Seriously… You don’t believe in hell. Hell is not a reality. If people do not know Christ, well nothing is going to happen to them.
I know that you are thinking right now that I am out of my mind. “Of course there is a hell. What the heck are you talking about?…”
But seriously, I feel this is what we truly believe sometimes. If we truly believed there is a place called hell don’t you think we would live a little differently? Do you think we would be able to live with the idea that “Hey – its okay that person doesn’t know Christ.”
I know that most of us are afraid of starting up a spiritual conversation, or using an invite card to invite somebody to church. It could make the situation awkward right?
What has me thinking about this is this video that Jason posted on his blog.
It truly disturbed me. It reminded me of how many days I don’t fully embrace reality.
How much do you have to hate somebody to not start up a spiritual conversation? How much do you have to hate somebody to not give them an invite card? How much do you have to hate somebody to not share Christ’s love?
Now unfortunately part of our problem is how we have been shamed and embarrassed by street preachers and TBN. We don’t want to come across looking like an idiot. I agree! -but- If you are Polite, Honest, Sane, and caring enough to share – thats all you need. Crazy street preachers aren’t caring or sane. Some stuff on Christian TV is not polite or honest. Non-Christians can see right through that and see the hidden agendas. If you are polite, honest, sane and care enough to share – then you actually have the opportunity to share with people how God loves them and wants to know them personally. You can share how we are imperfect and that imperfection separates us from God. You can share that Christ is the only thing that can clear away the imperfections and connect us to God. Then finally you can share that they can have a personal relationship with Christ and experience His love and plan.
Think about it… what do you really believe?
6 Replies to “There is no such thing as Hell!”
Saw a reference to this vid earlier today. Knowing Penn, I didn’t play it b/c my kids were still up. :-/I try to keep these two thoughts in mind: 1. Your life may be the only Bible that some people ever read.2. Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words only if necessary.
You made a very good point. Actually I do think that some street preachers really do care, it’s just that being vocal is their way of getting it across. I’m not saying it’s right, but I am saying that some of them may be preaching out of more than just or anger or bitterness. I know a person who talked to the library preacher after he was done. He was a totally different person when not preaching… very softspoken, mild-mannered. Shoot, at least he’s out there talking about Hell.
George – Your right… not all street preachers are bad. Unfortunately they come across as… uncaring. Don’t you think they would make a greater impact sitting down one on one and being the “different person” then yelling at people? I think so.
well you gotta think about john the baptist, he was not a man people wanted to be around, i think he is pretty close to the average “street preacher” of today, where the “stree preachers” get it wrong, i think, is in being incorrect in there yelling, yelling idea’s about the bible, misconceptions… if you yell truth, people will hear, no matter if you yell it, or wisper it.
I found you via twitter today as I jumped from one conversation to another.And I agree with you that we have truly whitewashed the perception of hell so much that we are not seeing the urgency for people to come to know Christ.I never see ANY demonstration in the scriptures of people being FORCED into accepting Christ. I see Christ sharing stories. I see Paul answering direct questions. I see Peter sharing truths.That is what I continually strive to do. If I forcefeed people — I tend to repel. If I live my life by example, by truth, and always ready to ahare…The only problem becomes the word IF — which I need to change to WHEN.Good blog post. I look forward to reading more.
Oh yeah absolutely I agree that the yelling and calling people whores because of their tattoes and belly shirts is quite wrong and a turnoff and a disgrace to Christianity as well. On the other hand, it’s just as wrong to stay quiet. That’s all I meant. But excellent post on your part. Got me thinking.