insisted he be crucified? Why does the Catholic church deem anyone non-Catholic to hell? Were the Catholics there to help save him? Why did his own people kill him? What Bibles are these people reading? New testament? Old testament? Do the Greek, Korean, African people have their own religion and rules to abide by? They worship something/ someone else other than what the rest of us feel as normal. So lets kill them all because they don't feel the same way we do. Read YOUR OWN Bible. Pray to YOUR OWN RELIGION. LEAVE the rest alone to do as they wish. Everyone will get what they deserve in the end. Thall should not...... I'm sure can be put in different languages. Do unto others,......Still can be reproduced in any language. Think about it. It's all basic human-to-human interactions. Too many religions to list right now, but what makes your's the right one? Hitler was a deemed maniac who died, So was Stalin, and Hussein too. All killed their own people. I doubt anyone will ever see any of these people in the afterlife,......IF there is one. I'm hoping that there is.
  • That is the best question I've heard on here ever.
  • That is a tough one. I know there is alot of debate on this issue. I will give you how I see it, personally. Jews were chosen first as the people of God. They were the ones who were promised a messiah, and salvation first. But after them, the gentiles, which is the rest of us. I think that jews who really believe that God really did promise a messiah, and believe that are just as saved as if they had acknoweldged Jesus. That is still the same kind of faith, in the same thing. As far as Hitler, he is just as easily forgiven as anyone else. I believe there is only one unforgivable sin, and that is hearing and not believing. That is just my take on it. I don't bet alot of people see eye to eye with me on that one, but thought I would just pop my two cents in! Thanks for a very thought provoking question!
  • Because that same man that did all of those exemplarary things probably still lied, cheated, stole, lusted, etc-- he's in the same boat as the killer. Sometimes it's those that need salvation the most that are most grateful for it.
  • Repented and accepted Jesus as his Savior: yes. Otherwise, to the bottom of hell. My 2 cents.
  • I'm actually writing a story on just that topic. It chronicles Hitler's last days in the bunker and then, in the few moments between when he shoots himself and takes the cyanide and when he expires, he accepts Jesus into his heart. That being the only condition to get into Heaven, he is admitted. Once there, he is elated to find that there are no Jews. After a few days, he hasn't seen Jesus, so he gets curious and asks God where the Messiah is. God replies, "Well, Jesus may be the Savior, but he's still a damn Jew." This points out the oft-forgotten fact that Jesus himself was Jewish enough to have had a starring role in "Fiddler on the Roof."
  • Hitler was beyond the point of no return. Just like the pharoah in the old testament was given several chances to repent and look to the coming savior, the hardened his heart and turned from what his conscience told him was the right thing to do. SO God thereby hardened his heart as well by withdrawing the presence of the Holy Spirit in his life. Hitler did not repent because his conscience was so seered that he just had to be beyond that point. there are degrees of hell and I am sure he is in the worst most hot spot in hell. As for the jews who did not believe they had a conscience and knowledge to accept or deny the true savior. Some did come to christ in the concentration camps others did not. However it is stated in the bible," to whom much is given more will be required" I believe God is a just judge. He knows how much information a soul was given prior to departing this life. We all make choices. we all have lied stolen and broken the ten commandments God's perfect law and if we do not repent (turn away and forsake our sins) and place our trust in Jesus alone then we will end up in Hell where Hitler is.
  • hmmm Interesting question...well for a start according to Islamic tradition even if the Son of Adam or Daughter of Eve was to come to God with his sins being as high as the clouds and ascribed no partner to God seeking his mercy then he/she would be forgiven..as far as I can tell Hitler was an occultist and thus is not a likely candidate for this..also a note about Christianity in this matter..did Jesus not die on the cross for everyone's sins? So even if you sin it doesn't matter because physically the sacrifice Jesus made amounts to redemption for all Christians..Hitler was born Catholic I think..something to ponder I think..From the Muslim perspective we beleive in all the prophets..Moses..Jesus and Muhammad...however the Jews reject Jesus and Muhammad and the Christians reject Muhammad..We Muslims accept all of the latter..It's great to have a tolerant middle way in this regard..Adios! Oh by the way..When I get to the Garden of Eden..and hopefully will have property spanning light years..i'l need some transportation..I was thinking of asking for at leasr 10 USS Enterprises to be parked up in my driveway so I can get around my mansions easily..one is going to be made of emeralds with black tinted glass...lol Earth is but a drop of water in the sea compared to Eden :-) lol sorry I may have digressed a bit from the original question..
  • i think that would be up to god where he would go

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