Mr. SmartyPants wrote:I've never sinned.
Lynna wrote:at the end when they say "If you've decided to reject this, read this description of Hell".
Atria35 wrote:This sort of thinking, taken to the extreme (as this person seems to be advocating) also leads to works-based salvation only instead of faith, which presents issues since there are numerous passages where it says faith is also a necessary component.
Nate wrote:Lynna wrote:at the end when they say "If you've decided to reject this, read this description of Hell".
I've never understood this line of thinking, that if you describe Hell to an atheist/non-Christian that they'll suddenly go "Wow, that sounds awful! I should definitely convert right now!" Their response is pretty much going to be that Hell doesn't exist or that its existence just proves God is a huge jerk who doesn't deserve to be worshiped. And then of course there's the counter of "Well let me explain to you how horrible jahannam is, doesn't it sound horrible, better convert to Islam right away so you can avoid it!"
PS How is it a "twist" if it's basically propounding the same philosophy we all profess to believe, being members of "Christian Anime Alliance"? Like any of us are supposed to be surprised that we're not good people.
Mr. SmartyPants wrote:I love how even if I clicked "Innocent" for every question, it still assumes that I've broken the commandments because Romans 3:23 says so (All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God etc etc etc).
Ally-Ann wrote:Yuki-Anne wrote:Not only do have to accept Jesus as your Saviour, but to be a true Christian, strong faith is required. Someone may get scared into becoming a "Christian", but because they were scared into it, will (probably) lack the faith needed to be in a spiritual relationship with Christ.
Warrior4Christ wrote:Mr. SmartyPants wrote:I love how even if I clicked "Innocent" for every question, it still assumes that I've broken the commandments because Romans 3:23 says so (All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God etc etc etc).
Lying is a sin too.
There seems to be a lot of judging of effectiveness of evangelism methods... I personally wouldn't judge them, because I don't know the full picture of how effective they are - I don't have the statistics. Am I more effective than the person/method I'm judging? I would tend towards no, and be convicted to ask God to help grow my heart for the lost. One person in know comes to mind, who was drinking with his friends and living a lifestyle rejecting God.. he was pondering his life and considering where he'd end up when he does, and he was quite uncomfortable with the conclusion that his current life would lead to hell. I think he then approached some Christian friends about hell/heaven/afterlife, and how do it best. He became a Christian and grew to love Jesus. I'm sure there's plenty of other stories. Jesus was the man who spoke about hell person than any other in the Bible. So I wouldn't necessarily limit the way God works to the ones I approve of. I've been surprised before by minor/unexpected things that triggered people's investigations of God.
Xeno wrote:Why do you specifically mention that this person was drinking? Consuming alcohol is not a sin. The Bible never condemns it, and in fact several times specifically speaks of various people drinking wine. Jesus himself made wine for his first miracle. So I'm confused about why this is specified like this.
Warrior4Christ wrote:Lying is a sin too.
Ally-Ann wrote:Do some Christians really believe that scaring others with the warnings of Hell and angering God will really make them want to become a Christian?
QtheQreater wrote:I think he's just using the Christianese way of saying the fellow was living to drink, such as a lifestyle of being drunk and not in your right mind as a general rule, which I think is repeatedly condemned in the Bible. It's a typical phrase where I'm from and not really a condemnation of alcohol, if that helps.
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