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Theological myth - You are the only Bible that some people will ever read

Alot has been said to the churched in order to guilt them and manipulate them into mass evangelism. "You are the only Bible that people will read." "Don't wreck your witness." etc. etc.

I won't take them on one by one, instead I will go into the deeper issue that leads to such manipulation: You are greater then God.

IF it is up to you to calculate what God needs and then do it for Him, then who could say that God is greater then you. Is God needy? Or better yet, is God so unloving and careless with the souls of men that He would make you responsible for anybody's eternal destiny?

All of this is a slander upon God and His steadfast ability to accomplish all that He wants to without any help from anyone, and without anyone able to cause the slightest hinderence to His will. It goes back to how the lesser must give way to the greater.

John 6:37
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

The Father made some souls to be receptive to the Spirit and others to resist the Spirit. Jesus knows which is which. He can tell the rocky soil from the good soil. He can tell the sheep from the goats, and the wheat from the weeds.

John 10:27-29
27My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand.emphasis mine

What is really being said when you hear: "You are the only Bible that some people will ever read."???

Is that not unbelief? Do we think God so careless to leave it to us? Can be so bold as to claim the ability to really thwart God's will?

This line of thinking goes right to the heart of the OSAS debate (once saved always saved.) Which is never a question if we are able to stay true to God. It is a question of whether or not you think that the Good Shepherd will screw up and loose a sheep. He will not!

2 Timothy 2:13
if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.

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Comment from: jeff [Visitor] ·

Nice. It's amazing the amount of unquestioned manipulation that is so evident in modern-day christianity.

Still, I want to do my best to represent Christ. "Faithless" isn't a very pretty word...

Permalink 01/10/06 @ 20:32
Comment from: jeff weddle [Visitor] ·
Another glaring ommission is the fact that the Bible says "faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God." If my life is replacing the Bible instead of allowing me to present the Bible, I'm doing it all wrong anyway. You have to have God's Word at some point, not my stupid life.
Permalink 01/12/06 @ 08:53

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