Should we pray for the salvation of people who have died before coming to Jesus?

My mother died a few days ago and I prayed to GOD that he would bring her home. My mother was baptized as a child and has been a kind person throughout her life. But she never really found faith. Is it now presumptuous of me to ask for the salvation of her soul?

I have one answer in the story of Job: Job`s friends are disgraced by GOD for speaking against his word. But GOD allows Job to pray for his friends and to ask for grace.

And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends: for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has. Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

(Job 42:7-8)

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All christians are conjoined with each others
And whether one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

(1 Corinthians 12:26-27)

Modern churches will deny the word
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto myths. But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.

(2 Timothy 4:3-5)

How unchangeable are rules given by God?

God gives us rules for our own benefit. But these rules do not end in themselves. Jesus explains from a human perspective why his followers breached the Sabbat in a special situation of necessity.

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

(Mark 2:27-28)

The world is not your friend
And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

(Romans 12:2)

Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

(Hebrews 13:1-2)

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Why Satan was banned from heaven
You are the anointed cherub that covers; and I have set you so: you were upon the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you. By the multitude of your trade they have filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, you have corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor: I will cast you to the ground, I will lay you before kings, that they may behold you.

(Ezekiel 28:14-17)

How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, who did weaken the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the farthest sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet you shall be brought down to sheol, to the sides of the pit. They that see you shall gaze upon you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world like a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; that opened not the house of his prisoners? All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, everyone in his own tomb. But you are cast out of your sepulcher like an abominable branch, and as the garment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a corpse trodden underfoot.

(Isaiah 14:12-19)

Why Christians are been hated
If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

(John 15:18-19)

Why Satan has chosen the humans to be seduced? Because the humans have been created as image of god. And that`s the reason why we are maltreated by Satan, because he don`t wont us - the children of god - to be on earth. Our existence here on earth makes him feel his endless condemnation from heaven.

Warum werden Christen wirklich verfolgt? (Jennifer K.C.)

What God does (not) like
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, selfishness, divisions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

(Galatians 5:19-21)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, self-control: against such there is no law.

(Galatians 5:22-23)

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would. But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.

(Galatians 5:16-18)

The Holy Spirit helps us to understand God
But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him. But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man, except the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.

(1 Corinthians 2:9-11)

The early Christians were considered conspiracy theorists
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

(1 Corinthians 1:18-23)

The people at the end of their days
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

(2 Timothy 3:1-5)

When God writes your love story

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What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

(Mark 10:9)

Like a Country Song

(Scene from the movie Like a Country Song)

Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

(Matthew 11:28)

It`s (not that) complicated

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And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.

(Genesis 2:18)

Is the woman subordinate to the man?
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

(Ephesians 5:22)

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.

(Genesis 2:18)

My wife says: Paul didn`t like woman at all, Jesus himself had never spoken of women like that.

Helper? At first glance, that sounds like a second-class cemetery gardener. But associated with the words "helping" or "coach", the role looks different. It is Gods grace that as man I have the opportunity to rely on the wisdom of my wife.