Ask a Pastor Column
Presenting biblical answers to tough questions
April 20, 2023
Q: If someone hasn’t heard what the Bible says about what it takes to be saved, how can that be their fault? Will they go to heaven anyway?
A: Before we can understand the answer to this question, I have to lay some groundwork about God, His rules, and our fallen nature. We must begin with the fact that God is our Sovereign Creator (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 100:3). Because God made us, He gets to make the rules that govern our lives and He decides the consequences for breaking them. The rules are fairly simple: those who do good are rewarded and those who do evil are punished (Romans 2:6-...