Owing to my participation on a number of pissed-up Facebook polls lately (“DO U BELEIVE IN EVOLUTIONS?” “WHAT HAPPENS IN UR LIFE AFTER UR DEATH?”) I’ve been getting some unsolicited mail. Here are four of them, received back-to-back from the same source minutes apart this morning. I am not going to answer, but reckoned I might as well further pollute the blogosphere by disseminating the writer’s idiocy here.
Men of the cloth wrong young boys because they are men first. Therefore, they are subject to sin just as you and I are. Likewise, hardcore Christians fall from grace. Remember Jim Baker and the PTL Ministry? He and Tammy Fay Baker had people sending their ministry money hand over fist and they were spending it on things that were not of God. They were finally brought down and Jim Baker went to jail. He lost everything, including his wife. Later, he asked God for forgiveness and I understand he is doing well. Tammy divorced him and married his best friend; later she died a long and horrible death. I don’t know if she ever asked for forgiveness. Jim was a man of the cloth, but first a “regular, common” human, subject to sin, as was Tammy, and as are priests, pastors, ministers, etc.
It is one thing to not KNOW about Jesus or God such as someone who has never seen a Bible, or heard the Word of God as is written in the Bible. However, to know about them but to choose to IGNORE them is unacceptable. I believe you would be condemned to hell. As to the Muslims thinking Christians are going to hell, I can only say that I have the Bible to back up what I believe. As I stated before, the Bible is God breathed, and therefore, what is in the Bible is there because God wanted it there. In it, He says that if I believe and I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and ask for forgiveness of my sins, then I will meet with Him in Heaven. I believe that’s where I’m going, regardless of what the Muslims say. After all, they are only men, capable of sin and error.
Kevin, As I said before, there is evidence in the Bible that Jesus did indeed live among us and that He preached, prayed, played, ate, fished, etc. The Bible is an historical document that recounts His life and death in great detail, as seen by the multitudes. Just as we have historical documentation of past presidents that we haven’t actually “seen”, we know they lived. In the same way, we have the historical documentation to prove Jesus lived.
Kevin, I know you choose not to believe but I didn’t realize you were so cynical. Nothing stated so far has been physically impossible, and neither heaven nor hell is a non-existent place. Only in death can you truly find out if you don’t believe….how sad. I wish you the best. I truly do.