Bought by the blood, redeemed, saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled, I know my salvation is real and my interpretation of the Bible is right, Christians frequently use what I write to “prove” their own rightness. By deconstructing my life and pointing out the errors and flaws in my life they self-righteously remind themselves that they are a true-blue, real deal, Christian.
Armed with an inerrant Bible, an infallible mind, and a God who whispers in their ear, they measure every word I write by their own beliefs and interpretations of the Bible. They arrogantly, without a doubt, KNOW they are r-i-g-h-t.
Today, the Galatians 4 blog is the newest critic of the life of former Christian pastor turned atheist Bruce Gerencser.
In a post titled, The IFB Pastor Turned Atheist: Those Who Fall Away, a blogger by the name of Bible Believer uses my writing to show the error of my past Christian life. His post is not overtly critical but there was a comment on the post that really got my attention.
An anonymous commenter wrote:
Well I am a Zionist, as I am certain the Bible teaches me to be so.
Regarding the other issues, this “former pastor” sounds like he was always angry. It sounds like he was working for salvation the entire time. He was trying to be good enough, discovered on the inside that he is not good enough (no one is), and just put on the “Christian clothing” to fool everyone. Got tired of it, and revealed what he was the whole time: an unbeliever.
Either Jesus gives eternal life based on what He has done, regardless of our future conduct and bad behavior. Or, you really do have to be “good enough” for salvation. But nobody can be “good enough”.
I am forgiven all sins past and future, even if I blow it horribly bad for the rest of my life, I will be in heaven. It doesn’t sound like he ever believed that. His acceptance of the lie of “lordship salvation” will take him to hell.
This comment can be summed up in a few words:
I am right, he is wrong, I am a “true” believer, and he never was, I am going to heaven and he is going to hell.