became the "hottest band in the land", did they stop and
say - well, I think we're famous enough?"
- I just glanced at your site and have to suggest this-- Just
take a moment and think, "okay - hypothetically, let's just
believe for 5 minutes that the ENTIRE BIBLE IS AN ACCURATE
HISTORICAL DOCUMENT AND EVERY WORD IS TRUE. All the way from
the creation to Revelations, all the commandments, all the
miracles, all the prophecies, every word out of Jesus' mouth
and so on... all scripture - truly "God breathed" and solid."
what is said about Heaven and Hell and becoming born again
and having to answer to God at the end of your life about
your thoughts, beliefs and actions is ACTUALLY TRUE - well,
you'd kindof be in a rough spot with your chance at eternity,
don't ya think?
my question: why gamble with that? Why take that risk?
(you can stop there or you can read on for the extended version!)
- 8 years ago, I was living in New York City, doing my own
thing. Sleeping with whoever I wanted, saying whatever I wanted,
drinking WAY too much beer, "experimenting" with whatever
substances I desired, playing and recording with a progressive
rock band and writing whatever I wanted. I lost a special
relationship because I was weak in the "monogamy" department.
My mother gave me "The Daily Bible" for Christmas - she's
born again and I always said " I will NEVER be like mom."
the Bible was in the N.I.V. type - a little easier to read,
so I thought - what they hey, it'll take me a year, but atleast
I'll find out what exactly is in there.
I finished the Bible, I thought about the commands - thall
shall not steal, commit adultery, lie, murder, etc and thought
"Well, yeah - these are good guidelines to live by. Murder
someone, and people suffer. Cheat on your wife, and people
suffer. Steal, and people suffer. I thought about the book
as a whole - historical document and foundation for living,
and decided "yeah, it's pretty good advice and there's alot
of detail in there with chronology and names and so, on" -
but I had trouble with the whole "good people go to hell unless
they're saved" thing.
verses that stood out to me (and still do) are "Do not my
words do good to him who walketh uprightly (or him who's ways
"... whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst."
about it - food, sex, accomplishments, relationships, money,
material possesions, fame - do you ever have enough to the
point where you say "I guess I don't need anymore of that."??
When KISS became the "hottest band in the land", did they
stop and say - well, I think we're famous enough? No, they
thought about creating a KISS theme park to tour with them.
Bill Gates earned his first trillion, you think he thought
"Well, I should be comfortable for the rest of my life now!"
No - he figured he better earn another trillion as a back
up in case the first trillion gets stolen or he gets sued.
you ever eat a meal and say "Man, I guess I'll never have
to eat again!" And you didn't have to eat again!?
- getting saved, i.e., born again, i.e. "embracing Christianity"
- it's kindof like that. A part of you just really becomes
comfortable and "never thirsts" again.
- I think I've made my point. Sermon over.
Just think about this - WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE BY ACCEPTING
CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR? Besides your smug website of course...