Re your Henry Ford quote, that’s why I stick to Jesus’ “Greatest Commandment” and leave any damnation to God.
Because all those self-important Christians who teach damnation and rejection risk breaking people’s spirit in the name of teaching about Christ. As a result, their victims come to “think they can’t” - and then they are finished. And these “Christians” think God doesn’t see what they’ve done.
Oh, it’s “only” ideas, and everyone is responsible for their own minds? Yeah, that’s true. But then why do Special Forces spend so much time on positive, supportive mental training? Aren’t they all just responsible for their own minds? And which of us isn’t harmed by negative talk - let alone the extreme of being damned?
That’s why even Jesus warned we will be judged as we have judged, and not to harm His “little ones.” But people just love to defend their hardness against others. And then they look with wonder at the rage so many liberals have for Christians, willing to hate America and accept murderous Islam. Well wonder not. Because if you damn someone, or teach them to believe they are damned, and you don’t kill them, then what happens to them? Do they bow to your ego’s interpretation of scripture? Nope, they turn to hate. Why not? After all, they’re already damned. And then? And then they vote Democrat.
Just look at what is on this woman’s shirt. Her article is very good, a glimpse into the despair and futility that poverty creates in America. But so what? After all, she’s a sinner. Pray for her, but remember the fact of her poverty proves she’s not to be taken seriously on spiritual matters. Or have you ever worked hard, been disciplined and careful, succeeded, and then looked at your success and admitted to yourself that the success was sheer grace? That despite all your proper effort, success is a gift from God and things easily could have turned out bad?
Yes? Then you get what I’m saying about poverty. No? Then you have some hard lessons ahead of you, friend.
Maybe I’ve gone on to much here. But the Democrats don’t think so. They think what I’m talking about is marvelous - the very root dynamic they are counting on Christians never getting past. And looking around, I truly wonder if they’re right. I never would have said that before, but I do now.
Breaking someone’s spirit is soul murder.
And God is not mocked.
That’s why there are places even angels fear to tread.