SINS OF IGNORANCE CONDEMN A PERSON TO DEATH!
ERROR - Deborah Lamons wrote: “God created human beings with reasoning powers. Even before Eve tasted the forbidden fruit, God wanted man to distinguish between good and evil. If people strive to live right and be honorable – no matter what religion they belong to – they are doing all that God asks of them. God does not hold a person guilty who does not know His will, but God will condemn a person who refuses to accept the truth!”
Donna Kupp writes: No, that is an error! All men are condemned before they receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour and submit to Him as their Lord.
John 3:16 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.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Furthermore, If a person does not obey the Son, he does not really "believe" -- John said so:
" ...but he who does not OBEY the son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." John 3:36 NAS
Sins of ignorance require the blood of Christ’s Atonement for forgiveness.
Leviticus 5:17 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.