Originally posted by 547000
It is moral and in fact Christians are commanded to share thee gospel. Hell isn't for an hour, day, or year: it is for eternity. If you buy into the
philosophy of pluralism you might believe it's immoral to be a missionary, but that's just another vain philosophy.
hmmm..that might be one of the problems.. some people who are preaching aren't really doing it for the benefit of the others, but for what they think
they gain out of it spiritually, because it was commanded in the bible..much as why the JVs do it.
Personally I think that if a christian really does care about the state of your soul.. they would be much wiser to pray in silence , and wait for the
Holy Spirit to do the saving.
I think if people are really going to turn their hearts to a "real" living god, it would actually be the real living Holy Spirit that makes the
conversion happen , in a very private way inside this persons mind and heart.
Saving is the work of God , if it is really necessary....not the work of humans.
In actuality there are some Christians who may actually do more harm then good, if they are trying to draw souls to Christ.
So in conclusion to the question, I would say, that yes, some sincerely care for others, and that is commendable, yet I recommend that at times maybe
a different approach would be more fruitful.
Many are fooling themselves thinking they care, when it really is more about how they are appearing to other Christians, and other self motivated
That being said, Christians who preach for salvation of souls to me, are much less destructive than people who manipulate for the destruction of
I guess what I'm saying is that if given the choice to go camping with a bunch of zealous Christians, or given the choice to go camping with a bunch
of zealous humans who strongly believed there was no such thing as good and evil, and it was only how you perceive it, and this included their twisted
ways of having "fun"... I would not hesitate to choose the Christians...and it would be what I would choose for my loved ones as well.
(that of course is only on the estimation that the zealous christians will practice the principles of the bible)
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