I saw this video at Recover the Gospel and I was overwhelmed

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve (Joshua 24:15)

Christian, feel free to share this video with as many unbelievers as possible. Christ has done enough

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  1. scaryreasoner says:

    Well, here’s one unbeliever who’s watched the video you posted. Here are my impressions:

    If you think this video has any value to people who don’t already believe what you believe, then you are very, very VERY ignorant, and very very VERY parochial, and you really need to read some books, talk to some people who don’t believe the same things you do, get out of your little town, and just generally learn about the world. This video is pathetic, but what’s more pathetic, is that you think this would be somehow convincing, or influential of people who don’t already believe as you do. It would be laughable, if it weren’t so sad that you find this somehow to be anything other than just plain stupid.

  2. lavrai says:

    Wow. This is an amazing video with some very hard truths. I consider it a blessing, a saving grace that GOD even gave us one way in which to be redeemed.

    And, SCARYREASONER, is it necessary to insult someone just because you think they did a bad job of presenting something? But you sound very angry, as if you are only looking for a fight, so I’ll leave that up to Alan.

  3. Alan Higgins says:

    Lavrai, when I watched it, it really came home how much Christ has done for us. It surely is enough. How can anyone complain? HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!

    Scaryreasoner, as it said at the end, if you dont agree, then fair enough, go your own way but it is the only way Christ has given so choose HIS way OR PERISH. Nobody is putting a gun to your head to agree with me

  4. Lucy Lowe says:

    I’m afraid there were just too many supositions in that video for me.

    Suppose there is a God
    Suppose that God is holy
    Suppose She created us out of love
    Suppose She creates us in her own image

    The supositions just go on and on and on. I also can’t really see why a Christian God, if it were real, would get wrankled by people following Buddhism or Islam, unless the Christian God considers belief and worship of itself as more important than livng a good life.

    If your idea of God does place worship of itself as more important than trying to be good then it isn’t an idea of God I would want to believe in. That kind of God just sounds egotistical, not unlike Thor or Zeus, (2 other Gods whom I don’t worship).

    Without wishing to offend, I don’y think you’re going to convert any atheists with this video. The argument “Suppose for the moment all these suppositions are true. Now, obey, or go to hell” isn’t really all that persuasive.

    Anyway, have a lovely day :)

  5. Chris says:

    scaryreasoner
    This isn’t aimed at non Christians, it is about helping those who already believe justify what is obviously wrong.

    It is a way that Christians can self justify worshiping an evil god, who saves the most debauched people of one faith when condemning the most righteous of other faiths or of none. If even humans have the capacity to forgive those who act because of a mistaken belief or lack of knowledge, what is a god that cannot?

  6. Paul R says:

    If I were to invite you to my home, I’d give you my address and clear directions. For sure, I want you to make it.

    Why then would God, if he wishes to have us over, give us a muddled message and unclear directions? As it is Jesus himself declared “I am the way, the truth and the life and no-one comes to the Father (God) except through me” (John 14). Well, I personally was releaved to receive that invitation and would encourage others to check out the invite too. The good news is that you don’t have to be Holy to be invited. Jesus reached out to the sinners.

    God bless you all, Paul

  7. Alan Higgins says:

    Lucy, the video is to show the point that God is not unreasonable to say that there is only one way to heaven and that is through Christ, hence all the ‘supposes’. If a blind man is heading towards the edge of a cliff and i told him “It doesnt matter which way you go. All directions will lead you to safety”, that would be a wicked thing for me to say and it would also be wicked for me to tell you that all roads lead to God when that is not the fact

    Now suppose (excuse the pun) all those ‘supposes’ were all false, then fair enough. Its no big deal. But if they are actually facts, then you will be in big trouble when you stand before God.

    The question is not if you are a good person by your standard but are you a good person by God’s standard? Check out http://www.needgod.com to find out. The same goes for you Chris. There is none righteous and that includes me. God can forgive you but on his terms and not yours

  8. Lucy Lowe says:

    Hi Alan,

    Thanks for the reply. I checked out the link and found that I am currently heading for hell, (though I think everyone who answered honestly would come up with the same result).

    Thanks for the video, it is a kindness on your part. The problem I have is that there are so many Gods all prescribing different means of attaining salvation, no reason for any one of them to be more likely than another, and even the possibility that none of them are actually true. Therefore, I’m more comfortable with living a good life on my own terms and seeing where that gets me. I’m not doing good things just to get myself into heaven, but just because I’d rather make people happy than make people sad.

    If there is a God and she sends me to hell for not worshipping her, then fine. She isn’t someone deserving of my worship if she’s so vain and petty.

    Anyway, thanks for your time and for letting me post, and have a lovely day,

    Lucy

  9. Alan Higgins says:

    Lucy you agreed with a bible verse and probably didn’t know it. You are 100% correct when you said ‘though I think everyone who answered honestly would come up with the same result’

    In Romans 3:23 It says we have ALL sinned and fallen short of the glory of God meaning that as you said we should ALL be punished and ALL go to hell

    So you are right. None of us deserve anything from God but Jesus was so gracious to us and so loving that he was willing to take the punishment WE deserve.

  10. Chris says:

    Alan,
    If you put a rat in a maze and it took the wrong path would you torture it to death?

    Maybe you could justify your actions by saying that the rat is dirty and spreads disease and is vermin that deserves to be tortured to death. But you are so good and gracious that you will spare the rat if it picks the right path. You might put some signs in the maze that some rats will recognise, but you leave other signs pointing the wrong way even though you know that many have taken the wrong path already and been you have tortured them to death.

