I have read a few of the posts regarding religion and Christianity.
The issue of logic and reason not forming the basis of any religion is very prominent. I must agree with this for the most part. I think that’s why
they call it “faith”, and this is true no matter what “god” you serve. Why then would an intelligent reasoning person choose to place his
“faith” into something so illogical?
I think that the truth can be found somewhere between the two extremes of there not being a god and religious extremism. Firstly, you have to decide
whether you are an atheist or agnostic.If you are an atheist you believe that there is no god, not in any shape or form. If you are agnostic you
concede that there might be a “higher power” of some sort, although you need not acknowledge any specific god or power.
If you fall in the last category, which I think most people would even though you wont admit this
, you have to consider the possibility that the
Christian God is that god…
Now, I am not an expert and by no means I consider myself without sin or perfect, but is having a personal relationship with Jesus about love, the
forgiveness? Isn’t what Christ taught acceptance, love and tolerance of the person and condemnation of sin? Jesus ate and hanged out with some
“bad” people right? What makes me any different? Whether I am good or I am bad, God will love the person but hate the “sin”.
So, if this is right, and I am saying “if” so that you may consider it, and then accept or reject it, why should I follow Jesus? God’s word
teaches that all have sinned and fall short. So, if this is correct, why have we sinned? Because we have chosen to sin, it is our inherent nature. Why
would God then make is with this sinful nature you would then ask? I believe that God created us with the potential to do good and bad, we might call
that free will…
But if I also do good, and I see myself as a good person, why then will God condem me? There are many people far worse than me right? God judges our
deeds by the 10 commandments. If we are found guilty the punishment is hel. Jesus said, "You have heard it said that no adulterer will enter the
kingdom of heaven, but I say to you if you look at a woman in lust you have committed adultery with her in your heart". That one got me and I think
every guy thats reading this post?? No matter if you are a "big" sinner or a "small" sinner, no matter if you beleive yourself to be a good
person, an ok person or a bad person, it is appointed to us all to die and then comes the judgment. I will be guilty before God.
Gospel means good news and I think that most Christians have forgotten this. God's love is meant for everybody and I think Christians should start
exercisings this! What is the good news then? The good news is that god loves you and He doesnt want you to go to hell and because of this he sent His
son, Jesus, to die on a cross for your sin and carry the judgment that should have befallen you. You are saved by the blood of Jesus if you would
only accept this, you know repent from your sin (say to God "I know I have sinned against you, please forgive me) and have a little "faith".
I say this because I beleive that God loves man. I say this because I beleive that man has the potential to love one another in tollerance. I say this
because I love you all. I am leaving this on the table as a possibility and not as a fact. You can choose to beleive this or to discard it, no matter
what, God will love you nevertheless. His word teaches that He loved us while we were sinners, although He hates sin.
Whether or not I beleive in gravity will not save me when I jump of a ten story biulding. The same goes for Christianity, "if" what I am saying is
correct, whether you beleive in it or not is of no consequence. If you die without Jesus hell awaits, but it doesnt have to be like that. Jesus can be
your parachute on the day you have to "jump" from the building...