Mr Minister of the La Vista church of christ. How do feel about preaching non logical occult madness. You are the chains of the oppressed like your murderous brothers of all the Christian cults known to man. You are a disgrace!! I am angry because of what I see. If Jesus was here he would rip your heart from your chest and claim you man no more. Look at all these sect's and branches that have plagued our world since man decided he was the centre of the universe, and look at your roots smothered in blood of innocent people. The church is an enemy of man! You have come with your god, like vikings a plundered and corrupted the heart of man. You have took something of what was a good idea for strength and hope and turned it into chains and slavery. The past years of the church have been nothing but insanity. A power hungry, corrupt and controlling manifestation of insanity given to a man made egotistical entity. You can shape that about in any way you want and it will still sums up the disgrace of the church. "Jesus said it best when He commissioned the apostles saying, "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned" (Mark 16:16)." Think on!! This makes me sick, I am seething with anger, if only you could see! I doubt this was ever said. From a man who spoke to a prostitute and accepted all no matter what, a revolutionist of his time maybe, but NOT the judge of man!!! Thanks to your page on the internet, you have made my past path possible to see. I was leaving throwing my hatred aside. Now I will not stop and turn all around me away from your god, away from your insanity. The church shall fall one day I will be standing crushing the last brick. Call me what you want, release your demon to the people, strike fear in their hearts, but the sheep shall lose there wool and their sight shall be returned and you will sit in the ashes of your god for eternity!
Such a reaction to an article regarding infant baptism! The letter above, by the way, was unedited.
"So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God" (James 1:19-20).
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you" (Matthew 5:10-12).
"If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified" (I Peter 4:14).
It is such a reaction not only for baptism but the church. It is the words of a man not blinded by corruption. Look at the history of your cult! Murderous and it has been swept under a rug and forgotten. You have your sides of this cult that even killed each other, not only that they couldn't even keep it between themselves and they destroyed the tribes of the earth, and with their spear struck fear into the hearts of man. Let me tell you that I have been brought up a catholic and served 5 years of my life at the alter of your god. A wasted time in my life, but one not to be forgotten. As I watched every week people chanting and kneeling it broke me to see them like sheep, and a sheep is a slave to the church. I see these people in need of help. It amazes me the short memory of the human race, if you remember right there was already some gods before your one came along, the only reason yours flurished was that it promised man life after death. What an insult to our intelligence!!! When the lights are out, the lights are out. And IF say a may be wrong and yours does exist then what, I am made for hell? You know, when I was a kid I promised god I would stand by his side and fight against evil, I believed god could hear me. I felt I had a personnal relationship with god, I prayed hard to make a difference thinking as a kid I could change the world and god would help. I am not saying that today I am not a good person, I am last and others first and I would surley die to save another, but tell me would I be good person if I let people live for a lie and not live for the life? A life of servitude to god, you know slavery is a touchy word these days. And to fear the god? In my whole time of being his slave I did not once fear him, nor your devil!!
You know, out of this something good came, for in a way I respect you. You replied, probably not the way I would have expected, with bits form the bible that say I'm a bad guy and you will be rewarded for telling me I'm wrong. Though there is a question I would like to ask you, those you believe will be saved and those who do not will perish. How do feel about this, surely as a man of god should all life not be saved, maybe like turning the other cheek on those who denied him?
I would hope that by the time my life is gone and I go to hell, that I will have a better understanding of the the most powerful and influentule, yet man destroying cult the world has ever seen.
So because of your bad experience in a false religion, you use a broad brush to condemn everyone who claims to follow Christ. And no, people didn't flock to Christianity simply because it claimed to offer eternal life. Many pagan religions have claimed that. True Christianity exists because it works (See: "Why Be a Christian?").
But it is true I'm a slave of God, just as you are bound by your choice.
"Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life" (Romans 6:16-22).
I don't have regrets about the things I teach people because it improves the quality of their lives. You claim it causes harm, but it is an empty argument because your evidence is from those who do not put the teachings of Christ into practice.