Saturday Comments

by on April 26, 2016

Some people have interesting comments and questions as you share the Gospel at the free speech plaza in downtown Eugene. Then again, you could probably hear some of the same kinds of things in the city where you live too. Here are a few of them:

“I believe in Science.” – Sidney
“Okay, tell me about science.” – Tim
“The Bible is misogynisitc! (hates women)” – Sidney
“The Bible says, ‘Husbands love your wives even as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her.” – Tim
“I respect you and all, but you’re wrong.” – Sidney
I held out a Bible to him to show me where it is misogynistic. He wouldn’t take it.

“The Bible says…” – Tim
The guy with little poneytails in his beard cut me off saying, “I know what the Bible says!!! Don’t tell anyone that they’re sinners! That’s a message from the Holy Spirit to you! Think about that!” And, then he walked away.

“So, what do you say to someone who says they’ve been washed in the blood of Christ, so they’re not a sinner?” – Daniel
“Have they broken God’s law before?” – Tim
“Yeah, but they’re saved now.” – Daniel
“They still broke His law.” – Tim

“The Bible has lots of weird things to say, like, ‘eat my flesh and drink my blood.’” – Michaelangelo
“The Bible says things that are spiritually discerned.” – Tim

“You can’t know for sure if you’re going to Heaven or not.” – Scott
“Have you broken God’s law, like what I was talking about? Lying, stealing, adultery of the heart, etc.” – Tim
“Yeah, but you don’t know what God is going to say until you get there.” – Scott
“The Bible says that all liars have their part in the lake of fire, and that no thief, murderer or adulterer will enter the kingdom of God. You care about your life don’t you?” – Tim
“Uh, yeah…but, uh, as Marines we used to say, ‘Life is Hell.’” – Scott
“Life is not Hell. You’re not in a lake of fire and burning all the time. Hell is terrible. I don’t want you or anyone else to go there!” – Tim
“My wife tells me the same kinds of things…” – Scott

Not all my answers to questions and comments are as good as I would like, but I do want to give Scriptural answers as much as I can. Sometimes I don’t have a chance to give much of an answer because I’m in the middle of a conversation with someone as the question is asked. Other times I give an answer, and then think back the next day or later that day, “OH! I wish I had said…!”

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