|The Bible is real plain, we are all sinners, and whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved. Jesus said if you will confess me before men, publicly, then I will in turn; confess your name before my heavenly Father and the Holy angels. But if you deny me before men, I will deny you before my Father. I want to ask you to do something. If you've never publicly, in front of other people, if you've never publicly declared Jesus Christ as your Savior, and made Him the Lord of your life, or if you're unsure whether heaven is your eternal home, remember Jesus hung naked on a cross, in a market place, he hung there for you, He endured your shame.|
If you'll pray this prayer from the depths of your heart, God will save your soul, and He'll give you an opportunity in the not to distant future for you to make it public. Pray with us, especially those who are in the congregation and know you should.
"God I believe in You. You are my Creator. I am a sinner. I sinned in many points, willfully, and unconsciously. I've fallen short. I've missed the mark. I'm stained with sin. Jesus I believe in You. You are the eternal Son of God. You're the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, who takes away my sin. I believe You died on a cross. Shedding Your innocent blood for my guilty soul. I believe You were buried and on the third day You arose. You are alive forever more. I call You my Lord. I call You my Savior. I give You my life. I will love You, serve you for the rest of my days. I belong to You, the good parts, the bad parts, the sinful parts, all my plans, all my dreams, I give everything to you. Thy will be done in me. I believe I'm saved. Not by good works, but by faith, by trusting in You. In Jesus I pray. Amen."
Don't worry about being good. Don't worry about helping people. Don't worry about being compassionate. All that shit in the Bible about giving to the poor and putting the last first? Nothing to do with Christianity. Apparently all that true Christians are obliged to do is cast a magic spell invoking Jesus' name every now and then and you're in. No questions asked. Doesn't matter how many millions of Jews you might have killed, you're cool with Jesus now.
I want to know at what point this fantasy intersects with the Christianity of history. I want to know how someone can read the New Testement and come out of it with the idea that their only moral obligation in life is to say "Jesus" when called upon to do so - fuck the poor, fuck the peacemakers, fuck the meek. So long as my fat, white ass gets into heaven, what the hell do I care?
Evangelicals are completely beyond reason, completely beyond hope. They need their fucking heads slapped... hard. That might not work either, but damn, it sure would be satisfying.