Originally posted by autowrench
I was asked this by a friend who is a member, and thought it a good question to ask of the devout membership for an answer. Here goes:
As an Internet Preacher, we are aware your mission is to gain converts, that much is a given. What I want to ask is, how many of the ATS membership
have you been able to "Save?" How many have recanted their ways and old religions, and fully embraced Christianity because of you?
Please feel free to crow here.
If I preach to people on Sunday does that mean I have to gain converts here? I don't think so, not my job. You want to hear me preach come to
services on Sunday. Your assumptions are astounding. If me or others post in the spirituality sections, are we not allowed to seek honest debate on
things we wonder about?
Someone asked me to help at their church and preach on Sundays, I agreed (though I never felt the calling). Let me save you the time, I have never
been paid and contribute to the church that I teach at. I was a great candidate because I thing most of what organized churches teach has been
corrupted to the point of uselessness. One of things they forgot is that we do not "save" anyone, that is between you and god, I am not involved
unless chooses to come to my church or engage in a true conversation. Preachers are nothing more than tools and my wrench never fixed my car, I did,
it was just a tool.
I love your final line, "feel free to crow". Your arrogance and misunderstanding of the bible and what we are supposed to do is pretty common. I
will assume you learned it from bad christians who taught the same foolishness, the ones who think they save people. I am not in any way responsible
for anyone's salvation, Jesus paid that price. Our job is to give an answer for the truth that is in us, the hope that is in us and the love that is
in us. We all fail at that, none are perfect, not even believers.
How many have I saved? Zero. How many people may have read something that I wrote that helped them in any way? I have no idea and don't care, it is
my job to speak my knowledge and my mind. If you are an atheist, now is your time to crow. How many believers have you saved from religion? The answer
is zero, we all choose. Remember that someday, it will come in handy. Peace.