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Submitted by don (United States), Jan 19, 2006 at 10:31

Happy to oblige John. You are such an "enlightened" and "broad" "christian." It's wonderful we have people like you whose job it is to apologize for people like me. I think it's just super neat that us "fools" who actual believe and obey what we say we believe can rely on the "enlightened," to follow behind and cover our "foolishness." I wonder why I can't be more like you, who say you believe something (calling yourself a christian, (I noticed with a small "c" and it fits)), but then disregard the only foundation for those beliefs (the Holy Word of God). Obviously, your understanding of Christianity must come from voices your hear. Or, maybe it is your keen intellect - your deep mind apart from propositional revelation? Remember, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death. (Proverbs). And "The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah)

You defined my belief as autistic. (A psychiatric disorder of childhood characterized by marked deficits in communication and social interaction, preoccupation with fantasy, language impairment, and abnormal behavior, such as repetitive acts and excessive attachment to certain objects. It is usually associated with intellectual impairment.) I wonder which parts of my obedience to God's Word are deficient, fantasy, abnormal, excessive or marked by intellectual impairment in your sight. I would just like to hear you explain, before God Almighty, how devotion to Him based upon what He says is somehow identifiable with the aforementioned characteristics. Remember, "every idle word will be judged" as well as the thoughts and intents.

I will be more than happy to stand before God and (with all my sins and weaknesses covered by the blood of Jesus) know that I sought obedience to His Holy Word. You can (if you maintain your path) stand before God and in all the guiltiness of your sins defend your "broadness" and disobedience to His Holy Word. But hey, at least you were thought of as "enlightened." Will that few decades of self-satisfaction be enough to sustain you in your agonies in Hell throughout eternity?

Please be careful for Jesus said, "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matt 7.13, 14) You seem to be on the broad path. I am on the narrow one. Know that you have been admonished.

It is better to be with Bible 101 lecture notes, than to be so "enlightened" as to skip the class and wander over to crystal ball gazers, or the human philosophers apart from propositional revelation.
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