Brother Ron Barnes
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Why Doesn't Christianity Make Sense?
Dear Brother Ron
Why doesn't the Christian religion make any sense? I mean, religion itself
is kind of kooky, but Christianity takes the cake! A kind and loving God
that hates many of his children, a God that wants his children to return,
yet bars anyone that doesn't mindlessly devote them- selves to him (he gave
us brains that can think), a ridiculously complicated 'redemption plan' and
the fact that he puts us on the earth, then tells us 80% of the things we do
here are sins!
God makes perfect sense. It's His marketing department that confuses the
issue. First of all, God does not hate any of His children. He created all
of us to be His instruments here on earth to help fulfill His plan for us.
That includes the atheists, the Muslims and the criminals. We are all here
for a purpose.
Second, God does not bar any from returning to Him. That argument only holds
water if you believe that God is up there and we are down here and there is
no connection between God and men except Jesus, our court-appointed
If you believe (as I do) that the Spirit of God exists in all living
creatures, then when the body dies, that Spirit must return to the God from
which it emanated or God has lost part of Himself and is no longer perfect
and is no longer God. This flies in the face of the very basis of
Third, anything can be a sin if it distracts you from your focus on the word
of God. I am not talking about a book, but the voice of the living God
within you. Any time you ignore that voice and think you have a better idea,
that's a sin. Although I believe nothing is a sin in and of itself, anything
can be a sin if it makes you act contrary to the will of God.
Work can be a sin. Watching television can be a sin. Drinking a beer while
you watch a football game is not a sin. Driving drunk or spending the rent
money buying your buddies drinks is.
Get the idea?