I gave you an answer to the OP which was "How was a profligate sinner like Samson in God's good graces" or something to that effect with the IMO Biblically accurate answer of he did 2 things which many other hero's of the Bible did. He killed at God's command and he died at God's command.
When you didn't like my answer and said it was mere speculation I then cited names of other Biblical Characters who were considered to be held in high esteem by Him, and cited some of their deeds including specifically killings that they did at God's command. I even cited Book, Chapter and Verse where the tales of said deeds could be found in the Bible. I neglected to do the same for martyrs assuming that we could all agree that there have been numerous martyr's throughout the Bible and beyond.
Apparently you didn't care for that answer and began replying to me as if I had stated that killing in the name of God was the only way to get into God's good graces, which I never said, nor implied.
If you are afraid of my answers sir, then I recommend you cease to ask such scary questions. My answer to the OP was direct and on point and when questioned about my response I backed up my answer in this "Biblical Debates" forum with citation to the very Bible we are debating about. I don't know how much more in keeping with the spirit of this thread I could be.
My only conclusion can be that since I do not beleive in the Bible, you think I have no basis for debating anything Biblical.
I can however read the Bible, and have, and often do, and did so in preparing my second post on this thread. That you do not care for the answer, backed up by Scripture is your problem Sandy, not mine. The fact that you insist on ascribing things to me that I neither said, nor implied, however is a problem for me and one which I do not appreciate.
Killing in God's name and martyring yourself for God are both found extensively in the Bible and without fail those who are written about in the Bible doing either act are written about as if they are in God's good graces. You asked what allowed Samson to be in God's good graces, and I gave you a reasoned and Biblically accurate response, then gave other examples to back up my "speculation" as you called it. I was being honest and following the accepted rules of debate and logic, you, Sandy do not appear to be interested in either of those concepts.
Also, I thank Ryan and reiterate what he said in my defense while I was away from this thread.