Blogger Chimera said...
Ah, but when you insist on preaching at people who clearly state they don't want to listen to you -- that IS harrassment. And it's not Christian, but it is fundamentalist. And it's illegal.
A true Christian would accept a person's being exactly as he is, recognizing that if some diety didn't like him that way, it would find a way to change him without burdening him with the interference of another human and his faults.
A true Christian would lead by example only, trusting that his own actions would speak far louder than any words he could say.
A true Christian would trust his diety implicitly and explicitly.
Only a fundamentalist thinks his diety's design needs improvement.
Sun Apr 13, 12:36:00 PM EDT
Blogger Barb said...
Funny you should say that --I would have thought that only a liberal would think the deity's design needs improvement --improved by gay marriage, by transgendering, by changing biblical laws and standards, by radical reinterp of the scriptures.
"Faith comes by hearing the Word of God." "How shall they believe if they do not hear --and how shall they hear if no one tells them?" "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature..."
Nothing in scripture says that we lead only by example --the words and THE WORD are to be proclaimed. You prefer a silent witness because it doesn't bother you --it doesn't really affect you --it doesn't really challenge your thinking.
The person who lives his faith but never explains it or teaches about it or proclaims how to be saved --gathers all the accolades for himself --but he doesn't point anyone to God. Everyone gives the faithful person all the credit for his niceness --instead of the Savior who was the source of it-- because the man never said a word to give Jesus Christ the credit. You may know he's a Christian --but if he doesn't introduce YOU to Christ and explain how God loves you and has a plan for you eternally, perhaps you will remain ignorant about essential knowledge for eternal life.
Granted, you will say that your dislike, disapproval --"dissing" of me because I'm "in your face" on this blog? (I think you're in mine just as much, BTW) --you will say this dissing of me makes you all the more resistant to the Christian message --but Jesus predicted that.
He said, "They will hate you (my followers) because they hated me."
He said we would be hated and persecuted for His sake --for righteousness sake.
Jesus is usually admired, but He made people so mad they crucified Him. Should I then therefore expect to be respected? And conclude that if you don't respect me, it's my fault?
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible