Say What?

So I heard an evangelist the other day tell people they where all sinners and they where responsible for it. 

Even though He believes in original sin and therefore believes people have no choice but to be sinners.

He then began to tell everyone that God expects them to be perfect in order to get to heaven.

Therefore what was painfully obvious to him was that everyone who was not perfect was in fact going to Hell.

We are all guilty he said for what we had no choice in and God was justifiably angry about the whole matter. 

Now God is the Great Judge in a heavenly courtroom and we owe a fine we can not pay but are still responsible for. 

He kept quoting that “all had sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” as if God was the Grand Inquisitor.

Good news though even though God is righteously upset at all these sinners populating the earth.

God poured all his hate and wrath that we deserve “even though we can’t do otherwise” on His beloved son.

Now if you believe the story this evangelist said was the absolute gospel truth and say it out loud for someone else can hear, then you are saved and God is no longer mad and your sins are forgiven and forgotten. 

However if you question this is what Jesus actually taught or have the courage to think maybe God has loved you from the time you were born in His image. 

Well then its Hell for you because after all it’s what you always deserved anyway.

By the way did I tell you the evangelist said God loves us sinners?

But He never said God was Love just the great upset Judge.

Say What?

ANZAHOLTMAN

4 thoughts on “Say What?

  1. Ha Ha! He is angry, He loves us, we are going to hell anyway…I didn’t read anything about a “handbasket”–did he mention a handbasket? Sheesh! The only concept of Love that may even come close to symbolizing the relationship I believe I have with God is that of a child coming into the world, gracing the parents with a huge amount of responsibility while they consistently and patiently teach, train, and grow that child up. (Reality says that this picturesque viewpoint is becoming increasingly rare–let’s not think about that, okay?)
    The relationship goes back to The Beginning, our souls and His knowledge of each one. How then, with a history like that, could he banish us to hell? Think about it like this…for years you have collected figurines that you thought of, designed, and then had to wait for an artisan to make them. That is like God waiting for our parents to make us so he can finally lay His eyes on us…not the greatest analogy, but think of someone you really love. Can you imagine having been able to see them in your mind, having known them in your heart, and then waiting for what would seem a lifetime for them to finally come into your life for reals??? How could you possibly just toss someone in the trash, to hell, after the creative process has come to fruition?
    Now, I know the unforgivable sin is denial of the Holy Spirit–it is the Holy Spirit, right? (I will continue on the premise that this is true, since over the course of my life there have been so many ‘unforgivable’ sins that I have committed.) God’s word also says that EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. That means that EVERY one will get it, and say that Jesus is God made manifest in the flesh. In that, wouldn’t you think that the Holy Spirit would come on down and do it’s thing in EVERY body? I am thinking that everyone, cept the Devil and all his cronies that are already weeping and gnashing their teeth, may just get to be part of the harp playing, cloud sitting, chocolate eating (chocolate is a big part of my heaven) infinity that is Heaven.

  2. The gospel message is wonderful and true. Its just sad that it is often presented in such a way that it actually turns people away. Messages containing condemnation and guilt would never have saved me. Understanding the love and kindness of God in giving His only Son did save me.

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