Non believers can be loving, as opposed to so-called hypocrite/devout Christian believers — salvation can come to those who “do not know Jesus” — Rick Rood posits what then of people, like Cornelius the centurion in Acts 10, who do respond to the truth they know about God, but do not yet know of Christ? Is there no hope for them? Actually, the case of Cornelius provides a good illustration of what seems to be the biblical solution to this problem. Because he had responded to what he knew about God, God saw that he eventually received the gospel–in his case through Peter. But it was only then that he experienced Christ’s salvation and the forgiveness of sins. This principle was also well summarized in Jesus’ statement: “To him who has, shall more be given” (Mark 4:25).

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http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+non+believer&qpvt=images+non+believer&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=FFEC37099D50E4F579AD022ED90426954775F21A&selectedIndex=27

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http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4217719/k.49FD/Do_All_Roads_Lead_to_God_The_Christian_Attitude_Toward_NonChristian_Religions.htm

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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090922125611AAVG7qI

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Consider the parable of the Jewish man that was beaten and robbed and left to die by the roadside.  It was a Samaritan, despised by the Jews because of their mixed blood ancestry, that served the injured man and was the example of neighborliness to him that was injured.

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So it is today that I have had strangers help me in a time of need and they were not of my faith, but good people in the right place at the right time to help a neighbor in need. 

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Likewise, I have helped others in similar needy circumstances even though the person in need was not of my faith.  Thus, he would consider me to be the stranger who lends the helping hand.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Good_Samaritan

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Portraying a Samaritan in a positive light would have come as a shock to Jesus’s audience.  It is typical of his provocative speech in which conventional expectations are inverted.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect#Ambiguity_and_consequences

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect#Wang_Yue

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Wang Yue

In October 2011, a two-year-old girl, Wang Yue, was hit by a small, white van in the city of Foshan, China, then run over by a large truck when she was not moved by bystanders. A total of 18 people ignored her, some going so far as to walk around the blood. The girl was left for 7 minutes before a recycler, Chen Xianmei, picked up the toddler and called for help. The child died eight days later.

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http://www.delightintheword.org/site/cpage.asp?cpage_id=325&sec_id=755

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How Can a Christian Be Worse than an Unbeliever?

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How could the Apostle Paul, the great  evangelist, say a Christian could be worse than a non-Christian?

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