This is not hatemail I love you. [YOU RESPOND]
From: Kelsey firstname.lastname@example.org
Please understand, this is not hate mail. I am not going to try and
prove the existence of God; I believe it cannot be proven except through
direct experience or personal revelation, which does come if one truly
desires to know, and seeks the Truth. But even this is (sometimes) not
enough to convince anyone but the experiencer.
In the words of my friend Jake, "Christians: How would you convince a
human born blind that the sky is blue? Would you gouge out her milky eyes
and shove your own in her bloody sockets?"
So I can only say I believe there is a God through my personal
convictions, which have been influenced by the testimonies of others. My
grandfather, for instance: During his childhood, he and his brothers did
horrible things to each other, one of which included someone's finger
being ground in a meat grinder. Today, my grandfather is a Baptist
minister, is married and has reared five children. He has never once
raised his voice at his wife. I believe this change came about only
because of God's forgiveness and grace.
The thing which you are convincing/daring people across the world
to do is not the unforgivable sin of blasphemy.[/b] To commit this sin
requires much more than saying "I deny the existence of the Holy Spirit."
Even Thomas, a disciple of Christ, said he would not believe until he saw
(John 20:24-30), which, surely, is what you are saying. Indeed, if
Jesus... God revealed Himself to you before your eyes, physically, would
The unforgivable sin is about knowing certainly that God does in fact
exist, that He created the world and died for you and me, and is risen,
and then saying, "No, I deny the Holy Spirit's influence in my life. I
choose to live my life apart from God."
You see, the Holy Spirit is the presence with Christians today, the
guide for our lives. It is responsible for the personal or direct
experience I described above. If you have this experience and choose to
deny it anyway, you have committed blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
So the question, in a nutshell, is this: If you believed God was real,
would you be for Him, or against Him? Either way, you must believe He is
real first in order to commit unforgivable blasphemy and damn yourself to
hell for eternity.
Again, this is not hate mail. I may hate what you are doing, but I
love you. God loves you, even if you do not believe in Him yet. This
probably means nothing to you, but I am praying for you. I don't want you
to go to hell. I don't want anyone to go to hell.
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