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There may be some debate about what constitutes "Christian." I understand it to mean someone who has come to the understanding that, without Jesus Christ's intervention, they're hopelessly lost and destined to enter Eternity outside the presence of God.

Recognizing this, they ask God to forgive them--which of course He will--and then they feel compelled to live an earthly life more in line with how God wants it lived, using the operations manual (Bible) and community structure (church) He has provided. Jesus Christ is the example Christians seek to follow as described in the Bible. Christians fail often in this goal. Rome wasn't built in a day, but the more they succeed, the better this life is (in my experience), although not without challenges.

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?
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