My last post garnered this anonymous response (as well as many other good ones):
Since God is love He must hate that which is evil,
and since He is all holy and just He must punish evil.
All humans are born evil sinners.
But being rich in mercy, God sent His only Son,
to die on the cross for sinners
and He rose from the dead on the third day.
Repent (turn from sin) and trust in Jesus Christ alone
and God will grant you eternal life.
If not God in His wrath will punish you forever in hell.
I notice that this person has stated from his/her comment that we are born evil. I know we are born sinners (separated from God). But I am having trouble with that part about evil. I have great sorrow for anyone who has gotten boxed into that kind of thinking. I know that God created everything. And everything He creates is good. If there is a failure to be good, it does fall on me. But that isn't the point.
How sad it is to focus only upon the things of evil and dread. Phillipians 4:8 tells us to do something. And if anon comes back, I would ask if there is any good thing, why do you disobey scriptures and not focus on those.
Instead of finding faults, remove the plank from your eye and help out those who are in trouble.
Of course you could insist on doing just what you are doing and never think about whether or not God might be forced to judge you as you judge others.
That is scary.
I try so hard not to be judging and condemning.
Because, I would deserve exactly the same thing.
And I still would if I continued to walk down that path.
A plea to Anonymous:
Repent now, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand, yea verily, right at the door.
Jesus is here to forgive you for all the things you've done.
And if you have accepted Him,
you are free, and a saint, and worth enough to die for, and clean, and...(the list goes on and on)
And you don't have to do anything for this.
Just accept it.
And if you do that, your heart will overflow and you will share it with others because you will not be able to contain it inside.
God bless you all.
Actually, He already does.