It will be unfair for God if He will also save those who refuse to believe in Christ by refusing to join the
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Is God unfair?

Letter to the Editor:
PASUGO, January-February 1993, p.3

IN ONE OF your articles, it was stated that man can only be saved if he becomes a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo. If that is true, God would be unfair to us.  How about those millions of   people around the world devoting to different kinds of religious activities? You mean the only few Iglesia ni Cristo members will be redeemed by Christ?

Ranie John Ortega
Quezon City, Philippines

Editor's reply:

God wants all men to be saved. He said “For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the LORD God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye” (Ezek. 18:32, King James Version). For this to happen God sent Christ:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Jn. 3:16, Ibid.).

Christ’s way of saving mankind is by establishing His Church, called Church of Christ which He purchased with His own blood (cf. Acts 20:28).

Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers, to feed the church of Christ which he has purchased with his blood. (Acts 20:28, Lamsa)

Christ says that He is the door and any man who enters by Him shall be saved (cf. Jn. 10:9);

I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved . . . (John 10:9, English Standard Version)

He is the door of the sheep (cf. Jn. 10:7); and His sheep are in the fold or the Church of Christ which He purchased with His blood (cf. Acts 20:28, Lamsa).

So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.(John 10:7, ESV)

Since God commands that we should believe in Christ in order to be saved, and since Christ commands us to enter His Church to be saved, then it is fair that only those who believe in Christ by entering or by being members of the Church of Christ shall be saved. It will be unfair for God if He will also save those who refuse to believe in Christ by refusing to join the Church of Christ. It will indeed be unfair for God to save those who prefer to be His enemies by refusing to accept the words of His only begotten Son.



Note: Some verses are added for clarity. Emphasis ours.

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