Well as I have said I don't know his eternal state or if he repented or not.Grandfather wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:14 pmSorry, we are not the one to judge his eternal state and that is the problem.
The judging of his soul remain in the hands of the Father, not “we”! Getting into heaven is not a majority vote, in fact the opinions of Christians does not weigh in that decision at all. Hawkins eternal state, and to that matter the eternal state of everyone, is between them and God. If it were left to us, some of those that say “did we not do these works in your Name” will get in, because we, regardless of how good a judge we think we may be, judge on outward signs and appearances, however God judges the heart.
So, while you may indeed be 100% correct in that all the evidence of how Hawkins lived would lead to conclusion of eternal damnation, we do not know what happened in those final minutes, seconds, even portions of a second. And that is all the time it takes to get things right with God. It does not matter if a person leads 1 or 1 million souls astray as long as they repeat and confess Him as Lord and believe in their heart... (you know the verse). So, while there is, as you said, no evidence to support that he did repent in those final moments, I say to you, there is also no evidence he did not repent in those moments as well. So, it is pointless to speculate on matters we know nothing of.
What we can say, and I think agree upon, is this.... Hawkins now knows there is a God, creator of all.
But there is no evidence that he did and we have his own testimony and his life's work that all say (HE SAID) he did not believe in God.
So if I have to judge then of course all I can go on is the man's own confession and beliefs, and according to them he died lost land without God.
SO if you want to put him in Heaven that is your choice but I cannot.