February 1, 2009

Think About It!

Really! Sinners in the hands of an angry God! Why did Christ die on the Cross? Didn't His death appease the righteous wrath of God? Christ himself came not to preach a hell, fire and brimstone message but to save the world. When he open the scroll he went directly to His passage in Isaiah and he spoke graciously.

The poor were having the gospel preached to them. Who gave us the notion that we have to preach a message of fear, urging men to repent and accept Christ. "Hang them over the hot flames of hell by a thread!" Why would you ask a spiritually dead sinner to repent, when he can't? Why try to complicate a simple message with unwholesome words designed to entice a decision.

The decision lies with the Father, but you think that narrows the "saved" to just a few with the majority lost. First, we have no control as to how many, but the descriptions of heaven portray a large crowd too large to count. We are commanded to speak the words of the gospel. God uses the mouths of men to spread the good news and the Holy Spirit works alongside that speech.

The message is a proclamation, an announcement without coercion. The Holy Spirit does the convicting and revealing by regeneration. The message to believe and repent follow this work of the Spirit.

Christ tell us not the sinner that "he who believeth on him is not condemned." Paul tells us not the sinner, "whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved." John tells us not the sinner, "whosoever will let him take of the water of life freely." We are not told to tell the sinner these things but we are told to believe that is what happens when the regenerate are coming to us. The regenerate believe, call and drink when they are born again. They need us to provide the promises to believe, give their savior a name, and hold out the cup to drink freely.

I will post later about who is in the hands of an angry God. It may surprise you.


Anonymous said...

Hey faggot boi whose hands are you in? I know who you have been with.

WatchingHISstory said...


I know that you are a coward and will not dialogue with me.

Are you a Christian? Do you belong to a church?

I can choose to not accept anonymous comments and that would resolve my problem with you since you will not comment otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Do what you want. But it will not change what you are and we both know that don't we? You have crossed over and enjoyed it. You took a bite of that dreaded forbidden apple and loved it. When are you coming back for more.