Three Plus Years Of People Climbing Over The Cross Of Jesus Christ

In my three plus years of talking with people about God, desperately wanting them to know of His love and plan of salvation for them, I have come across varieties of excuses people give for not wanting anything to do with Him. I thought it was time to put out some of them excuses because I want people to really be sure of what they are ultimatley putting their faith in before they leave this life and give up the free gift of God's salvation through Jesus Christ.

These are some of the most insane and the most stated:

We came from wolves
We came from tad poles
We came from monkeys
A superior race of aliens from outer space left us here
We are planetary dust
We are energy that goes back into outer space when we die and we all morph together
We are all part of the universe
The world began with an explosion from nowhere
Everything evolved from a glob of matter- fish, birds, people, trees, snakes, everything.
The bible is a book of fairy tales and fables
The Bible was written by men, yet they believe the men who write all of the history books.....just not the one's about Jesus
Men wrote the Bible to scare everyone
Men wrote the Bible to control the masses
Some of the Bible is true, but not all of it......usually the parts dealing with sin and judgement.
Jesus was a prophet
Jesus was a good man who knew alot of stuff
Jesus was like Buddha and taught good philosophy
Jesus never existed
They took Jesus down from the cross and replaced him with someone else
God doesn't care
God is the one who is at fault for everything and needs to take the blame
Everyone goes to Heaven
God is in everything- he's in us, the trees, the fish, the rocks......
We are our own gods
We go through reincarnation until we get it right, and then we will be enlightened
Believe in a spaghetti monster whatever that is
There is no Satan
There is no Hell
Witchcraft has nothing to do with Satan
2 pages long of real big scientific worded paragraphs that made no sense and said nothing


The Bible says:

"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, 'He is the One who catches the wise in their craftiness,' and again, 'The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless."- 1 Corinthians 3:19

"....but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise they became fools...."- Romans 1:21b, 22a

"The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.'"- Psalm 14:1

So why can't people see the truth? Is it because they can't.....or won't. Both. They won't so they can't:

"And even if our gospel is veiled it is veiled to those who are perishing, in which case the god of this world (Satan) has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so taht they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who i sthe image of God."- 2 Corinthians 4:4

Will their intelligence stand up at Judgement Day?:

"For the wrath of God is revealed form Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is EVIDENT WITHIN THEM; for God made it EVIDENT to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have BEEN CLEARLY SEEN, being understood through what has BEEN MADE, SO THAT THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE."- Romans 1:18-20

Please people, Jesus said that there would be those who just flat out loved the darkness of their sins and didn't want to give them up and be accountable in John 3:19-20. Those who continue to deny God are heading for a very real collision course with their sins. And maybe it won't be until 50 years down the road for some of you. But it could be 50 minutes away too. And I don't want you to lose your eternal life because of the anger, the pride, the unanswered questions that only God can know, and all of the other 101 reasons people refuse His free gift of salvation.

You and I sin against God every day. The only thing that really stands between many and God is pride and ignorance. Choosing to believ every other man except those who wrote the Bible and the historians who documented teh early century church. That is called whistling past the cross.

Please don't let the last thing ringing in your ears before your sentence is handed down, "WITHOUT EXCUSE, WITHOUT EXCUSE....WITHOUT EXCUSE...."

 




LaynePCP LaynePCP
41-45, M
2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

