Christianity does not teach that only Christians deserve to go to heaven. Rather, it teaches that no one deserves to go to heaven..
Although my parents called themselves Catholic, we rarely went to church. And when we did, even though I recall having an interest in the arts and crafts relating to Noah’s Ark, Johan, Daniel and the lion’s den…we made in Sunday School, I found the whole church experience painfully boring and tedious.
Atheism is not entirely unlike a mullet, that paradoxical “business in the front, party in the back” haircut that never should have happened. Instead, these strident unbelievers are more “angry in the front, pansy in the back” — making testosteronal demands of compliance on the outside, because inside they have all the tolerance of a scared three-year-old girl when faced with
According to the Bible, believers should go to church regularly so that they can:
- Hear God’s Word taught faithfully
- Pray together
- Be accountable to one another
- Encourage one another
“Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand. As you go through life you are going to have plenty of opportunities to keep your mouth shut. Take advantage of all of them.”
From knowledge of God’s enlightening truth into the darkness of ignorance and the confusion of depraved minds
If you’re reading this, you probably already have an opinion about The Shack, the film adaption of William P. Young’s best-selling novel of the same name that hit theaters last weekend.
By calling atheism a religion, I am not hurling insults at the godless or trying to craft terms or apply them out of convenience. I do it simply because I have years of experience observing theists and atheists behaving in similar ways.
When people reject the Bible’s historical accounts of Creation, a global flood, and/or the resurection of Christ, for example, Peter says they are willfully ignorant (2 Peter 3:5). It’s not a matter of evidence; they just don’t want to be convinced.
So it can be a mistake to proceed as though the main problem is a lack of knowledge or convincing evidence with non-believers who have a heart problem that has caused them to…