Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Losers and Jerks

"Imagine if you are a scientific illiterate, a hack actor, inept at argument and rhetoric, lacking imagination, or (as is the case for so many others) an alcoholic whose brain has been damaged by drinking, a former sex addict who burned out, or a person with other big problems who has hit rock bottom and thinks that they may be a loser. Along comes this religion that suddenly tells you that you're not a loser, and that you can be better than anyone else, and all you have to do is believe in this Messiah. Heck, many of them even recruit new followers in mental hospitals, of all places." David Irish

David, may I say with all due respect, you have confused the modern message of the contemporary church with the one given by the Bible. The message of Christianity isn’t for those who have problems. That’s a common fallacy. It is true we are all in a sense losers, but not in the way of which you are speaking. You and I are losers because our heart is deceitfully wicked, and because God’s wrath abides on us, until we repent and trust the Savior. If that’s not enough for you here’s the Scriptures describing the moral state of humanity:

"There is none righteous, no, not one; there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one. Their throat is an open tomb; with their tongues they have practiced deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes" (Romans 3:11-18).

So you get your philosophy about not being a loser, from the Bible. We are all big time losers and jerks.

You have more than likely formulated your "problem people" thoughts from the message of contemporary televangelists, who, in the name of God, deceive the minds of the simple. They sell them holy water and pieces of holy material, and tell them that God wants them to be winners and to prosper, if they will just send in their seed money.

However, the true message of Christianity isn’t just for those have problems. It’s also for those without problems. It’s a universal message. It’s also for those who are happily enjoying their fornication and pornography. It’s for both rich and poor, top rockers and rock bottomers, happy and sad--all of us need God’s mercy, which is available only in Jesus Christ.