This came from a vision a fellow traveler passed on to me: A while back, I was in a prayer meeting, just blissing out on God’s presence, when a vision came – there was the Ancient of Days doing the dishes. The sleeves of His robes were rolled up and He was in front of […]
By Gary Amirault In Paul’s first letter to Timothy, Paul exhorts that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men because this was “good and acceptable in the sight of God our savior Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto […]
If the Light in You is Dark… by Gary Amirault Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, […]
Where do you move forward with that? This is something that I’m sure I’d have serious debates with my fellow Christians about. I think that the difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to evangelize and proselytize. There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people who haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior, that they’re going to hell.
You don’t believe that?
I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.
Part of the reason I think it’s always difficult for public figures to talk about this is that the nature of politics is that you want to have everybody like you and project the best possible traits onto you. Oftentimes that’s by being as vague as possible, or appealing to the lowest common denominators. The more specific and detailed you are on issues as personal and fundamental as your faith, the more potentially dangerous it is.
Faith, Trust and Patience, powerful tools for movingthrough life.