Jesus will never be too far from you. Seek the Lord with all your heart and you will find Him. He will direct you in all your ways so that you may depend upon Him.
— Spaniard VIII
Jesus is waiting for you.
Jesus wants to direct you in all your ways.
Jesus wants you to depend on him.
However, Jesus is powerless.
You must seek Jesus for him to be found.
I didn’t know Jesus was lost.
Those who seek Jesus, find him.
And if you seek Jesus and do not find him?
It’s your fault.
It’s never Jesus’ fault.
Why doesn’t Jesus, the all-knowing, all-powerful, always-present God of the universe hide where everyone can find him?
Why is Jesus more like a voyeur or peeping tom, lurking in the shadows, hoping to avoid detection?
I sought Jesus and found him, only to learn that he was a myth, the product of religious indoctrination.
Bruce, you need to seek the “right” Jesus.
How do I find the “right” Jesus?
You need to seek him.
And so the Evangelical circular reasoning continues.
The Bible is true because the Bible says it’s true.
If you seek Jesus, you will find him, the Good Book says.
Yet, millions and millions of people have sought him and come up empty.
Why is that?
If finding Jesus is the singular, most important thing a person can do, why does he make it impossible for people to find him?
The Bible says that sinners are spiritually dead and cannot understand truth.
The “natural man understands not the things of God, and neither can he,” yet Spaniard VIII says we must seek Jesus.
How can a man who has no understanding find anything, let alone Jesus?
The Calvinist says that only the elect, those chosen by God from before the foundation of the world, can seek Jesus and find him. All others need not apply.
Maybe we are apostates or reprobates, people who have crossed the line of no return. We can’t seek Jesus, even if we want to.
So many contradictory statements in the Bible, yet Spaniard VIII has found the “right” Jesus, the “right way that leads to salvation and life eternal.
Are you seeking Jesus?
Have you found him?
I have! I have! I have!
Jesus is dead. His body lies buried in an unmarked grave somewhere on a hillside near Jerusalem.
All this seeking for a dead man?
I choose the living, not the dead.
Bruce Gerencser, 64, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 43 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.
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