Hello! You’re Going to Hell!

conflict-405744_150As I was driving toward my house, I saw a man on my porch. I didn’t want to tell yet another sales person, fundraiser, One World Government activist NO, THANK YOU, so I stopped and waited for him to leave.

After he left and was heading toward my neighbors’ house, I read the piece of paper he’d put on my front porch. It says:

“How to go to heaven when you die

  • Firstly, realize that you are sinner or someone who has done something wrong before like lying, stealing and so on.
  • Secondly, realize that you deserve to go to hell because of your sins, or because of the wrong things that you did in life.
  • Thirdly, realize that Jesus died on the cross for all your sins and that he rose on the third day.
  • Fourthly, realize that by putting your faith and trust in Christ alone is what takes you to heaven when you die.
  • Lastly, tell Jesus those four things through prayer and mean it with all your heart the best that you know how to. Repeat this prayer after me and mean it with all your heart the best that you know how to do:

 

Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve to go to hell because of my sin. Please forgive me of my sin. I am now trusting you as my Lord and personal Savior, and my only hope for heaven. Thank you for dying on the cross for me, and rising again the third day. In Jesus’ name I pray Amen.

 

Please pass this paper on to someone you know or anyone you have in mind so they can also go to heaven when they die.”

 I crossed the line of faith almost 4 years ago, so I know now this tract is true and right. I’ve said the prayer. And I can also say that had I received that slip of paper the day before I’d crossed the line, I would have been turned off.

While I don’t condone sugarcoating the truth, I also doubt the success of converting non-believers with a you-deserve-to-go-to-hell approach. How did Jesus do it? While he was direct and hit hard (think of the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4), he engaged in conversation first.

God bless the guy who was on my porch, though, for going to the ends of the earth to spread the news. Maybe he was able to set the stage, as it were, before whacking people with “Hello! You’re going to hell!”

About beth

I started this blog in 2011 shortly after I finally opened my heart and mind to Jesus as a last resort. My intent with this blog is to share what I learn and feel along my path with Jesus.
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3 Responses to Hello! You’re Going to Hell!

  1. kaelinkedwards says:

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    God bless!

  2. Firstly, realize that it is not nice to accuse people of such stuff without knowing anything about them.

    Secondly, realize that if you believe that eternal torture is a just punishment for finite crimes by a loving god, your moral compass has to be adjusted very urgently and your definition of “love” sounds more like “abuse” to many people. Even if you were to murder ten thousand innocent babies through horrible torture – I would still not consider eternal torture a just punishment, because no matter how horrible your crime is, if still is finite. And now think about that: I DO NOT love you. But the god who claims to do that, will torture you for eternity for much less.

    Thirdly, realize that it makes no sense at all. God needs to kill himself to forgive humans for the sin he invented himself and forced upon innocent babies for something their great-great-great…-great-gandfather adam did?

    Fourthly, realize that a god who only offers salvation to a small group of jews in the middle east while letting innocent babies roast in hell who simply had the bad luck to be born in ancient china, cannot by any sane definition be called “loving”.

    Lastly, no, if I did something wrong, I will apologize to the person I wronged. Your god, who drowned millions of babies in a flood, is the most horrific serial killer ever invented, so even if I wasn’t an atheist and shared your belief he existed, I would never consider him worthy of worship.

  3. robinobishop says:

    The question shouldn’t be so much how Jesus did it; it should be how will he behave himself when he returns?

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