If you are selling something, wouldn’t it be wise to sell the benefits? If I were to tell the tale of a black sports car flying up a winding mountain road in the summer air, I might refer to the feeling of floating, gliding through the hot dry air, a cool breeze making my hair dance. I certainly would not even consider telling someone, that if they don’t drive, they will be walking, and they will get run over, and their blood with cover the pavement. Would I even go so far as to cackle about their demise? Sounds ridiculous right?
Apply that concept to the notion of heaven and hell. Wouldn’t someone who claims to love God and his most precious creation (people!) want to show them the benefits of the christian life. Why then, so often are my ears attacked by angry people yelling angry threats about the worst possible demise of a human being? “Your going to Hell” they shout. Spiting angry fire swirling around words and threats. Do people have a say in God’s punishments? They joke and jab, laugh and condemn to people who perhaps have never cracked open a bible. This makes me consider that they really aren’t familiar with the idea and character of God.
I value people, to me, I think they have something of value way beyond their physical bodies. A soul. In my mind, souls drive the cars we call bodies. The best way to sell God, and Christianity is show that you value the person beyond their format. Talk is cheap, so very cheap. I have many atheist friends that have a very good point about scientific research. Things must be observed and proved. What better way to prove God, than to show his values and principles to everyone, everyday. I show and prove God with the way I treat people.
The fabric of humanity is the clothing of the soul, and everyone deserves a shot at heaven. I never want to stand in between them and God. If perhaps, I understood the vile and terrible place called Hell, why would I wish it upon anyone? It simple, I wouldn’t.
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