I came across your web site because I was looking for
a laugh. I will
explain what I mean.I am a believer in Jesus, and have
been for about 4 years. The whole reason I came to Him
was that I was scared of going to hell (as it has
been preached to me for years). Anyway, I never really
found comfort in Jesus,
or prayer, or Bible reading because I came to him on those
terms. I was
never sure of "my" salvation.
I see. Then you actually had no good reason to believe
in Jesus at all.
Someone just scared you with the threat of hell. And after
the scare of hell
wore off you were never sure of your salvation? Wow. But
I do not blame you,
no one ever really is sure of their salvation, and depending
upon who you
talk to... you can lose it, or you will never lose, or
if you lose it, you
never really were a believer to begin with.
Fortunately, I found a few good guys who were friends
with me no matter
what. However before them, it seemed like when I would
go to people in
the church for help, they would just give me some Christian
Cliché that didn't
make any sense (at least not to me). This was more frustrating
anything. As a result, me and a couple of my friends use
clichés on each
other just to be funny. This is why I searched the Internet
and found your
site; I needed new material.
I can dig it.
The bottom line is that I do believe Jesus loves us and
died for our sins.
I don't know exactly what that means, but I do know it
brings comfort to
me, but the biggest comfort of all is that it is not based
on anything I/we
have done, but is based on God's love.
I see. You do not know what you believe in, but you
believe in it anyway,
right? I understand the comfort part all too well. It
is kinda comforting
to have a big imaginary friend in the sky that makes it
all better once you
are dead. I felt the comfort in it as well when I was
a Christian. If you
really think about it, the love of god is at a price,
and a condition. You
must take the action of accepting it at face value; that
god loves you and
wants nothing more than for you to live eternally with
him. Then you have to
keep the condition in effect; you must believe this thing
to be true. If you
violate any of the precepts of this belief as well, (as
outlined by the
bible) then you are in danger of losing the salvation
according to some
sects. Once Saved Not Always Saved. If you are of the
Once Saved Always
Saved group, then you are good to go, and just made to
feel guilty about
your continuing sin.
In essence, the bible creates the solution to a problem
it itself created.
Sin. It would be like me cutting you with a knife in order
to sell you a
bandage that you did not need until I cut you. Know what
Forgive me if I used any clichés in my note.
It´s okay, this one is on the house.