I DO NOT I DO NOT I DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU IN HELL. [YOU RESPOND]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 2:19 AM
Subject: [General Question] Questions
Enrique sent a message using the contact form at http://www.rationalresponders.com/contact.
hi, my name is Enrique Puentes and i am sure that i am one of many people responding to this website
i just finished getting some sort of overview of what this movement is about and had a couple of questions for you
thank you for taking the time to read this becuase i am sure you recieve many emails a day
i attend a Chrisitan university in florida and i have been learning a lot about God-sure you can say that i recieve bias education that simply supports the existence of God and of Christ and that the Bible is the inspired Word of God but i have heard also many arguments against God and have also heard many responses to those arugments
my first question is where are you basing your information from that God doesnt exist? it sounded like from your trailer from "The God Who Wasn't There" has some sort of historical foundation which is very impressive-but sometimes we can recieve information that isnt necessarily the most accurate. i am not saying that your historical analysis is inaccurate but im questioning your source of information.
my second question is do you understand the context of the of mark 3:29? there is so much of what Jesus said in Biblical times/1st century that can be lost in translation becuase their culture and our culture is very different. for example, if i were to say: "i love my sister." now a days we understand that as i love my sibling in a loving way. maybe if that statment was written in the Bible we might percieve it as incest. Does this make sense? You have to look at what Jesus is really intending to say-not just a direct, literal translation or understanding. Even look at Mark 3:28 the verse before it. It says "I tell you the truth, all the sins and blaspemies of men will be forgiven them." and that is before Jesus says that blasphemy is the one unpardonable sin. this seems like a contradiction right? i mean one verse says that ALL sin AND BLASPHEMY is forgiven, and right in the next verse it says that blasphemy isn't. So what is Jesus saying? If you look at a translation of the Bible called The Message for a quick example it states in that passage that the continual denying act of God is the unforgiveable. But the truth is that God forgives all sin-if He didnt, then his death on the cross is in vain. i hope this makes a little more sense
something else i wanted to add was that after viewing many videos from people participating in this have said after extensive research they have found that its more logical and intelligent for God to not exist. but actually i have learned lately that there is too much proof that supports the Bible, God, and the Holy Spirit exists. and this proof is even outisde the Bible. i hope you know that there are Chrisitans out there who arent simply unaware of the possiblity of God being one being lie. however these true Christians have discovered a God that does exist and have proof of it.
IN MY OPINION i feel that at some point anyone in their faith can doubt the existence of God-which is actually very common. but does doubting God equate to God's non-existence?
when i heard about this at first i got very angry. i thought-who are these people to do such a thing. but now i am thinking-"Wow, these people who state that they blasphemy the Holy Spirit and God really don't know about his existence." And that is truly sad for me to see. Let's say that what if there is a God-then you are never giving the chance and opportunity to discover him. what then? if you are right then the best outcome is that you were correct in all that you said and your point is proven-and when we die on earth...we die. but if God DOES exist the best thing for a Christian-a true Christian-is that their life is spared and they have found pure and true love for eternity. the worst thing that can happen for a Christian is that they were wrong and they simply just die after life on earth. i guess if you weigh the options the loss is greater on your end-what if you are right, okay point proven. but what if you are wrong? what then? do you really understand what hell is? its not just a firey place. its so much more worse than that-and i dont just say that to scare you to believe or force you to believe-but i say this in love becuase I DO NOT I DO NOT I DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU END UP IN THAT PLACE. your life should be worth more than that
my challenge to you as you have posed a challenge for many-is to find the truth from CREDIBLE SOURCES not just pastors who speak nonsense like "God hates fags"-they truly have no idea on what they stand or believe in. PLEASE, PLEASE, I urge you to seek out people who know more information that ignorant sources.
i hope this helps you find truth
and if you have any questions please feel free to email me
LOVE IN CHRIST,
Atheist Books, purchases on Amazon support the Rational Response Squad server.