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Hey Catherine, what about all the people living in remote places over the past two thousand years who never heard of the Bible or Jesus or any of that? They can't believe that Jesus died for their sins and accept Him as their Savior because they never heard of any of that. What happens to them when they die? Do they all go to Hell because they didn't believe in something they never heard of?

Well, first let's consider that organized religion and the bible are two different things.

NExt, let's consider that accepting God and living life in a certain way does not take a book. So you can fully accept Jesus even if you never heard of him, or his name is Oinga Boinga. Assuming God revealed himself solely through the Bible might be a bit myopic.

But, but the Bible says you have to..... Well, yeah, if you have come upon the book, it has revealed a set of guidelines that God set forth, making things a little easier as you do not have to create an entire moral framework for yourself. So enjoy.

Remember, the book is God communicating through a 2nd party to get a message out to a specific audience. IT kinda fits in with the whole free will thingie.

Whether you believe of not, the concepts are not that hard. Religion has done some stuff, well lots of stuff, to objuscate the purpose of the Bible (if you assume it is God's word) in many cases, but you do not really need the book. If you accept God into your very being, and allow your actions to be guided from the conversations you have for a force that is all good, you really would be right on track, even if you did not know its' name.
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