I would suggest there is a sort of arrogance that is becomming common in religious circles. The christian god (same source even if the theology is different) pretty much has the mainstream market cornered on faith. <br />
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There is Judaism, Muslimism, Chrisitanity, Catholicism and all the offshoots and reform sects therein, and all of these belief systems stemm back to the same point. The same god, different name prehaps or different ways of believing.. But essentially the same diety.<br />
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So, with that being said, its difficult for people to Not develop the "you're wrong, we're right" mentality when there are so many paths to the same diety in mainstream culture and in everyday life. This god promises salvation, Immortality after death, and forgiveness. Something that hasn't lost its appeal over the centuries for the specific reason that as a race we are perpetually Terrified of dying.<br />
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I've never had a big problem with people whom are religious or more faithful then others, but I don't live in any bible belt areas either. Faith is very much a positive thing for a person to build a life around, in moderation. Our personas are so bright and vibrant, this life so exquisite and shining that we tend to overindulge in everything.<br />
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Is overindulgence in faith to the point of fanaciticism any different from overindulgence in sex or food? The principle is the same, taking a part of our lives and self magnifying it to the point where it consumes our entire existance. We are just as capable of being addicted to a thought or a belief as we are a drug. Our minds make it so.<br />
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Faith in moderation, the quiet person whom enjoys life and is thankful in their hearts to whomever they choose to worship (if any), to me, is worth far more then the person who loudly proclaims their faith and takes extreme offence at any challenge to it.<br />
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For isn't the nature of faith uncertianty? Why should it matter if a person questions, if you truly feel in your heart and soul that your faith is true for you, or can fit your life in the approperiate measure, should there be any reason to take offence?<br />
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True faith doesn't need to prove itself right, because that defeats the purpose of calling it Faith. True faith is inside us, and doesn't need to be shouted to the firmamant to be important. True Faith doesn't need everyone else to march to the same tune, because True faith honoured inside should be enough for the person. To me, a person that puts themself out in the public eye asks to be questioned, but should not take offence if they find unbelievers or differing views of thought.<br />
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Schools of thought should be distributed and shared, prehaps even picked apart for the gold amongst the outdated social rules and the lead of the re-prints and changes. Intolerance on any side of the board is human nature, because deep inside of us we are afraid we are wrong.<br />
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Besides, doesn't the intolerances and hatreds for social specific issues simply cause more of the negativity and hatred that the mainstream religions state is not acceptable and isn't part of God? We need to learn to care, as individuals, and then prehaps we can start living up to our potential and our responsibilities.

Normally I do not comment on theist threads, but I'm making an exception for this one.<br />
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Firstly, what other people choose to belief--or disbelieve--is NONE of your business. Believe what you want, buddy--but leave other people's beliefs and disbeliefs alone. Freedom of religion should also mean freedom FROM religion.<br />
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It's insulting and infuriating that you use the words "excuse" and "deny", as this sort of language implies that a) there is something to be excused from and b) there is anything to deny, or that c) your view is the only "right" view, superior to all others. It's offensive that you'd insinuate that atheism (or buddhism or animism) is an "excuse" not to be a christian; as if these "reasons" simply aren't good enough. Your list of excuses makes no distinction between the "insane" and "most stated" which is bothersome; as if you'd equate believing people came from wolves (WTF? That's insane but no more insane than the story of Adam and Eve) with the Eastern belief in Samsara.<br />
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Precisely which of the beliefs in your list do your regard as "insane"? <br />
Surely, none as nearly as insane as belief in (in no particular order): talking snakes, rib-women, virgin birth, zombies, people turning to salt, an ark containing both genders of every species, seas magically parting, people walking on water, wine turning to water, dragons and other fire-breathing serpents (mentioned 16 times in the bible), unicorns (Isaiah 34:7), a 90 year old woman giving birth, the Earth is flat, the Earth is 6,000 years old, and a cosmic Jewish zombie [who was his own father] that acts as a sin-sponge for all mankind. Shall I go on?<br />
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Oh, I'm sorry...I digress. We were talking about insanity. All of this zombie, dragon, flat-Earth, talking-snake stuff seems perfectly plausible. Yep. Seems reasonable to me. Consider me a convert. Now that I've converted, I must be off to church so that I can give 10% of my money to pedophiles who will not only tell me what to think, but hopefully they'll also help me consume the flesh and drink the blood of a nice hippie-zombie guy. Perhaps I'll have a meaningful conversation with a serpent and get knocked up by a ghost--all while I practice the cannibalism of our dear zombie overlord. Awesome! Doesn't sound nuts at all!<br />
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Do not confuse belief with knowledge. You have a whole lot of the former and exactly none of the latter.<br />
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Proselytism is disgusting, egocentric, ethnocentric, and arrogant. Myself and others in the reality-based community have heard it all before--your rhetoric is tired, unoriginal, repetitive and painfully cliché.