A True Seeker?
Many people follow wholeheartedly after their religious beliefs. The problem
in declaring that all beliefs are equally acceptable is that anyone can start
their own "religion" or belief system.
Some people's "beliefs" are that they have none, they truly seek that as the
"truth". Others believe they should force others to comply with
their beliefs and resort to violence.
Is it sincerity, passion, excitement? What defines a true seeker?
In essence you are saying anyone can be forgiven for any reason as long as they
are sincere and live for their concept of "god"!
What of Hitler, Stalin, Osama bin Laden, Jim Jones or Saddam Hussein?
These sincere and passionate men deeply believed and acted on their convictions
and tortured and murdered millions of
innocent people. Should they go to heaven because they were sincere
seekers of what they believed to be the truth?
Or what about a serial killer who sincerely believed God told him to do it.
What kind of judge would let unrepentant mass
murderers go free? There must be a truth and a standard by which we are judged.
Please take this discussion in the gentle spirit in which it was meant.
Iím not trying to "trip you up" or trick you. These are things we just donít
always think through. The reasoning that God does with us is not to
condemn us but to forgive us. He even told us so:
Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the
LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as
snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
Choose your response: