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Submitted by TruthWFree (United States), Aug 2, 2009 at 23:47

Wana88,

I have been traveling and away from my computer. Thanks for you reply and your righfully acknowledging my offer of "salvation" as sincere. If one believes as I do that the Gospels are the truth as recorded by eyewitness' to Christ's miracles and His Great Commission (to all Christians) to preach the Gospels (good news) to all the ends of the earth, then you can understand why I must make (am compelled) the offer to all who do not believe in Christ as the Son of God or to those who have never been exposed to his teachings and miracles as presented in the Gospels. In the Gospels he says that He is "One with the Father" and "you have seen Me, you have seen the Father". This supports the oneness of God who revealed Himself to man via Abraham and Moses in the Old Testament and via Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in the Gospels,

I present the invitation but it is up to you to accept or decline and I have no hard feelings toward you for declining but joy for your acceptance (I pray that you would be open the Gospel message). I have no direction from Christ via the Gospels to do any more than that. There is Christ's warning concerning loss of eternal life for those that do not believe but I leave that up to Christ's judgement. I agree that in history that over zealous Christians have forced conversions but that is not Christ's teachings. Christianity was not intended by Christ to control governments but the voluntary desire to do God's will in the hearts of men ("give unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's"). On the other hand, forced conversions IS Muhammad's teaching with the threat of the sword.

I agree with you that we are all humans (all created by God) and should be allowed to worship (or not) as our concience dictates based on the evidence before us as well as your other points on freedom of religion such as separation of church and state.

Relative to your comment about our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson was, I believe, a Deist, but George Wasinton was a Christian as were most of the Founding Fathers of our country.

Take care and it has been good to have this this thoughtful exchange with you, Friend.

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