Here’s a write-up I came across. Did you ever know that being a Christian involves no persecution, no hatred from the world, no narrow gates or roads, no hate crime charges, but only fun fun fun? Well if you believe that Christ meant coolness and fun when He said to carry our cross daily and follow Him; that the world will hate you because it has hated Him first; that in this world you will have many troubles: then this is the gospel for you. But just be warned, it’s a false one and hence don’t expect the Lord to acknowledge you before His Father in Heaven, and don’t expect to find a place in Heaven! Anyhow, I’ve confronted it with the different colored text (typos in the original by the author):
It’s cool to b a Christian!! (Scripture please). So many people think it’s boring and uncool to be a Christian but that’s totally wrong. (Since when is being cool Christ’s purpose? He isn’t concerned with social status but eternal life!) The Christian life is the most most joyful and meaningful life there is. The Christian life is the ultimate life! The Bible saids that Jesus have come to give us life, abundant life. (John 10:10) We can have that life (life you want or the life He wants for you?) when we start to live for Jesus. (Are you advertising Christianity? Jesus also said there will be hatred and persecution, seems like that scripture does not exist in your bible..)
The Christian life is so much more than going to church and singing psalms, it’s a living relationship with God every day! When you become a Christian God becomes your best friend, a friend whom you can share everything with. (So God just becomes a buddy who will never leave you? So basically the apostles were killed for their best friend, and Christians are hated because of having a best friend? The Bible says God becomes the Father, you become His children and followers! We fear/revere a father more than a friend.)
And you don’t have to cut your hair or change the way you look either just because you are a Christian. The Bible tells us clearly that God looks at our inner body not on our outer look. He judges us by our hearts. That what’s counts to God not if you wear a threepiecesuit or not. (1 Zamuel 16:7) (So a Christian can look like a cave man with tattoos or wear skimpy dresses and flirt around and God accepts all that? The Bible says that we are not to love the world or its things, but be sanctified in our minds and hearts which must show in our lifestyle – which will be different from the world’s. Besides, the heart is the most deceiving thing. Jesus said, “Ye shall know them by their works” (not hearts) Matt 7:20)
GOD CAN FORGIVE YOU! And you know what? God can forgive all your sins in the past if you just turn from them and turn to God instead. The Bible saids that if we confess our sins to God and ask for His forgiveness He forgives everything and gives us a brand new life with Him.(1 John 1:7-9, Romans 10:9-10, Isaiah 1:18, 2 Corintians 5:17)Yes, God forgives your sins and He also forgets them. They are gone forever. (Hebrews 10:17, Psalms 103:12) So no matter what you may have done in the past God can forgive you all. All He asks from you is that you are sorry for what you have done and ask for His forgiveness. (Proverbs 28:13, I John 1:9, Romans 10:9-10) (That’s it? Just feel sorry for your past and ask God’s forgiveness and voila? What about the present and the future? What about living in sanctification and in holiness? It is the lifestyle (fruits/works) that will show if you really were sorry.)
GOD LOVES YOU EVEN IF YOU HATE HIM! And you know what? God still loves you even if you hate Him. God still loves you even if you are satanist, whore, thief, murderer oranything else. No matter who you are and no matter what you may have done in the past God still loves you. He don’t like your evil ways of course but He still loves you as a person. He even loved you so much that He sent His only son Jesus here to earth to die for your sins! (John 3:16) Jesus never did anything wrong still He was willing to die for your sins on the cross (Hebrews 4:15) He took your penalty in your place. And if you believe that Jesus did this for you God promises that He will forgive you all your sins and give you a brand new life in communion with Him. (The author fails to mention why a satanist, a whore, thief, murder and anyone else need Christ; no really, why should a satanist turn to Christ when he has not been convicted of the gross sin and warned of eternal lake of fire with the devil himself? A person can never be convicted of sin unless he is chosen of God to belong to Him. God loves those that are His; He has saved satanists, whores, thieves etc but not by their decision of “accepting Christ”. A person must renounce their evil ways and start living by God’s Word, then they shall continue in salvation.)
YOU CAN START A NEW LIFE WITH JESUS TODAY! Yeah, that’s true you can have it today if you want it (who would want a hard, persecuted life? Unless you’re promoting your gospel of coolness…). All it takes is a simple prayer where you turn to God and pray Godfor forgiveness of your sins and ask Jesus to take full control of your life. It’s that simple. (Readers, do not fall for this lie! It’s not that simple! You can’t be saved just by your decision of praying)You don’t even have to go to priest or something like that, you can do it right where you are. The mostimportant thing isn’t the words but that you are serious in what youare doing. You can’t play games with God, He knows you better than you know yourself. He knows if you are serious or not.But if you are serious God will forgive your sins and give your life real meaning. God will forget all the evil things you have donein the past and give you a brand new life instead.
And if you turn to Him, He surely will turn to you and forgive and forget all the past forever! But don’t wait too long to turn to Christ. You don’t have any promisefor tomorrow. The Bible saids that the day of Salvation is today. (2 Corintians 6:2)Today you got the chance. You don’t even know if you are alivetomorrow, but today you got the chance to turn to Christ. So don’t blew it!
This is the most important decision you will ever make in your life and decides where you will spend your eternity. And there is no middle ground, either you receive Christ or you are rejecting Him. If you choose to don’t care about Christ you are in fact rejecting Him. If you reject Him he will reject you on judgement day.
The choice is yours…
BUT WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE? Well, the Bible tells us that he had to die to conquer the penalty of sin. We all sin and the Bible saids that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 3:23, 6:23)Jesus came to annulate the penalty of sin and therefore he had to die for us. But death wasn’t the end, he rose again on the third dayand conquered death. Because of this we can now have forgivenessof our sins if we just believe in Him. And that’s not all, cause becauseof Jesus annulation of our sins we can now have a communion with God, we can now have a living relationship with God forever if we just believe that He did this for us (Don’t “just” believe it, live it.) . The wayto Heaven is open for us. All it takes is to believe (and LIVE an uncool life) that Jesus diedfor your sins and rose again on the third day. If you do this andpray God to forgive your sins and let God have control of your lifeyou will have a living relationship with God every day.
Of course the Christian life isn’t always easy but God will help you thru even the bad times if you just put your trust in Him. Whenyou start to live for Jesus you will have a purpose and meaning in your life that you just never have had before. The Christian life is the most meaningful, joyful and wonderful life you can ever have. So what are you waiting for??