posted on May, 3 2011 @ 02:10 PM
Just try to image for a moment if you can. Even if you don't believe, just try to put yourself in our shoes.
Imagine if you can that there is a God and he will judge the world.
Everyone is a sinner. God is perfect. Since even one sin separates us from God, everyone deserves punishment. But God knew we couldn't live without
sin. So he sent his son to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
The gospel is very simple, it is just to accept that Jesus is God's son, he was born of a virgin, he was perfect, he died for our sins and was
resurrected. His death was to bring us back to God. If we accept him, God will not see our sins. He will still judge everyone one day, but the
Christian Judgement will be different. We will see the good that we did, but I think we will also see the good we could have done.
Everyone, even the saved people, will be judged. Imagine that you have to stand before God and he shows you people who you loved or cared about and
says that they are not saved. He shows you what you could have done to save them, but you didn't act.
You have to face it that a person was lost and you were the one who could have helped them.
Now imagine he shows you the neighbors you have, people you passed in the street. You see how every word, every action, has an effect on people. You
see the good that you have done, and those you helped to turn to the right path, but you also see those you could have helped.
No one wants to think that they could have helped someone and didn't. That person is lost and they would have listened to you, and maybe you were the
very one to help turn them to the right path.
Now if you don't believe in God, then none of this matters, because you don't think this scenario will ever happen.
But I DO believe it will happen.
I want people to understand that since I really believe this will happen, then I have a responsibility and duty to try to help people avoid this.
One day we will know everything about what happened on the earth. We will get a life review and see the good and the bad we have done. We will see
where we could have made a difference. I think most of us will see some good we did that we didn't even know that we did.
We will also see how some of the idle words we speak effect people. Just idle chatter, just kidding, not even serious remarks we made. Just silly
stuff that shouldn't have mattered but effected someone in some way. We forgot all about it, but the other person didn't.
Sometimes we do good things and don't even know it. Sometimes we do bad things and don't mean for it to effect someone as strongly as it did.
I still feel the sting every time I remember some bully's remarks. That bully is alive some place in the world, and he or she doesn't even think of
me. That person probably never thinks about me, or the hurtful things that they said, but it still effects me, if I remember it.
I have to forgive them though. I don't want them to go to hell though. If God shows them that they hurt me, then I hope I can come out and forgive
them. I would. And I hope anyone I have hurt would come out and say they forgive me too.
Anyway, if you meet a Christian and they start to preach to you, at least realize that they are doing this because they honestly don't want you to go
to hell. You should be honored that they care for you enough to share the gospel with you. They don't want you to be lost. It may not be important
to you, and you may not believe it, but you should feel honored. The other person has shown you respect, they don't want you to die.
Even if you don't believe any of it, just think of it as a stranger stopping to help you.
You may not think you need help, but the other person does. It may seem like an inconvenience to you, or annoying or even offensive.
But all we want to do is help you. We also want to help ourselves because we are responsible for trying to help others.
Now imagine that some people have thought for a while, well one day I'll go and I'll preach to others, but not now. And now they feel like that the
time is short. So some people feel like they really have to reach out now to everyone, because there isn't much time left.
This is where we are coming from. We feel like we have to help. Just try to imagine it if you can, even if you don't believe it. Just try to, because
maybe you can get a new respect for people who are doing this.
I believe some Christians are very in your face. They confront people in shocking ways. I don't always understand the tactics being used. Some people
are actually turned off because people confront them, corner them, and make people feel guilty or attacked.
I think it is better to just leave tracts for people to read, or stop and talk to people. People should be made to feel welcomed and comforted, not
attacked. Some people are very turned off to Christianity because they have meet some people who have not represented the religion correctly.