To say that you don’t want to go to heaven because a loved one won’t be there is to fail to understood that, no matter who you are, your greatest loved one, Jesus, is already there.
“I identify as a Christian but I don’t go to church.”
“I identify as a Christian but I’m really not that into it, it’s more of a cultural thing.”
Confrontational communications put us on the offense, defense or both—and the goal becomes “winning.” We all know this feeling, and sometimes we’ll keep fighting even after we realize we’re wrong.
When I didn’t know Him.
When I didn’t need Him.
When I hated Him.
He was there.
Watching me and looking after me from a book I swore I would never read again…
Chose wisely my friends.
For if you go to the grave with ‘Not enough evidence, God! Not enough evidence!'” in your mouth, God will remind you that you had a choice and that you chose poorly.
A while back I was speaking and asked for a show of hands, “How many of the wives have had too much affirmation over the past month?”
Laughter broke out across the room. No, haven’t had too much of that.
Beware of the Christian deconvertee and the “enlightened” former Christian who was able to “reason” him/herself out of faith. Their words have no more meaning and they speak with no more authority than anyone else.
I recently read a blog post on this very blog that had my jaw hanging to the floor. In my opinion, it was inflammatory, and did nothing to progress the conversation between atheists and theists.