Monday, October 09, 2006

God, Lawyers, and Paperboys

To the Christian:

Do not be discouraged and do not be bitter if an atheist seems to defeat or humiliate you in an occasional debate. Know this: God does not need lawyers to defend Him. It is the atheist--as well as everyone else--who needs a courtroom advocate on Judgment Day. The only possible advocate for them is Jesus Christ.

We Christians are the paperboys for the "Good News--Bad News" newspaper. We beseech all to listen, read, and act. Those too puffed-up by their own assessment of their knowledge refuse to purchase the paper and act on the news. They will suffer for their LACK of knowledge.

I re-inforce: it is important to note that a victory for the atheist is an actual defeat, although it is also a defeat for the Christian. Every time one refuses to listen to the Christian, to the Bible, and to his/her own conscience, he/she is losing the battle for his/her own soul. What good is it in the end to win all the arguments from the point of view that God does not exist if He DOES EXIST?!? "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, yet loses his own soul?" (Mark 8:36)

However, I should note that the Christian still should desire to win a debate, for the following three reasons:
  1. To increase the confidence, strength, and faith of fellow Christians.
  2. To convert others to Christ.
  3. To cleanse one's own hands of the wicked's blood by fulfilling our duties to God.

But my message stays such as this: Christians cannot be ultimately defeated, for God cannot be defeated.

~Kingdom Advancer


beepbeepitsme said...

Like Amway salesmen who get offended if someone considers their product to be of dubious value, fundamentalist christians also get offended if you tell them you don't want it, need it or consider it to be of any value.

And NO matter how many times you tell them you are not interested in buying their product, they feel offended if you don't.

They consider this an attack on their product, rather than just realizing that they do not have the right to expect everyone to buy it :)

Austin said...

You're assuming that it's a man-made product.

Keep searching!


beepbeepitsme said...

RE austin:

I am assuming that if a god exists, she doesn't need salesmen.

Kingdom Advancer said...

God doesn't need "salesmen" or "buyers," although He desires that all be saved. But He uses "salesmen," and YOU need to BE a "buyer."

I am not so much offended by rejection as I am grieved. It's like a friend telling you that no matter what you tell him, he's going to commit suicide. You're not "offended" that your friend won't listen to you: you're grieved. My point in this article was to encourage Christians and remind them not to get down or bitter because CHRISTIANS are the ones dealing from the point of strength.

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. I didn't realize that there was commenting going on down here.

beepbeepitsme said...

Beware the religion which thrives on the concept that everyone must buy its product.