posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 11:24 AM
Yes, God gives us free will to choose Heaven or choose hell, and to make of our lives what we want it to be. Our choices won't always be right, but
they are still our choices. Let me give you an example, you have a choice to do your homework, or to not do it. If you don't do it, you will get a
zero, but if you do it, you will get a higher grade. If you choose not to do it, your consequence would cause you to receive a zero.
If you focus on how Jesus presented Himself in the New Testament, Jesus focused on repentance. He focused on the main point; which is to lead people
to heaven. I have a question for you, if I stop someone from getting an abortion, how would their soul benefit? If I stopped her, and she happened
to die a few moments later, she would go to hell. Instead of worrying about her trying to have an abortion, I should worry more about her getting
right with God. I could preach all day saying," Stop taking drungs, stop having abortions, stop stealing stop lying, yet they won't know of Who I
serve. Basically, their soul won't benefit from my instructions.
If you read the Bible you would see that when God enters someone's life, they would change from glory to glory, becoming more like Christ. It would
do a person no good to force them to become like Christ. Also, you said that I used no examples. You might want to read my original post again.
Also, in my original post, I asked someone to give me an example of Jesus FORCING people not to sin. You didn't give me an example. He teaches, He
doesn't force. Check out some Scriptures in the New Testament. Christianity is based on love. Anyone who uses force is doing the wrong thing. My
whole point is we can't force people to do anything.
If Jesus didn't force, why should I?
What good would it be for me to stop someone from having an abortion? They will resent me. Resentment turns into hate, and hate turns into
bitterness. Bitterness can lead to a hate for God. Why would I want someone that I love to become bitter against my God? I know what bitterness
against God could do to a person, and the results are horrendous. This can lead a person straight to hell, and this is what I want to avoid.
Some people take religion and become cold and unfeeling. I am no longer cold, or unfeeling. All that is required of me, as a Christian, is to lead
others to Christ, and for those who become Christians, teach them His ways. I care about people's souls, and don't care to say,"Do this", or
"Don't do this" when it is not benefiting their souls a bit.
My goal is the souls!!! After they're saved, then the other things will be taken care of. His message is of LOVE!
There is a Christian who spoke about abortion in a loving manner. I sensed that his concern was based on true love. He even helps women who went
through abortion. He doesn't yell and protest, and make people feel bad, he helps them, and also leads them to Christ. Now that's someone I'm
proud to say serves the same God that I serve!!!! No one can debate love, NO ONE!!!
[Edited on 10-11-2004 by Classygirl]