Just how does a Christian determine who is "the lost?" My bible teaches that it is wrong to judge others, and actually THEORETICALLY IMPOSSIBLE to determine who is truly saved and who is not.
Politicians who publicly use all the right words, "Godly", "moral", "righteous" (have we forgotten that "none is righteous, not one."?) are not doing this in order to serve God. They are using these stirring phrases to get elected, and, believe me, their actions have very ungodly consequences.
Ronald Reagan used all the right words and phrases to attract the limited government vote. I should know, as I was one of the ones he fooled (he was the first man I ever voted for for President). But there comes a time when if we actually wish to accomplish something through politics, we must focus more on substance than rhetoric. If a "lost" man can be a competent attorney, physician, or computer repairman, why can't a "lost" man be a competent liberty activist?
I understand how sometimes you feel put upon because a very vocal minority of posters on this forum have a deep abiding hatred for anything theistic. But simply telling people that they are going to hell if they don't worship in a certain way does not help your cause. Do you think God wishes people to come to him to avoid Hell, or to do so because it is the right thing to do? God reads our hearts, and if our hearts are in the wrong place, fear of Hell is not going to do us any good.
Please Max, open your heart to the good in people, even people who may explicitly deny your God. Did it ever occur to you that the reason so many people get turned off to Christianity is the way many of those claiming to speak for God have been mean spirited and judgmental, traits which tend not to evoke good will, and hypocritical, which, perhaps unfairly, is associated with the message as well as the messenger?
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