Tame the Beast, or it Will Kill You – Ray Comfort
“Ray, if my kid gets sick should I take him to the doctors? Or would that be interfering with the work of your God in his life?” Rauol Rheits
It was the wisdom of Solomon that said that a merry heart does good “like a medicine” (see Proverbs 17:22). So medicines are good.
Here’s what we would do when our kids were young and became sick. We would pray for them, and take them to the doctor if it was more than a minor complaint. If the doctor saw fit to put him in the hospital, we would pray even more–that God would give wisdom to the doctors, because hospitals have become very dangerous places. Around 40,000 people die on roads in the United States each year. However, a massive 200,000 people die in hospitals because of medical mistakes and infections. That means that in ten years two million people die while in the care of our medical professionals. That’s frightening.
One way to keep out of hospitals is to control our appetite (seeProverbs 23:2), to cultivate the virtue of self control (see 2 Peter 1:5-7). There are many serious complications and terrible diseases that result in an untimely death, that come with obesity. An incredible 58 million Americans are overweight, while 40 million are obese, and three million morbidly obese. No wonder our health care system is overloaded.
By the way, obesity is not caused genetically as some maintain. Neither is it a disease (although some medical conditions cause weight gain). When the Americans liberated those who were in concentration camps in 1945, there were no obese people. They were all skinny. Obesity is caused by self-indulgence–by eating too much food or by eating the wrong food. A good rule to live by for healthy living, is: “If God created it (vegetables, fruit, etc.), eat it. If man has messed with it, read the label, carefully.”
Another key to staying out of hospitals is to realize that you should cleanse yourself (particularly your hands) under running water, to keep free from diseases. This is what the Bible instructed the Jews to do thousands of years before science discovered its importance (seeLeviticus 15:13). It’s God’s instruction book on how to live this life, and how to get to the next. Don’t ignore it.
The Pleasures of Sin
“Regardless of whether you believe Jesus or you believe Ray, people who had never heard the gospel are burning in Hell [and] that makes your God evil.” Ryk
You are presuming that people go to Hell because they have never heard the gospel, and then, upon that erroneous presumption, say, “Therefore God is unjust.” However, people go to Hell for murder, rape, adultery, lying, stealing, hatred, evil imaginations, blasphemy, etc. God owes no one mercy. All He owes us in justice. Equity is His moral obligation.
Like most atheists, you have a wrong understanding of the nature of God. This is because atheists create a god who has no sense of right or wrong, justice or truth. Their god is an unloving and merciless tyrant. But (as I have said many times) the concept of the god they don’t believe in, doesn’t exist. He is a figment of their imagination (the place of imagery). The creation of a false god is called “idolatry,” and it’s a violation of the First and the Second of the Ten Commandments.
There is a short-term payoff with idolatry. Not only can you spit out blasphemy against God and feel justified, but it also gives you a temporary license to sin your heart out without any fear of having to answer to Him for your actions. Idolatry opens wide the door to the joys of pornography, fornication, lust, adultery and any other darling sin you wish to name. There is short term pleasure, but an eternal consequences. However, that is your choice. It’s not mine, and because I care about you I will do all I can to warn you that you will eternally regret your decision.
Look at what the Bible says about Moses and the joys of sin:
“By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward” (Hebrews 11:24-26).
You have that same choice. You can enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, or
It’s a Bit of a Gamble…
“Repent of your sins and accept Jesus! As long as you do it before you die you should be fine, so have fun while you’re young and become saved later in life. It’s a bit of a gamble, but then again so is choosing from the thousands of religions that say they are right. Christianity, the religion that allows you to live your life however you want and get saved right before dying, it’s awesome!” Nathan
These are the words of someone who is deluded enough into thinking that God is a fool. He thinks that he will play the ultimate bait and switch. However, death-bed conversions are few and far between. More than 40,000 people are killed each year in car accidents. I wonder how many thought that they would have an opportunity to give God their leftovers, but didn’t, and instead will be justly damned for their sins. Those who think that they can fool God should read the last verses of Matthew 23, and see the fate of all who suffer from the same delusion.
My guess (from the language you use) is that you have been duped by those who think that becoming a Christian is a matter of “accepting Jesus.” Neither does salvation come from “asking Jesus into your heart.” You won’t find either of those two popular phrases in the Bible. Salvation comes though repentance and trust in Jesus alone. No other way.
Keep in mind that in the next 24 hours 150,000 people (many of whom were planning for a future on earth) are going to pass into eternity. Today may be the day God loses patience with you (see Luke 12:20). Please, make sure it doesn’t come to that.
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