Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The False Gospel of the Loophole

In McDonald's this morning I had a very interesting and disturbing conversation with a 20 year old young man, x. He attends church and considers himself a Christian, even thinking of accepting a job as a youth pastor that has been offered him. I agree with him that he is not yet spiritually mature enough for the position.

When we got around to John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me

x said that there must be some loophole. God isn't a punishing god. I allowed as how that if we don't believe in Jesus we're going to hell. Yes, he said, but Jesus is always smiling, always giving people the thumbs up.

Read the Bible and believe it.

Yeah, but...

Why did Jesus weep over Jerusalem?

Romans 3:23

English Standard Version (ESV)

23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

I weep over my Japanese friends to whom I did not witness, and pray the Lord God to send a better witness to them.PLEASE LORD!



KippysSoMature said...

THERE IS NO LOOPHOLE! GOd is very clear - and man (under satan's influence and man's love for sin and evil and pride), insist on finding the way - it is clear ONE WAY...and it is simple - HIM ALONE :D

If God had wanted you to testify to your Japanese friends in Japan, He would have had you do were not ready, and God knew/knows it! Halleluiah!! Sis - we cannot mess up God's plan EVEN if we try - and neither can Satan.

Amanda Stephan said...

What a great post. Thank you for sharing not only the Gospel with x, but the situation with us, your readers. I pray that God speaks to 'x's heart and he'll either get saved, or if he already is, believe God's Word is true.