You Say You Speak for God

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Millions upon millions of voices all clamoring at the same time, all uttering the same thing.

God says…

The Bible (God) says…

God is leading me to say…

God is telling me to tell you…

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, right?

Get a Baptist and a Catholic in the same room and let them duke it out over One Baptism.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost and these three are one. Surely everyone agrees?

Baptism saves. It doesn’t save.

Communion is the Lord’s Supper, is the Eucharist, is really the body of Christ, kind of the real body of Christ, or a memorial?

Pre, Mid, Pre-wrath, Post rapture and tribulation.

Pre, A, Post millennial reign of Christ.

Dispensationalism. Non-dispensationalism. Hyper-dispensationalism.

Calvinism.

Arminianism.

Amyraldism.

Pelagianism.

Cessationist. Non-cessationist.

The Old Testament is for today. No it is not.

The gospels are for today. No they are not.

New Perspective on Paul. Old Perspective on Paul.

Pauline or Peterine.

The OT law is still for today.

No it’s not.

Yes it is, but only the Ten commandants.

No, only nine commandments, and maybe the verses on tithing. Got to pay my salary you know.

Only the words in red matter.

Only what Paul writes matters.

Eternal Security. Perseverance of the Saints.

No, you can lose your salvation but you can get it back.

No, you can lose your salvation, but once you lose it you can never get it back.

Hell is a real place.

Hell is annihilation.

Hell is a metaphor.

Sixty-six books in the modern Protestant Bible.

Catholics have more books in their Bible, but it doesn’t matter since they aren’t Christians.

But, wait, didn’t the Protestant Bible have at one time the same books as the Catholic Bible?

Stop asking questions.

So you say:

God says…

The Bible (God) says…

God is leading me to say…

God is telling me to tell you…

Pray tell…why should we believe you?

Can you even answer the most basic questions?

What is salvation? How is a person saved?

By Grace?

By faith?

By works?

By faith, plus works?

By faith, plus works, and staying true to the end?

I can choose or not choose?

I can’t choose?

God chooses me?

I choose God?

Baptism saves?

Baptism doesn’t save?

You argue endlessly among yourselves.

The Bible SAYS!

God SAYS!

Our Church SAYS!

The Pope SAYS!

The Pastor SAYS!

There is one TRUE Church and it is ours, hundreds and hundreds of denominations say.

With us, and heaven is your home.

Against us, you fry.

Your lack of unity is the indictment against you.

Your lack of a singular voice is clear to all who dare listen.

You should not then be shocked when you try to tell non- Christians that God says or the Bible says

that they

smile

and turn a deaf ear.

Oh wait, they are deaf because God made them that way.

And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. (Luke 8:10)

It’s God’s fault.

repost, revised, updated

Comments (12)

  1. NeverAgainV

    I LOVE this!

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    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      Thanks!

      Reply
  2. Zoe Bloomer

    Me too Bruce. This might be my all-time favourite post! Love it.

    Reply
  3. IFBfree

    This is my favorite post!
    “The Bible is the big book of multiple choice.” -Jeff Dee from The Atheist Experience

    Reply
    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      Quite true.

      Reply
  4. Becky Rogers Wiren

    This is why I’m not at a church. When you stop believing that ONE church is the BEST/ONLY/TRUE church, then what is the point? Being with people is nice, but if I can’t agree with their beliefs there is NO reason.

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    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      Even within an individual church, the beliefs are quite diverse. This diversity is often squelched by demands for conformity and demands for fidelity to a set of beliefs. People allow this because of the other benefits they receive from going to church, things like community and fellowship. Pastors often wrongly assume silence is agreement.

      Reply
  5. ed

    Awesome post.

    Reply
    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      Thanks, Ed.

      Reply
  6. Lynn

    Great post!

    Reply
  7. Len Koz

    You nicely summed up what led me to being an atheist.

    Reply
    1. Bruce Gerencser (Post author)

      Same for me, Len. Jesus commanded his people to be unified and to love one another, yet the Christian church is fractured and rife with internecine battles over the very things I mentioned in this post.

      Reply

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