    If is does not sound very good and gracious and good then you will see the problem I have with your view of God and salvation.
    Chris

  11. lavrai says:

    Hey, Chris, Lucy and any others concerned…

    Perhaps you should not listen so much and argue with Alan. Pick up the Holy Bible in plain English and dedicate the time to reading it…not necessarily as a religious text… but just read it out of curiosity. Put your pre-judgments aside and read it with a ‘blank slate’ — as you would if you were picking up any other book you just want to know about.

    Alan, nor I or anyone else can ever convince you to cast aside your doubts. Only GOD can do that. We can only offer you our own testimonies. No matter what we say, it just won’t vibe with you because we’re operating from two different standpoints.

    Pick up the Bible, read it and throw out some questions if they come up, which they most definitely will. I’m sure Alan won’t mind offering a response or directing you to a source that can answer your questions.

    But if you’re not even ready to read the Holy Bible, then… well…I don’t suppose this debate will ever go anywhere.

    And might I add, understanding can only come about by the grace of GOD… so you will come to a point where you cannot lean on your own understanding.

  12. Alan Higgins says:

    Lavrai gave some good advice about reading the bible for yourself. The book of John is a good place to start

    Chris let me give you a better analogy as your analogy communicates why you have a misunderstanding of the christian gospel because a missing ingredient you are missing is justice.Check out http://realchristianity.wordpress.com/a-message-to-non-christians

    You are in a courtroom and you have committed some offences which you are guilty of and you have to pay a fine that you cannot afford. Imagine if the judge came down from the bench and paid the fine for you, even though the judge was innocent. Would you not be grateful to that judge for paying that fine for you and STOP or would you leave the courtroom and commit the same offences again? If you commited those same offences, should you not be punished?

    Or how about you going to the professional and well respected doctor who sees that you have a terminal disease but there is ONE CURE. Would you try and tell the doctor what he should do and give him advice or would you yourself. The book of John is a good place to start
    listen to him BECAUSE HE KNOWS BEST.

    You may think you know best, but there is only ONE CURE for the terminal disease that we all have called sin and that cure is through JESUS CHRIST. Now you dont have to take the cure and you may think that you know best, but please know that there will be a consequence of rejecting the ‘cure’.

    The choice is yours.

  13. Chris says:

    I have read the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and a few chapters of the Koran (which I must motivate myself to finish some time). Most of what is in the Bible I don’t have a problem with.

    Your analogies unfortunately have holes in them. Instead of the Judge paying for your sins you have a number of different people telling you how to make amends, many claiming to be the judge.

    Some tell you to act with truthfulness, avoiding harm and nobility. They say right from the word go that it will not be easy, it will take time to improve.

    One says “sign this bit of paper to say that I am the judge and you can just go out and do what you want. Commit the crime over and over again, you will be forgiven. If you follow one of those saying that you must improve yourself and your behaviour, on the other hand, I will torture you to death nomatter how good you are”. If he also claims to be a fair, compassionate and forgiving judge then you might think that this is not the truth.

    As for the doctor, again you have many doctors, all claiming to be the expert with the one cure. Actually, some agree with eachother and say that the way to a cure involves not just medicine but trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. One doctor says “just take my patent cure, do nothing else. Go back to eating chips and drinking beer if you like, one swig of my cure and you are sorted”.

    Its a straightforward situation in reality.

  14. Alan Higgins says:

    Ok but say that even though there are many claiming to be the judge and many doctors claiming to have the cure, the fact is that there is only one TRUE judge and one TRUE cure, that would mean that in spite of what the others believed and what the others told them, there would consequences for not choosing the TRUE one. Christianity is mutually exclusive so the question is not why is there so many religions but what is THE TRUTH.If christianity is true, there will be consequences for rejecting Jesus Christ and your punishment will be severe whether you believe it or not. All I ask you to do is examine the facts like I have. I don’t know you and will probably never meet you but I do not want you to die in your sins so all I can ask is that you please consider what I have said

  15. Julie says:

    Well said, Allan. Thanks for posting such a great video. Obviously, as you see, it’s not always the most popular subject. But, it like the video says, it is the only way. I don’t see how God is mean, or cruel for only offering one. He offered his perfect son to be painfully sacrificed. I wouldn’t have the strength to do the same. How many options was it going to take? Really though, God could have provided custom fit plans, and still people would have critizied him and said it wasn’t good enough. Which is quite sad, because the closer I am to God, the more and more kind He is. It’s a shame people miss out on that. It’s not just to get into heaven, it’s for this life to be the best it can be.

  16. James says:

    This is awesome ! Thank you

  17. MaryMary says:

    Allen, thanks for sharing this most awesome and powerful video!! I have shared it with several others!! I cannot imagine my life without the Savior!! He has brought me through SO MUCH and I love Him more and more each day!! I would never have dreamed that this would cause contraversy!! You know, here on earth we have laws that say if you commit murder, you will either get life in prison or the death penalty!! Everyone understands the law and they understand the punishment…yet the prisons are full of murderers shouting how unfair and harsh their conviction is for their punishment!! My brother in law and nephew were brutally murdered and dismembered about 3 years ago. Our family sat through the trial earlier this year. Never did we question God or wander how He allowed this to happen. My brother in law and nephew were both drunk and a fight ensued…the rest is history….they had choices as did the two men who murdered them. Although it is hard to forgive, you can’t help but feel sorry for everyone involved. I know that when I die and enter the gates of my heavenly home I won’t have to worry about murderers, rapists, abusers, etc, being a threat….God intended for heaven to be a safe place where love abides and we can live forever. So, to me, God is not cruel for having such a place….He is a just God and His punishment will fit the crime…

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