Exaggerating God? 6


Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate? Francis Chan, author of “Crazy Love,” and “Erasing Hell”


In this present dispensation of confusion, we, Christians say a lot of things we don’t really mean. For example, did Francis Chan really mean what he said? Let’s see. The Bible says God is love, a love for whom nothing is impossible and Who never fails. Right? Now if a father had ten estranged children and He managed to win back through His love only one of them, would you say he succeeded? That He didn’t fail? You see, dear reader, Francis Chan’s theology (Arminian) not only says that God will not be able to draw most of His children back to Himself, Arminianism says that the vast majority of those who were born destined to eternal damnation will not be won out of their doomed fate by God’s love. That’s pretty pathetic. And I’m not exaggerating!
Somebody please, email Francis Chan, and explain to him that God’s Love really, really never fails for anyone, not a single sheep, all will be saved through Jesus Christ, really! NO EXAGGERATION. Now THAT is comforting to know.

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6 thoughts on “Exaggerating God?

  • Clark Walker

    Dear Daniel:

    There is nothing that we can do to save ourselves. God does the saving and has already done so through the work of Christ on the Cross all through unmerited favor.

    God has given all of us the seed faith to come to the realization of this truth ( fact ) and respond ( repent ) out of gratitude to the working out of our salvation through the doing of good works to the glory of God.

    Granted , faith without works is dead but salvation is by grace, a free gift and unmerited.

    While we were yet sinners, Christ died for the sins of ALL men and said IT IS FINISHED! which means that He did what He was sent to do. DIE FOR THE SINS of ALL the WORLD past, present and future.

  • albert w loescher

    Do you preach pre-tribulation rapture?
    Email to Christians, 17 Jul 13:
    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/bresciani/130521
    Ponder prophecy but don’t presume — the hard questions
    –Pastor Michael Bresciani, 21 May 13
    Excerpt:
    “Just like not knowing the day or the hour of Christ’s return, knowing the time and sequence of the rapture in proximity to unfolding events remains a conjectural matter at best. This writer hopes the ‘pre-tribs’ are right, but I will not teach nor hold close to my heart this viewpoint for reasons that are very easily understood.
    “I firmly believe that this view is too easily accepted for all the wrong reasons. Rather than arguing one proof text against another it is apparent that we are raising the wrong question entirely.

    “We should be asking this question, but leaving the actual timing of the event in the omniscient and loving hands of our Savior. The question is simply stated, and has but one answer.

    “Which rapture view will put the believer in the very best state of preparedness?”
    –Albert, waiting and wading watchman

  • David Schell

    I just read Erasing Hell. Decently reasoned… but absolutely horrible. Someone on the boards repeated a comment from a magazine called Christianity where they said they don’t want the god Chan paints.

    I’ve read zillions of articles on Tentmaker, and I’m almost convinced. When I read Erasing Hell, I almost for a moment believed that Jesus and the Bible taught that. And it made me want to give up on God and on Christianity if he is right. I pray that he is not, for if it turned out that the words he was saying were true, I would have to either remain a reluctant believer for fear of hell, or, if i was feeling especially bold, join the rebellion against the tyrannical, wicked god he believes in.

  • Gary Amirault Post author

    Well then Jesus died needlessly. If you can keep the law, you’re a better man than anyone walking this earth. So that tells me you are blinded by pride.
    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”
    Joh 9:40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?”
    Joh 9:41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.

    You aren’ keeping the law, my friend, you’re simply shoving them under some rug that you think people and God can’t see under. But when the light shines on your heart one day, all that self-righteous religious rot will come to manifestation….dead works. Then perhaps you’ll start reading some good books like “Hope beyond Hell” instead of self-righteous poison like “erasing Hell.”

  • daniel kaylor

    God will save ALL people who keep his commandments and follow HIM with all their hearts. people that live there lives with out God and just continues to rebel against him will not be saved. they knew of God or a “higher power” but that isnt going to save you from a eternity in hell. If you dont give up your self and pick up your cross then you arent a follower of Christ.

    i dont think you can just simply believe in God but still live a selfish life satisfying yourself and not asking forgiveness for your sin. i dont think God will save me cause he never made an impact in my life cause i didnt care about him. i can live this way if i believe what you believe saying, that God can save me through his amazing love even with my rebelion life. that doesnt make sense.

    you gotta give up yourself and praise God and keep his commandments. im on Francis Chan’s side and stand on what he believes. if you havent already i would encourage you to read his new book “erasing hell” its pretty much awesome!

    God bless you and what you do. I will be praying for you brother. continue to share Gods love and his amazing Grace.

  • Marc

    Am I to surmise that you are a Calvinist Universalist Gary? As much as I detest neo-Calvinism, I do think CU is the both the most systematic and the most humane (i.e. moral) theology.