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Bronwyn Browne wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a question vexing me.

  • Can unbaptized people get into Heaven?

I refer to those who have never heard God's Word, have never met another Christian, or who are ignorant of Christianity altogether.

  • What happens to these people?

Jesus said, the Way to the Father is through Me. (John 14:6)

  • If That Way is unknown or unheard of to these people, what happens to those who are ignorant of the Father, when they die?

Many thanks for any response.


  { Can unbaptized people get to Heaven and what happens to those unfamiliar with the Father? }

Mike replied:

Hi Bronwyn,

This is a common question; it's even in our searchable knowledge base. There are a lot of quick answers there, so give it a try.

First let me say, though some may be unfamiliar with the Father; God, the Father is familiar with everyone He has created in His Image and His Son's for a specific purpose in life.

I searched the knowledge base for you and found these web postings that may help:

Make sure you read these postings and the postings within each posting.
If you still have questions, come back and ask us some follow-up questions.

You will find similar answers to your question on these pages:


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