What about those who have never heard? Is Gandhi in Heaven?

 

Questions About Christianity

 

What about those who have never heard? Is Gandhi in Heaven?

 

This was a question (or two questions) that came up last week in one of the groups. There are several ways in which it can be answered.

For a very brief answer to ‘What about those born in an obviously non-Christian culture and may have never heard?’ Ravi Zacharias gives an answer here.

A short answer by Ravi Zacharias
A short answer by Ravi Zacharias

Apologist Greg Koukl offers a more detailed suggestion (4mins) here.

Greg Koukl
Greg Koukl
Gandhi
Gandhi

The second question about Gandhi is obviously more controversial because we do not know the inner workings of someone’s heart unless they clearly articulate their beliefs, nor do we know whether in their last moments they turned to Christ in repentance and faith, trusting Him to rescue them.

Nevertheless, Phil Whittal has attempted an answer here (he argues that, given the information that Gandhi himself gave us, it is unlikely that he surrendered to Christ as Lord).