Oh boy here we go. AOL J~LAND is all in an up roar over the religion thing and offended by a couple of comments someone left about it.
When I got the alert for Editor's Picks "Celebrating Gay Pride Month" I was less then happy about it. I was ready to go into all out rant mode in my journal. To say I was slightly offended by it is an understatement. Celebrating a sin, humm what a good topic for us to highlight on AOL. Should we also celebrate those who Murder, who steal, who commit adultery, and on and on? That was where my rant was going anyways but I never wrote it. I have bigger things going on in my life than to focus on what AOL does for editors picks. I just never visited the highlighted journals, as is my right to do, my freedom to choose how to spend my time by who I read and don't read. And I was going to just leave it at that. Then I started to follow a line of journals attacking each other and comments about religion and statements that made me want to scream.
"A loving God doesn't send ppl to Hell" "Don't force your morals on me" "all religions are truth" "you have no right to judge" And all the typical PC CRAP and Lies people like to hold on to justify their sins and turning away from The Lord. Normally I don't let these comments bother me, it is the same ones over and over, and they have a right to their opinions. I recognize my fight is not with the person but with the spirit behind the actions. We wrestle not with flesh and blood but with spiritual principalities. It is the same war that has been going on since the foundation of the Earth and will be fighting till the Lord returns. I still love these people who make these comments, and I pray for their souls.
My response to those arguments:
A loving God doesn't send people to hell: God doesn't send people to Hell, people choose to go there. Hell was never intended for us, it was not created for us. We was created to live with and have relationship with God. But People are the ones who choose it by turning away from God and rejecting him. Can't blame God on that day if you find yourself there. He did everything to keep you from it. He sent his only begotten son to die for you and to cover your sins, if only you would receive that gift and follow him. He sent people to you who told you the Truth, because he loves you so deeply, yet some still choose to reject that truth. God isn't going to make you follow him or live in his Will for your life. God is a loving God, and does everything possible to Save you from HELL. The fact is we all deserve HELL, we all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. He sees all sin the same, doesn't rank it or put it in categories. So you could have just lied once in your life time and you deserve the same hell as the person who went on a mass murdering spree. And if you think Hell is going to be a big party, you are in for a big shock.
Don't force your morals on me. Well, the same could be said to the people who says this one. I am always being told I HAVE to accept your morals or moral-less society or I am intolerant. Tolerance goes both ways I think. Pushing your sinfilled lifestyle on me and shoving it in my face is the same thing you accuse me of doing to you.
All religions is Truth. This is that objective truth thing that says one truth is right for one person and another truth is right for another. That there is no absolutes truths except that there are no absolutes. This is just another excuse people give themselves for rejecting God. God never changes, he is always the same, people and their theologies change. There are absolute Truths in this world, you see them everyday. Gravity, DNA (with out man monkeying around with it), things that don't change and are a constant that rule our lives, and God is in each detail of them. All religions cannot be right, there is an absolute truth out there that is for everyone. You hold to yours and we will see on Judgment Day what "truth" is correct.
You have no right to judge. This one ppl love to use, especially when they know deep down they are in the wrong and they will say and that is in your bible, so there. Please read the whole verse and if you don't believe in the bible, why do you quote it lol. I agree I have noooo right to judge anyone's heart, that is totally up to God, yet we are to call evil, evil and not give it other names. I don't judge anyone's heart, but I do judge the actions or the fruit if you will. I don't go around pointing out anyone's sins either, yet I also am a watchmen who has to sound a warning. Is it more loving to let a person stay on the path of destruction without a warning? If I really loved you I would tell you the truth, and not pander you and tell you lies. All I can do is warn, what the person does with that information is up to them, if they receive or reject it, that is their free will.
I love and care about each person here in J~Land. If you are offended by all this that is your choice. If you reject me and my words, that is your choice. I know God loves and cares about each soul here and weeps over those who choose to reject him and his words. It is nothing to me if you hate me, because it is expected. They Hated Jesus too and he told us we would be hated for his sake also. The world rejects truth and clings to lies. Those believing in those lies will lead you to hell, Not God sending you there, you choose that for yourself.