Originally posted by RimDaas
Specifically followers of the Abrahamic religions. I wanted to ask you something. We all know God knows everything that will happen and has happened.
We also know that our destiny is already made for us. So let me ask you, if I am atheist, or am polytheistic, or I go against God's books, is it my
fault? Why should I go to hell for something which has already been destined for me?
You obviously understand the thing that saves you because you are attempting to debate that very thing.
So your whole argument is simple arrogance - not ignorance.
I would like for you to introduce me to the one person on this planet that has not heard the name "Jesus Christ". Please introduce me to that
person whenever you meet them.
Remember - if someone says they met people that did not know who Jesus Christ was, that means they had to reveal His name in order to ask that same
people - thereby removing ignorance from that same people.
As well, Jesus Christ has revealed Himself before to people without the aid of other people. So your judgment is once again not based on ignorance;
but arrogance and also a lack of understanding or imagination.
But allow me also to help those who might be those things which you are describing - the atheist, the polytheist, and those who do not believe in the
If you are atheist and you think you have a problem with God; you do not. Your problem is with people and their contrary words and their ways. But
you also have the same problem yourself - that you say one thing and try to teach it though you know in your heart that what you have just said is
utterly wrong. You know it, you feel it, and yet you still push it because you think to yourself, "What I said is logical. I am just crazy for
having other feelings. Why does this craziness enter my brain?" You will not be warned forever. If you continue to fight out of your ignorance and
arrogance something which has been given to you, then you will be left to your delusion.
If you are polytheist - I do not know how to help you. You know that you worship dead things. If you do not worship the Beginning and the End, then
you are not worshiping the true God. If you do not believe in His Son, His manifestation, Jesus Christ, then you have evil in your heart. Only those
who wish to hide from their sins and death are those who have a problem listening to someone that reveals their mistakes; and yet also, He doesn't
just expose us but He SAVES us. This is a problem for those who are evil minded because people hate facing the fact that they are, in fact, mortal.
So focusing on someone who reminds them of their own mortality is too much to handle also. Polytheists believe what they believe because they want to
live in their own "magical world" where they are invulnerable. It is a child's game. But Jesus Christ understands and wants to help you. God
loves everyone and understands the pain and the suffering - so give yourself to the true God and you will see that your prayers will no longer be in
If you do not believe in the Holy Bible, then believe in the love that HE shares with you. It is easy for us to be distracted and worrisome that
people have modified or changed something - a thing of which many will attempt to convince you. Even then, can you not believe in one part that
obviously is not changed? That Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sent by our heavenly Father to save us and be our God? This is something that no
evil or selfish person would have been allowed to manipulate or change and it would have done them no good to leave this thing this way - and it
certainly would not have done them any good to change it! So therefore it is there for you to understand. If you have a problem with doctrine and
understanding, then maybe God has not given it to you specifically to do anything more than to believe in and obey Jesus Christ and to love in the
manner which we should. If you do not want to focus on mortality, then do not. Salvation is belief in Jesus Christ that He died for us that we might
be saved from our sins and then obedience to Him because He is become our King.
If you are not willing to do something as simple as be obedient to an All-powerful being, then you are rebellious beyond belief for me. Rebellion is
a 3-year old child stomping his feet because he does not want to eat food which is good for him. It's an extremely ugly picture and no one respects
or finds humor in that little boy.
So while you all are understood and true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ understand your frustration with self-proclaimed Christians (which is not
the same as frustration with God). We have the same frustrations.
And I, myself, am not perfect at ALL. Do not allow your guilt and your imperfections to keep you from God because only HE receives us as we are able
to be - if we could be 100% perfect without Him, He would not have sent His Son Jesus Christ.