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John is a "Tentmaking Evangelist" (Architect). Licensed and set aside for ministry by the Anchor Bay Evangelistic Association (non-denominational). Co-Founder of Kingdom Gospel Ministries, a ministry now in its 36th year with a mission to reconcile people of different racial, ethnic, educational, and economic situations, and the producer of three weekly radio programs - a Sunday morning verse-by-verse Bible Study on Radio Delaware Valley, a weekly message from current events in California, and a weekly radio drama on the Wilkins Radio network. He also has archived many, many radio programs and written articles on the Internet. John is a PA/NJ Architect with his own practice in its 41st year working on a wide variety of projects including churches, convenience stores, residences, and academies as well as industrial enterprises. He has helped in numerous property acquisitions and worked with real estate investors. Acutely interested in politics since a teenager with many articles published over the last 55 years, he served as a guest on a Talk Radio show discussing race relations and on "It's Your Call" TV show with Lynn Doyle dealing with the subject of interethnic marriage.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

ANSWERS NOT ASKED FOR

My response to a man who was trying to explain his conversion to Stoicism. Based upon your statements, it seems you never knew Christ. You were in a church of some kind, but the idea you were born a Christian is unbiblical. God has no grandchildren. I can say that because I have for over 65 years and none of your complaints is the slightest valid -
CHRISTIANITY OVEREMPHASIZES OBEDIENCE
1) Obedience to God our Father was what Jesus did and is the only way to have fullness of life. Mindless submission as in Islam it is not - how can we presume to be wiser than our creator - those who obey him have a fullness of life - we are not slaves, but Sons and Daughters of the most high God.
MOST CHRSITANS THINK THEY HAVE A MONOPOLY OVER GOD'S KINGDOM
2) You believe yourself more than Christ. The road to heaven is narrow, I everyone went there, it would not be heaven, it would be more like hell. WHy do people think those who rejected God would want to live with him and serve him forever? Further, why would JEsus have come to suffer and die if anybody could go to hevaen except through him? It is an absurdity, Your model is the outdated one.
IT'S FORBIDDEN TO ASK CRITICAL QUESTIONS
3) Forbidden to ask questions? Ridiculous. We are the ones who ask the questions. In Christopher HItchens' book God is Not Great. he thinks he had slam dunks. I answered his most difficult one in five minutes. Most were recycled and answered over the last hundreds of years. The real problem is that sinners, like Democrat sheep, never ask the hard questions. There is an Intellectual Gullf, which is my semron topic next Sunday. Sinners refuse to consider the life of a distinct human being in the womb and run froim science. Sinners claim everything just happened - logically and mathematically impossible. They cling to failed models and are scared to ask the questions that should be asked. You condemn Christians for believing God and proven truths while turning to unproven hypotheses that change with the wind.
RELIGION IS INHIBITING AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT
4) I haven't been to Africa, but my wife is black and I know Africans. The only good that has come to any country is through Christian influence. The problem is syncretism - mixing some Christian concepts with folk religion which is the real issue.
CHRISTIANITY MAKES YOU RELY ON PRAYERS
5) Your disregard for prayer is proof positive you know nothing about a relationship with God. Prayer is two way communication with him and I do that for quite some time every single say and have for over 65 years.
Your slander saying people read nothing else besides the Bible is ridiculous - I read 2 to 4 books every week PLUS the infallible scriptures every single day. I find Christians far more informed than those outside the faith.
To sum it up, following the ways that seem right to a man lead to death. Following Christ but knowing him and the joy of our salvation lead to a fulfilled life forever.

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