Fate of Unbelieving Spouse - 11/24/2003

In marriage, if one believes in Jesus' message and the other doesn't, what happens to them after death?


Hi Robert. You've described a very sad situation. The gospels are clear on this issue. Jesus said that He is THE WAY, and no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6). He also said that unless one is born again, they cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven (John 3:3). And He said whoever "believes in Him" shall be saved (John 3:16). Therefore, if one spouse has been saved by putting their faith in Jesus Christ, and the other doesn't, then one will go to Heaven, and the other will be condemned. That's why it is so important that we persist in witnessing to our friends and loved ones. If you find yourself in this situation, you will be lifted up in our daily prayers. May the Lord bless you and may the Holy Spirit minister to those you love who are not saved.

In Christ,

Ben and Jennifer Rast
Contender Ministries