Does this make you angry?. . .

This makes me sad and upset. I feel like this is doing more harm than good. I found it in an actual Q&A section of a website:

Q – What does the Bible say about things like mystics, mediums, psychics, conjurers, witches, tarot readers, palmists, astrologers, clairvoyants, etc.?

A – REPENT OF IT NOW!
. . . .

Q – What happens if I don’t turn from my sin, repent and accept Jesus?

A – YOU WILL BURN ETERNALLY IN HELL.

Q – I want to change, but how can I?

A – You must first realize that YOU are lost. (You are lost if you have not trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior (John 3:18). You must then repent toward God. To repent means “to turn”. Turn with your heart to God. Turn from unbelief in Jesus to belief (placing your trust) in Jesus. You must believe that Jesus died for YOUR sins, and died as YOUR substitute. Your faith (trust) must be in Jesus Christ. You must ask God in prayer, in your own words, from your heart to forgive you and to save you. This must be a genuine and sincere prayer, not just the act of repeating some words provided for you. “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved,” (Acts 16:30,31).

TURNTo God (With your heart; with faith and sorrow for your sins and unbelief).

TRUSTIn Jesus Christ (With your heart; Trusting Him with your eternal soul; Wanting and willing to receive Him as your own personal Savior.)

TALKTo God (From your heart in prayer; in your own words; express your sorrow for sins, and desire for forgiveness, and for Him to save your soul.)

Maybe I’m just skeptical, but I doubt a lot of people (if any at all) responded positively to this. It’s a little embarrassing actually.

One thought on “Does this make you angry?. . .

  1. Hi there,

    I saw the comment you left on Anne’s blog and resonated with it. I don’t get many comments either!

    As far as this post, I am reading a book right now by Dave Schmelzer called “Not the religious type”. It’s interesting in how he talks about live within our own groups, or sets as he says and we rarely have impact on outsiders to that set. One example is that a conservative isn’t going to read the NY Times and say “Heck, these guys totally have it right, what have it been thinking..?” or likewise a liberal listening to conservative talk radio.

    My point is, an outsider, very likely is’nt going to respond well to this.

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