Subject: Re: Yes.. Your going to Heaven!!
Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 01:17:25 -0500
From: Jack Barr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You said: -- On the subject of Suicide: ( in making reference to my article on Suicide )
If a Loving and Merciful God can inflict a Mental Health Disorder on his most precious children..
Why are you assuming that it is God who inflicts a Mental Health Disorder instead of Satan inflicting it?? (Mk 5:1-20; Lk 8:27 - certainly speaking of a mental health disorder.) Or is it just an illness that just happens without either one inflecting it?? You really should look up some of the other attributes of God's Nature. While He is a Loving And Merciful God, He is also a Jealous God (Ex 20:5), a Vengeful God (Deut 32:41), and Angry God (1Ki 11:9), Who will not spare nor pity those who commit abominations against Him. (Ezek 5:11; 7:4, 9; 8:18) as samples of many more verses. These are only a few of His attributes.
Certainly, you may believe whatever you wish to believe. If you wish to believe that it is night when the sun is shining and that it is day when the moon is shining, then that is your choice. If you believe that you can stand in the middle of a railroad track and not be hurt when a train runs over you, then go ahead and do it. If you believe that holding your hand in a fire will not burn and hurt you, then by all means give it a try. That is when you will find out the truth about that belief. And the day will come when you and I will stand before the Almighty Judge and will be judged on God's Truth, not on your, or my, misguided beliefs.
I can and will tell you that I had a brother who believed that there was no God, and lived accordingly. That is until God struck him down with paralysis, and finally showed him Hell. After he saw Hell, he believed every word in the Bible, until the day he died a year later.
Whatever you believe will not change the Truth, therefore, either you believe what is true, or what you believe a lie.
I have made my choice, and I believe what God's Word says on this subject. And my article says what I know God's Word says about suicide.
May God Lead You Into All Of His Truth
With the Love of Jesus
Rev. Jack Barr
---------------------------------------------------------------Subject: Re: Yes.. Your going to Heaven!!
Hello Again xxxxxxx,
I feel sorrow for your loss.
But, as a baby Christian, you must be told what God's Word is!! They do you no favor by refusing to tell you ALL of God's Word.
Jesus said that not all those who say LORD, LORD, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of the Father!! (Mt 7:21)
Am I a Fanatic? You bet I am!! I am a Fanatic for Jesus Christ, and God's Word, the Bible.
Am I biased? You can be sure that I am, for I believe Every Word in the Bible as being from God!! That is EVERY Word, not just the parts that I may like. I can not throw away the parts that I do not like. I can not say that I believe this part, but will not believe that part, because I do not like what it says.
Am I Intolerant? Absolutely I am. I do not tolerate any compromise of the Word of God just to make someone feel good. That is one of the surest ways I know of to go to Hell. If you are bothered, and or upset, with what I say, then it is the Holy Spirit bringing conviction on you.
Am I Judgmental? Yes, for the Bible commands me to be a judge of those who claim to be a Christian. I do not judge those who are not Christians for they have already been judged, and condemned to the fires of Hell by God Himself. (The verses covering all this are too numerous to add in here)
I would strongly suggest that you forget what men are telling you, and start reading the Bible for yourself, asking God to show you His truth as you read, and He will. But read All the Bible, from cover to cover, then do it again, over and over again. God will show you His Truth, and you will see God as He really is, and not the distorted view that so many preachers preach.
You said "It is a dangerous business to stand up so forcibly and bible thump your way through life,"
You obviously do not know that this is the command God has given to every preacher, every evangelist, and every christian to do. To Not stand up and Declare God's Word, with force and Conviction, regardless to the cost to us personally, is disobedience to God Himself. Why would you believe that one who disobeys God will enter the gates of Heaven??? Hell is full of Preachers and Christians who did not do as God told them to do!!
Let me ask you a question. Keep the answer between you and God, I do not to need to know the answer. If you knew that you would be tortured, imprisoned, and probably killed for telling others about God's Word, would you continue to tell others God's Word? If you knew that if others found out that you were a Christian that you would be killed, would you still be a Christian??
This very persecution against Christians is growing strong all around the world today, increasing at a phenomenal rate, and has the signs of starting in this country right now. Where will you stand? Will you turn your back on God and still call yourself a Christian, as millions will?
My Lord God has led me to answer you in this manner. The Lord says that He will chastise those He Loves, and I know that being chastised hurts, for I have had my share of it, and I am sure that I will be chastised again, for My lord is working with both of us to bring us closer to Him.
Did you really think that it was all your idea to check the web, which led you to me? Would you believe that God just might have had a hand in this?
God says that you now must make a choice. You can become a Real Christian, or you can become an Imitation Christian, or you can just turn your back on God and walk away. The choice is all yours, God will not force you either way. It is all what is in your heart. This is not to do with your brother, this has to do only with you.
May the Lord God Lead You into All of His Truths
With the Love of Jesus Christ
Rev. Jack Barr